Air travel made easy with toddler in tow

Air travel made easy with toddler in tow

Forget first class or pre-flight alcohol binging. If you want smooth travels by air, take along a baby.

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Injured Ibrahimovic hungry for Budapest start

Swedish international striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said he remains optimistic about battling through a knee injury to line out for his country in a crucial World Cup qualifier in Budapest on Saturday.

Who should you contact if you think you’ve got swine flu?

Who should you contact if you think you’ve got swine flu?

As regional health authorities continue to iron out their mass vaccination strategies, The Local speaks to Sören Andersson and Aase Sten at the Institute for Infectious Disease Control (Smittskyddsinstitutet) about Sweden's reaction to the new swine flu.

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Sweden calls for EU unity to curb bank bonuses

The Swedish government has called on EU leaders to agree to curb bankers' bonuses when they meet on September 17th ahead of G20 talks on the economic crisis, Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said on Friday.

Swedish hunters to target marauding raccoon dogs

Swedish hunters to target marauding raccoon dogs

Swedish elk hunters have been encouraged to shoot on sight any raccoon dogs that they may chance across.

Overwhelming support for Reinfeldt over Sahlin

Overwhelming support for Reinfeldt over Sahlin

60 percent of Swedes expressed faith in Fredrik Reinfeldt as prime minister in a new voter survey published by Sifo on Friday.

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Reinfeldt calls September EU summit

Sweden's prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has called a an extraordinary EU summit on September 17th to prepare for the upcoming G20 summit in Pittsburgh, the Swedish EU presidency announced in a statement on Friday.

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Sweden pledges billions to tackle sick leave lists

The Swedish government has announced the allocation of 17 billion kronor ($2.36 billion) in the autumn budget for initiatives to prepare the long-term sick for a return to the workplace.

Kids should not be given swine flu vaccine: agency

Kids should not be given swine flu vaccine: agency

Children under three-years-old should not be vaccinated against the swine flu, the Swedish Medical Products Agency (Läkemedelsverket) has stated in a new recommendation.

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Agency condemns smelly herring claims as ‘illegitimate’

It sounded too good to be true that surströmming - the slimy, smelly, fermented Baltic herring consumed by some Swedish enthusiasts - could actually be good for you.

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Fuglesang completes spacewalk

Swedish astronaut Christer Fuglesang and a US colleague have completed a spacewalk to conduct maintenance at the International Space Station (ISS).

‘New gene can help against breast cancer’: Swedish research

‘New gene can help against breast cancer’: Swedish research

Cancer researchers in Lund in southern Sweden have found a new gene profile that can help in the treatment of breast cancer and save lives.