Six-month-olds should be vaccinated: Sweden

Six-month-olds should be vaccinated: Sweden

Swedish health authorities have lowered the recommended age-limit for the swine flu vaccine from three years old to six months as the number of cases has doubled in the last week.

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TeliaSonera in new bid to end Turkcell dispute

Nordic telecom operator TeliaSonera and Russia’s Altimo have decided to combine their stakes in MegaFon and Turkcell in a new company to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Swedish soldiers ‘unstable’ after Afghanistan explosion

Swedish soldiers ‘unstable’ after Afghanistan explosion

The conditions of two of the soldiers injured in a bomb explosion in Afghanistan on Wednesday are reported to have deteriorated overnight.

Council colleagues in violent clash over scent of a woman

Council colleagues in violent clash over scent of a woman

Two female council employees in Motala, central Sweden, came to blows after a woman became irritated by another's choice of perfume, resulting in a physical attack and a death threat.

Dating site singles out Swedes as world’s most beautiful men

Dating site singles out Swedes as world’s most beautiful men

Is it the chiselled jaw, the tall and blonde reputation or the manly genes of their Viking roots?

Protests over housing for refugee children

Protests over housing for refugee children

A former youth hostel in Vellinge outside of Malmö in southern Sweden opened its doors on Thursday as temporary housing for refugee children, despite bitter complaints from local residents and politicians.

Nearly all young Swedes surf the web daily: study

Nearly all young Swedes surf the web daily: study

Virtually every Swede between the ages of 16- and 30-years-old uses the internet on a daily basis, a new report shows.

What’s on in Sweden: November 13 – 19

What’s on in Sweden: November 13 – 19

What's on in Sweden: International film festival & monster truck extravaganza in Stockholm; Cliff Richard & The Shadows (UK) in Gothenburg; Tower of Power (US) in Malmö/Lund.

Rate concerns shake up Swedish housing market

Rate concerns shake up Swedish housing market

Amid growing concerns about a bubble in the Swedish housing market, warnings about future interest rate hikes appear to have caused a slowdown in rising home prices.

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‘Hamburglar’ hits Stockholm-area McDonald’s

A hungry thief sent an employee from a Stockholm-area McDonald’s to hospital on Wednesday night before making off with a booty that included more than just money.

Alshammar breaks her own world record

Alshammar breaks her own world record

Swedish swimmer Therese Alshammar set a new world record at the World Cup meet in Stockholm on Wednesday, while another one of her previous world records fell.

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Sweden refuses Turkish extradition request

Sweden’s highest court on Wednesday rejected a request from Turkey to have one of its citizens extradited to face accusations of committing murder while a member of the separatist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).