Barbro Holmberg rushed to Florida hospital

Barbro Holmberg rushed to Florida hospital

Tiger Woods' Swedish mother-in-law Barbro Holmberg is reported to be in a stable condition after being admitted to a Florida hospital in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Foreign grads run threefold jobless risk

Foreign grads run threefold jobless risk

Having a university degree is no guarantee for immigrants hoping to succeed in the Swedish labour market, a new study shows.

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Ericsson announces major Swedish lay-offs

Swedish telecom equipment manufacturer Ericsson has announced a wave of redundancies which will affect nearly 1,000 workers in Sweden.

Five festive pointers for the perfect Swedish Christmas

Five festive pointers for the perfect Swedish Christmas

It’s that time of year when people are starting to flippantly use the C-word. Or Jul as it is known in Sweden. But what are the secret ingredients to the perfect Swedish Christmas? Ben Kersley investigates.

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Thousands of Iraqis granted Swedish asylum

Sweden granted protection to 8,700 asylum seekers in 2008, with Iraqis accounting for almost half the total, according to new figures from EU statistics office Eurostat.

Swedish group renames hymen ‘vaginal corona’

Swedish group renames hymen ‘vaginal corona’

A Swedish sexual rights group unilaterally proclaimed a new English term for what it considers one of the most misunderstood parts of the female anatomy.

Whip-happy jockey fined for animal cruelty

Whip-happy jockey fined for animal cruelty

Swedish star jockey Robert Bergh has been fined the equivalent of 40 days' wages for excessive use of his whip at a harness race in November 2007.

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Terrified Swede in rental car snake escape

A Swedish driver abandoned his German hire car in terror on Monday as a snake slid out from behind the dashboard and onto the steering wheel, police in Hamburg said on Tuesday.

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Volvo suitor Geely resumes trading

Chinese automaker Geely resumed trading of its Hong Kong-listed shares on Tuesday afternoon following confirmation of strong sales figures announced on Monday.

Health workers’ nitrous oxide stunt no laughing matter

Health workers’ nitrous oxide stunt no laughing matter

Five health sector employees from Östersund in northern Sweden may lose their jobs following a staff party last week that got out of control.

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Gap widening between rich and poor: study

The gap between the rich and poor in Sweden has grown considerably in recent years, according to a new report from the country's largest labour group.

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Geely halts trading in wake of Volvo comments

Chinese automaker Geely suspended trading of its Hong Kong-listed shares on Tuesday to clarify statements it made about Volvo Cars the previous day.