Left leader condemns attack on far-right

Left leader condemns attack on far-right

Left Party leader Lars Ohly has condemned an attack on a local politician representing the far-right Sweden Democrats in Malmö on Friday, while the party on Monday suspended a rally in Gothenburg due to a counter-demonstration.

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Introducing the Feminist Initiative

The Feminist Initiative (Feministiskt Initiative - Fi) polled 0.68 percent of the national vote in the 2006 parliamentary elections. Former Left Party leader Gudrun Schyman is the official spokesperson.

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Swedish jobless rate rises in August

More than 400,000 Swedes, or 8.1 percent of the workforce, were registered as not having jobs in August, up from 7.7 percent last year, new statistics show.

‘Tattoo’ star Rapace snags Hollywood role

‘Tattoo’ star Rapace snags Hollywood role

Swedish actress Noomi Rapace has landed the lead female role in a major Hollywood feature following her much acclaimed screen portrayal of Lisbeth Salander from Stieg Larsson’s “Millenium” crime novels.

Swedish officers fined for flying painted penis

Swedish officers fined for flying painted penis

Two Swedish non-commissioned officers have been docked pay for painting a flying penis on a white flag adorning their boat during a naval exercise in the Stockholm archipelago.

Stockholm teacher redefines what it means to dress for success

Stockholm teacher redefines what it means to dress for success

American-born school teacher Aimee Lambert Poor has decided to reassess her wardrobe in an innovative effort to raise awareness and money for the homeless, explains David Bartal.

Crashed train ‘may have been speeding’

Crashed train ‘may have been speeding’

The high-speed X2000 train which was involved in a collision near Kimstad in eastern Sweden on Sunday evening could have been travelling above the speed limit, accord to a police report.

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Introducing the Sweden Democrats

The Sweden Democrats (Sverigedemokraterna - SD) polled 2.6 percent of the votes in the 2006 parliamentary elections. Jimmie Åkesson is the party leader.

Sweden launches ‘Chlamydia Monday’

Sweden launches ‘Chlamydia Monday’

The Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control (Smittskyddsinstitutet - SMI) has designated Monday September 13th as national chlamydia day to draw attention to the infection and to encourage more people to undergo tests.

Swedish snails hide sex to avoid horny males

Swedish snails hide sex to avoid horny males

Scientists at the University of Gothenburg have learned that a species of female snails conceal their gender identity in order to avoid excessive copulation.

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More companies switch to English at work: study

A new University of Gothenburg study has revealed that an increasing number of Swedish companies have changed their working language from Swedish to English.

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Survey: Swedes renew hope in economy

Swedes have renewed hope in their country's economic development, a new survey revealed on Monday.

Party leaders vow not to work with far-right

Party leaders vow not to work with far-right

Sweden's two main prime minister candidates pledged not to work with the nationalist Sweden Democrats in a debate aired Sunday, a week before elections.