Swedish cop warned over ‘temporary massage parlour’

Swedish cop warned over ‘temporary massage parlour’

A shirtless Swedish police officer who was caught massaging a scantily-clad woman in the back of a Gothenburg police station has been disciplined for damaging the public’s confidence in the police.

Take the SJ train to Jämtland
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Take the SJ train to Jämtland

Home to one of Sweden's most popular ski resorts, the province of Jämtland will not disappoint travellers looking for a classic Swedish winter experience. Its location in central Sweden suits both downhill and cross-country skiers looking for a quick getaway from the south of the country, with the train ride between Stockholm and Östersund taking only five hours.

Riksbank head warns of soaring household debt

Riksbank head warns of soaring household debt

The head of Sweden's central bank has warned against expanding household debt, pointing out that it plays a significant role in the bank's decisions to raise interest rates.

Jobless Swedes told to look for work abroad

Jobless Swedes told to look for work abroad

With unemployment reaching double digits in some parts of northern Sweden, job seekers are being encouraged to look for work in other countries.

Suspected serial rapist confesses

Suspected serial rapist confesses

A 23-year-old man in custody for several suspected rapes in Örebro in central Sweden has confessed to all the seven assaults for which he was remanded into custody on Thursday.

Swedish nobility scoffs at woman’s claims to blue-blooded name

Swedish nobility scoffs at woman’s claims to blue-blooded name

Sweden's House of Nobility (Riddarhuset) has objected to an application for a name change by a woman in Stockholm, arguing that its regulations do not allow for hereditary claims via the mother's side of the family.

Swedish press question Sahlin’s call to resign

Swedish press question Sahlin’s call to resign

Mona Sahlin’s demand for the Social Democratic leadership to resign received mixed reviews in Swedish newspapers on Thursday, while a new poll shows Sahlin isn’t the most popular Social Democrat.

What’s On in Sweden: November 12th – 18th

What’s On in Sweden: November 12th – 18th

What’s On in Sweden: Monster Jam in Stockholm, Goths gather in Gothenburg and Zappa plays Zappa in Malmö.

Swedes’ emails to be stored for six months

Swedes’ emails to be stored for six months

Emails and mobile phone text messages would be stored for six months by internet service providers (ISPs), according to a bill presented by the Swedish government on Thursday to bring the country in line with EU data retention rules.

Rolling Stone attacks Swedish journalist

Rolling Stone attacks Swedish journalist

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards was left so angry over a review of the band's concert in Gothenburg in 2007, that he threatened to beat up the Swedish journalist who wrote it, during an interview over three years later.

Sweden to launch online access to medical files

Sweden to launch online access to medical files

Patients and medical professionals in Sweden will soon be able access electronic medical records online, a government health official announced this week.

Men locked in mosque during terror raid

Men locked in mosque during terror raid

The Gothenburg police are facing more criticism following revelations that they locked eight men in a mosque when responding to a terror threat on October 30th.