Leading Social Democrat calls party ‘Stalinist’

Leading Social Democrat calls party ‘Stalinist’

Former union-boss and prominent Social Democrat Stig Malm said on Tuesday he is "ashamed" to be a member of the party in light of its protracted leader election process.

Spotify hits million paying user milestone

Spotify hits million paying user milestone

Swedish music streaming service Spotify said Tuesday it had reached one million paying users, a number that has doubled in under a year but still represents fewer than one out of six Spotify users.

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Sweden treats first case of deadly Lassa fever

A Swedish woman is being treated at the intensive care unit of Linköping University hospital in eastern Sweden after being diagnosed with the deadly disease Lassa fever.

Chickens ‘tortured’ during slaughter: report

Chickens ‘tortured’ during slaughter: report

The Swedish National Food Administration (Livsmedelsverket) has discovered that a number of chickens which have not been bled and thus suspects that they may have been scalded and plucked alive.

‘Gender quotas would benefit Sweden’s corporate boards’

‘Gender quotas would benefit Sweden’s corporate boards’

Too few women serve on the boards of directors at Swedish companies and introducing quotas may be a necessary step to ensure that companies capture the benefits of diversity, argues leadership coach Margareta Neld.

Man held in the UK over Stockholm suicide bomb

Man held in the UK over Stockholm suicide bomb

Police in Scotland have confirmed that a man has been arrested in connection with the suicide bombing in Stockholm in December.

Swedish bus firm backs on foreign language ban

Swedish bus firm backs on foreign language ban

Bus operator Keolis has abandoned plans to enforce a Swedish-only policy on drivers in Jönköping in central Sweden, with the company hierarchy stating that its staff should be free to enjoy their lunch in a language of their choice.

Man faces charges over ‘murder list’

Man faces charges over ‘murder list’

A man dubbed the "Bolt pistol man" after allegedly using a livestock anaesthetizing device in an attack in Linköping in eastern Sweden in January is set to be charged with planning 17 murders.

Minister: housewives threaten EU economy

Minister: housewives threaten EU economy

The housewife is becoming a threat to European growth, according to Birgitta Ohlsson, Sweden’s EU Minister.

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90-year-old man dead following fist fight

A 90-year-old man has died following a run in with his 79-year-old neighbour at a care facility for the elderly in Lund in southern Sweden.

Malmö schools slammed by inspectorate

Malmö schools slammed by inspectorate

Schools in Rosengård in Malmö in southern Sweden have come in for stinging criticism from the Swedish Schools Inspectorate (Skolinspektionen).

TeliaSonera executive named Sweden’s top businesswoman

TeliaSonera executive named Sweden’s top businesswoman

Malin Frenning, the head of Swedish-Finnish telecom firm TeliaSonera's broadband services unit, has been named Sweden’s most powerful businesswoman by a leading business magazine.