Swedish doc to face trial over baby’s death

Swedish doc to face trial over baby’s death

The paediatrician suspected of the alleged mercy killing of a baby at Astrid Lindgren's Children's Hospital in Stockholm in September 2008 is to face trial for manslaughter, the prosecutor decided Tuesday.

Information overload drains Swedish work hours: study

Information overload drains Swedish work hours: study

Swedes are wasting up to 20 working hours a month dealing with an increasing flow of information, a new report published on Tuesday showed.

US scientist wins Stockholm Water Prize

US scientist wins Stockholm Water Prize

American ecologist Stephen R. Carpenter has been awarded the 2011 Stockholm Water Prize for his groundbreaking research on how lake ecosystems are affected by the surrounding landscape and by human activities.

More Swedes favour nuclear phase out: poll

More Swedes favour nuclear phase out: poll

Some 36 percent of Swedes now support a phasing out of nuclear power, up from 15 percent in 2008 and having risen sharply after the disaster in Japan, a poll showed Tuesday.

Public health body backs call for tobacco-display ban

Public health body backs call for tobacco-display ban

The Greens and the Left Party want to ban tobacco displays in Swedish shops, a proposal supported by the Swedish National Institute of Public Health (Folkhälsoinstitutet).

Wave of ‘Nigeria letter’ fraud hits elderly Swedes

Wave of ‘Nigeria letter’ fraud hits elderly Swedes

International fraud by so-called "Nigeria letters" have increased dramatically in recent months with a growing number of Swedish victims left millions of kronor out of pocket.

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Babysitting free for all exposes children: report

Since Sweden's household services tax relief (RUT-avdrag) came in to effect, the babysitting business in the country has boomed.

Sadistic sex crimes on animals rise in Sweden

Sadistic sex crimes on animals rise in Sweden

The number of sadistic sex crimes against animals in Sweden has doubled over the past four years, according to statistics compiled by broadcaster TV4.

Swedes back Libya deployment: poll

Swedes back Libya deployment: poll

Nine out ten Swedes support the UN-backed mission to stop Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi with a vast majority backing Swedish involvement in the military operation in the north African country.

Flu stops Queen Silvia Botswana visit

Flu stops Queen Silvia Botswana visit

Sweden's Queen Silvia has been struck down with the flu and has been forced to cancel her participation in the royal couple's state visit to Botswana which begins on Tuesday.

Sweden’s EQT nets billions in Kabel BW sale

Sweden’s EQT nets billions in Kabel BW sale

Swedish fund EQT Monday announced the sale of Kabel BW, a German cable operator, to US-based Liberty Global for €3.16 billion ($4.49 billion).