Ignored ambulance call fatality ‘a tragedy’

Ignored ambulance call fatality ‘a tragedy’

The nurse who refused to send an ambulance to a 23-year-old Stockholm man who later died had been reported several times prior to the incident.

‘Crap job’ remark lands politician in hot water

‘Crap job’ remark lands politician in hot water

Social Democrat Karin Wanngård, who will take over after Carin Jämtin as the party's top name in Stockholm City Hall, has landed herself in hot water after calling sales a ‘crap profession’.

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Swedish cadets groped by female officer

A female officer at the Swedish Military Academy (Militärhögskolan) has been suspended after being accused of groping five junior cadets at a spring dance.

‘EIB behind Saab property deal delay’

‘EIB behind Saab property deal delay’

Beleaguered Swedish carmaker Saab Automobile remains in limbo pending confirmation of a deal to sell property holdings to raise cash, as the European Investment Bank (EIB) is seeking further assurances, according to a report in the Dagens Industri (DI) daily on Thursday.

World of Warcraft boosts users social skills: Swedish study

World of Warcraft boosts users social skills: Swedish study

Computer games are traditionally seen as an escape from the mundane and repetitive, an outlet from the dreariness of everyday life – but a new thesis shows that in the case of the popular online role playing game World of Warcraft that is far from the truth.

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Climate change muddles Swedish abortion debate

The abortion issue, long largely dormant in the Swedish popular discourse, reemerged as a point of contention recently after researchers called for a review of legislation framed in the 1970s.

Racism whistleblower faces ‘negro slave’ taunt

Racism whistleblower faces ‘negro slave’ taunt

The man who reported two Lund University student groups over a party featuring guests dressed as "slaves" to be sold at auction has since been subjected to racial slurs at his workplace.

Sweden slams on-court skirt demand

Sweden slams on-court skirt demand

A demand that female badminton players don skirts when taking to the court in international competition has rubbed the sport's Swedish supporters the wrong way.

Sweden’s Vasa: 50 years above the waves

Sweden’s Vasa: 50 years above the waves

It's been 50 years since the centuries-old Vasa warship was hoisted up from the depths of Stockholm harbour, but as contributor Elizabeth Dacey-Fondelius discovers, preserving this national treasure has been the Vasa's greatest battle.

Swedish Red Cross suffers member exodus

Swedish Red Cross suffers member exodus

The Swedish Red Cross lost 44,000 members in 2010, equating to every fifth, according to a report from Sveriges Radio's Ekot news programme.

Easter in Sweden: when the witches come out to play

Easter in Sweden: when the witches come out to play

Brightly coloured feathers in blues, reds, yellows and glaring pinks tied to long willowy twigs sold beside daffodil buds tip off the arrival of the Easter season in Sweden.

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Zlatan on target as red card appeal is rejected

AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has lost his appeal for a reduction of a three match ban.

Over 1,500 people hit by water parasite

Over 1,500 people hit by water parasite

As many as 1,500 inhabitants in the municipality of Skellefteå in northern Sweden have confirmed in a survey that they have experienced stomach flu symptoms probably caused by a parasite outbreak.