Swedish doc tore baby’s windpipe during delivery

Swedish doc tore baby’s windpipe during delivery

The delivery of a baby at a Stockholm hospital turned into a struggle of life and death when the specialist doctor pulled and tugged to get the baby out, causing the baby to have multiple brain haemorrhages and a torn windpipe.

Swedish kiddie-mags touch off heated gender debate

Swedish kiddie-mags touch off heated gender debate

Two new gender-specific magazines launched this month by a Swedish publisher have sparked a storm of criticism among parents voicing concerns that they promote 'outdated' stereotypes.

King denies calling Stieg Larsson books ‘horrible’

King denies calling Stieg Larsson books ‘horrible’

Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf has denied labeling Stieg Larsson's wildly successful Millennium crime novels "horrible" in an interview with a Polish newspaper.

Suspected sub sighting sets Swedes on edge

Suspected sub sighting sets Swedes on edge

The Swedish military is investigating what could be a sighting of a foreign submarine in the Swedish archipelago after a Stockholm resident snapped a photo of a lurking mass on the surface while walking her dog.

Schools at centre of new anti-racism efforts

Schools at centre of new anti-racism efforts

The Swedish government on Friday announced plans to step up its efforts to fight racism by appointing a special commission to survey xenophobia in the wake of electoral gains made by the anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats.

Swedish milkmaid sues jobs agency over ‘pregnancy’ snub

Swedish milkmaid sues jobs agency over ‘pregnancy’ snub

A Swedish milkmaid who was denied employment at a dairy farm in southern Sweden over suspicions she may be trying to get pregnant should be compensated by the country's employment agency, Sweden's eqality watchdog claims.

Football hooliganism in Sweden – alive and kicking

Football hooliganism in Sweden – alive and kicking

While football hooliganism has all but disappeared in the UK, Sweden continues to struggle with how to deal with the problem, turning it into a political hot potato, The Local's Geoff Mortimore discovers.

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Swedish women hit harder by STD rise: study

Gonorrhoea and syphilis are making a comeback in Sweden, with the number of reported cases among young women soaring by nearly 60 percent in 2010.

Drunken Swedish soldiers charged for ambushing group of campers

Drunken Swedish soldiers charged for ambushing group of campers

Three drunken and uniformed members of Sweden's National Home Guard (Hemvärnet) have been charged for attacking a group of campers in the forests of eastern Sweden, south of Stockholm.

Saab, Hawtai rebuff embassy criticism

Saab, Hawtai rebuff embassy criticism

Saab's new partner Hawtai on Friday defended itself against claims reportedly made by a top Swedish diplomat that raised doubts about the Chinese automaker's ability to salvage the Swedish car brand.

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Surgery better for tackling prostate cancer: Swedish study

Surgery appears to be a better treatment option for early prostate cancer than "watchful waiting," particularly for younger patients, according to a Swedish study published Thursday.