Some degrees less ‘profitable’: study

Some degrees less ‘profitable’: study

For a teacher, a librarian or a dental hygienist an academic degree may turn out be less profitable than having started working straight out of school, according to a new trade union study.

Gothenburg cancer scandal grows

Gothenburg cancer scandal grows

At least 24 more cases of missed cancer diagnoses from a doctor employed at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg in western Sweden have been discovered.

Swedes launch ‘condom app’ to promote safe sex

Swedes launch ‘condom app’ to promote safe sex

A new smart phone app showing the closest place to purchase condoms has been launched in a new campaign to promote condom use among Sweden’s young people.

Opposition more popular than government: poll

Opposition more popular than government: poll

Sweden's centre-left opposition political parties have more support among voters than the governing centre-right Alliance, according to a poll by Statistics Sweden (SCB).

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Chinese IT firm ‘bullies’ Swedish workers: report

Employees at the Swedish branch of Chinese electronics giant Huawei have been subjected to threats, harassment and public punishment from senior staff, according to a report from Sveriges Radio (SR).

Stephen Lynch – laughing in the face of the inferno

Stephen Lynch – laughing in the face of the inferno

American funnyman Stephen Lynch, the self-professed "musician trapped in the body of a comedian", is all revved to bring his "Beefy Burrito" back to Sweden, The Local's Geoff Mortimore discovers.

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Manpower shortage leads to work permit delays

Many Swedish companies are in need of foreign workers and the interest in working in Sweden is great, but the agency that deal with issuing their work permits, the Migration Board (Migrationsverket), has been struggling to keep up with the demand.

Sweden reaches new deal on Libya mission

Sweden reaches new deal on Libya mission

The Swedish government has reached an agreement with the Social Democrats and the Green Party to extend the country's military mission in Libya.

Swedes set to reap billions in tax refunds ahead of Midsummer

Swedes set to reap billions in tax refunds ahead of Midsummer

More than 20 billion kronor ($3.25 billion) in tax refunds are set to rain down on close to 3 million Swedes ahead of the Midsummer holiday, marking a new record due in large part to the popularity of filing tax forms electronically.

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Fewer Swedish teen girls getting abortions

Young women and girls in Sweden are getting fewer abortions, according to new figures, which also reveal a slight increase in controversial later-term abortions.

Zlatan hat trick helps Sweden thrash Finland

Zlatan hat trick helps Sweden thrash Finland

Swedish captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic came off the bench to score three goals as the national side cruised to a 5-0 victory in their Euro 2012 qualifier against visiting Finland on Tuesday night.