Nurses suspended after maltreating elderly

Nurses suspended after maltreating elderly

Events at a scandal-struck nursing home in Norrköping, in central Sweden, are now under investigation, both by the police and Sweden's National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen).

Juholt promises 21 concrete points of reform

Juholt promises 21 concrete points of reform

Social Democratic leader Håkan Juholt is promising that his speech in Almedalen on Friday evening will unveil no fewer than 21 concrete points on labour and employment reforms.

Swedes ‘dependent’ on their cars: study

Swedes ‘dependent’ on their cars: study

50 percent of Swedes drive their cars every day, according to a survey conducted by auto group BIL Sweden and Sweden's National Automotive Association (Motorbranschens Riksförbund - MRF) published on Friday.

Competition stiff for Sweden’s new pharmacies: report

Competition stiff for Sweden’s new pharmacies: report

Sweden's privately-owned pharmacies are suffering from financial troubles. The largest player on Sweden's pharmacy market, Apotek Hjärtat, has reported a loss of 358 million kronor ($56.4 million) after taxes, reports financial newspaper Dagens Industri.

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Scouts say no to neo-Nazi camp tenants

A Swedish neo-Nazi political party is planning to gather this weekend in Höör, in southern Sweden, where they are organising a summer camp for their supporters and their families.

Swedish woman beats up groper – goes free

Swedish woman beats up groper – goes free

A Swedish woman who went berserk after being groped in the underground station will not be charged with assault, according to Swedish newspaper Metro.

Swedish fire service sued over affirmative action

Swedish fire service sued over affirmative action

Södertörn's fire department, just south of Stockholm, is being sued for actively choosing to hire women and people with foreign background, according to Sveriges Radio (SR).

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Sweden’s sexual healthcare varies widely: report

Where you live can have a significant effect on what level of sexual healthcare you're offered, according to a recent study from the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education (Riksförbundet för sexuell upplysning - RFSU).

Swedish balloon burst on space journey

Swedish balloon burst on space journey

Swedish scientists were forced to halt a groundbreaking project Thursday to test the impact of stars when a balloon carrying an X-ray telescope began leaking helium.

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First synthetic windpipe transplanted in Sweden

An international team of surgeons have successfully carried out the world's first transplant of a synthetic windpipe, the Stockholm hospital where the groundbreaking operation took place announced on Thursday.

‘We won’t give up – we will return’: Mankell

‘We won’t give up – we will return’: Mankell

Swedish bestselling crime author Henning Mankell slammed Greece for blocking the aid flotilla to Gaza as some of Sweden's pro-Palestinian activists returned home on Thursday.

One in six Swedish children can’t swim

One in six Swedish children can’t swim

One in six Swedish kids between 4 and 17 can’t swim, according to a new study carried out by Swedish insurance company Trygg-Hansa. And among children aged 10 to 15 - the age group that often go swimming with friends without adult supervision - the number is 13 percent.