Docs top list of Swedes’ ‘sexiest’ professions

Docs top list of Swedes’ ‘sexiest’ professions

People looking for a profession that will help boost their sex appeal among Swedes of both sexes would be well served to bone up on biology and anatomy, a new survey has revealed.

Coffee-drinking cops win 2-year legal battle over parking fines

Coffee-drinking cops win 2-year legal battle over parking fines

Three Gothenburg police officers who parked illegally during a coffee break have managed to beat their fines after appealing their case all the way to the Swedish Supreme Court.

Sweden slashes 2011 growth forecast

Sweden slashes 2011 growth forecast

Sweden's finance ministry Anders Borg on Friday announced that the government had significantly lowered its growth forecast for 2011.

London’s Soho Square set for Swedish ‘fika’

London’s Soho Square set for Swedish ‘fika’

The scent of Swedish coffee and cakes is filling the air over Soho Square in the heart of London's theatre district after tourism group VisitSweden erected a Swedish style café to offer "fika" and to lure cosmopolitan Londoners to Sweden.

Moderates signal break with Church of Sweden

Moderates signal break with Church of Sweden

The Moderate Party has announced that it will not stand in the next church elections which take place in 2013, signalling an intention to cut political ties with the Church of Sweden.

Swedish university party life exposed

Swedish university party life exposed

With the autumn term in full-swing and students primed to take a break from the books, The Local's Karen Holst takes a look at how 'nations' shape Sweden's college social scene.

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Stockholm police break up human trafficking ring

Stockholm police have identified a large number of sex-buyers following the arrests of six men on suspicion of trafficking and pimping charges in a case involving at least 20 Lithuanian women.

Swedish medal hopes scarce at athletics worlds

Swedish medal hopes scarce at athletics worlds

Chances look slim for Sweden’s 16 athletes at the IAAF World Championships 2011 which open in the South Korean city of Daegu this weekend.

Saab postpones report as pay doubts remain

Saab postpones report as pay doubts remain

Saab Automobile, the owner of cash-strapped Swedish car maker Saab, has decided to postpone the presentation of its interim report as problems regarding the payment of staff wages persist.

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Four parties below Riksdag threshold: poll

Four parties in the Swedish parliament - the Sweden Democrats (SD), the Christian Democrats, the Centre Party and Left Party - would fall below the threshold for Riksdag seats if an election were held today, a new poll on Friday showed.

Council touts work at home smoking ban

Council touts work at home smoking ban

Landskrona municipality in southern Sweden is mulling introducing a ban on staff smoking during working hours, even if they are working from home.