Stockholm University: making an enemy of cancer
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Stockholm University: making an enemy of cancer

The work of Stockholm University's Professor Thomas Helleday has been described as 'potentially the biggest breakthrough in cancer research for decades'. The Swedish way of working has been key to his success, he says.

Lending scandal rocks Handelsbanken

Lending scandal rocks Handelsbanken

A high-ranking manager at Swedish bank Handelsbanken has been arrested on suspicion of having lent out millions of kronor without requiring the be secured by any collateral.

Sweden braces for wrath of ‘tropical hurricane’

Sweden braces for wrath of ‘tropical hurricane’

The remnants of Hurricane Katia is set to reach Sweden's west coast on Monday evening carrying heavy rain and strong winds.

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Minister open to talks on foster care abuse cash

The Swedish minister who at the weekend said that no money would be coming to victims who suffered abuse while in foster care has opened to further talks on the issue following pressure from the opposition.

Unions file bankruptcy petition against Saab

Unions file bankruptcy petition against Saab

Two Swedish labour unions have filed a request to force troubled automaker Saab into bankruptcy, the Unionen labour group said in a statement on Monday, according to the TT news agency.

Swedish kid’s TV host fined for cocaine use

Swedish kid’s TV host fined for cocaine use

Swedish children's television star and magazine editor Ola Lindholm was convicted and fined 1,500 kronor ($227) on Monday for cocaine use in a case which has left him out of job and in the media spotlight.

Sweden to slash restaurant sales tax

Sweden to slash restaurant sales tax

Patrons at Swedish restaurants will see the value-added tax (VAT) added to their bills cut by more than half staring January 1st, 2012 as part of a government spending package designed to boost employment among young people.

Sweden terror suspects tied to Islamists: report

Sweden terror suspects tied to Islamists: report

The four terrorist suspects held in Gothenburg on Sunday have ties to the Somali Islamist movement al-Shabaab and were plotting an attack using bombs and firearms, according to a Swedish media report.

‘Immigrants in Sweden are treated as a homogenous, deviant group’

‘Immigrants in Sweden are treated as a homogenous, deviant group’

All deviant behavior which does not fit into dominant Swedish social norms is lumped together and attributed to immigrants, writes Salam Zandi, drawing parallels with concepts developed by thinkers such as Edward Saïd.

Hunter in hand-to-hoof battle with angry elk

Hunter in hand-to-hoof battle with angry elk

An angry elk turned the tables on a hunter in northern Sweden at the weekend, kicking the man down to the ground and prompting a fatal round of man-versus-beast combat.

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Man jailed after ‘forgetting’ drugs at grocery store

A 58-year-old man has been sentenced to four years imprisonment after forgetting a bag containing almost four kilogrammes of illicit drugs in his local supermarket.