Sweden needs a fat tax to tackle obesity: expert

Sweden needs a fat tax to tackle obesity: expert

A leading Sweden nutrition expert on Friday argued that Sweden should follow neighbours Denmark and introduce a tax on fats in order to help in the fight against obesity.

Göran Hägglund lays down the gauntlet

Göran Hägglund lays down the gauntlet

Christian Democrat leader Göran Hägglund has challenged his critics within the party to stand up and fight for the leadership, in response to a petition which has cast doubt on his position.

Swedish oil firm confirms massive North Sea find

Swedish oil firm confirms massive North Sea find

Swedish oil firm Lundin Petrolium has confirmed the discovery of a massive oil reserve in the Norwegian North Atlantic, that the firm says could contain up to 1.8 billion barrels of recoverable oil.

Brazil fighter jet deal ‘urgent’: minister

Brazil fighter jet deal ‘urgent’: minister

Brazil's defense minister has said that the country has an "urgent´" need of new combat aircraft, reigniting renewed speculation about a multi-billion-dollar deal potentially involving Swedish Saab's Gripen NG.

Q&A with Paul Johnston, new UK ambassador to Sweden

Q&A with Paul Johnston, new UK ambassador to Sweden

The Local catches up with the new UK ambassador to Sweden, Paul Johnston, and has a quick chat about how he is finding his new posting in Stockholm.

Swedes bask in late summer heat

Swedes bask in late summer heat

Just when all but a few hardy souls had fished out their thicker coats from their wardrobes, the city of Hudiksvall measured a record high temperature of 25.6 degrees with the weekend promising more of the same.

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Migration Board offers fast track jobs migration

The Swedish Migration Board (Migration Board) is set to launch a new programme to cut processing times for immigrants seeking to come to the country on working visas, by allowing major companies to handle the process.

‘Homesick’ dog takes metro home alone

‘Homesick’ dog takes metro home alone

Four-year-old black Labrador Eira took exception to being left at a new kennel for the day and after having escaped her carers, she ran to the metro and made her way home to Gullmarsplan in southern Stockholm, six stations away.

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Caregiver steals from 98-year-old, goes free

A caregiver in western Sweden, caught stealing from her elderly charge, has been freed after a court ruled that police planting money in the old woman’s wallet was entrapment.

Swedes among the ‘gloomiest’ on Twitter

Swedes among the ‘gloomiest’ on Twitter

Swedes are among the most melancholy tweeters on the planet, according to scientists from Cornell University in the US.

Moderates in decline: poll

Moderates in decline: poll

Sweden’s ruling Moderate Party has received the lowest poll results since the general election, according to fresh figures from research company Synovate and daily Dagens Nyheter (DN).