Swedish cops march in low-wage protest

Swedish cops march in low-wage protest

Hundreds of Swedish police officers marched into unemployment offices on Wednesday and started looking for other jobs in Sweden's major cities in a demonstration against the profession's low wages.

Deportees: CIA behind torture interrogations

Deportees: CIA behind torture interrogations

Two Egyptians who were forcibly deported to Egypt from Sweden by CIA agents in 2001 have blamed the US spy agency for the torture they received in their home country.

Driver found dead after tanker truck inferno

Driver found dead after tanker truck inferno

Investigators confirmed that the driver of a tanker truck that crashed and exploded on the E6 motorway north of Gothenburg on Wednesday morning died in the fiery wreck.

One in five fathers rejects parental leave: study

One in five fathers rejects parental leave: study

Almost 20 percent of Swedish fathers don't take one single day of parental leave during the first four years of their children's life, according to fresh figures from Sweden's social insurance agency Försäkringskassan.

Israeli scientist awarded 2011 chemistry Nobel

Israeli scientist awarded 2011 chemistry Nobel

Israeli scientist Daniel Shechtman has been awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for the discovery of quasicrystals" which "fundamentally" altered how chemists conceive of solid matter, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced on Wednesday.

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Actor blackmailed over masturbation film

A 26-year-old man has been charged with blackmail after threatening to make public a film of a famous Swedish actor masturbating, unless paid a substantial amount of money.

Swedish stage braces for naked Englishmen

Swedish stage braces for naked Englishmen

English-speakers in Stockholm and Uppsala looking for a slice of home language culture should leave a day or two free in October for some skillful, crazy fun - and some nudity - when two celebrated performance groups take to the stage.

Fatal beating an ‘execution’: prosecutor

Fatal beating an ‘execution’: prosecutor

The female prison guard who was beaten to death by an inmate on Monday was alone with the 28-year-old offender at the time, in violation of a previous decision that the inmate should be accompanied by two guards when being moved.

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Tanker blows after Gothenburg collision

A massive explosion, followed by an “inferno” has been reported from the E6 highway north of Gothenburg on Wednesday morning, in what police believe to be a collision between a truck and a tanker.

Swedish tourism suffers summer decline

Swedish tourism suffers summer decline

Fewer tourists visited Sweden in the summer 2011, breaking a six year upward trend, according to new figures from the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth (Tillväxtverket).

Laureate thought Nobel call was ‘a student joke’

Laureate thought Nobel call was ‘a student joke’

Australia's newest Nobel laureate Brian Schmidt assumed it was an elaborate undergraduate joke when he heard a Swedish voice on the line informing him that he had a "very important call" on Tuesday night.

Blood donors targeted in social media push

Blood donors targeted in social media push

Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg in western Sweden has launch a massive social media campaign to encourage blood donors to help meet a shortage.