Hot guy ‘stalker’ site divides Stockholmers

Hot guy ‘stalker’ site divides Stockholmers

A new website featuring attractive Swedish men in the Stockholm metro system allows people to share snapshots of those they think deserve extra attention.

Expert: build Nordic union ‘if the euro falls’

Expert: build Nordic union ‘if the euro falls’

As the eurozone crisis continues to dominate European political business, Gunnar Wetterberg, an analyst at white collar union Saco, has stated the case for a Nordic Union and currency, to counter the threat of a euro collapse.

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Chinese firms stand by Saab bail-out deal

The two Chinese companies pledged to bail out cash-strapped carmaker Saab said on Tuesday that they are still onboard, despite the announcement by owner Swedish Automobile that the deal was off.

Sweden ups cash offer to attract egg donors

Sweden ups cash offer to attract egg donors

Swedish couples, waiting for eggs from donors, currently have to wait for several years. To try to entice more donors, several county councils are now planning to pay three times as much as the current rate.

Top Sweden Democrats accused of spying

Top Sweden Democrats accused of spying

Sweden Democrats' (SD) leader Jimmie Åkesson and party secretary Björn Söder have been accused of hacking into the email accounts of Swedish journalists and political opponents by someone purporting to be former party member William Petzäll.

Volvo Trucks slashes 450 jobs

Volvo Trucks slashes 450 jobs

Volvo, the world's second-largest truck maker, reported Tuesday a lower-than-expected third quarter profit and forecast a shrinking market in Europe next year but growth in North America.

Teaching the ‘wild man’ of Swedish rock how to speak English

Teaching the ‘wild man’ of Swedish rock how to speak English

When Irishman Morty McCarthy came to Sweden for love a decade ago, he had no idea he'd end up teaching English to folically flamboyant Swedish rock n'roller Magnus Uggla live on national radio, The Local's Geoff Mortimore explains.

Sweden to pensioners: ‘prove you’re alive’

Sweden to pensioners: ‘prove you’re alive’

Swedish pensioners living abroad will soon be receiving a letter from the Swedish Pensions Agency (Pensionsmyndigheten) asking them to fill in a form and report in to the nearest embassy. The reason – to prove they're alive.

Half of young Swedish mums want to be housewives: study

Half of young Swedish mums want to be housewives: study

Nearly every other Swedish mother wants to be a housewife, according to a new survey, a finding that doesn't surprise some gender researchers.

New tick-borne disease discovered in Sweden

New tick-borne disease discovered in Sweden

Swedish researchers have discovered a new tick-borne illness that can cause blood clots in the legs and lungs, with three cases having been reported in Sweden.

‘Svennis’ sacked by Leicester City

‘Svennis’ sacked by Leicester City

Former England manager Sven-Göran Eriksson has left his position as Leicester City manager by "mutual agreement", the Championship club confirmed in a statement on their website on Monday.