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Jobless Swede offers salary as finder’s fee

After being out of work for eleven months, economist Michael Sundblad from Lund, in southern Sweden, decided to try a new approach and is now offering his first month's pay in finder's fee to whomever gets him hired.

Anti-Semitic crimes on the rise in Malmö

Anti-Semitic crimes on the rise in Malmö

Jews in Malmö in southern Sweden have been the victims of an increased number of hate-crimes in 2011, according to local police.

Swedish reality TV show brings Swedish-Americans back ‘home’

Swedish reality TV show brings Swedish-Americans back ‘home’

A new reality television show offering Swedish-Americans the chance to meet their long-lost Swedish relatives has some critics crying foul, but has been described by participants as the chance of a lifetime, The Local's Joel Linde explains.

Blackberry looks to crack Swedish smartphone market

Blackberry looks to crack Swedish smartphone market

Canadian telecom giant RIM is trying to break into the Scandinavian market and make consumers choose the Blackberry instead of the highly popular iPhone.

Swedish chef in ‘freak’ saucepan accident

Swedish chef in ‘freak’ saucepan accident

A trainee chef from Sweden was recently awarded damages from the state after a freak accident in the kitchen left him injured for life.

Eleven ‘eleventh-hour’ nuptials on 11-11-11

Eleven ‘eleventh-hour’ nuptials on 11-11-11

Eleven Swedish couples are set to be married in a church in Gothenburg at 11.11am on the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 2011.

Celebrating St. Martin: blood soup, anyone?

Celebrating St. Martin: blood soup, anyone?

St. Martin's Day, November 11th, might not be the most important event in the Christian calendar, but some Swedes – particularly in Skåne – celebrate the day with gusto. Usually by drinking blood.

Cuba follows Sweden to combat prostitution

Cuba follows Sweden to combat prostitution

Cuba is considering implementing the Swedish example in fighting prostitution by penalizing the clients rather than the sex workers, Cuban sexologist Mariela Castro said Thursday.

Care home staff weigh diapers to save money

Care home staff weigh diapers to save money

Employees at the scandal-stricken care provider Carema's nursing homes in Sweden are instructed to weigh old age pensioners' diapers to assess if they are full or could be used longer, according to staff.

Swedish sperm donors ‘well-adjusted’: study

Swedish sperm donors ‘well-adjusted’: study

Swedish sperm donors are more stable, mature and have better social skills than the average Swedish man, according to a new study.