Neglected horse had half-metre-long hooves

Neglected horse had half-metre-long hooves

A farm-owner in northern Sweden has been reported to police after a horse was found to have overgrown hooves measuring an "unprecedented" 50 centimetres in length.

‘We’ll have a decision on Friday’: Jämtin

‘We’ll have a decision on Friday’: Jämtin

No concrete decision about the future leadership of the Social Democrats will be made until Friday, party secretary Carin Jämtin announced on Monday afternoon, as speculation mounted about who might take over following the resignation on Saturday of Håkan Juholt.

Social Democrats still ‘deeply divided’: expert

Social Democrats still ‘deeply divided’: expert

The turbulence within the Social Democrats, which climaxed at the weekend with the resignation of party head Håkan Juholt, is just the latest symptom of a party suffering from deep internal division, according to political scientist Nicholas Aylott at the Södertörn University in Stockholm.

‘Gomorrah’ author wins 2011 Olof Palme Prize

‘Gomorrah’ author wins 2011 Olof Palme Prize

Roberto Saviano, author of Italian mafia exposé 'Gomorrah', and Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho, who has exposed high-level corruption in Mexico, were named the 2011 recipients of the Olof Palme memorial prize in Stockholm on Monday.

Ikea puts India expansion plans on ice

Ikea puts India expansion plans on ice

Swedish furniture retailer Ikea has put off plans to open stores in India due to local sourcing requirements despite a recent loosening of rules about foreign ownership of single brand retailers.

Staffing firm used ‘fake’ jobs to dupe workers

Staffing firm used ‘fake’ jobs to dupe workers

A Swedish staffing firm has come under fire for offering workers temporary job assignments that didn't actually exist.

Swedish ‘egg snatcher’ sought by Interpol

Swedish ‘egg snatcher’ sought by Interpol

Police in Sundsvall, in northern Sweden, recently received a tip-off from Interpol in the UK about a Swedish resident suspected of snatching rare bird’s eggs and nests to sell to collectors worldwide.

‘God only knows’ what could have been: Juholt

‘God only knows’ what could have been: Juholt

Recently departed Social Democrat head Håkan Juholt said his inability to quickly put together a solid staff was one of his three biggest regrets from his ten-month tenure as head of the party.

Zlatan’s two goals help shoot Milan to victory

Zlatan’s two goals help shoot Milan to victory

Strike pair Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Robinho scored the goals as AC Milan emerged with a 3-0 victory from their trip to Novara on Sunday and remain hot on the heels of league leaders Juventus.

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Swedish consumers ‘less happy’ in 2011

Swedish consumers were less satisfied in their relation to companies, organizations and government agencies in 2011 than in 2010, according to a new report from the quality measurement organization Svenskt Kvalitetsindex (SKI), thereby breaking an increasing “happiness-trend” which had been going strong since the 1990s.

‘We will have an answer on Monday’: Jämtin

‘We will have an answer on Monday’: Jämtin

When the Social Democrats' crisis meeting broke up for the evening just before midnight on Sunday night, the executive committee had not yet decided whether to choose an acting party leader to take over the party until their congress next year, or to call an extraordinary general meeting and choose a new leader straight away.

Hip fat indicates lower health risk: study

Hip fat indicates lower health risk: study

An international group of scientists, led by cardiology specialist Stefan Söderberg of Umeå University, in northern Sweden, show that health risks for people with broad hips and narrow waist are significantly lower than for those with narrow hips and broad waist