Swedish blogger snaps commuting ‘macho men’

Swedish blogger snaps commuting ‘macho men’

A Stockholm woman fed up with male passengers on public transport taking up the space of women sitting next to them, has started a blog snapping secret pics of straddle-legged commuters and posting them on the internet.

Swedish town gives ‘Negro Village’ new name

Swedish town gives ‘Negro Village’ new name

A suburb of Mjällby, southern Sweden, which has been known by locals as ‘Negro Village’ for forty years, will be changing its name after a storm of recent attention.

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German ‘tourist’ living in Gothenburg airport

A 27-year-old German man has been living at the Gothenburg Landvetter airport for two months having no wish to return to Germany and nowhere to go in Sweden.

Swedish recruiters check jobseekers on the net

Swedish recruiters check jobseekers on the net

40 percent of recruiters are checking potential employee’s social networking pages during the hiring process, a figure which has shot up from last year, according to a recent report.

Dramatic rise in dementia numbers in Sweden

Dramatic rise in dementia numbers in Sweden

Every second Swede is at risk of developing dementia, according to a new study from Umeå University, which concentrated on the 85+ population in northern Sweden.

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Masked man raped cyclist in Malmö park

After a 28-year-old woman was pulled off her bicycle and raped by an unidentified assailant in Malmö over the weekend, and police are fearing it could be the work of a budding serial rapist.

Rise in polls ‘Löfven-effect’: political expert

Rise in polls ‘Löfven-effect’: political expert

Since the new Social Democrat party leader Stefan Löfven took up the post at the end of January, the party is gaining strength in the polls, causing political experts to speak of a ”Löfven-effect”.

Narcolepsy victims in new compensation bid

Narcolepsy victims in new compensation bid

Families of children in Sweden suffering from narcolepsy caused by vaccination for the swine flu can expect some form of compensation, Swedish health minister Göran Hägglund said on Sunday.

Löfven ready to negotiate over nuclear power

Löfven ready to negotiate over nuclear power

The new leader of the Social Democrats Stefan Löfven has indicated he's ready to negotiate with the government over the future of nuclear power despite a previous party decision to phase out nuclear energy in Sweden.

One in five Swedes ‘believes in ghosts’

One in five Swedes ‘believes in ghosts’

One in five Swedes believes that people rise from the grave after they've died, a new survey has shown.