‘No excuse’ for anti-Semitism: Obama envoy

‘No excuse’ for anti-Semitism: Obama envoy

US president Barack Obama’s expert on anti-Semitism, Hannah Rosenthal, said during a press conference in Stockholm on Thursday that the brand of Sweden is at risk if leaders aren’t held accountable for their insensitive actions.

Swedish men told to take smear tests

Swedish men told to take smear tests

The Stockholm county health authority (Hälso- och sjukvårdsförvaltningen) has been forced to send out an apology to 2,056 men in the capital and on the Baltic island of Gotland after erroneously calling them to come in for a gynaecological scan.

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Second suspect arrested in teen stabbing case

Another person has been arrested in the investigation of the Landskrona killing on Monday in southern Sweden, where a 19-year-old woman was stabbed to death.

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Astra Zeneca CEO leaves amid profit slump

Anglo-Swedish pharmaceuticals giant AstraZeneca said Thursday that its chief executive David Brennan had quit, as the group also unveiled a 44-percent slump in first-quarter net profits.

Swede wins Google’s grand photo prize

Swede wins Google’s grand photo prize

A 24-year-old Swedish student has beaten almost 20,000 competitors to take home the grand prize in the Google Photography competition for 2012.

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Swedish safari guide held by police in Africa

The Swedish head of a safari company in the Central African Republic and ten of his staff have been arrested after 13 miners were found murdered in the northeast of the country, local police said Wednesday.

Gay Swedish footballer bares all for charity

Gay Swedish footballer bares all for charity

The bare buttocks of Anton Hysén, who last year came out as the first openly gay Swedish male footballer, have been put up for auction to raise money for a gay rights group in Russia.

Cute Swede pulled over by ‘policeman’ for a date

Cute Swede pulled over by ‘policeman’ for a date

A Swedish woman who was pulled over for driving too fast but managed to walk away without a ticket, was shocked to find this was not the last she would hear from the amorous “policeman” that night.

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‘Foreign ministry refused to abandon Saudi deal’

The former head of the Swedish Fortifications Agency (Fortifikationsverket), Jane Cederqvist, wanted to stop the cooperation with the Saudi regime as early as 2000, but was told no by the Swedish foreign ministry, according to a new report in daily Svenska Dagbladet (SvD).

Drunk man charged with hijacking brewery truck

Drunk man charged with hijacking brewery truck

An inebriated man from southeastern Sweden has been charged with hijacking a brewery truck loaded full of empty bottles outside one of Sweden’s state run alcohol retailers, spreading broken glass in his wake.

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Malmö resident finds snuff in new jar of mayo

A Swedish man from Malmö, in southern Sweden, who was planning to enjoy a nice big dollop of mayonnaise with his meal, was recently shocked to find a small bag of snus, or so-called moist snuff, in the brand new jar.