Diet crazes drive Swedes to ‘bad fats’

Diet crazes drive Swedes to ‘bad fats’

Swedes are eating larger amounts of more dangerous fat than ever before, according to the Swedish Food Retailers' Federation (Svensk Dagligvaruhandel), something experts are attributing the growing support in Sweden of pro-fat diets.

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Man held after ‘shooting’ near Malmö school

Police on Tuesday apprehended a man in Malmö, in southern Sweden, after he had reportedly been seen opening fire from a balcony nearby.

Mum reports midwife for computer work mid-birth

Mum reports midwife for computer work mid-birth

A woman has reported a midwife to the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) after she was forced to go into childbirth on her feet while the nurse sat at a nearby table on the computer.

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Stockholm doctors prefer to prescribe exercise

Doctors in Stockholm are increasingly prescribing exercise in place of medication, according to a review by Stockholm’s county council health board, a trend which is likely to continue.

Murder suspects ‘show no emotion’ at farm visit

Murder suspects ‘show no emotion’ at farm visit

The two men suspected of a gruesome double murder of an elderly couple on a farm in southwestern Sweden last autumn reportedly showed no emotion during an inspection of the crime scene on Tuesday.

Man jailed for running online file-sharing site

Man jailed for running online file-sharing site

A 34-year-old man has been sentenced to prison in Sweden after he was found to be behind an illegal file-sharing website.

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Man charged for running down refugee boy

A 25-year-old man from southern Sweden has been formally charged with reckless driving after running down a refugee boy with his pickup truck.

Sweden to spend millions on tourist destinations

Sweden to spend millions on tourist destinations

Five Swedish locations will share over 60 million kronor ($8.4 million) to be turned into well rounded tourist destinations in a government effort to boost the Swedish tourist industry.

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‘World’s oldest fishing tools’ in Swedish waters

Swedish archaeologists believe they have discovered the world's oldest wooden fishing equipment on the Baltic Sea floor of the coast of southern Sweden.

Lye mishap leaves water ‘unusable’ in Halmstad

Lye mishap leaves water ‘unusable’ in Halmstad

Residents in western Sweden were warned not to drink the water or take showers on Monday night after an oversupply of caustic lye left municipal water supplies in Halmstad contaminated with pH values as high as 11.

Norway PM ‘hated Sweden’ for Nazi help

Norway PM ‘hated Sweden’ for Nazi help

As Norwegian fighters battled the Nazis in Narvik, Sweden let Hitler’s army use its rail network to transport much larger numbers of troops than previously realized to the strategically important port, a new book reveals.