Ambulance call outrage: ‘Are you black or white?’

Ambulance call outrage: ‘Are you black or white?’

Swedish emergency operators quizzed a pregnant English-speaking immigrant about her race and ethnicity when she unexpectedly went into labour at the weekend and was forced to wait more than two hours for an ambulance.

Popeye was right: Swedish study confirms spinach makes us stronger

Popeye was right: Swedish study confirms spinach makes us stronger

Famous cartoon character Popeye is right to down a can of spinach when he wants his biceps to bulge, according to a Swedish study presented Monday showing why the leafy vegetable makes us stronger.

Woman dies from crash with teen skateboarder

Woman dies from crash with teen skateboarder

A 15-year-old boy from central Sweden may face criminal charges after a woman he ran into while riding his skateboard died from her injuries.

Sweden’s ‘priciest’ country manor for sale

Sweden’s ‘priciest’ country manor for sale

Well-heeled buyers with 150 million kronor ($21.3 million) to spare can own an exclusive slice of real estate on the Baltic island of Gotland as Sweden's most expensive country estate was recently put up for sale.

Sweden ‘can’t offer Assange guarantees’

Sweden ‘can’t offer Assange guarantees’

Sweden would not be able to offer Julian Assange a diplomatic guarantee against being extradited to the United States should the WikiLeaks founder end up back in Sweden to face sex crime accusations, according to a justice ministry official.

‘Zlatan Ibrahimovic’ born to ‘Franz Beckenbauer’

‘Zlatan Ibrahimovic’ born to ‘Franz Beckenbauer’

Sweden and AC Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has served as the inspiration for the name of the newborn son of a Brazilian man whose own father named him after German footballing legend Franz Beckenbauer.

Police act to help find Swedish girl’s lost teddy

Police act to help find Swedish girl’s lost teddy

Police in Stockholm are taking up the case of a young girl who lost her teddy bear by posting a “missing teddy” picture on the official Facebook site of the Södermalm police, prompting some to question police priorities.

Stockholm newspaper carrier guilty of rape

Stockholm newspaper carrier guilty of rape

A newspaper delivery man accused of sexually assaulting a young girl he met while out on his morning rounds in Stockholm has been convicted of rape by a court of appeal.

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Police warn residents after beggars turn to theft

Police have made a public appeal to Gothenburg residents about a group of 30-40 beggars believed to be committing repeated thefts in the metropolitan area in western Sweden.

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Assange seeks guarantee against US extradition

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange Monday called for diplomatic guarantees he will not be pursued by the United States for publishing secret documents if he goes to Sweden to face criminal allegations.

Swedish holiday traffic death toll ‘unusually low’

Swedish holiday traffic death toll ‘unusually low’

Despite two deaths on Swedish roads over the long weekend, this year’s Midsummer holiday resulted in fewer fatal accidents than usual, with the bad weather a possible explanation for the quieter roads.