Doc convicted of buying sex sues over sacking

Doc convicted of buying sex sues over sacking

A Stockholm-area doctor who was fired after being convicted for paying for sex is suing his former employer, arguing his termination violates Swedish employment law.

Runaway drug smuggler caught after eight years

Runaway drug smuggler caught after eight years

A 36-year-old convicted drug smuggler who fled prison in Sweden in 2004 by feigning illness has been caught in Spain after a massive international man hunt that lasted eight years.

‘Downplaying racist taunts is like spitting in victims’ faces’

‘Downplaying racist taunts is like spitting in victims’ faces’

Those who try to explain away the racism experienced by Somalis in Forserum in south central Sweden are simply adding insult to injury, argues local Green Party politician Etelka Huber.

Minister: OAS ‘not angry’ at Sweden over Assange

Minister: OAS ‘not angry’ at Sweden over Assange

South American nations’ support of Ecuador over the country's decision to grant aslylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should not be seen as a criticism of Sweden, Brazil’s foreign minister Antonio Patriota said in Stockholm on Wednesday.

Missing 6-year-old found ‘tired but well’ by police

Missing 6-year-old found ‘tired but well’ by police

The 6-year-old girl who disappeared Tuesday afternoon in southern Sweden was found alive and well after an intensive search by police that spanned almost 24 hours.

H&M to open its first store in South America

H&M to open its first store in South America

Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has taken its first step into the South American market with the announcement that a branch of the Swedish fashion giant will open in Chile next year.

Somali woman ‘forced to pour milk on herself’

Somali woman ‘forced to pour milk on herself’

New details have emerged about the types of harassment suffered by members of the Somali community in Forserum in south central Sweden, with integration minister Erik Ullenhag upbraiding local politicians for trying to belittle the problem.

Swedish chef actually speaks Norwegian: report

Swedish chef actually speaks Norwegian: report

One of Sweden’s most well-known icons, The Swedish Chef from The Muppets, may actually be speaking Norwegian – at least that’s what one US based online magazine has concluded.

Bildt: sectarian tensions pose risk for Syria

Bildt: sectarian tensions pose risk for Syria

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt on Tuesday warned against the possibility of sectarian tensions in Syria after the inevitable departure of President Bashar al-Assad.

Säpo to cut jobs due to ‘financial strain’

Säpo to cut jobs due to ‘financial strain’

Swedish security service Säpo will be making major staff cutbacks due to “economic strain”, news that comes shortly after revelations of their 5.3 million kronor ($802,500) James Bond-themed party last year.

Smaller families succeed more: Swedish study

Smaller families succeed more: Swedish study

Having a smaller family is a springboard for giving future generations the chance of greater prosperity, according to a Swedish study published on Wednesday.