‘Citizens shouldn’t pay for costs of long healthcare waiting times’

‘Citizens shouldn’t pay for costs of long healthcare waiting times’

Forcing public healthcare providers to pay fines for long waiting times, rather than leaving citizens to suffer, would help improve Sweden's public system, argues liberal commentator Nima Sanandaji.

Nobel Prize ceremony concludes in Stockholm

Nobel Prize ceremony concludes in Stockholm

Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf has handed over this year's prizes to the Nobel laureates at Stockholm's Concert Hall, watched over by more than 1,500 honoured guests.

Volunteers shore up a glitch-free Nobel evening

Volunteers shore up a glitch-free Nobel evening

Student union representatives form part of the small army of volunteers who will make sure this evening's Nobel Prize ceremony and the ensuing lavish banquet are carried off without a glitch.

Swiss to pay less than Swedes for Gripen jets

Swiss to pay less than Swedes for Gripen jets

Switzerland will pay far less for the 22 fighter jets it is planning to buy from the Swedish company Saab than Sweden itself would pay for the aircraft, the Swiss public broadcaster SF reported.

Twilight fans’ blood boils as Swedish age limit upheld

Twilight fans’ blood boils as Swedish age limit upheld

Swedish Twilights fans will be forever 15 as the Swedish distributors of the last film failed in their bid to lower the age limit on screenings across the country, despite claiming the limit was sexist.

Sweden threatens ‘all out war’ if EU attacks snus

Sweden threatens ‘all out war’ if EU attacks snus

Sweden's Trade Minister Ewa Björling said the EU faces "all out war" with Sweden if a new health directive on tobacco being hammered out at the European Commission threatens Swedish moist snuff "snus".

‘Big Mac’ helps nurses lift overweight patients

‘Big Mac’ helps nurses lift overweight patients

Named after a hamburger and clocking in at 140 kilogrammes, a new doll is set to teach Uppsala University Hospital (Akademiska) staff to work with the increasing number of overweight and obese patients.

Malmö station evacuated after bomb threat

Malmö station evacuated after bomb threat

Police in Malmö evacuated the Hyllie train station on Monday morning after a man said there was a bomb onboard a train at the station.

Fashion and food in focus at Nobel banquet

Fashion and food in focus at Nobel banquet

The annual Nobel banquet in Stockholm is an exercise in culinary creativity, fashion, and logistics, as staff try to get more than 1,300 starters to tables in a stately hall filled with some of Sweden's best dressed and most influential people.

Nobel etiquette breached for monolingual Mo Yan

Nobel etiquette breached for monolingual Mo Yan

Nobel organizers have made a special exception to stringent seating rules for Monday's gala banquet in Stockholm, allowing 2012 literature laureate Mo Yan and his wife sit together because they both only speak Chinese.

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Swede shot in Pakistan still in ‘critical’ condition

A Swedish charity worker who was critically wounded in a gun attack in Pakistan last week was flown home on Monday for specialist medical treatment, officials said.

Swedish hospitals fail to meet hygiene guidelines

Swedish hospitals fail to meet hygiene guidelines

The majority of hospitals in Sweden are not following the country’s guidelines for toilet hygiene, with many only cleaning the toilets once a day or less.

Swede hailed as hero after rescue in China

Swede hailed as hero after rescue in China

A 53-year-old Swedish man made headlines as a hero in China after he jumped into a river to save a drowning woman’s life.

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Man stabs wife to death and injures three

A man was arrested in western Sweden on suspicion of murdering a woman and seriously injuring three people after he went on a rampage in his apartment on Sunday.