Swedish study confirms foreign name CV bias

Swedish study confirms foreign name CV bias

Researchers have found that job applicants with Swedish sounding names are 50 percent more likely to be called back for an interview than people with Arabic names, based on a randomly generated experiment with CV and cover letters.

Social Democrats strike deal on welfare profits

Social Democrats strike deal on welfare profits

Social Democrat congress delegates on Friday forced the top brass to make sure private actors in the state-funded welfare sector will have to spend a certain proportion of their budget on staffing.

Swedish divers in shock underground cave find

Swedish divers in shock underground cave find

Divers in northern Sweden were stunned to discover a dry cave offshoot from a flooded underground passage in the mountains, which they explored for the first time this week.

Rogue hunter kills Swedish family’s pet cat

Rogue hunter kills Swedish family’s pet cat

A family in southern Sweden is in mourning after their beloved pet cat, Sam, was shot dead by a vigilante hunter who was killing stray cats in the area.

‘I felt like a tall blonde in the middle of Shanghai’

‘I felt like a tall blonde in the middle of Shanghai’

In our weekly profile of life in different parts of Sweden, Colombian-born entrepreneur Carlos Perdomo waxes poetic about Karlstad, a town that offers small-town charm, a bevy of foreign students, and no shortage of outdoor adventure.

‘Dangerous’ Swedes in Volvos arrested in Zurich

‘Dangerous’ Swedes in Volvos arrested in Zurich

Three Swedes visiting Zurich were shocked when local police pulled over their black Volvo station wagons and arrested them at gunpoint.

Late-season freeze sets Baltic ice record

Late-season freeze sets Baltic ice record

Ice breakers navigating the Gulf of Bothnia have been astounded at the record spread of ice on the Baltic Sea, while scientists say they have never seen anything like it.

Swedish food: More than just a good Plopp

Swedish food: More than just a good Plopp

When it comes to international cuisine, it's easy to name a dish from France, India, or Japan. But what about Sweden? What has Sweden offered the culinary world? We talked to Stockholmers to find out the opinion from the home front.

Swedish café owner defends his kid ban

Swedish café owner defends his kid ban

A Swedish café owner who told parents to keep their kids away from his shop stands by his decision, despite losing a fair chunk of his "latte parent" customers and complaints about discrimination.

Gothenburg trains face Friday delays

Gothenburg trains face Friday delays

A now repaired electrical fault near Gothenburg affected rail traffic locally on Friday morning, with backlog delays expected after engineers restored the current on the first stretch of the important west to east coast track.

Swedish cat-food mum loses custody of baby

Swedish cat-food mum loses custody of baby

A Swedish mother who fed cat food to her infant has lost the right to care for her child after she posted video clips of the incident to Facebook.