How to beat the post-holiday work blues

How to beat the post-holiday work blues

The heat lingers, but the days are getting shorter, and in their droves the busy Swedish worker bees return to their hives. Yet the experience is not sweet as honey for some. Expat counsellor Lysanne Sizoo tells The Local how to deal with post-vacation depression.

Stockholm man dies from shot to the face

Stockholm man dies from shot to the face

Heavily armed police were called to the scene of a shooting in central Stockholm on Monday, where they discovered an unidentified man who had been shot in the face and later died from his injuries.

Alliance rift over family reunification policy

Alliance rift over family reunification policy

A requirement that immigrants be able to support themselves before applying to have their families join them in Sweden has led to a rift between coalition partners in the centre-right Alliance government.

Subletting law change boosts housing supply

Subletting law change boosts housing supply

Despite fears that Sweden's new subletting law would lead to a spike in rents, the change has nevertheless resulted in an increased supply of sublets in some parts of the country.

Swedish teens buy online chlamydia cure

Swedish teens buy online chlamydia cure

Health workers in southern Sweden have warned that young Swedes are increasingly self-medicating against sexually transmitted diseases by buying antibiotics on the internet, in some cases to hide infidelity.

Titanic II to be decked out by Swedish designers

Titanic II to be decked out by Swedish designers

A full-scale replica of the Titanic commissioned by an Australian billionaire will feature an interior designed by a team of Swedes in Höganäs.

Sweden probes ‘doubled’ insider trading cases

Sweden probes ‘doubled’ insider trading cases

Suspected cases of insider trading are on the up in Sweden, with financial crimes investigators looking into as nearly as many cases in the past six months as in all of 2012.

Swedish engineers buy French software firm

Swedish engineers buy French software firm

ABB took another step into the building-automation market by purchasing Toulouse-based Newron System for an undisclosed sum, the Swiss-Swedish engineering giant announced on Monday.

Stockholm student homes a hotbed for lice

Stockholm student homes a hotbed for lice

The housing catastrophe for students in Stockholm means more youngsters are turning to shared accommodation, which experts warn is bringing students new problems of the creepy-crawly variety.

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Swedish woman gives birth in crashed car

A woman in eastern Sweden gave birth inside her crashed car, which had flipped off the highway when her husband noticed their baby was making an early appearance on the way to the hospital.