Israel tight lipped about Swedish teen’s detention

Israel tight lipped about Swedish teen’s detention

A Swedish boy detained on the West Bank last week has still not been allowed to meet with Swedish embassy officials, with Israeli authorities stating only that the 17-year-old is being held over terrorism suspicions.

‘Garlic and raisins prevent premature births’

‘Garlic and raisins prevent premature births’

Women who eat a lot of garlic at the start of their pregnancy are less likely to give birth prematurely, a finding that has Swedish researchers scratching their heads and getting ready to find out why.

Nuke plant back online after jellyfish foul-up

Nuke plant back online after jellyfish foul-up

A Swedish nuclear reactor was restarted on Wednesday following a three-day closure caused by a build-up of jellyfish in a cooling system, according to the operators.

‘Golden handshake’ vote divides Swedish MPs

‘Golden handshake’ vote divides Swedish MPs

An unusual cross-bloc alliance emerged in Sweden's Riksdag on Wednesday in a vote on controversial changes to the generous severance pay packages offered to MPs when they leave parliament.

Eight healthy tips for surviving Swedish winter

Eight healthy tips for surviving Swedish winter

Winter in Sweden is around the corner and it's time to start planning accordingly, advises Stockholm nutritionist and New Zealand native Kate Nordin, who offers up her top eight tips for keeping fit and avoiding winter fatigue.

Bomb scare prompts Malmö school evacuation

Bomb scare prompts Malmö school evacuation

Police evacuated two preschools in Malmö on Wednesday morning as a bomb squad moved in to examine a suspicious package, setting up a no-go zone with a 200 metre radius.

Cyberbully suspect denies child sex crimes

Cyberbully suspect denies child sex crimes

The trial started on Wednesday of a 45-year-old man suspected of driving a 13-year-old girl to suicide by threatening to publish sex acts he allegedly made her perform online. He faces multiple child sex charges.

Swedish midwives cut health care costs

Swedish midwives cut health care costs

Swedish midwives monitor women's well-being during pregnancy, keeping costs low by keeping 'test-happy' doctors at bay. Tradition and a strong midwives union have kept them in charge, with Sweden the second best place in the world to give birth.

Budget will force units to disband: military

Budget will force units to disband: military

Sweden must decide whether to make its military high-tech or enable it to defend an attack on the country, the commander-in-chief has warned as the Armed Forces submitted a new report about the future of the country's defence to the government.

Swedish shares defy US budget turmoil

Swedish shares defy US budget turmoil

The American budget mayhem failed to put a damper on Tuesday's stock prices in Stockholm, but did knock a gust or two out of the sails of Swedish Match, for whom the US is a key and growing market.