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Subsidize Viagra to ensure quality of life: Swedish court

Subsidize Viagra to ensure quality of life: Swedish court

Arguing that having sex is essential to a reasonable quality of life, a Swedish court has ordered local authorities to subsidize a 30-year-man's prescription for the potency drug Viagra.

How do I know whether my doctor is any good?

How do I know whether my doctor is any good?

I've read about a number of horrible medical mistakes on The Local. How can I find out whether or not my doctor has been reported for malpractice? - Dianne, Stockholm

Nazi poison used in ex-lover's murder bid

Nazi poison used in ex-lover's murder bid

A 32-year-old man from northern Sweden charged with trying to kill his ex-girlfriend four times had enough Zyklon B pesticide, once used in Nazi gas chambers, to kill 42,000 people.

Prison for abduction of Aussie boys

Prison for abduction of Aussie boys

The Swedish mother charged with abducting her two sons from their Australian father has been sentenced to 10 months in prison.

Swede charged for soliciting nude pics from pre-teen girls

An Uppsala University education student has been charged for requesting nude pictures over the internet from hundreds of underage girls across Sweden.

Swedish jobless rate continues to climb

Nearly a quarter of a million Swedes were registered as jobless at the end of June, an increase of nearly 75 percent compared with the same month last year.

Swedish town overrun by mosquitoes

Swedish town overrun by mosquitoes

Residents of the sleepy farming district of Österfärnebo in eastern Sweden blame bureaucratic obstinacy for bringing plague-like swarms of mosquitoes to their village.

Swedish press in Britney Spears boycott

Swedish press in Britney Spears boycott

Sweden's four national newspapers plan to boycott Britney Spears' upcoming concert in Stockholm to protest what they see as unreasonable demands for the use of pictures taken at the concert.

EU backs Barroso for second term on Commission

European Union nations gave their official backing Thursday for Jose Manuel Barroso to serve a second five-year term as European Commission president, the EU's Swedish presidency said.

US food giant sues Swedish filmmaker

US food giant sues Swedish filmmaker

A Swedish documentary filmmaker has been sued for defamation by US-based banana producer Dole Foods for a new film featuring a Los Angeles lawyer's fight for Nicaraguan fruit workers.

More safety concerns for Vattenfall reactor in Germany

More safety concerns for Vattenfall reactor in Germany

Sweden's Vattenfall suffered another setback on Thursday as the company announced it would carry out additional checks of suspected faulty fuel rods at a nuclear power station it operates in Germany.

Ericsson inks 'game changing' US deal

Sweden's Ericsson has signed a contract with Sprint Nextel worth up to $5.0 billion to take over daily management of the US telecom group's network, Ericsson announced on Thursday.