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Juholt defiant in face of calls to step down

Juholt defiant in face of calls to step down

Embattled Social Democrat leader Håkan Juholt remained defiant on Tuesday amid calls for him to step down, and conflicting reports over when he was made aware that he had spent years pocketing reimbursements he wasn't entitled to.

Swedish MPs tout assisted suicide

A network of Swedish MPs has been formed to push for a legalisation of assisted suicide with the group's founder comparing the issue to the abortion debate in the 1970s.

Parents force school to ditch 'costly' fruit break

Parents force school to ditch 'costly' fruit break

Disgruntled parents have prompted a school in eastern Sweden to abandon in-class fruit breaks after complaining over the costs of having kids bring fruit from home.

Swedish surfers defy cold to catch winter waves

Swedish surfers defy cold to catch winter waves

While the season's first winter storm sends most Swedes scrambling for warmth, a group of dedicated Swedish surfers instead rejoice at the chance to ride out the blustery weather from their boards, The Local's Joel Linde discovers.

Lund's foreign student recruitment efforts flop

Lund's foreign student recruitment efforts flop

Despite major investments in foreign student recruitment, Lund University has attracted barely half of the tuition-paying students it hoped would enroll.

Systembolaget goes local

Systembolaget goes local

Sweden's state-run alcohol retail monopoly Systembolaget has responded to demand for more locally-produced items by extending its range to promote small-scale producers from the turn of the year.

Chocoholics run lower risk of stroke: study

Chocoholics run lower risk of stroke: study

A fondness for chocolate doesn't have to be all bad, according to new Swedish research which has shown that the more chocolate consumed, the lower the risk of suffering a stroke.

Juholt travel expenses under scrutiny

Juholt travel expenses under scrutiny

Under-fire Social Democrat leader Håkan Juholt has come under further scrutiny over his expenses after revelations that he declined to repay some of a Riksdag travel grant despite having cut short an overseas trip in 2006.

Stieg Larsson journo school rejection letter to be auctioned off

Stieg Larsson journo school rejection letter to be auctioned off

A letter to late Swedish author Stieg Larsson rejecting his application to journalism school due to doubts about his writing skills is set to go on the auction block.

Pregnancy apps slammed for bad advice

Pregnancy apps slammed for bad advice

Two free mobile phone apps offering pregnancy advice have been criticised by a Swedish infant health group for offering information that could put unborn children at risk.

Syrians in Sweden: 'observers, not intervention'

Syrian opposition leaders meeting in Stockholm on Monday called for the deployment of international observers in their country but were largely opposed to foreign military intervention.

Court slows EU prostitute deportation efforts

Court slows EU prostitute deportation efforts

A Swedish court has ruled that prostitutes from other European Union countries should not be deported for at least their first three months in Sweden, much to the dismay of the police.