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'Sjöstedt-effect' boosts Left Party figures

'Sjöstedt-effect' boosts Left Party figures

Sweden's Left Party has already seen a dramatic rise in popularity since new leader Jonas Sjöstedt took over the reins a month ago. The first poll taken since Sjöstedt took over shows that his party has risen to 9.3 percent in the opinion polls, bringing its best result since 2004.

Löfven won’t block profits in care sector

Löfven won't block profits in care sector

New Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven has ruled out the possibility of forbidding companies from making profits in the care sector.

Five Swedish songs that never made Eurovision

Five Swedish songs that never made Eurovision

As Sweden is gearing up for the fest that is the Melodifestivalen, Swedish living rooms are being prepared for Sweden's greatest television event invading the country for six weeks every year.

New bidder in the Saab saga shows its hand

New bidder in the Saab saga shows its hand

Less than 24 hours after Chinese firm Youngman reportedly placed a bid for Saab, another interested party has apparently joined the race to snap up the bankrupt carmaker.

Police close entrance to Malmö hospital

Police close entrance to Malmö hospital

Police in Malmö have taken the unusual decision to cordon off the entrance to the accident and emergency department at the Skåne University Hospital following the latest in a rising number of fatal shooting incidents.

Rough weather causes train chaos in Stockholm

Train chaos swept railways south of central Stockholm on Friday morning, after an overhead line fell onto the tracks between Stockholm and the country's south.

Nurse rapped for posting X-ray on Facebook

Nurse rapped for posting X-ray on Facebook

A nurse in south west Sweden has been reprimanded for putting up an X-ray photo of someone's skull on his Facebook page.

Volvo group announces record sales for 2011

Volvo group announces record sales for 2011

Volvo Group, the world's second-largest truck maker, announced Friday a 63-percent jump in its 2011 net profit boosted by record sales and margins, and a 43-percent hike in the fourth quarter.

Swedes' snap wins 'most awkward ever' family pic

The first prize in a worldwide competition to find the most awkward family photos, recently awarded by a British newspaper, went to a Swedish couple in northern Sweden, whose take on a pregnancy snap has raised a few eyebrows.

Snow and cold wreak havoc over Sweden

Snow and cold wreak havoc over Sweden

The extreme weather of the last few days is continuing to cause trouble all across Sweden with traffic accidents, heavy snowfall and the coldest temperatures of the year measured countrywide.

Thai van driver held after Swedish death crash

Thai van driver held after Swedish death crash

The driver of the van that crashed into a minibus, killing four young Swedish holidaymakers on Wednesday, has been arrested in Phuket after being on the run for two days.

Stealthy snake hid inside hotel trouser press

Stealthy snake hid inside hotel trouser press

A woman staying at a hotel in Örnsköldsvik, northern Sweden, was recently shocked to see a snake staring back at her from inside the hotel trouser press.

TeliaSonera reports profit drop for 2011

Nordic telecoms giant TeliaSonera on Thursday reported a 14-percent drop in net profit for 2011 but forecast a slight rise in sales for the current year.