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Swedish supermodel sheds clothes for naked luge race

Swedish supermodel sheds clothes for naked luge race

Swedish supermodel Marcus Schenkenberg was among 30 naked sledders who spent Saturday scooting down a snowy German mountainside with little to protect their bare skin from the elements.

Swedish docs in circumcision protest

Swedish docs in circumcision protest

Circumcision of young boys for religious and non-medical reasons ought to be banned in Sweden, urged the Swedish Paediatric Society (Svenska barnläkarföreningen, BLF).

Löfven lifts Social Democrats in poll results

Löfven lifts Social Democrats in poll results

The Social Democrats' new leader Stefan Löfven has been a major lift for his party. In less than a month, support for the Social Democrats has grown by 4.6 percentage points, the newest opinion poll from polling firm Sifo shows.

'This was exactly what we feared': Malmö police

'This was exactly what we feared': Malmö police

The man suspected of stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death in Malmö had recently been sentenced to a year in prison for assaulting her.

'Inertia' of Swedish model bashed by firms

'Inertia' of Swedish model bashed by firms

Swedish companies, relatively unscathed by the European debt crisis, dislike the Swedish economic model's inertia, want reforms to boost their competitiveness, and want to adopt the euro, their representatives say.

Skåne hardest hit by 'swine flu' narcolepsy

Skåne hardest hit by 'swine flu' narcolepsy

Thirty-three cases of narcolepsy have been reported in Skåne after Sweden's massive vaccination campaign against swine flu in 2009. The southern region has been unusually hard struck by the vaccine Pandemrix's side effects.