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Report slams denied ambulance call death

Report slams denied ambulance call death

Health authorities in northern Sweden have come in for scathing critique for the death of 22-year-old Jill Söderberg, whose repeated calls for an ambulance were denied because she was “still talking”.

Swedish Jewish leader: 'Enough is enough'

Swedish Jewish leader: 'Enough is enough'

The head of the Jewish community in Stockholm said on Tuesday she welcomes a planned meeting with top Social Democrats to discuss "anti-Semitic" remarks made by Ilmar Reepalu, but warned that "enough is enough".

Layoffs hit Sony Mobile workers in Lund

Layoffs hit Sony Mobile workers in Lund

Sony Mobile in Lund announced it was laying off 149 employees on Tuesday, after initial warnings that staff numbers would have to be cut down following Sony's purchase of its joint venture with Swedish telecom giant Ericsson in February.

Stockholm iPad 'magic' a surprise YouTube hit

Stockholm iPad 'magic' a surprise YouTube hit

A YouTube video of Swedish magicians promoting Stockholm using iPads and trickery has taken the internet world by storm, leaving audiences baffled and event organizers beaming.

Talks called over 'anti-Semitic' Malmö mayor

Talks called over 'anti-Semitic' Malmö mayor

Concerns expressed by Sweden's Jewish community over the "anti-Semitic" rhetoric of Malmö mayor Ilmar Reepalu have prompted Social Democrat head Stefan Löfven to call a meeting to discuss the issue.

Sweden secretly shipped plutonium to US: Bildt

Sweden secretly shipped plutonium to US: Bildt

Sweden recently carried out a secret operation in which three kilogrammes of plutonium was shipped to the United States for disposal, foreign minister Carl Bildt divulged on Tuesday.

Phone theft victim gets nude Facebook pic shock

Phone theft victim gets nude Facebook pic shock

A woman from northern Sweden who had her mobile phone stolen at the weekend was later horrified to find naked pictures of herself posted on her own Facebook page.

Spy agency cash used for Saudi arms plant: report

Spy agency cash used for Saudi arms plant: report

The shell company set up to carry out Sweden's secret plans to build a weapons factory in Saudi Arabia was financed with cash borrowed from the country's military intelligence agency, according to a new report.

Poison sausage plot targets Sweden's wolves

Poison sausage plot targets Sweden's wolves

Poisoned chorizo sausages have been found laid out in the woods around Dalarna, in central Sweden, in what police believe was an attempt to bait and kill wolves in the area.

Man arrested after bomb threat shuts train station

A man in his early twenties has been arrested on suspicion of calling in a bomb threat on Monday that prompted the evacuation of the central train station in Östersund, northern Sweden.

212 cannabis plants found 'dumped' in lake

212 cannabis plants found 'dumped' in lake

A man who was out walking near Asige, southern Sweden, came across an unusual sight in a popular swimming location when he discovered over 200 cannabis plants and gear for indoor cultivation dumped in the lake.