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Sweden boosts maternity care in new budget proposal
Sweden's centre-left government has allocated another 500 million kronor ($57 million) to improve maternity care in the country in its new budget proposal amid concerns being raised by expectant mothers.
(Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:11:49 +0200)

Scary pictures of Eddie Läck stretchered off ice after violent collision
Swedish goalie Eddie Läck ended up in hospital after being sent sprawling as the Detroit Red Wings' Andreas Athanasiou scored a game-winning goal with 3:01 left in overtime.
(Tue, 28 Mar 2017 07:04:01 +0200)

Learning the language: The perils of poor Swedish prawn-unciation
Just when you think you've mastered Swedish, you open your mouth. Stockholm-based English teacher David Ashby describes the moment he realised his Swedish pronunciation scares small children.
(Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:59:59 +0200)

Who is Sweden's next Zlatan Ibrahimovic?
Sweden is still waiting for their next Zlatan, writes AFP's Hugues Honore. Will they ever find him?
(Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:27:26 +0200)

Malmö 'Isis member' accused of terrorism for fire at Islamic centre
A prosecutor has charged a Syrian man with terror offences, alleging that he started a fire at a Malmö community centre in order to spread fear in the name of Isis.
(Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:42:04 +0200)

Two people rescued after being stuck in Swedish mountains
Two people were stuck on a mountain in Abisko near the border with Norway.
(Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:08:11 +0200)

This Swedish town just had its hottest March day in at least 278 years
Uppsala had its warmest day in March since records began in 1739. And Stockholm also broke one of its records on Sunday as the heatwave swept in across parts of Sweden.
(Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:39:18 +0200)

Tragedy as soldier dies during military exercise in northern Sweden
A soldier has died after an armoured recovery vehicle fell through the ice during a military exercise in northern Sweden.
(Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:23:31 +0200)

'What I love about Sweden is they say things straight, which isn't the case in many other countries'
The Local speaks to Francois Mauraisin, who after an eventful life in France and the UK is now bringing colour to squares across Sweden with his international markets.
(Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:59:00 +0200)

After neo-Nazi youth, Swede teaches the value of tolerance
Kimmie Ahlen was once seduced by the violent underpinnings of National Socialist ideology, but today, alarmed by the spread of populism, he has a new mission - teaching tolerance to young Swedes.
(Sun, 26 Mar 2017 09:30:36 +0200)

How do you feel? Probably not as well as older Swedish men
Older Swedish men say they feel better than any other group in Sweden, according to a new study.
(Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:00:56 +0100)

UK absent as EU leaders seek unity on 60th birthday
European Union leaders celebrated the 60th anniversary of the bloc's founding treaties at a special summit in Rome on Saturday in a symbolic show of unity despite Britain's looming departure.
(Sat, 25 Mar 2017 10:54:35 +0100)

NHL to stage two regular season games in Sweden
Two National Hockey League regular-season games will be staged in Sweden next November to mark the 100th anniversary of the NHL.
(Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:13:11 +0100)

Swedish agencies hit by stinky fermented herring attack
A trio of Swedish agencies have been forced to hold their noses through the end of the week after their offices were attacked by pranksters who hid smelly fermented herring on the premises.
(Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:56:59 +0100)

Sweden to bask in warm spring weather this weekend
At last, balmy temperatures. That's "balmy" by Swedish standards.
(Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:10:31 +0100)

'Facebook rape video' trial begins in Uppsala
The trial of three men in Sweden charged in connection with the alleged rape of a woman in an Uppsala apartment which witnesses said was live streamed on Facebook has got under way.
(Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:09:07 +0100)

Swedish hotel will give you your money back... but only if you get divorced
A Swedish hotel chain is offering all couples a refund – but only if they get divorced within a year of their stay.
(Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:01:26 +0100)

Support provided to refugee children in Sweden inadequate: report
The support provided to children during the asylum process in Sweden is often inadequate, according to the Ombudsman for Children (BO), which is tasked with representing the rights and interests of children in Sweden.
(Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:48:28 +0100)

Sweden to get new anti-segregation authority
Sweden is to get a new government agency tasked with tackling segregation in Swedish society.
(Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:41:46 +0100)

Recipe: How to make delicious Swedish almondy tosca cake
Swedishfood.com's recipe for classic Swedish tosca cake is courtesy of none other than Great British Bake Off winner Edd Kimber. Try it!
(Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:59:00 +0100)