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Amid Sochi Controversy Oslo Submits Bid for ’22 Games

Thursday Nov 14, 2013
Oslo submitted its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics on Wednesday, saying it plans a low-budget games with the majority of competitions held in the city and the Alpine events in Lillehammer.

Topless Activists Enter Russian Embassy in Sweden to Protest Anti-Gay Law

Thursday Aug 1, 2013
Two topless activists climbed over a fence into the Russian embassy in Stockholm on Thursday to protest against the country’s anti-gay bill and stigmatization of homosexuals.

Ikea to Launch Budget Hotel Chain

By LOUISE NORDSTROM | Sunday Sep 2, 2012
Best known for its budget flat-pack furniture, Scandinavian retailer Ikea is planning to launch a chain of budget hotels in Europe.

Stockholm Pride Returns with Margaret Cho

Monday Jul 30, 2012
The theme for this year’s Stockholm Pride is "Together", which can be seen in the diversity of the festival program ranging from international pop star Agnes’ only concert this summer, standup comedy of the world renowned Margaret Cho.

Swedish Man Cleared of Rape Charges Because Victim Was Transgender

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Jul 6, 2012
A Swedish court cleared a man of rape charges because the victim he intended to attack is a transgender person, even though he assumed his target was a woman.

Sweden Repeals Trans Sterilization Law

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Feb 20, 2012
Sweden’s officials recently announced that they would repeal a 40-year-old law that forces transgender people to be sterilized if they want to legally change their gender.

Sweden Keeps ’Barbaric’ Trans Sterilization Law

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Jan 24, 2012
The Swedish government recently said that it would not amend a law that forces transgender people to be sterilized if they want to legally change their gender.

H&M Does Lisbeth Salander Style

By NICOLE EVATT | Thursday Dec 22, 2011
Stieg Larsson’s enigmatic anti-heroine Lisbeth Salander, from the best-selling books and upcoming U.S. film remake "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," is an unlikely trendsetter.

Sweden Offers Paternity Leave for Dads

By LOUISE NORDSTROM | Thursday Nov 3, 2011
Sweden encourages dads to stay at home with their newborn through a parental leave policy that is among the most generous in the world. More than a dozen countries now offer paid paternity leave, usually for a couple of weeks.

Lookin’ Good and Cookin’ Good at Red Rooster Harlem

By Mark Thompson | Sunday Oct 2, 2011
Aficionados of the Harlem Renaissance might have felt themselves slipping happily back in time upon crossing the threshold of Red Rooster Harlem the other night for chef Marcus Samuelsson’s celebratory party at his uptown restaurant.