Youth leader may resign over snoop law

Youth leader may resign over snoop law

The head of the Moderate Party’s youth organization (MUF), Niklas Wykman, has threatened in his blog to leave the party if it doesn’t change its position with regard to the new surveillance law.

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Forgotten bag results in gun charges for Gothenburg man

A man who stopped off at a pub located on Gothenburg’s trendy Avenyn with a pistol, ammunition, and a balaclava in a bag claimed he was on his way to turn the weapon into police.

Boy convicted for killing caregiver

Boy convicted for killing caregiver

The 15-year-old boy who in May stabbed a female caregiver to death at the Tunagården treatment centre outside of Malmö was sentenced to institutional psychiatric care on Monday.

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Grocer Lidl in six pack setback

Sweden’s consumer ombudsman (KO) has ruled that a marketing campaign by German grocery chain Lidl is inappropriate because people must purchase alcohol to participate.

Spying bosses sack translators

Spying bosses sack translators

Two translators have been fired by their employer in western Sweden after management at the firm secretly spied on the employees' private internet conversations.

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Betsson files complaint over Gaming Board fines

The gaming company Betsson has reported Sweden’s Gaming Board to the Ombudsmen of Justice (JO) over the Board’s plans for fining Betsson after the company opened a store in Stockholm.

Swedish rally driver admits to driving drunk

Swedish rally driver admits to driving drunk

Swedish rally driver Daniel Carlsson, who runs a well-known campaign against drunk driving, is suspected of having driven under the influence.

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Prominent local politician held in revenge murder plot

Battal Batti, a prominent local Social Democratic politician from Sandvik in east central Sweden, was remanded in custody on Sunday on suspicions of plotting an attempted murder and interference in a judicial matter, according to local media.

No more free education for non-Europeans

No more free education for non-Europeans

Sweden is to start charging tuition to non-European university students, according to comments by higher education minister Lars Leijonborg in the Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) newspaper.

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Swede’s family found dead in the Philipines

The charred remains of a 61-year-old Swedish man, his 35-year-old Philippine wife, and the couple’s two children, ages 5 and 2, have been found shot to death in their home in the Philippines, according to the Sun Star newspaper.