Radiation agency touts Swedish teen tan ban

Radiation agency touts Swedish teen tan ban

A sharp increase in reports of young people being injured from visits to Sweden’s tanning salons may result in stricter regulations, including a ban on clients younger than 18-years-old.

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Sweden reins in sick leave payouts

Fewer Swedes are claiming sick leave benefits than at any point since 1982, according to new figures from the Swedish Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan).

Pirate Bay operator faces new probe

Pirate Bay operator faces new probe

Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, one of the four men recently sentenced to prison in The Pirate Bay trial, is the subject of an investigation by Swedish prosecutors looking into his role in The Student Bay, a file sharing site specializing in academic texts.

Charges filed in grisly bolt gun killing

Charges filed in grisly bolt gun killing

A 44-year-old man from Mellerud in western Sweden was charged on Monday on suspicions of having brutally murdered his neighbour with a bolt pistol normally used for anesthetizing livestock.

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Metro’s losses mount as potential bid fails to materialize

Metro International, publisher of the free daily Metro newspaper, saw its shares on the Stockholm stock exchange plunge Monday morning following huge first quarter losses and news the company was abandoning talks with a potential bidder.

Chinese suitors plan visit to Volvo Cars: report

Chinese suitors plan visit to Volvo Cars: report

Chinese auto company representatives interested in buying Volvo Cars from Ford will be heading to Sweden next week to visit the troubled Swedish carmaker’s European headquarters.

Ljungberg adds Swedish sex appeal to Seattle Sounders

Ljungberg adds Swedish sex appeal to Seattle Sounders

Football player enthusiast Charlotte West reveals her deep admiration for the ball juggling skills of male model midfielder Freddie Ljungberg.

Confessed serial killer requests retrial

Confessed serial killer requests retrial

Convicted serial killer Thomas Quick, who recently retracted confessions for eight murders, formally petitioned the Svea Court of Appeal for a retrial on Monday.

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Facebook off limits for county employees

The Jämtland County Council in western Sweden has decided to ban its employees from using office computers to visit the Facebook social networking website.

Students’ art subject to legal review

Students’ art subject to legal review

Sweden's University College of Arts, Craft and Design (Konstfack) has decided to have lawyers review projects prepared by final-year students for this year’s spring exhibition.

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Woman held for attempted murder

A woman in her fifties was arrested and detained on Sunday night suspected of having stabbed her boyfriend in the stomach in an apartment in Fagersta in central Sweden.