Salinger ‘sequel’ writer reveals identity

Salinger ‘sequel’ writer reveals identity

A Swedish publisher has revealed that he is John David California, the pseudonymous writer being sued by reclusive American author JD Salinger for an unauthorized sequel to The Catcher in the Rye.

Confession in killing of teenage girl

Confession in killing of teenage girl

The 16-year-old boy suspected in the weekend murder of a 15-year-old girl in Stureby south of Stockholm confessed to manslaughter on Wednesday and has been remanded in custody.

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Gangsters forced boy to replace ‘trademark’ tattoo

Two members of a criminal gang were indicted on criminal charges on Wednesday after forcing an 18-year-old boy to replace a tattoo they claimed had infringed their "trademark".

Guilty verdicts in ICA meat cheat scandal

Guilty verdicts in ICA meat cheat scandal

Two employees from an ICA Maxi grocery store in Nacka outside of Stockholm have been convicted for repackaging out-of-date meat and putting it back on store shelves.

‘God probably doesn’t exist’: Swedish humanists

‘God probably doesn’t exist’: Swedish humanists

The role of religion in public life in Sweden has been brought into sharp relief by a provocative ad campaign questioning the existence of God.

Prison for abusive foster parents

Prison for abusive foster parents

Two foster parents charged with abusing three orphaned brothers in their care were sentenced to prison on Wednesday by the Falu District Court in central Sweden.

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Activists arrested during NATO exercise

Five people were arrested on Wednesday morning after entering a bombing range in northern Sweden being used as a part of a major NATO training exercise.

Billing scandal rocks Swedish Red Cross

Billing scandal rocks Swedish Red Cross

The Swedish Red Cross (Röda Korset) has been shaken by a fraud scandal involving the organization’s former head of communications.

Reinfeldt pushes for carbon tax in Europe

Reinfeldt pushes for carbon tax in Europe

Speaking in Brussels in Tuesday, Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt urged other countries in Europe to implement a tax on carbon dioxide to help reduce greenhouse gases emissions.

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Volvo Group cancels some layoffs as other jobs are cut

Sweden's Volvo Group announced plans on Tuesday to cut 160 white collar jobs at its aeronautics arm while at the same time more than 300 other workers were told their jobs had been spared.