Swedish ex-Nazi extradited over sign theft

Swedish ex-Nazi extradited over sign theft

Former Swedish neo-Nazi leader Anders Högtröm has been extradited from Sweden to Poland where he is suspected of involvement in the theft of the infamous "Arbeit Macht Frei" sign from the Auschwitz death camp.

Top bloggers take on tax agency

Top bloggers take on tax agency

Three women with enormously popular lifestyle blogs have joined forces in a rearguard action against the Swedish Tax Agency, which plans to tax the scribes for gifts they've received from firms keen to promote their products online.

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Swedbank pulls out of state bank rescue plan

Swedbank's board has announced that the bank will leave the Swedish government's bank rescue programme with immediate effect as the bank credit market has stabilized.

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Swedish cars scrapped overseas

The number of cars scrapped in Sweden has halved over the past two years and is at its lowest level since the mid-1990s, according to a new report in the Dagens Nyheter (DN) daily.

Police powerless to close paedophile forums

Police powerless to close paedophile forums

Despite a new law designed to tackle grooming of young people by suspected paedophiles on internet websites, police are unable to act against those hosting chat forums, contact sites and advice pages.

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Supporter cleared over hooligan battle

A 36-year-old Hammarby supporter has successfully appealed a conviction for assault following an arranged fight between around 100 rival football fans in a small town in southern Sweden.

Top Social Democrats talk tough on rape

Top Social Democrats talk tough on rape

Punishments for the most serious rape crimes must be increased, former justice minister Thomas Bodström and former equality ombudsman Claes Borgström have urged.

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Norrland church thief demands cash for stolen statue

The Spanish man jailed in 2006 for a spate of thefts from churches in northern Sweden has demanded 60,000 kronor ($8,300) for the return of a stolen statue.

Greek man sues Swedish firm over Turkish yoghurt pic

Greek man sues Swedish firm over Turkish yoghurt pic

A Greek man has sued a dairy firm in southern Sweden after his picture ended up on a Turkish yoghurt product.

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Vitamin pills can increase cancer risk: study

Women who take multivitamin pills daily have a higher incidence of breast cancer than those that do not take vitamins supplements, according to a new Swedish study which has been unable to explain why.