Thousands of apartments rented illegally

Thousands of apartments rented illegally

Four of out ten apartments in Stockholm have been found to be rented on illegal contracts, a new survey from the three major public housing firms shows.

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Monster: Job vacancies at 7-month high

Swedish employers are taking on staff at the highest rate for seven months, according to the Monster Employment Index.

Kitty the cat survives nine-shot attack

Kitty the cat survives nine-shot attack

As if seeking to prove the verity of the old myth of a cat's nine lives, Kitty - a feline resident of Traneberg in western Sweden - is recovering after surviving nine shots to her head and torso.

Robberies raise prospect of retail cash ban

Robberies raise prospect of retail cash ban

The head of the Swedish Work Environment Authority (Arbetsmiljöverket) has raised the prospect of a ban on cash in Sweden's retail stores to help tackle the growing problem of robbery.

‘Catholics in Sweden must challenge Rome’

‘Catholics in Sweden must challenge Rome’

The Catholic Church in Sweden must demand that the Vatican abolish celibacy for priests, allow women to be ordained, stop oppressing homosexuals and reverse its ban on contraception, argues Swedish Catholic and poet Marcus Birro.

Migration board launches online citizenship form

Migration board launches online citizenship form

The Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket) has announced the launch of an online citizenship application service.

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Faked cerebral palsy netted millions in benefit

A 32-year-old man from Halmstad is suspected of having cheated his way to benefits of almost five million kronor ($700,000) from the Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan) by pretending to be mentally disabled.

Bishop begs forgiveness for Catholic priest abuse

Bishop begs forgiveness for Catholic priest abuse

The Catholic Church in Sweden has confirmed the receipt of two reports of child sexual abuse perpetrated by priests as Bishop Anders Aborelius asked for forgiveness on Tuesday.

Lars Ohly turns down royal wedding invite

Lars Ohly turns down royal wedding invite

Left Party leader Lars Ohly has declined the invitation to attend Crown Princess Victoria's wedding to Daniel Westling on June 19th.

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Serial killer’s lawyer given all clear

Claes Borgström, the lawyer who represented convicted serial killer Thomas Quick, has been told there will be no investigation into his conduct after reporting himself to the Swedish Bar Association (Advokatsamfundet).

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Fake Swedish pilot convicted by Dutch court

41-year-old Swede Thomas Salme who flew for 13 years without a valid pilot's licence has been served with a small fine and banned from flying for one year after a conviction in a Dutch court.