Free paper publisher Metro sees losses shrink

Free paper publisher Metro sees losses shrink

Metro International, which publishes a number of free newspapers around the world, said on Monday that it had narrowed its losses in the second quarter.

Foreigners ‘blocked’ from college courses

Foreigners ‘blocked’ from college courses

Sweden’s new university admissions system discriminates against foreign students and breaks EU law, according to the country’s university regulator.

Two rare tapirs born in Sweden in one week

Two rare tapirs born in Sweden in one week

Sweden has laid claim to a rare animal sensation this week: the birth of two tapirs at different zoos, a male and female respectively, out of about only 30 around the world in captivity annually.

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Cerebral palsy fraudster gets 3 years in jail

A 32-year-old man who was caught playing ping-pong while claiming to be disabled by cerebral palsy has been jailed for three years by a Swedish court.

Vilks arsonists plan to appeal prison sentences

Vilks arsonists plan to appeal prison sentences

The two brothers who last week were sentenced for firebombing the home of artist Lars Vilks will appeal the sentence, the younger brother's lawyer announced on Monday.

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25% of female inmates engaged in prostitution

Every fourth woman in Sweden's prisons has at some point in her life been engaged in prostitution, Sveriges Radio's Ekot news service reported on Monday.

Electrolux posts record second-quarter profit

Electrolux posts record second-quarter profit

Electrolux, the world's second-largest maker of household electrical equipment, reported a record 56-percent rise in net profit for the second quarter on Monday.

Two helicopter heist thieves still at large

Two helicopter heist thieves still at large

Ten men caught after a helicopter heist at a cash depot belonging to security company G4S in southern Stockholm were sentenced on Monday, while two other known thieves remain unidentified and at large..

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40% of Swedes report improved finances: poll

Four out of ten Swedes believe that their wallets have fattened over the last four years, a TV4/Novus poll reveals.

Söderling falls short in Swedish Open final

Söderling falls short in Swedish Open final

Spain's Nicolas Almagro beat top seed and defending champion Robin Söderling in three sets in the final of the clay-court ATP Swedish Open at Båstad on Sunday.