Stockholm couple wins 80 million kronor jackpot

Stockholm couple wins 80 million kronor jackpot

A 50-year-old Stockholm couple has won a 79.5 million kronor jackpot from Lotto, Svenska Spel (Swedish Games) announced on Friday.

Student housing shortage worse than ever

Student housing shortage worse than ever

The student housing shortage appears to be worse than ever for the upcoming autumn session, Sweden's National Union of Students (Sveriges förenade studentkårer, SFS) reported on Friday.

Truckmaker Scania posts surprise Q2 results

Truckmaker Scania posts surprise Q2 results

Swedish truckmaker Scania reported unexpectedly strong second-quarter results on Friday as the auto industry rebounded from a disastrous 2009, when the global economic downturn savaged demand.

Big claims, little evidence: Sweden’s law against buying sex

Big claims, little evidence: Sweden’s law against buying sex

A new review of Sweden's ban on buying sex has provided little hard evidence that the policy of prohibition has worked, writes Laura Agustín, but few politicians have dared to point out its obvious failings.

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Prison guards take rapist to sex shop

A convicted rapist was taken by prison guards to a sex shop during supervised leave despite being on a strict no-porn rehabilitation regime.

Card-skimming devices found at H&M stores

Card-skimming devices found at H&M stores

Several H&M stores in Sweden have discovered so-called skimming devices on their card readers in Linköping, Täby, Löddeköpinge and Malmö.

Lagerbäck spurns chance to keep coaching Nigeria

Lagerbäck spurns chance to keep coaching Nigeria

Sweden's Lars Lagerback has turned down an offer to continue coaching the Nigerian football team, the national football federation (NFF) confirmed on Friday.

Ericsson Q2 sales disappoint, shares drop

Ericsson Q2 sales disappoint, shares drop

Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson reported a surge in second-quarter profits, but a fall in sales disappointed investors as its shares dropped.

Underweight kids have higher tooth decay risk

Underweight kids have higher tooth decay risk

Underweight children are at three times' greater risk of tooth decay as normal weight children, according to a new Swedish study released on Thursday.

Payment row over ethanol car repairs

Payment row over ethanol car repairs

High sulphate concentrations in ethanol in the spring have damaged hundreds of car engines, setting off a dispute between car manufacturers and fuel companies as to who will pay for the repairs.

‘Heil Hitler’ song deemed not hate speech: ruling

‘Heil Hitler’ song deemed not hate speech: ruling

The Chancellor of Justice (Justitiekanslern, JK) will not bring criminal charges against a car owner who played late rockabilly singer Eddie Meduza's song "Heil Hitler" over loudspeakers to a large group of people in a parking lot.