Girl, 16, freed in ‘truth or dare’ underage sex case

Girl, 16, freed in ‘truth or dare’ underage sex case

A Swedish court has dismissed sexual abuse charges against a teenage girl who had sex with two underage boys after a game of 'truth and dare'.

SAS posts deep losses after cartel fine

SAS posts deep losses after cartel fine

Beleaguered Scandinavian airline SAS posted deep losses for the third quarter, with results weighed down by legal fees and a €70 million fine ($96.38 million) for being part of a global cargo cartel.

Swedish football body opts to expose trophy’s partisan secret

Swedish football body opts to expose trophy’s partisan secret

The Swedish Football Association (Svenska Fotbollsförbundet) will launch an investigation into whether there is any truth to the claims that its top-flight Allsvenskan championship trophy contains a pledge of allegiance to the Stockholm club supported by its creator.

Tax agency reports boom in ID card applications

Tax agency reports boom in ID card applications

The Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket) has seen a boom in applications for identification cards following changes which allow cross-checking of personal information with the Migration Board (Migrationsverket), launching a new IT system to cope with demand.

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Swedish child minder charged with rape

A 25-year-old child minder employed at a pre-school in southern Stockholm was on Wednesday formally charged with aggravated sexual abuse and rape of a child.

Sahlin calls on Social Democrat heads to resign

Sahlin calls on Social Democrat heads to resign

Social Democratic leader Mona Sahlin has called on her party's executive committee and the governing board to resign after the party's election defeat, according to national broadcaster SVT on Wednesday.

Shooter eyed in more unsolved Malmö killings

Shooter eyed in more unsolved Malmö killings

Police in Malmö are looking into whether 38-year-old Peter Mangs, who is in custody for a recent spate of racist shootings, may have also been involved in other unsolved murders from years past.

Yes, I can dress my kids for the Swedish weather

Yes, I can dress my kids for the Swedish weather

As much of Sweden is digging out from Tuesday’s snowstorm, contributor Gabriel Stein explains how getting his kids dressed in Sweden pushes him to the limit and back almost every morning.

Säpo ‘never authorised’ US surveillance

Säpo ‘never authorised’ US surveillance

Sweden's Security Service Säpo did not give permission to the US embassy to conduct surveillance in Sweden, according to chief Anders Danielsson.

Warplane sales ‘destabilising’: Swedish think tank

Warplane sales ‘destabilising’: Swedish think tank

Stockholm independent research institute SIPRI has warned that sales of combat aircraft could have a destabilising effect in many parts of the world, in a new report published on Wednesday.

Nobel laureate: limit jobless payouts to a year

Nobel laureate: limit jobless payouts to a year

Nobel Economics laureate Christopher Pissarides on Tuesday called on states to subsidise "real jobs" to increase employment and to limit benefits to a maximum of one year to ward off long-term joblessness.