Swedish watchdog slams home builder contracts

Swedish watchdog slams home builder contracts

Sweden's consumer watchdog has criticised 15 small house builders for unfair contract terms, the agency announced on Tuesday.

Sweden home to more than 1,600 centenarians

Sweden home to more than 1,600 centenarians

Slightly more than 1,600 individuals in Sweden are more than a 100 years old, Sweden's statistics agency reported on Tuesday.

Swedish household loan growth continues to slow

Swedish household loan growth continues to slow

Growth in lending to Swedish households by banks and mortgage institutions continued to slow last month, Sweden's statistics agency revealed on Tuesday.

Smuggled Swede sweets eat away Danish tax take

Smuggled Swede sweets eat away Danish tax take

An estimated 300 million kronor ($44.18 million) worth of illegally smuggled sweets and chocolate from Sweden are sold in Denmark every year, the Danish tax authority announced on Tuesday.

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Murdered mum with dog leash, sentenced to life

A 33-year-old woman from Värnamo in western Sweden has been sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering her mother and a friend in what has been described as a "bizarre killing".

Swedish FM’s blog posts racy ads after hack

Swedish FM’s blog posts racy ads after hack

Recent hacks on Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt's blog have resulted in the site briefly displaying ads for Russian wives, Danish capital advisers and motivational speakers.

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Swede deported from Colombia

A Swedish citizen has been deported from Colombia to Sweden, suspected of serious drugs offences and of being the leader of a cocaine smuggling ring.

Reinfeldt riding wave of Swedish confidence

Reinfeldt riding wave of Swedish confidence

More than seven out of ten Swedes have high or very high confidence in Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, according to a survey by Aftonbladet/Sifo published on Tuesday.

‘Freddie Ljungberg is a very famous player – and I like his underwear’

‘Freddie Ljungberg is a very famous player – and I like his underwear’

South Korean international Cha Du Ri admitted on Monday that he's a fan of Celtic target Freddie Ljungberg's fashionable choice of underwear as well as the Swede's stylish game.

Swedish teen girls pop pills for ‘everything’

Swedish teen girls pop pills for ‘everything’

Around 15 percent of teenage girls in Stockholm take non-prescription painkillers every week or several times a week - to combat stress, pain, sleeping disorders and to lose weight, according to a survey by the Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) daily.