Police chief fed up over ‘jailed’ asylum seekers

Police chief fed up over ‘jailed’ asylum seekers

The increasing number of rejected asylum seekers being housed in a local jail along with drunks and suspected criminals has prompted the chief of police in Gothenburg to consider reporting himself to Sweden’s Parliamentary Ombudsman (Justitieombudsmännen – JO).

Tenant union names Sweden’s worst landlords

Tenant union names Sweden’s worst landlords

The Swedish Union of Tenants (Hyresgästföreningen) has come up with a "blacklist" of Sweden's worst landlords in its member magazine after asking its lawyers for nominations from each of the country's regions.

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Man jailed for store floor pooping

A man who defecated on the floor of a shop in eastern Sweden has been sentenced to prison.

Swedish films evenly split Guldbaggen awards

Swedish films evenly split Guldbaggen awards

The winners of Sweden's 2010 national film awards on Monday night were evenly spread out among the nominees, with three films walking away with at least two awards.

WikiLeaks servers could fire up Stockholm church

WikiLeaks servers could fire up Stockholm church

Heat produced by hard-working WikiLeaks servers housed underground in Stockholm may be used to help warm up a local church, according to a proposal from the head internet service provider Bahnhof.

Volvo opens new China headquarters in Shanghai

Volvo opens new China headquarters in Shanghai

Swedish automaker Volvo opened its new China headquarters in Shanghai on Tuesday in its latest bid to expand its market share in the country.

Ericsson sales improve on mobile broadband

Ericsson sales improve on mobile broadband

Swedish mobile network giant Ericsson announced increased sales and a sharply higher net profit thanks to mobile broadband sales, although its earnings slightly missed expectations.

Unpaid SMS loans in Sweden shrink: agency

Unpaid SMS loans in Sweden shrink: agency

The number of unpaid SMS loans that end up with the Swedish Enforcement Administration (Kronofogden) has shrunk dramatically, according to the government agency.

Reducing stress fights more heart attacks: study

Reducing stress fights more heart attacks: study

Behaviour therapy to help patients with heart disease learn to better manage stress can greatly reduce the risk of heart attacks in the long run, according to a new Swedish study.

Health fund pledges ‘zero tolerance’ on corruption

Health fund pledges ‘zero tolerance’ on corruption

The head of the Global Fund Against AIDS, TB and Malaria pledged "zero tolerance" for corruption on Monday after Sweden announced it would not commit to its contributions amid reports of "grave misuse" of about $34 million in four African countries.