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Four held in paedophile blackmail scheme

Four men from the same family in eastern Sweden who are accused of posing as children on the internet and blackmailing paedophiles were remanded in custody on Thursday.

‘Walking a scooter while drunk is a crime’: court

‘Walking a scooter while drunk is a crime’: court

Sweden's Supreme Court (Högsta Domstolen) has ruled that a teenager in Ulricehamn, in the south west of Sweden, is guilty of drunk driving after pedalling his scooter forward with his feet while inebriated.

Swedish teen struck for using mobile in class

Swedish teen struck for using mobile in class

A schoolteacher in Arvika in central Sweden has been convicted of assault after striking a student talking on her mobile phone during class.

Sweden issues Syria travel warning

Sweden issues Syria travel warning

Sweden on Thursday advised its citizens against travelling to Syria as protests for greater freedoms intensified in the autocratic Middle Eastern country.

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New high in number of ‘pro-refugee’ Swedes

Swedes have never been more positive to refugee immigration, according to new figures from the SOM-Institute at the University of Gothenburg.

Spotify to set limits on free music streaming

Spotify to set limits on free music streaming

Swedish music streaming service Spotify has announced plans to implement new limits on its free service in hopes of encouraging more users to pay for the services premium features.

‘Saab is a brilliant deal’: Antonov

‘Saab is a brilliant deal’: Antonov

Russian financier and potential Saab investor Vladimir Antonov, who remains undaunted by recent troubles the Swedish carmaker, is currently being vetted by the Swedish debt office.

Pensioner revolt over bank’s ‘cashless’ bid

Pensioner revolt over bank’s ‘cashless’ bid

A pensioners' rights group in central Sweden has accused a Swedish bank of discrimination over plans to end cash handling services at local branch offices.

Sweden to host NHL season openers

Sweden to host NHL season openers

The NHL will play season openers in Europe for the fifth consecutive year with Sweden's capital Stockholm set to host two games in the three city, four club tour.

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ABB lands Chinese electricity contract

Swedish-Swiss engineering group ABB has announced that it has won a $120 million order for an ultra high voltage electricity line in China.

‘Pay funeral costs in return for organs’: study

‘Pay funeral costs in return for organs’: study

Swedish county health authorities should be allowed to pay for funerals in return for the relatives allowing the donation of the deceased's organs, Swedish researchers have argued in a new study.