Swedes’ opposition to euro hits record high

Swedes’ opposition to euro hits record high

Nearly two thirds of Swedes say they are against adoption of the euro, the highest figure since polling began, according to a new survey from Statistics Sweden (Statistiska Centralbyrån - SCB).

‘I feared for my own life’: father of convicted son

‘I feared for my own life’: father of convicted son

The re-trial of the so-called Högsby 'honour killing' continued on Wednesday with testimonies from the parents who denied claims by their 23-year-old that they made him take the blame for murdering his sister's boyfriend.

Networking site Linkedin to open Stockholm office

Networking site Linkedin to open Stockholm office

Professional networking site Linkedin revealed on Wednesday plans to open a Stockholm office to further the Scandinavian market and offer better services to their existing members in the Nordic countries.

Swedish Church members ‘don’t believe in Jesus’

Swedish Church members ‘don’t believe in Jesus’

Only 15 percent of members of the Church of Sweden say they believe in Jesus, and an equal number claim to be atheists according to the results of a recent survey.

Reinfeldt and Juholt spar in first debate

Reinfeldt and Juholt spar in first debate

The leaders of Sweden’s two largest political parties clashed for the first time on Wednesday, with Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt warning that pressure from opposition parties on the right and left were pushing his minority government towards crisis.

Örebro rapist sentenced to 12 years in prison

Örebro rapist sentenced to 12 years in prison

A 24-year-old man considered to be Sweden's worst serial rapist was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Wednesday for attacking 13 women in the central Swedish town of Örebro.

‘Worthless’ Russian painting sold for millions at Swedish auction

‘Worthless’ Russian painting sold for millions at Swedish auction

A Russian painting considered worthless by its owner and nearly donated to charity fetched a staggering 7.6 million kronor ($1.2 million) at an auction in Uppsala in eastern Sweden on Tuesday.

Basshunter beats Scottish sex assualt rap

Basshunter beats Scottish sex assualt rap

Swedish star DJ Basshunter has been cleared of charges that he sexually assaulted two women following a performance at a Scottish nightclub in December.

Yemeni blogger seeks asylum in Sweden

Yemeni blogger seeks asylum in Sweden

A Yemeni blogger who has received death threats for criticising President Ali Abdullah Saleh has applied for asylum in Sweden amid mounting political violence in the country.

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Former students charged for killing teacher

Swedish prosecutors have charged two former students along with a third accomplice for beating a high school to teacher to death in early April.

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Swedish couple forced to give back adopted son

A couple from western Sweden was forced to give up their adopted son when his biological mother changed her mind eight months after giving him up for adoption.