Swedish pensioner charged with ‘Nigeria Letter’ scam

Swedish pensioner charged with ‘Nigeria Letter’ scam

Wednesday saw the start of the trial against a 67-year-old Swedish woman who is charged with having swindled 3.4 million kronor ($517,000) from friends with the help of so called "Nigeria Letters".

Swedish weather ‘hard to predict’: forecaster

Swedish weather ‘hard to predict’: forecaster

Rain showers, followed by bouts of sunshine, followed by ominous looking skies – this summer it’s been extra difficult to predict Sweden's weather and thus meet government targets for forecasting accuracy.

Politicians to blame for far right growth: Mankell

Politicians to blame for far right growth: Mankell

Swedish bestselling author and human rights activist Henning Mankell said in an interview on UK television on Monday that mainstream politicians shoulder the responsibility for the rise of the far right.

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Religious conflict on the rise in Sweden: study

When American research centre Pew investigated the development of religious conflicts and oppression worldwide between 2006 and 2009, Sweden distinguished itself as a country where hostilities related to religion are increasing the most.

Judge gives go ahead for Dewani extradition

Judge gives go ahead for Dewani extradition

A judge at a London court on Wednesday ruled that a British man can be extradited to South Africa to face trial for the murder of his Swedish bride but he referred the case to the home secretary for a final decision.

Lars Ohly: Seven years at the helm of Sweden’s Left Party

Lars Ohly: Seven years at the helm of Sweden’s Left Party

Lars Ohly announced on Tuesday that he is to step down as leader of Sweden's Left Party. While widely respected as a person and as a skilful debater, his tenure will be remembered more for his stance on Communism and electoral decline.

Jenny, 30, feared kidnapped in Malmö

Jenny, 30, feared kidnapped in Malmö

30-year-old Jenny Persson from Malmö, in southern Sweden, has been missing without a trace since she left her flat on August 1st without her credit cards, mobile phone or passport.

Tenant fined for painting room ‘abnormally’ green

Tenant fined for painting room ‘abnormally’ green

A tenant in Gothenburg has been fined over 30,000 kronor ($4,660) for carrying out shoddy and unfinished painting work and for choosing the wrong shade of green for his bedroom.

Saab unions demand answers from CEO

Saab unions demand answers from CEO

Saab CEO and sole director, Victor Muller, will meet Wednesday with representatives of the four unions at its factory in Trollhättan in western Sweden, who are seeking answers as to how the company will ensure that wages are paid.

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Boy watched as granddad dragged out to sea

A man in his seventies has been reported missing after having fallen overboard on a fishing trip near Varberg in western Sweden. The man's 11-year-old grandson tried to save him but was unable to hold on.

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64-year-old charged over birthday wishes

A 64-year-old man has been charged with harassment after posting an advert in a local newspaper to wish happy birthday to a boy to whom he claims to be the father.