15-year-old Swede beats filesharing charges

15-year-old Swede beats filesharing charges

A 15-year-old boy who had been reported to police by his school for violating Sweden's copyright laws was acquitted by the Gothenburg District Court on Tuesday in what prosecutors called an “absurd” ruling.

Pirate Bay founders start ‘legal’ filesharing site

Pirate Bay founders start ‘legal’ filesharing site

Two founders of filesharing website The Pirate Bay have launched a new online platform that they say respects the rights of copyright holders.

Hospital seeks advice on buying human body parts

Hospital seeks advice on buying human body parts

Uncertainty about Swedish rules governing trade in human body parts has prompted Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm to seek guidance on its plans to buy human body parts to overcome a shortage of donated cadavers.

Ikea donates millions to UN refugee organ

Ikea donates millions to UN refugee organ

The Ikea Foundation has announced that it plans to donate $62 million over three years to the UNHCR, earmarked for families fleeing drought, famine and conflict in Somalia.

Two-time lotto winner takes home millions

Two-time lotto winner takes home millions

The Swede who managed to buy two winning Triss scratch-off lottery tickets in three days appeared on TV4 on Tuesday morning and won over two million kronor ($317,000).

Diet research backed by US meat industry: report

Diet research backed by US meat industry: report

The latest in a slew of diet fads that have gained popularity in Sweden, the low-carb high fat diet (LCHF), is backed by research funded by the US meat industry, according to a new study.

Snus boosts post-heart attack mortality: study

Snus boosts post-heart attack mortality: study

Users of moist snuff or 'snus' who have suffered a heart attack can greatly reduce their chances of dying if they give up the habit, a new Swedish study has shown.

Fewer young Swedes use condoms: report

Fewer young Swedes use condoms: report

Every other Swede aged 25 to 35-years-old opts not to use a condom when having sex with a new partner, a new survey shows, raising fears of an explosion in sexually transmitted diseases (STD).

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Sweden Democrat targeted in arson attack

A Sweden Democrat local politician was targeted in an arson attack at her home in Södermanland south of Stockholm on Monday evening.

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Swedish newspapers target racist comments

Several major Swedish newspapers have introduced restrictions to the comment functions in their discussion forums in an attempt to gain better control and limit racism, sexism and personal attacks.