Audit: ‘serious problems’ in Swedish legal system

Audit: ‘serious problems’ in Swedish legal system

Sweden's legal system is plagued by serious shortcomings, according to a new report, which argues that a lack of coordination between different agencies as well as “weak” government management are to blame for long clearing times for criminal cases.

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Club’s ‘naked bottoms’ divide Swedish village

A small village near the ski resort Åre, in northern Sweden, is in two camps over plans to convert a traditional country inn, located between the church and the cemetery, into a strip club.

Swedes churn a profit from Norway butter crisis

Swedes churn a profit from Norway butter crisis

Enterprising Swedes are looking to capitalize on Norway's ongoing butter shortage by offering the sought-after spread on popular buy-and-sell websites, with one seller hoping to score a Gibson guitar in exchange for a pack of margarine.

Sweden earmarks billions for elderly care boost

Sweden earmarks billions for elderly care boost

In the wake of a series of elderly care scandals in Sweden where one negligence allegation followed the next, the government on Thursday pledged to invest 4.3 billion kronor ($617 million) over the next few years to ”develop care for the most vulnerable elderly”.

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Prison for dad who made girl fake mental illness

A 46-year-old father who forced his young daughter to pretend she had a mental illness in order to cash in on assistance benefits was sentenced to four years in prison by a court in western Sweden on Thursday.

Teacher’s teen sex text leads to child porn stash

Teacher’s teen sex text leads to child porn stash

A school teacher from southern Sweden was charged on Thursday after the investigation into a sex-themed text message he sent to a 13-year-old student revealed over 6 hours of child porn material on his computer.

Footballer banned after spouse abuse conviction

Footballer banned after spouse abuse conviction

Swedish footballer Alexander Gerndt has been suspended from the national team indefinitely after being convicted for assaulting his wife.

Terror raid based on ‘vague’ information

Terror raid based on ‘vague’ information

The terror allegations which caused police to break into the homes of two families in conjunction with a bomb threat against a Gothenburg shopping centre last autumn were based on “vague and confused” statements, according to a report by Sveriges Radio (SR).

Reinfeldt lauds ‘proper laundry room’ in renovated palace home

Reinfeldt lauds ‘proper laundry room’ in renovated palace home

Prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt's official residence, Sagerska Huset in Stockholm, which he was forced to leave due to extensive renovations in April, is now ready for the family to move back.

Bergman ‘notes’ go on the block in Stockholm

Bergman ‘notes’ go on the block in Stockholm

Legendary Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman not only wrote riveting movie scripts: his 32 notes -- some angry and annoyed -- to his housekeeper were auctioned off Wednesday for 44,000 kronor ($6,300).