‘Fake’ hotel in Swedish resort advertised online

‘Fake’ hotel in Swedish resort advertised online

A hotel in the popular Swedish ski resort Åre advertised through a website, on travel blogs as well as being featured on a tourist website of the area, turned out to be fake when a local paper revealed that there has never been a hotel in that location.

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Swedes arrested in major European drug bust

Policing agency Europol said Thursday it has busted a major synthetic drugs-making network and arrested nine suspects in four countries, while recovering drugs, equipment, guns and explosives.

Malmö takes a stand against growing violence

Malmö takes a stand against growing violence

The arresting image of the grieving father of 15-year-old Ardiwan Diaa Samir, attempting to climb down into his dead son's grave at the funeral on Wednesday, was a sombre reminder of the consequences of the escalating violence in southern Sweden.

Swedish Bondage Fairies launch high-tech global treasure hunt

Swedish Bondage Fairies launch high-tech global treasure hunt

An underground Swedish band with a suggestive name has launched a technological treasure hunt through which fans can discover their new song by finding computer memory sticks hidden in public places around the world.

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Sweden keeps sex-change sterilization law

A move to scrap Swedish laws requiring compulsory sterilization for people undergoing gender reassignment surgery has been put on ice following opposition from the Christian Democrats.

Swedish hip-hop star slams ‘racist’ cartoon

Swedish hip-hop star slams ‘racist’ cartoon

When Swedish newspaper Metro on Tuesday published a comic strip by Norwegian artist Frode Øverli, the paper received a barrage of complaints from readers who perceived the cartoon as racist.

Festivalgoers’ pee pollutes Swedish river

Festivalgoers’ pee pollutes Swedish river

The annual reggae festival in Uppsala, north of Stockholm, may have more serious consequences for the local community than a handful of stoned teens and a bad case of littering.

Police officer charged with raping colleague

Police officer charged with raping colleague

A 26-year-old police officer from western Sweden has been charged with raping a colleague at a party in a Gothenburg apartment last summer.

Breastfeeding mum in Swedish car wreck

Breastfeeding mum in Swedish car wreck

A woman who was breastfeeding her weeks-old infant while behind the wheel is under criminal suspicion after crashing into a truck on a motorway in western Sweden.

Swedish teen girls ‘increasingly violent’

Swedish teen girls ‘increasingly violent’

The number of Swedish teen girls accused of committing violent assaults has more than doubled in the last decade, new figures show, while the number of girls who are victims has also increased.

Dutch court orders ISPs to block Pirate Bay

Dutch court orders ISPs to block Pirate Bay

A Dutch court Wednesday ordered two local internet providers to block their clients from accessing Swedish file sharing site The Pirate Bay, citing copyright concerns.