Pantless prisoner walks out of Swedish jail

Pantless prisoner walks out of Swedish jail

A bare-legged ex-convict walked out of a Swedish prison without any pants or shoes on Tuesday after being denied extra money to buy new clothes.

Military drops grenades in northern Sweden

Military drops grenades in northern Sweden

Six grenades that fell from a military transport truck in northern Sweden on Wednesday have yet to be recovered despite a wide ranging search to recover the missing munitions.

‘Mossad set me up’: Swede held in Bangkok

‘Mossad set me up’: Swede held in Bangkok

A Lebanese-born Swede arrested in Thailand last week on terror suspicions has professed his innocence, claiming he was set up by Israeli intelligence service Mossad.

‘I feel strong support from the party’: Juholt

‘I feel strong support from the party’: Juholt

After the Riksdag’s party leader debate on Wednesday, beleaguered Social Democrat head Håkan Juholt was questioned by the gathered press regarding his future in the party.

Foreign applications to Swedish unis rebound

Foreign applications to Swedish unis rebound

The number of foreign students applying to masters programmes at Swedish universities is on the rise, according to preliminary figures, following last year's precipitous drop in foreign applicants.

Average Swede likes sweets, booze, and TV

Average Swede likes sweets, booze, and TV

The average Swede is 40+, munches on a weekly bag of sweets, washed down with a glass or three of alcohol, while relaxing in front of the TV, according to the 2012 Statistical Yearbook of Sweden from Statistics Sweden (Statistiska Centralbyrån -SCB).

Sony Ericsson ends 2011 with massive loss

Sony Ericsson ends 2011 with massive loss

Mobile phone manufacturer Sony Ericsson said Thursday that intense competition hit fourth quarter sales hard and forced the company to post a loss of €247 million ($318 million) for the year.

‘Your baby looks like Saddam Hussein’

‘Your baby looks like Saddam Hussein’

An administrator at the Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket) is facing disciplinary action after telling a family of Iraqi asylum seekers that their newborn baby looked like Saddam Hussein.

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Swedish village seeks mystery lotto winner

After Sweden's Wednesday night lotto draw, one lucky winner took home the grand slam of 134 million kronor ($19.6 million). Despite the ticket being bought in a small town, the owner is still unidentified.

Disappointed robber kicks over stroller

Disappointed robber kicks over stroller

A mother of three, walking her 9-month-old baby in southern Malmö, suddenly found herself surrounded by three men, threatening to rob her.