German ‘tourist’ leaves airport home for job offer

German ‘tourist’ leaves airport home for job offer

The 27-year old German “tourist” who has been living rough in the Gothenburg Landvetter arrivals hall has left the airport after receiving an offer of a job and a place to live by a Stockholm firm.

Handelsbanken posts strong 2011 report

Handelsbanken posts strong 2011 report

Sweden's second-biggest bank, Handelsbanken, posted much-improved earnings for the full-year 2011 largely thanks to a decline in credit losses, the company said on Wednesday.

Swedish boss let pet poo in office: report

Swedish boss let pet poo in office: report

A company environmental health representative has reported a transport company in Sweden after the manager’s pet dog was found treating the staff room as a toilet, outraging workers.

Police suspect double murder in Stockholm

Police suspect double murder in Stockholm

Two people were found dead in an apartment in Tullinge, in south Stockholm, on Wednesday, in what police are considering to be a suspicious death.

Stockholm ranked among world’s top student cities

Stockholm ranked among world’s top student cities

Stockholm beat out Helsinki and Copenhagen, as well as several other university towns in northern Europe in a ranking of the “Best Student Cities in the World” published this week.

Japan club not the ‘right project’ for Ljungberg

Japan club not the ‘right project’ for Ljungberg

Former Arsenal and Sweden midfielder Fredrik Ljungberg has left J-League Shimizu S-Pulse after less than six months in Japan, saying staying at the club was "not the right project" for him.

‘Syria’s Assad should step down’: Bildt

‘Syria’s Assad should step down’: Bildt

Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt on Wednesday called for Syrian president Assad to step down when delivering the government's annual statement on foreign policy, which also prompted a heated debate about the recognition of a Palestinian state.

Swede fined for ‘sex tweeting’ to minister

Swede fined for ‘sex tweeting’ to minister

A man in Stockholm has been charged with sexually harassing Sweden's minister for enterprise and Center Party head Annie Lööf, through the social networking site Twitter.

5.4 million swine flu jabs saved six lives: report

5.4 million swine flu jabs saved six lives: report

A total of six lives were saved by Sweden's massive swine flu vaccination programme, according to a new report, despite 60 percent of the Swedish population getting vaccinated.

Riksdag ‘burger bribe’ reported to police

Riksdag ‘burger bribe’ reported to police

Swedish hamburger chain Max has been reported to police on suspicions of trying to bribe members of parliament by sending them a gift card along with an invitation to come eat at the popular fast food restaurant.

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Knife-wielding 12-year-old attacks police officer

A 12-year-old boy attacked a police officer with a knife in the Stockholm suburb of Rinkeby on Tuesday, sparking a brawl that sent two officers to hospital.