‘We will likely appeal’: defence lawyer

‘We will likely appeal’: defence lawyer

The 26-year-old man and the 23-year-old woman who were charged with the abduction of a wealthy Uppsala student in December last year were on Tuesday convicted of eight years each in prison, yet lawyers point to contradictory evidence as a reason to appeal.

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Over 20,000 ‘fake’ sandals to be destroyed

Tens of thousands of imitation sandals stored at a Swedish outlet will have to be destroyed after the district court deemed them to be too similar to the popular sandals “Crocs", yet shoe-sellers have protested that it is a waste of a useful product.

Elephants on the loose in Gothenburg park

Elephants on the loose in Gothenburg park

Three elephants escaped from a travelling circus in Gothenburg on Tuesday afternoon, and went wandering through a nearby park.

‘Swedish is now our kids’ dominant language’

‘Swedish is now our kids’ dominant language’

The other day, I noticed a new dynamic in our family. Actually, if I look back, the change has been gradual, but I never really thought too much about it until last week when the kids came home from school.

Brave dad chases bear away from curious kids

Brave dad chases bear away from curious kids

A man from far northern Sweden saved three young girls from a fully grown bear in which was "eyeing them up" in their back garden from just metres away.

Experts divided over Zlatan’s successes

Experts divided over Zlatan’s successes

Few footballers divide opinion quite like the mercurially talented Swede Zlatan Ibrahimovic and until the AC Milan star delivers on the international stage, that is unlikely to change.

Stockholmers stranded after more train problems

Stockholmers stranded after more train problems

More train delays plagued Stockholm commuters from Tuesday morning until three in the afternoon, as a power failure in Häggvik caused chaos for trains north of Stockholm.

Barred student sues school for a million

Barred student sues school for a million

A 20-year-old student at prestigious boarding school Sigtuna, the alma mater of King Carl XVI Gustaf, has sued his school for a million kronor ($139,500) after he has been barred from graduation due to suspicions of bullying, according to daily Aftonbladet.

Baby reindeer starving in Swedish mountains

Baby reindeer starving in Swedish mountains

Sweden’s reindeer population is suffering due to a late spring in the north, with herders fearing that the lack of food will ruin this year’s calving season and leaving dead calves on the mountain.

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Boy convicted for hitting his little sister

A spat between two siblings in southern Sweden has resulted in an assault conviction for a 15-year-old boy who was duly reported to police by his younger sister after he hit her in the face.

Sweden boosts spending on anti-terror battle

Sweden boosts spending on anti-terror battle

The fight against terrorism is consuming ever larger portions of the budget allocated to Swedish security service Säpo, which has seen its allocation double in the last decade, according to a new report.

Swedish man bloodied in mystery axe attack

Swedish man bloodied in mystery axe attack

A man in his twenties was attacked with an axe on Monday night, prompting police in central Sweden to launch a manhunt to apprehend the perpetrator.