Swede wins sailing bronze despite protest

Swede wins sailing bronze despite protest

Swedish sailor Rasmus Myrgren's bronze medal win was tainted on Monday afternoon as a complaint about his boat threatened to see him being stripped of the medal.

Lööf sacks agency head after lavish spending

Lööf sacks agency head after lavish spending

Christina Lugnet, head of the Agency for Economic and Regional Growth (Tillväxtverket), who was recently slammed after spending millions on expensive internal entertainment, will be relieved of her responsibilities, the government announced on Monday.

Saab owner makes $3bn claim against GM

Saab owner makes $3bn claim against GM

Dutch car-maker Spyker said Monday it has filed a three-billion-dollar claim in a US court against General Motors, whose actions it said lead directly to Swedish Saab's bankruptcy last year.

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Ticket company fraud investigation closed

The investigation against the CEO of ticket resellers Biljett Nu, arrested on suspicion of fraud after selling tickets to Springsteen concerts and then failing to deliver, has been closed after prosecutors found no intent to commit a criminal act.

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Man held for shooting woman in Stockholm

A man has been arrested and a woman has been taken to hospital after a shooting in Sollentuna, north of Stockholm, on Monday afternoon.

‘Fake’ grandkids charged after conning seniors

‘Fake’ grandkids charged after conning seniors

Two men were formally charged on Monday after conning, or attempting to con, over 100 elderly people in Sweden by pretending to be their grandchildren and asking for money.

Homesick Swede planned stoned 600 kilometre ride

Homesick Swede planned stoned 600 kilometre ride

Police in Hudiksvall in central Sweden received a call on Sunday morning from a passer-by who had spotted a man lying on the side of the highway, near a bus stop, seemingly unconscious, according to local paper Norrländska Socialdemokraten.

Police delete Facebook account after viral post

Police delete Facebook account after viral post

A police posting on Facebook detailing the arrest of a drunken teen received so much attention over the weekend that police chose to deactivate their account.

Stockholm battles ‘smart’ rat invasion: report

Stockholm battles ‘smart’ rat invasion: report

Compared to last year, the number of pest control call-outs in Stockholm for mice has almost doubled and for rats increased by a third, according to experts.

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Swedes wake up to Monday earthquake

An earthquake in the sea between Sweden and Denmark woke Swedes in southwestern Sweden early on Monday morning.

Sailors snag Sweden’s first gold medal

Sailors snag Sweden’s first gold medal

Sweden’s Fredrik Lööf and Max Salminen won the men's Star sailing event at the Summer Olympics in London on Sunday.