Agency to probe Lööf’s Christmas party

Agency to probe Lööf’s Christmas party

The Swedish Competition Authority (Konkurrensverket) is demanding that the Ministry for Enterprise show all the paperwork surrounding their controversial 2011 Christmas celebrations in the wake of the recent state agency entertainment spending scandal in Sweden.

Swedes ‘bad at saving money’: report

Swedes ‘bad at saving money’: report

One in four households in Sweden has less than 10,000 kronor ($1,504) in the savings account to tide them over a financial setback, according to a new report.

Divers find ruins from Viking ‘marketplace’

Divers find ruins from Viking ‘marketplace’

Divers off the coast of Birka, an ancient Viking village near Stockholm, have uncovered 100 metre long jetties suggesting a coastal marketplace that was not previously imagined.

Man beats victim with axe, dumps body in well

Man beats victim with axe, dumps body in well

A 39-year-old man in Ödeshög, in southern Sweden, has been convicted of murder and sentenced to 12 years in prison after hitting his 59-year-old victim in the head with an axe and a frying pan, before dumping the body in a well, causing the older man to drown.

Norway issues warrant for wanted Swede

Norway issues warrant for wanted Swede

A European arrest warrant has been filed for a 27-year-old Swede, wanted in Norway for the lethal beating of a female bouncer in Porsgrunn in March this year.

Swedish golfer shocked after swastika-ball find

Swedish golfer shocked after swastika-ball find

A golfer in central Sweden was shocked to find an abandoned golf ball emblazoned with what he believes to be a “professionally applied” swastika.

‘The pardoning process will be delayed’: expert

‘The pardoning process will be delayed’: expert

The death of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi on Monday will most likely mean a delay in the pardoning process of jailed Swedish reporters Martin Schibbye and Johan Persson, according to Norwegian Ethiopia expert Kjetil Tronvoll.

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Foundation head held tax-funded birthday party

Madelene Sandström, the head of Sweden’s Knowledge Foundation (KK-stiftelsen), has come under fire amid reports that she spent over 100,000 kronor ($15,000) of research money on lavish fiftieth birthday celebrations in November.

Pre-schoolers to hospital after syringe find

Pre-schoolers to hospital after syringe find

Three five-year-old children were tested for disease in western Sweden after they were found playing with syringes they had uncovered in their pre-school bin on Monday morning.

US rejects Assange’s ‘wild’ witch hunt claims

US rejects Assange’s ‘wild’ witch hunt claims

The United States on Monday denied Julian Assange's "wild assertions" that it has launched a witch-hunt for the WikiLeaks founder, who was holed up in Ecuador's embassy in London to avoid extradition.