Riksdag allows flat owners to set rent

Riksdag allows flat owners to set rent

The Swedish parliament has voted through a change in housing policy that will allow cooperative flat owners to cover not only the cost of their coop fee but also their mortgage costs when they rent out their homes

New app lets Swedes transfer cash via mobile

New app lets Swedes transfer cash via mobile

Sweden’s major banks have joined forces to launch an app allowing users to transfer money in real time using mobile technology, simplifying restaurant bill-paying and moving Sweden one step closer to being a cashless society.

Police and Instagram teens clash anew

Police and Instagram teens clash anew

The Instagram sex rumour riots spilled into its second day on Wednesday with Gothenburg police intervening when teenagers set off fireworks in the hundred-strong crowd gathered outside a local school.

Swedish court quashes Serb war crime verdict

Swedish court quashes Serb war crime verdict

A Swedish appeals court on Wednesday formally overturned the conviction of a Serb previously jailed for life for war crimes, finding there was no proof he was involved in the 1999 massacre of 40 people in Kosovo.

EU to uphold export ban on Swedish snus

EU to uphold export ban on Swedish snus

The European Commission plans to ban the flavoured snus that has becoming increasingly popular in Sweden in recent years, according to the final version of its proposed tobacco directive presented on Wednesday, which also calls for the current ban on snus exports to remain in place.

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Instagram teen’s dad: ‘She was hung out to dry’

After discovering his daughter's photo had been uploaded in the "slut shaming" Instagram assault on Gothenburg teenagers, Kenneth Thilly has been left reeling by the faceless bullying.

‘If they have bad news, they’d rather not tell you’

‘If they have bad news, they’d rather not tell you’

Having spent the last six months struggling to get settled in northern Sweden, ex-Londoner Paul Connolly shares his frustration over locals' hatred of confrontation.

What to study at Stockholm University
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What to study at Stockholm University

Stockholm’s reputation for academic excellence and its long background in English language education makes it an ideal choice for foreign students looking to gain extra qualifications overseas.

‘Friends snitching is the worst’: Instagram teen

‘Friends snitching is the worst’: Instagram teen

Irma, 16, was unaware she had been named on the Instagram "slut-shaming" account, which set off an angry youth riot in Gothenburg on Tuesday and ended in 27 arrests.

New school closing due to Instagram riot fears

New school closing due to Instagram riot fears

Fears of renewed violence have prompted a second Gothenburg school to remain closed on Wednesday, the day after police clashed with a mob of angry teens upset over a slanderous Instagram account outing young girls and boys as 'sluts'.

Burning goat tattoos arouse police suspicion

Burning goat tattoos arouse police suspicion

After the iconic Gävle Christmas goat was torched by unidentified vandals last week, a photo appeared online of four ankles bearing burning goat tattoos. Police are now hot on the case.

Family wins residency fight for senile mum

Family wins residency fight for senile mum

A Colombian-Swedish family is rejoicing after learning that a decision to deport their 78-year-old grandmother has been reversed on account of her deteriorating health.

Instagram sex rumour suspect: I’m innocent

Instagram sex rumour suspect: I’m innocent

A 17-year-old girl suspected of starting an Instagram account filled with sexist and racist claims about local teens has told police in Gothenburg she had nothing to do with account that led students to riot in the city's streets on Tuesday.

CEO: ‘very difficult’ for Volvo Cars to avoid loss

CEO: ‘very difficult’ for Volvo Cars to avoid loss

The chief executive of Volvo Cars, which is owned by Chinese auto maker Geely, told a newspaper on Tuesday that it would be "very difficult" for the company to avoid making a loss this year and the next.