New lead in Instagram ‘teen sluts’ probe

New lead in Instagram ‘teen sluts’ probe

A Gothenburg minor is suspected of aggravated defamation after new evidence emerged in the Instagram slut-shaming incident from December, which saw hundreds of students take to the streets in protest.

Report prompts child poverty debate in Sweden

Report prompts child poverty debate in Sweden

The Swedish children’s rights organization Bris has abandoned its use of the term “child poverty” after an investigative news report sparked scathing and celebratory feedback in the ensuing debate.

Sweden’s ten priciest places to live revealed

Sweden’s ten priciest places to live revealed

The costs of maintaining a house in Sweden can vary by as much as 15,000 kronor ($2,300) depending on where the house is located, according to a report published on Friday by the Swedish Homeowners Association (Villaägarnas Riksförbund).

Cleaner in train crash cleared of suspicion

Cleaner in train crash cleared of suspicion

The cleaner onboard a train that crashed into a house in the upscale Stockholm suburb of Saltsjöbaden is no longer suspected of committing a crime, prosecutors announced on Friday.

Parents beat 9-year-old girl for ‘being a witch’

Parents beat 9-year-old girl for ‘being a witch’

Two parents from western Sweden are facing charges that they savagely beat a 9-year-old girl and forced her to drink her own urine because they thought she was a witch.

Building company freed from compensation claim

Building company freed from compensation claim

The Gothenburg Court of Appeal (Göta hovrätt) ruled on Friday that a construction company does not have to compensate 23 families seeking redress for moisture damage linked to a specific insulation technique.

Woman attacks man with Swedish sausage

Woman attacks man with Swedish sausage

A woman in southern Sweden has been charged for attempted assault after attacking a man with a frying pan full of Swedish sausages.

One in four Swedish firms planning layoffs

One in four Swedish firms planning layoffs

Every fourth Swedish company has listed staff cutbacks as a top priority as they struggle to remain profitable in 2013, according to report released on Friday.

Back to school for sex-pest driving instructors

Back to school for sex-pest driving instructors

Swedish driving instructors will have to study etiquette rules after revelations that one in seven young female students felt their teacher had sexually harassed them.

Spotify rakes in half of Swedish music sales

Spotify rakes in half of Swedish music sales

Streaming services such as Spotify continue to bump up revenues for Swedish record companies, new industry figures reveal, offering hope for an industry struggling to recover from rampant file sharing.