Top prosecutor nabbed in prostitution sting

Top prosecutor nabbed in prostitution sting

Police in Stockholm were surprised on Monday to find that a man they had arrested for buying sex from a prostitute was the duty prosecutor to whom they were obliged to report the crime.

Teens’ online habits ‘lead to better behaviour’

Teens’ online habits ‘lead to better behaviour’

A new review of 15-year-old students in Sweden has shown a marked improvement in behaviour, with experts suggesting that students' online habits may be contributing to better attitudes towards crime.

Borg: housing market set for 20 years of stagnation

Borg: housing market set for 20 years of stagnation

Sweden's real estate market is headed for two decades of stagnation, Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg warned on Monday, reiterating his concerns about the size of Swedes' household debts.

Ignore Vilks’ Muhammad show: religious heads

Ignore Vilks’ Muhammad show: religious heads

Religious heads in southern Sweden have advised their followers to ignore an upcoming exhibition of work by controversial Swedish artist Lars Vilks, warning that people should not be provoked by his artwork.

‘Northern Swedes are the real Swedes’

‘Northern Swedes are the real Swedes’

After a trip to far northern Sweden, youth centre worker and columnist Milad Mohammadi reflects on whether the local residents up north are the "real Swedes" and what the rest of the country could learn from them.

Ikea supplier claims its meatballs are ‘horse-free’

Ikea supplier claims its meatballs are ‘horse-free’

Ikea's Sweden-based meatball supplier on Tuesday claimed its own tests failed to reveal any horsemeat in its Swedish meatballs as Ikea widened its meatball ban to 24 countries following reports the iconic food contained horsemeat.

Pirate Party buckles in face of Pirate Bay lawsuit

Pirate Party buckles in face of Pirate Bay lawsuit

Sweden's Pirate Party has decided to cut off internet access to filesharing site The Pirate Bay after lawyers representing Swedish copyright holders threatened legal action last week.

Agency to cancer patient: When will you die?

Agency to cancer patient: When will you die?

Sweden's social insurance agency demanded that a 23-year-old cancer patient provide written proof of when he was expected to die before granting him benefits.

Assange Swedish fears ‘sheer fantasy’: Australia

Assange Swedish fears ‘sheer fantasy’: Australia

Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr has dismissed as "fantasy" claims by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange that Sweden's case against him is a conspiracy to have him extradited to the United States.

DNA pioneer’s Nobel prize put up for auction

DNA pioneer’s Nobel prize put up for auction

The Nobel prize awarded to Francis Crick in 1962 for discovering the structure of DNA has been put up for auction by his family along with one of his lab coats, his books and other memorabilia.

Fires hit pro-Eritrea groups in Stockholm

Fires hit pro-Eritrea groups in Stockholm

Arson investigations have been launched into three fires that broke out near Stockholm in the early hours of Monday morning in three separate locations, all of which house organizations that sympathize with the regime in Eritrea.