Justice ministry working on Thomas Quick review

Justice ministry working on Thomas Quick review

Sweden's justice minister has ordered a structural review to find out how the judiciary first felled then cleared "serial killer" Thomas Quick of eight murders, in the landmark legal case which took a final twist on Wednesday.

Top ten places to take a visitor in Stockholm

Top ten places to take a visitor in Stockholm

It's that time of the year again. Stockholm residents are finding their spare rooms and couches taken up by friends and family, keen to explore the capital. But what exactly should you show a first-time visitor?

Swedes scour Angola for mystery Swedish colony

Swedes scour Angola for mystery Swedish colony

A Swedish expedition has set off to Africa in the hopes of finding out why a group of Swedes were never heard from again after they moved to Angola in the 1800s.

Maxed-out profits for Max burger joints

Maxed-out profits for Max burger joints

Sweden's father-and-sons burger empire Max raked home 126 million kronor ($19.2 million) after tax last year, as the chain of fast-food joints continues to increase its revenue by around 10 percent annually.

Sweden drops final ‘serial killer’ murder charge

Sweden drops final ‘serial killer’ murder charge

Swedish prosecutors have discarded the eighth and final murder charge against the self-confessed serial killer and cannibal Thomas Quick, who in 2008 recanted his alleged participation in a series of brutal killings.

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Quick blogs ‘day of joy’ as murder charge lifted

Sture Bergwall, better known as self-confessed serial killer Thomas Quick, took to his blog on Wednesday from the inside of his psychiatric detention to comment on being cleared of an eighth and final murder charge.

Tyre buzz makes drivers sleepy: Swedish study

Tyre buzz makes drivers sleepy: Swedish study

The low-frequency sounds from car tyres put drivers at risk of dozing off, a new Swedish study has found, with researchers experimenting with buffing down asphalt as 20 percent of Sweden's road accidents are related to tiredness.

Rain on the pride parade fails to dim LGBT spirits

Rain on the pride parade fails to dim LGBT spirits

Sweden's LGBT community gathered for a muffled rooftop party on Tuesday to kick off a week of debates and celebrations in the capital, not letting the Baltic storm pounding the country's east coast get in the way of a bit of dancing.

Telltale landlords keep notes on tenants

Telltale landlords keep notes on tenants

Municipal landlords in western Sweden have been keeping notes on tenants' lifestyles and habits, with some annotations potentially in breach of Sweden's privacy laws.

Port city ‘no haven’ for Swedish Jews

Port city ‘no haven’ for Swedish Jews

Attacks against Jews in Malmö, Sweden's third largest city, have left members of the community questioning their future in a place known for its multiculturalism.

Cut red tape to ease the housing crunch

Cut red tape to ease the housing crunch

Stockholm is the quickest growing capital in Europe but across the paradoxically sparsely populated country, near half of local authorities are struggling to provide housing. Time for reform, argue conservative MPs Oskar Öholm and Henrik von Sydow.