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Six teens cleared of Stockholm gang rape

Six teenage boys aged 15 to 17 were cleared by an appeals court on Friday of raping a 15-year-old girl in the Stockholm suburb of Tensta in March.

Runaway escalator breaks up football brawl

Runaway escalator breaks up football brawl

Fans of southern Sweden football rivals Malmö FF and Helsingborgs IF were all set to wage battle in the train station but the escalator had other ideas, speeding up and separating the supporters by throwing them to the floor.

Court backs Stockholm Slussen project

Court backs Stockholm Slussen project

Sweden's Environmental Court (Mark och Miljödomstolen) has approved the City of Stockholm's plans for the controversial redevelopment of the Slussen road and rail junction, a decision which can't be appealed.

Jobs agency scraps coaching scheme

Jobs agency scraps coaching scheme

Sweden's national jobs agency (Arbetsförmedlingen) has scrapped its job coaching program for financial reasons after admitting that the scheme was not cost efficient.

Swedish games giant in $5 billion float: Report

Swedish games giant in $5 billion float: Report

Swedish gaming giant King.com, creators of the hit Candy crush saga, are mooted to float on the Nasdaq exchange with an initial valuation of $5 billion but the company has said the reports are "pure speculation".

Stockholm city kept Roma registry until 1996

Stockholm city kept Roma registry until 1996

Stockholm city council had its own Roma registry as recently as 1996 which profiled people based on their intelligence and cleanliness, with records kept in a so-called "gypsy inventory" (zigenarinventeringen), the Dagens Nyheter newspaper revealed on Friday.

Swedes second best at English in the EU

Swedes second best at English in the EU

Swedish people rated their own proficiency in English higher than any other member states of the EU besides Malta, according to new data released on European Language Day on Thursday.

Lufthansa mulls SAS acquisition

Lufthansa mulls SAS acquisition

Lufthansa chief executive Christoph Franz said Thursday that his group could consider making a bid for the Scandinavian airline SAS.

H&M profits soar as 3,000th store launched

H&M profits soar as 3,000th store launched

Swedish fashion retailer Hennes and Mauritz (H&M) announced a 22 percent net increase in profits for the third quarter Thursday and predicted continued expansion in China.