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Three dead in Malmö 'family drama'

Three people - a man, a woman and a child - have been found dead in a Malmö apartment shortly after police received a report from the scene of a man who intended to harm himself.

Hennes & Mauritz reports profits hike

Swedish clothing retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has reported a lift in profits for the first fiscal quarter to 5.05 billion kronor ($690 million) as the firm confirmed plans to continue its global expansion.

Wrong man exposed over car park killing

Wrong man exposed over car park killing

A storm of comments and accusations circulating on the internet in the wake of revelations over the 23-year-old suspect in the Landskrona car park killing has afflicted a man in Denmark who has no connection to the case.

Three cases of rare meat allergy at Stockholm hospital

Three people have been diagnosed with rare red meat allergies at a Stockholm hospital over the past six months, as the extremely rare condition gains increasing attention among researchers.

Retail union calls off strike action

The threat of strike action at Swedish retailers has been retracted after the union and employer groups concluded a new collective agreement.

'Bones' in serial killer trial were wood and glue

'Bones' in serial killer trial were wood and glue

A forensic examination has shown that charred bones used as evidence against convicted serial killer Thomas Quick were in fact pieces of wood and glue mixed with other synthetic materials.

What's On in Sweden: April 9th - 15th

What's On in Sweden: April 9th - 15th

What's on in Sweden: Russian burlesque in Stockholm, Johnny Cash tribute in Gothenburg and Rough Aunties in Malmö.

TeliaSonera approves government bonus ban

TeliaSonera approves government bonus ban

Swedish-Finnish telecom firm TeliaSonera voted at its AGM on Wednesday to ban bonuses for senior staff after a proposal from the Swedish state's representative.

Saab-Spyker chief wants new retro Saab 92

Saab-Spyker chief wants new retro Saab 92

Saab Automobile's new chairperson, Victor Muller, wants the Swedish firm to prioritize the development of a new version of the classic Saab 92 in a retro design mirroring similar moves by Fiat, with its 500, and the Volkswagen Beetle.

Dawit Isaak held in 'harsh' Eritrean jail

Swedish-Eritrean journalist Dawit Isaak is being held in a tough high-security prison near the Eritrean capital, according to a former guard at the jail quoted in a Swedish newspaper on Wednesday.

Brazil opens fighter jet tender inquiry

An inquiry has been opened by the Brazilian prosecutor after claims that the preference for the French Rafale over the Swedish Gripen NG and US F/A-18 in a multi-billion dollar military tender were against "economic principles".