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Malmö shooter a suspect in two more murders

Malmö shooter a suspect in two more murders

Peter Mangs, who is believed to be behind a string of shootings in Malmö in southern Sweden, is now suspected of two additional murders from 2003 and five more attempted murders dating back to 2006, a prosecutor revealed to news agency TT on Monday.

Sweden's Alliance parties gain majority in new poll

Sweden's Alliance parties gain majority in new poll

A new poll has revealed that if an election were held now, the ruling Alliance would gain a majority in Sweden's parliament, the Riksdag, while support for Sweden's Social Democratic Party continues to slide.

Swedish households wealthier than ever

Swedish households wealthier than ever

The net worth of Swedish households grew by 244 billion kronor ($35.58 billion) to 7.26 trillion kronor in the third quarter, the measure's highest nominal level ever, according to a new SEB study.

Swedish fatwa council condemns bomb attack

Swedish fatwa council condemns bomb attack

The Swedish Fatwa Council (Svenska Fatwarådet) condemned on Sunday the recent suicide bombing in central Stockholm, while the Swedish Security Service (Säpo) has confirmed that it believes the attacker was acting alone.

Supreme court receives Pirate Bay appeal

Supreme court receives Pirate Bay appeal

Carl Lundström, one of the four defendants in The Pirate Bay trial, has confirmed that he is appealing the sentence imposed by the Swedish appeals court to the Supreme Court (Högsta Domstolen).

Swedish cop warned for job rants on Facebook

Swedish cop warned for job rants on Facebook

A policeman in western Stockholm who mocked his job and shared his opinions with 200 friends on Facebook has received a warning about his behaviour from his employer.

Swedish population growth slows

Swedish population growth slows

The Swedish population continued to grow in 2010, but at a slower pace than 2009, according to according to new preliminary Statistics Sweden (SCB) figures for 2010, published on Monday.

Dissecting the delights of the Swedish Christmas smorgasbord

Dissecting the delights of the Swedish Christmas smorgasbord

Does anybody actually eat pig's feet? Why do Swedes think of porridge as a delicious holiday treat? Contributor Clara Guibourg reveals the essential components of a seasonal Swedish smorgasbord.

Stockholm house prices place 12th in global study

Stockholm house prices place 12th in global study

Sweden's capital Stockholm is the 12th most expensive city in which to buy a home, according to a major international study.

Heavy snow set to disrupt Christmas traffic

Heavy snow set to disrupt Christmas traffic

Sweden's fierce wintry weather is set to continue with warnings for heavy snowfalls in eastern parts and widespread disruption to rail services in the south of the country.

Sweden's Alshammar settles for silver

Sweden's Alshammar settles for silver

Swedish swimming star Therese Alshammar claimed a silver medal in the short course world championships in Dubai on Sunday, narrowly missing out to Australian Felicity Galvez.