Volvo to lay off 600 workers

Volvo to lay off 600 workers

Swedish truck maker Volvo is to cut 600 jobs in Sweden and Belgium on top of the 1,400 redundancies announced last month.

How has the financial crisis affected you?

How has the financial crisis affected you?

Every week a panel of readers will be giving their views on the burning issues of the hour. This week: The Panel assess the effects of a crisis that has been emptying wallets worldwide.

US election watch: The case for Obama

US election watch: The case for Obama

With the US election just around the corner, we ask people living in Sweden to explain their reasons for supporting either of the candidates. First up, Peter Dahlen of Democrats Abroad explains why he believes Barack Obama is the right man for the job.

Travellers struggle with Sterling bankruptcy

Travellers struggle with Sterling bankruptcy

The news of the Sterling Airlines bankruptcy and the cancelled flights that came with it have left thousands of travellers scrambling to find alternate routes and begin the process of recouping money spent on now worthless tickets.

Gothenburg honours nightclub fire victims

Gothenburg honours nightclub fire victims

A memorial to the victims of the 1998 Gothenburg nightclub fire, which claimed 63 lives, will be unveiled on Wednesday night on the tenth anniversary of the blaze.

YouTube death threat ‘was a joke’

YouTube death threat ‘was a joke’

A 25-year-old man has told police that a death threat he posted in a video on YouTube was a joke that spiralled out of control.

Parliament passes trillion kronor plan

Parliament passes trillion kronor plan

The Swedish parliament has passed a 1.5 trillion kronor ($194.1 billion) plan to aid the country's financial sector as it struggles to weather the global credit crisis.

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Sweden’s Karlsson on track to claim prestigious golf honour

Sweden's Mr. Consistency, Robert Karlsson, will bid to become the first player from his country to win the European Order of Merit when he tees off in the season-closing Volvo Masters at Valderrama on Thursday.

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Sörenstam leaves door open for comeback

World number two Annika Sörenstam said Wednesday she doesn't rule out a comeback if she feels the urge despite deciding to call it quits at the end of the season.

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Lawyer appeals Arboga murder conviction

The lawyer for Christine Schürrer, the 32-year-old German woman sentenced to life in prison for the killing of two toddlers in Arboga in central Sweden last spring, has appealed his client’s conviction.

Sweden’s Ljungberg heading to Seattle

Sweden’s Ljungberg heading to Seattle

Swedish footballer Freddie Ljungberg has signed on with the Seattle Sounders FC, the newest expansion team of the United States’ Major League Soccer professional league.