Parents in Sweden face fines for ‘nameless’ children

Parents in Sweden face fines for ‘nameless’ children

Swedish authorities are cracking down on parents who take too long to name their newborn children.

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Ford mulls Volvo sale

Embattled auto company Ford announced on Monday that it is considering the sale of Volvo Cars.

Camera hidden in women’s restroom ‘not a crime’

Camera hidden in women’s restroom ‘not a crime’

A 41-year-old man on trial for secretly filming dozens of women in the restrooms of Stockholm-area cafés has been acquitted of sexual harassment charges.

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Swedish layoffs reach historic highs

Nearly 20,000 layoffs were announced in Sweden in November, the highest number of redundancies the country has seen since November 1992.

Protect Saab from public sector ‘mediocrity’

Protect Saab from public sector ‘mediocrity’

If Saab is to preserve its tradition of excellence it needs to remain in the private sector, argues Steven Wade following a recent flurry of calls to nationalize the Swedish car maker.

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Swedish car sales plummet in November

New car registrations in Sweden suffered their worst decline in 15 years in November, dropping 36.4 percent compared to the same month a year ago, according to new figures released on Monday.

Ford and GM seek Swedish aid: report

Ford and GM seek Swedish aid: report

Ford and General Motors (GM) have asked the Swedish government for financial assistance in an attempt to improve the finances of Volvo and Saab ahead of the anticipated sale of the two brands.

Swedish men’s condoms need more rubber: study

Swedish men’s condoms need more rubber: study

Swedish men come second only to the French in a study of the state of European members, a new study has shown.

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Girl feared kidnapped found safe in Finland

The 16-year-old girl from northern Sweden who was feared kidnapped has been found across the border in Finland.

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Poll: Moderates gain as Left Party support drops

The Moderates are advancing, while the Left Party has dropped in popularity as a new poll shows that the gap between Sweden’s centre-right Alliance parties and the opposition has dwindled to only 3.1 percent.

Violence erupts at nationalist march

Violence erupts at nationalist march

Police in Lund in southern Sweden faced paving stones, bottles, and torches flying through the air as they attempted to restore order following demonstrations on Sunday marking the death of King Karl XII.