Volvo plans 1,620 layoffs

Volvo plans 1,620 layoffs

Volvo Group has given notice to 1,620 workers in Sweden, the company announced on Tuesday afternoon.

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Ex-cop convicted of smuggling oil in ancient vessel

A 40-year-old former police officer was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for charges including oil smuggling by a court in Halmstad in western Sweden on Monday

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Murder at Örebro psychiatric clinic

A 70-year-old man has been killed at a psychiatric clinic in Örebro in southern Sweden. A 52-year-old fellow patient has been arrested on suspicion of the murder.

Veteran and vampires claim top Swedish movie awards

Veteran and vampires claim top Swedish movie awards

Jan Troell's Everlasting Moments reaped five 'Golden Beetle' awards at Monday night's domestic film industry awards ceremony. Domestic vampire shocker Let The Right One In also received five awards.

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Inflation takes record tumble

Consumer prices fell on average 1.3 percent from November to December, mainly due to a sharp decrease in mortgage costs, new figures from Statistics Sweden (SCB) show.

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Jewish burial chapel attacked in Malmö

A burial chapel in the Jewish cemetery in central Malmö was fire bombed early on Tuesday morning. It is the third time the chapel has been attacked in recent weeks, according to a report in Sydsvenska Dagbladet.

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Skilled workers set sights on Sweden

IT consultants dominate the ranks of people applying for work permits in Sweden under new legislation passed in December.

Swedish cows make lousy earthquake detectors: study

Swedish cows make lousy earthquake detectors: study

Data gathered during Sweden’s mid-December earthquake shows that cows in Skåne barely noticed the shaking beneath their feet, disappointing researchers who suspected the animals had an innate ability to detect natural disasters.

‘Boycott Israel in Davis Cup’: Social Democrat

‘Boycott Israel in Davis Cup’: Social Democrat

A prominent member of Sweden's largest political party likened Israel to apartheid South Africa and Nazi Germany in calling for a boycott of Sweden’s upcoming Davis Cup tennis match against the Middle Eastern country.

Official: Sweden won’t own Saab or Volvo

Official: Sweden won’t own Saab or Volvo

After meetings with executives from General Motors and Ford at the Detroit auto show Monday, a Swedish government official reiterated that the state had no intention of buying Saab and Volvo.