Colombia’s FARC frees Swedish hostage

Colombia’s FARC frees Swedish hostage

Rebels in Colombia have freed Swedish citizen Erik Roland Larsson who has been held captive by the leftist FARC guerrilla movement since being kidnapped in 2007.

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Police to quiz 8 year olds in sex crime probe

Police in Skåne in southern Sweden have begun investigating an eight-year-old boy's claims that he was sexually abused at school by boys his own age.

English skills help Swedes go global

English skills help Swedes go global

Language-learning has always been of great importance to a small country like Sweden, and good English proficiency is crucial in helping the country adapt to a globalized world, writes Olle Wästberg, Director-General of the Swedish Institute.

Buyers showing interest in Saab: Olofsson

Buyers showing interest in Saab: Olofsson

Struggling carmaker Saab Automobiles has attracted widespread interest from prospective buyers, Sweden's Enterprise Minister Maud Olofsson said on Tuesday.

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Swedish police officer drunk on duty

A Swedish police officer faces a warning after admitting to being intoxicated while in uniform on official business.

Getting fit for the Swedish Classic

Getting fit for the Swedish Classic

The Local's Keith Moore examines the rigours of the supremely challenging Swedish Classic as part of a new series on keeping fit in Sweden, in association with Planet Fitness.

AMF Pension sacks senior executive

AMF Pension sacks senior executive

The vice-CEO at Swedish pensions firm AMF Pension, Ingvar Skeberg, has been sacked after revelations of malpractice.

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Carnegie in agreement with real estate tycoon

Swedish financier Maths O Sundqvist has reached an agreement with his main creditor, investment bank Carnegie, which will now assume control of his business empire.

Research reveals depth of Sweden-US Cold War relations

Research reveals depth of Sweden-US Cold War relations

New research has shown that Sweden's relations with the United States ran more deeply during the Cold War than was previously known and the countries enjoyed a close military cooperation.

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Swedes say no to copyright law: poll

Support is weak among Swedes for the new IPRED copyright law designed to make it easier to investigate suspected cases of illegal file sharing, a new poll shows.

Pigs boiled alive at Swedish meat plants

Pigs boiled alive at Swedish meat plants

Living pigs have been scalded to death at four large Swedish meat processing plants, according to the National Food Administration (Livsmedelsverket).