Sweden set for sunny weekend weather

Sweden set for sunny weekend weather

Swedes are gearing up unseasonably warm weather during the final weekend in May, with temperatures expected to reach as high as 30 degrees Celsius before dipping back down to the mid teens in the first days of June.

Tax agency ready for June 1st ID card rush

Tax agency ready for June 1st ID card rush

After two and half years of waiting, immigrants arriving in Sweden will finally be able to obtain Swedish national identity cards.

Swedish Pirate Ellen Söderberg is EU’s youngest candidate

Swedish Pirate Ellen Söderberg is EU’s youngest candidate

Ellen Söderberg is the youngest candidate in the EU Parliament elections, but the 18-year-old high school student says she’s not intimidated by the competition or her relative lack of political experience.

Sarkozy snubs Sweden: French press

Sarkozy snubs Sweden: French press

French president Nicolas Sarkozy has cancelled an official visit to Sweden in reaction to comments made by Sweden's foreign minister advocating Turkish EU membership, according to French media reports.

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Volvo Group cancels planned layoffs after union deal

Sweden's Volvo Group has scrapped plans to make 600 employees redundant following the completion of a deal with Swedish unions to cut working hours instead, the company announced on Friday.

Titanic exhibition opens in Stockholm

Titanic exhibition opens in Stockholm

It was April 15th, 1912, when the world’s first “unsinkable ship” sank while crossing the Atlantic Ocean on her maiden voyage.

Paedophile charged for webcam sex crimes

Paedophile charged for webcam sex crimes

A man who allegedly threatened to kill dozens of girls if they didn’t pose nude for him in front of a webcam was charged on Friday by the district court in Uppsala.

Saab given three more months to restructure

Saab given three more months to restructure

Saab Automobile has been granted an extra three months to restructure, a Swedish judge said Friday, as parent company General Motors looks to sell the loss-making unit.

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‘Biggest GDP drop in Swedish history’

Sweden’s GDP took a historic dive in the first quarter of 2009, plummeting by 6.5 percent, according to new statistics.

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Man admits to rail station knife attack

A 22-year-old man has admitted to stabbing a 20-year-old woman at a rail station in Hallstahammar in central Sweden on Thursday afternoon.

Swedes’ English is bewilderingly excellent: Dylan Moran

Swedes’ English is bewilderingly excellent: Dylan Moran

Award-winning Irish stand-up comedian Dylan Moran heads to Sweden next week, where he will perform in Stockholm and Gothenburg. The Local gave him a call.

Swedes killed in fighting in Somalia

Swedes killed in fighting in Somalia

Several young men who left Sweden to join the radical Islamic militant group al-Shabaab in Somalia have been killed in battle, according to Sweden’s security service Säpo.

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Man files police report after woman backs out of sex deal

A 66-year-old Swedish man has reported a woman to the police for fraud because she refused to have sex with him.