Sports car maker buys Saab: report

Sports car maker buys Saab: report

Sporty Swedish car maker Koenigsegg has teamed up with a group of Norwegian investors to buy Saab from General Motors, according to state broadcaster Sveriges Television's news show Rapport.

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WHO declares swine flu pandemic: Sweden

The Swedish government on Thursday announced the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a swine flu pandemic, nearly two hours before the world health body's expected announcement.

Prison for Gothenburg post depot robbers

Prison for Gothenburg post depot robbers

A Gothenburg court on Thursday sentenced 13 people to prison for their role in the dramatic robbery of a postal depot in January 2008.

Ikea dismantles plans for stores in India

Ikea dismantles plans for stores in India

Swedish furniture retailer Ikea has scuttled plans to open stores in India due to regulations preventing foreigners from owning single brand retailers, the company announced on Thursday.

What’s on in Sweden: June 12 – 18

What’s on in Sweden: June 12 – 18

What's on in Sweden: Neil Young & Ikea exhibition in Stockholm; Euro 2009 U-21 football in Gothenburg; Orchestra Baobab in Malmö.

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Test sites named for Swedish language-learning bonus

Thirteen Swedish municipalities have been chosen to participate in the first phase of a plan to reward newly arrived immigrants who perform well in state-funded language classes.

Swedish yacht secures home win in Volvo race

Swedish yacht secures home win in Volvo race

Sweden's Ericsson 4 docked at Marstrand in southwest Sweden on Thursday morning as the clear leader of the nine-month yacht race, which is set to conclude later this month.

Taking the night train to Oslo

Taking the night train to Oslo

Surrounded by hills and forest on three sides and a spectacular fjord to the south, Oslo is like no other capital city in Europe. During the summer, arrive the romantic way by taking the night train from Stockholm or Malmö.

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Sweden’s food prices buck downward trend

Consumer prices have dropped in Sweden over the last twelve months, according to new figures from Statistics Sweden.

Government minister Leijonborg resigns

Government minister Leijonborg resigns

Minister for Higher Education and Research Lars Leijonborg has resigned from the cabinet, according to an official statement.

Arson suspected in huge Gothenburg blaze

Arson suspected in huge Gothenburg blaze

A powerful fire tore through a warehouse in Frihamnen on Hisingen in Gothenburg early Thursday morning, destroying millions of kronor worth of boats.