Borg, Wilander and Edberg are long gone and it's dark days for Swedish tennis, but in Robin Söderling there are at least some rays of hope.
Chinese car giant Geely confirmed on Tuesday that it is considering a bid for Ford's Swedish subsidiary Volvo Cars, Bloomberg reports.
The Swedish government has allocated an additional 4 billion kronor ($570 million) to the fight against crime in a bid to achieve the governing parties' pledge to have 20,000 police officers on Sweden's streets by 2010, according to a statement.
A looming jail sentence didn't stop a 31-year-old Swedish woman found guilty of defrauding several men she met online from luring other unsuspecting victims out of their money with sob stories and images of Playboy models.
While several local parishes of the Church of Sweden are advocating the use of fortified wine to prevent the spread of swine flu during communion, a Swedish politician is proposing a different measure to prevent the virus from spreading - the introduction of traditional Thai greetings in an effort to reduce direct contact.
Brazil has announced it will order 36 Rafale combat planes from France, beating out Sweden's bid to sell Saab's Gripen to the South American nation. The announcement was made on Monday during French president Nicolas Sarkozy's state visit to Brasília.
Swedish number one Robin Söderling booked a place in the quarter finals of the US open on Monday after his opponent, Russia's Nikolay Davydenko, was forced to abandon due to injury.
French alcohol group Pernod Ricard, which last year purchased the Vin & Sprit (V&S) group from the Swedish state for 55 billion Swedish kronor ($8.88 billion), has announced it intends to keep Absolut Vodka but will sell off the rest of the Swedish drinks group.
The Swedish embassy in Pakistan is investigating media reports that three Swedes have been arrested by the Pakistani military.
Koenigsegg Group has informed the Swedish government that it has finally put together the financial package necessary to purchase Saab Automobile from General Motors.
Swedes are buying less beer abroad, but are consuming twice as much smuggled liquor compared to the first half of 2008, according to a new report from the Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs (Centrum för socialvetenskaplig alkohol- och drogforskning – SoRAD) at Stockholm University.