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Söderling hoping to lead Swedish revival

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.

Geely confirms Volvo interest

Geely confirms Volvo interest

Chinese car giant Geely confirmed on Tuesday that it is considering a bid for Ford's Swedish subsidiary Volvo Cars, Bloomberg reports.

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Four billion extra pledged in fight against crime

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.

Playboy poser strikes again

Playboy poser strikes again

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.

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Swedish politician mulls Thai bows to counter swine flu

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.

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Saab loses out in Brazil fighter plane bid

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.

Söderling slips into US Open quarter finals

Söderling slips into US Open quarter finals

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.

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Pernod Ricard to sell Vin & Sprit

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.

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Swedes reported arrested in Pakistan

The Swedish embassy in Pakistan is investigating media reports that three Swedes have been arrested by the Pakistani military.

Shanghai car maker to join Saab deal: report

Shanghai car maker to join Saab deal: report

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 drinking more smuggled liquor

Swedes drinking more smuggled liquor

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.

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Paintings removed for EU foreign minister meeting

Two paintings by Swedish artist Dick Bengtsson (1936-1989) were removed at the weekend when EU foreign ministers attended a meeting at the Moderna Museet contemporary art museum in Stockholm.