What’s on in Sweden: Nov 27 – Dec 3

What’s on in Sweden: Nov 27 – Dec 3

What's on in Sweden: Skansen Christmas market & Charles Dickens in Stockholm; Swedish Idol & Melissa Horn in Gothenburg; Little Theatre of Gestures in Malmö/Lund

Söderling sweeps past Djokovic into ATP semis

Söderling sweeps past Djokovic into ATP semis

Swedish tennis sensation Robin Söderling felled his second heavyweight of the week in London with a straight set victory over ATP World Tour Finals title holder Novak Djokovic.

Swedish television primed for weekend of live e-sports

Swedish television primed for weekend of live e-sports

In an unprecedented move, Swedish public television will provide viewers with live, web-based broadcasts from the Dreamhack computer gaming convention, which kicks off this Thursday in Jönköping in southern Sweden.

Police arrest Stockholm swimming pool squatters

Police arrest Stockholm swimming pool squatters

Police raided an indoor public pool south of Stockholm on Wednesday morning to remove three activists who were part of a group which had occupied the facility for nearly two months.

War of words erupts over scuttled Saab sale

War of words erupts over scuttled Saab sale

A verbal spat has broken out between the political opposition and Sweden’s industry minister Maud Olofsson after Left Party leader Lars Ohly blamed the government for the failed sale of Saab.

The Lowdown on classic car maker Saab

The Lowdown on classic car maker Saab

As sports car maker Koenigsegg reverses out of its takeover deal, GM-owned Saab is increasingly being viewed by analysts as a company without a future. It aims to be a volume producer, but last year produced just 93,000 vehicles - a tiny number by global standards.

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Swedish press: Saab ‘damaged beyond repair’

Sweden's main newspapers on Wednesday struck a gloomy tone about the prospects of Saab Automobile’s survival, the day after luxury automaker Koenigsegg ditched its plans to buy the troubled Swedish brand from US parent General Motors.

The Lowdown on von Koenigsegg

The Lowdown on von Koenigsegg

It sounded like a plot from a Bond film: a completely bald aristocratic inventor, sitting in his lair in a converted aircraft hangar, plotting the takeover of a huge chunk of the country's industrial heritage. The plan by supercar maker Christian von Koenigsegg to buy troubled Swedish carmaker Saab brought the dreamers and the cynics out in equal numbers.

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Beijing car maker keeps Saab options open

Beijing Automotive Industry Holding (BAIC) is weighing up its options after the Koenigsegg Group, of which it was to become a minority owner, broke off negotiations for the acquisition of Saab.

Chinese firms could swoop for Saab: analyst

Chinese firms could swoop for Saab: analyst

The future of Saab Automobile is hanging in the balance after Swedish sports car maker Koenigsegg announced on Tuesday that it was pulling out of a deal to buy the iconic brand from General Motors.

Sweden among favourites to claim World Cup of Golf title

Sweden among favourites to claim World Cup of Golf title

Swedish golfers Henrik Stenson and Robert Karlsson are facing tough competition in their attempt to help Sweden repeat its 2008 victory at the World Cup of Golf this week.

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Swedish firm settles over offensive job interview

A 56-year-old man from Gothenburg has been awarded 60,000 kronor ($8,600) in compensation after being asked an insulting question during an employment interview.

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Sweden’s ‘obesity epidemic’ shows signs of slowing: study

After decades of progressive weight gain, Swedes’ waistlines appear to have stopped expanding, a new study shows.

Stockholm prison island hostel lands tourist group’s top prize

Stockholm prison island hostel lands tourist group’s top prize

A former prison on the outskirts of downtown Stockholm has been honoured as the 2009 hostel of the year by the Swedish Tourist Association (Svenska Turistföreningen – STF).