Gaelic invasion: It’s football, Sven, but not as we know it

Gaelic invasion: It’s football, Sven, but not as we know it

Ireland's national sport of Gaelic football is growing rapidly in Sweden and it isn't just the ex-pats who are sinking a few points, writes Patrick Reilly.

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Force smokers to quit before surgery: agency

Surgeons should be able to demand that a patient refrains from smoking in the period before and after an operation, the director-general of the Swedish Welfare Board (Socialstyrelsen) argued on Friday.

GM, not Sweden, should find Saab buyer: minister

GM, not Sweden, should find Saab buyer: minister

Sweden's enterprise minister Maud Olofsson laid responsibility for the sale of Saab firmly at the feet of owner GM on Friday, hitting back at criticism from Saab CEO Jan Åke Jonsson.

Malmström handed weighty policy portfolio

Malmström handed weighty policy portfolio

Incoming Swedish EU commissioner Cecilia Malmström has been offered the substantial portfolio covering the police, migration and organized crime, EU Commission President Manuel Barroso announced on Friday.

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UK road runner Swede jailed over stabbing

A Swedish woman has been jailed for five years by a UK court for the manslaughter of a man she met shortly after she and her twin sister made a dash into oncoming traffic on the M6 motorway.

Flawless golf keeps Swedes in World Cup hunt

Flawless golf keeps Swedes in World Cup hunt

Sweden's Henrik Stenson and Robert Karlsson produced a scintillating display of golf for the second day running on Friday to keep the country in strong contention for the World Cup title in China.

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Pre-teen boy held for rape attempt

A 12-year-old boy attacked and tried to rape a 19-year-old woman in Borås in southern Sweden on Thursday evening. Police were able to detain the boy after the intervention of a neighbour.

Geely secures Volvo financing: report

Geely secures Volvo financing: report

The prospective buyers of Sweden-based Volvo Cars, Chinese firm Geely, have confirmed that they have secured the necessary financing for the deal, reports Bloomberg News citing a Geely spokesperson.

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Stockholm falls as Dubai shocks global markets

The Stockholm stock exchange fell by 3.1 percent on Thursday in response to an announcement that Dubai World has requested deferment on its $59 billion mountain of debt.

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EU parliament pushes for Dawit Isaak release

The European Parliament has increased pressure on Eritrea to free Swedish journalist Dawit Isaak. The speaker has demanded Isaak's release along with the other journalists arrested in 2001.

Sahlin open to centre- right cooperation

Sahlin open to centre- right cooperation

Social Democrat party leader Mona Sahlin has responded to a new opinion poll showing an increased support for the far-right Sweden Democrats by voicing the possibility of governing with the Liberal and Centre parties.