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Crown rolls out new bid for Volvo Cars

The international consortium Crown, which includes former Volvo head Roger Holtback, has submitted a revised offer to buy Volvo Cars.

Top feminist takes political gamble on Swedish reality TV

Top feminist takes political gamble on Swedish reality TV

Gudrun Schyman, spokeswoman for the Feminist Initiative (FI) political party, hopes participating in the Let’s Dance reality television show will help her waltz right into the Swedish parliament.

Minaret ban favoured by one in four Swedes: poll

Minaret ban favoured by one in four Swedes: poll

One in four Swedes is in favour of prohibiting the building of more minarets in the country, a new poll shows.

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Driving bus while gabbing on a mobile ‘not a crime’: Swedish court

A Swedish bus driver convicted for driving while speaking on a mobile phone and writing in a notebook at the same time has been acquitted of reckless driving by the Swedish Supreme Court.

Markets absorbed by probiotic Swedish tampons

Markets absorbed by probiotic Swedish tampons

Shares in a Swedish biotech firm soared on Wednesday on news that the company had inked a distribution deal in China for its tampons “bathed in human lactic acid bacteria”.

How to survive the Christmas buffet without looking like an idiot

How to survive the Christmas buffet without looking like an idiot

Does the herring lead us into Jansson's temptation or is it the other way around? Elizabeth Dacey-Fondelius has the lowdown on how to prevent your office julbord from ending in yuletide tears.

Laptop battery likely cause of fatal house fire

Laptop battery likely cause of fatal house fire

An overheated laptop battery was the likely cause of a house fire which killed a mother and her four young children in Staffanstorp in southern Sweden in early September.

What’s On in Sweden: December 4th – 10th

What’s On in Sweden: December 4th – 10th

What’s on in Sweden: Backstreet Boys are back in Stockholm, The Gothia Barber Girls harmonise in Gothenburg and Pete Doherty serenades Malmö.

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Burger baron to buy Stockholm’s priciest flat

Curt Bergfors, the founder of Swedish fast food chain Max, has lined up the purchase of the most expensive apartment ever built in Sweden, a piece of property set to leave him with a 52 million kronor ($7.6 million) hole in his pocket.

Jonsson follows sports award with world cup biathlon win

Jonsson follows sports award with world cup biathlon win

The day after scooping up one of Sweden’s most prestigious athletic awards, biathlete Helena Jonsson won the season-opening World Cup 15km race in Östersund in northern Sweden.

‘Elin should use a driver next time’: Parnevik

‘Elin should use a driver next time’: Parnevik

Swedish golfer Jesper Parnevik said he regretted introducing Tiger Woods to his Swedish wife Elin Nordegren after evidence emerged on Wednesday the golf superstar had an affair with a Las Vegas cocktail waitress.

Sweden gives green light to controversial wolf hunt

Sweden gives green light to controversial wolf hunt

Hunters in Sweden will be allowed to take aim at wolves for the first time in 45 years following a Riksdag decision to control the predators’ population, wildlife officials said on Wednesday.