Spyker extends Saab deal deadline

Spyker extends Saab deal deadline

Dutch sports car maker Spyker has dropped its Monday evening bid deadline and remains in talks with General Motors over the possible purchase of iconic Swedish brand Saab Automobile.

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Spyker and GM in last ditch Saab talks

The head of Dutch sports car maker Spyker met with General Motors on Monday afternoon in a final attempt to convince the US auto company to sell Saab Automobile, the iconic Swedish brand facing an imminent wind-down.

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Autoliv slashes 820 jobs worldwide

Swedish car safety giant Autoliv has announced several global plant closures and major job cuts as part of a cost-cutting strategy to adapt to a worldwide auto industry downturn.

Analysts wary of Spyker bid amid crisis talks

Analysts wary of Spyker bid amid crisis talks

Sweden's government held crisis talks with union representatives in Stockholm on Monday as the clock ticks down on Saab Automobile's stay of execution.

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Swedish university guilty of gender discrimination

A Swedish appeals court ruled on Monday that it was illegal for a university to prioritize men for its veterinary education programme, upholding a previous decision finding the institution guilty of illegal gender discrimination.

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Court orders Betsson to shutter Stockholm office

Swedish gaming company Betsson has been forced to shut its betting office in Stockholm following a decision by the Swedish Administrative Court of Appeal (Kammarrätten).

Sweden boasts record high population growth

Sweden boasts record high population growth

The Swedish population grew more in 2009 than it has in any year since 1946, according to new figures from Statistics Sweden (Statistiska centralbyrån - SCB). The increase is attributed to high birth and immigration rates, as well as sharply reduced emigration and fewer deaths.

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Hide-and-seek flash mob invades Swedish Ikea branch

Some 150 kids infiltrated Ikea in Karlstad in western Sweden on Friday to play hide-and-seek following a call to arms on Facebook.

Israeli military admits to organ harvesting

Israeli military admits to organ harvesting

Following diplomatic tensions over an August article published in Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet accusing the Israeli army of illegally harvesting the organs of Palestinians, Israel has admitted its forensic pathologists removed organs from dead bodies without consent from their families, reports the Associated Press.

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Swedish generosity on the rise

Swedes have become all the more generous despite – or perhaps because of – the economic crisis.

Every third driver texts behind the wheel

Every third driver texts behind the wheel

Every third Swedish driver occasionally reads or sends text messages while behind the wheel. Experts say that texting can impair driving ability even more than extreme intoxication.