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Swedes change last names in droves

Despite occasional interference by the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket), Swedes have set a new record in changing their last names.

‘Vaginal corona’ makes 2009 word list

‘Vaginal corona’ makes 2009 word list

The Swedish Language Council's (Språkrådet) has added slidkrans (vaginal corona) to its list of official Swedish words following successful lobbying by a sexual rights group. In total, the council added 30 new words to its linguistic roster.

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Taking naked pictures of sleeping teen not a crime: court

A court in Halmstad on the southwest coast of Sweden has dismissed charges against a man who reportedly took a photo of a 17-year-old girl's genitals while she was sleeping. The court said that the incident was was not a punishable offense.

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Swedish companies shun foreign ownership

At a time when Sweden's largest automakers, Saab and Volvo – both owned by American companies – are up for grabs, Swedish companies remain sceptical about foreign ownership.

China to back Geely purchase of Volvo

China to back Geely purchase of Volvo

The Chinese government will support the sale of Swedish automaker Volvo to Geely Automobile, the company said on Thursday.