Spyker chief upbeat as EIB approves Saab loan

Spyker chief upbeat as EIB approves Saab loan

The European Investment Bank has given the all clear for the completion of a €400 million loan to Saab Automobile.

Vancouver 2010 gets underway

Vancouver 2010 gets underway

The Vancouver 2010 Olympics gets underway on Friday at 7pm Swedish time. The opening events include ski jumping, the men's downhill and Sweden's women's hockey team in action against the Swiss.

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Saab green light from Spyker shareholders

Spyker's shareholders have given the all clear for the Dutch luxury car maker to press ahead with the purchase of Saab Automobile from General Motors.

Swede denies Auschwitz sign theft charges

Swede denies Auschwitz sign theft charges

One-time neo-Nazi leader Anders Högström has denied the charges against him following his arrest on Thursday in connection with the theft of the "Arbeit Macht Frei" sign from Auschwitz.

Anna Lindh widower Bo Holmberg dies

Anna Lindh widower Bo Holmberg dies

Bo Holmberg, the husband of assassinated Swedish foreign minister Anna Lindh, has died aged 67.

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Runaway cat returns home after nine years on the road

Stockholm resident Vera Dettmann was left brimming with emotions of joy and disbelief on Thursday when she was unexpectedly reunited with pet cat Lakrits nine years after he disappeared seemingly without trace.

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Swedes lead the world in tech usage: report

Swedes are the world's foremost users of information technology - such as mobile telephones, computers and networks - a new report shows.

Rape suspicions mount against ex-police chief

Rape suspicions mount against ex-police chief

The allegations directed at a former Swedish police chief suspected of rape continued to grow on Friday with at least five women and girls now thought to be involved in the case.

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Disappointed Eriksson leaves Notts County

Sven-Göran Eriksson, the Swedish former England coach, has resigned from his job as director of football at English second division side Notts County after only six months in the post.

Liberals push for more Afghanistan troops

Liberals push for more Afghanistan troops

The Liberal Party (Folkpartiet) has argued that the Swedish contingent in Afghanistan is understaffed and wants the force to be strengthened by a further 100 soldiers.

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Bildt plugs Swedish fighter on Brazil visit

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt argued the advantages of the Gripen NG jet fighter over rivals from the USA and France while on a visit to Brazil.

Iranian demo in clash with Swedish police

Iranian demo in clash with Swedish police

Two people have been arrested and two others were hurt on Thursday in clashes between anti-Tehran demonstrators and Swedish police outside the Iranian embassy in Stockholm.