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Robbers drag 86-year-old woman behind walking aid

An 86-year-old woman was dragged several metres behind her wheeled walker on Friday during an assault and robbery in central Gothenburg.

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Sweden a tax haven for investors

To the world, Sweden is known for dark winters, bright summers and the Nobel Prize. To Swedes it is also known for taxes, high taxes, and higher taxes. But to a growing group of investors it is known as Europe’s secret tax haven. By using an investment vehicle known as kapitalförsäkring, residents of Sweden can essentially avoid capital gains taxes from equity investments.

Government abolishes accountant requirement

Government abolishes accountant requirement

The Swedish government has decided to end the requirement for around 250,000 small businesses to employ an accountant in a move intended to cut red tape.

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Saab owner reports massive loss

Spyker Cars, the Dutch niche car maker that recently purchased Sweden's Saab, reported losses on Friday equating to almost four times its sales for 2009.

Malaysian demonstrators burn Swedish flag

Malaysian demonstrators burn Swedish flag

A Swedish flag was set alight outside the country's embassy in Malaysia on Friday as protesters gathered to demand action be taken against cartoonist Lars Vilks and newspapers that published his caricatures of the Muslim prophet Muhammad.

Girl raped and rejected by Swedish community

Girl raped and rejected by Swedish community

A storm of outrage has met revelations by Sveriges Television (SVT) that a 14-year-old girl from a small Swedish community was raped at her school only to be rejected by her friends and adult society when she reported the attack.

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US retreats on Swedish glass deal: report

Glass maker Orrefors has reacted with astonishment to US media reports that Hillary Clinton has bowed under pressure to rebid a major contract won by the Swedish firm.

Saab ‘surprise’ at Romania fighter decision

Saab ‘surprise’ at Romania fighter decision

Swedish defence firm Saab has asked for all the facts to be laid open after the Romanian government chose to purchase second-hand US F-16s to the detriment of its Gripen fighter.

‘Tomatoes could help cancer fight’: study

‘Tomatoes could help cancer fight’: study

The humble tomato could be a weapon to deploy in the fight against cancer, a new study from Sweden's Lund University has shown.

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Sweden Democrats in decline: poll

The far-right Sweden Democrats have fallen below the four percent threshold required for seats in parliament at a general election, a new voter survey by Synovate shows.

Abba stars hint at reunion gig

Abba stars hint at reunion gig

Swedish disco pop group Abba could perform together again after years of rejecting calls to re-form, two former members said in an interview published on Friday.