Geely pledges major Volvo capital boost

Geely pledges major Volvo capital boost

Chinese car maker Zhejiang Geely Holding has vowed to pump an extra $900 million dollars into Volvo Cars on top of the $1.8 billion purchase price in a bid to revive the Swedish brand's flagging fortunes.

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EU slams Sweden over Spanish name refusal

The Swedish tax agency has been instructed by the EU commission to revise its procedures for approving surnames after a Spanish-Swedish couple were refused the right to give their son both their names.

Turkish ambassador arrives back in Sweden

Turkish ambassador arrives back in Sweden

Turkey's ambassador to Sweden, Zergün Korutürk, returned to her post in Stockholm on Tuesday, two weeks after she was recalled over the Swedish parliament's recognition of the Ottoman Turk massacre of Armenians as genocide.

Foreigners buying more Swedish summer houses: report

Foreigners buying more Swedish summer houses: report

Foreigners own 33,168 summer houses in Sweden, an increase of four percent on 2008 and nine percent on 2007. Germans, Danes and Norwegians dominate the statistics, a new report shows.

Green Party lays out election platform

Green Party lays out election platform

Sweden's Green Party has announced plans to re-introduce a sabbatical leave year, cut the working week and slash sales tax on the service sector - including household services, restaurants, hairdressers and bicycle repairs.

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Elderly couple in hospital after parking lot assault

A couple in their seventies are being cared for at a Lund hospital after they were attacked by a young man over a parking space in Landskrona in southern Sweden.

Eriksson talks up Ivory Coast World Cup hopes

Eriksson talks up Ivory Coast World Cup hopes

Swedish coach Sven-Göran Eriksson has declared is faith in the abilities of his adopted nation, the Ivory Coast, to survive the World Cup's 'group of death' and progress into the knockout stages in South Africa.

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Lottery tracks down record jackpot winner

Sweden's national lottery operator, Svenska Spel, has managed to track down the lucky winner of a record 214.6 million kronor ($29.5 million) jackpot.

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Swedish pension fund bars Israeli arms firm

Sweden's largest pension fund has announced the exclusion of Israeli arms maker Elbit Systems from its portfolio of investments for ethical reasons.

German filmmakers to chart Lindgren’s life

German filmmakers to chart Lindgren’s life

The life of Astrid Lindgren, the Swedish author behind children's characters such as Pippi Longstocking, is to be made into a feature length film, her daughter has confirmed.