Stockholm defends city housing sell-offs

Stockholm defends city housing sell-offs

Stockholm city council has defended its policy of privatising municipal-owned housing, which has come under fire after a couple of recent apartment sales led to windfalls for their new tenant-owners.

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Car park assault victim dies

A 78-year-old woman has died as a result of injuries sustained when she was assaulted in a Landskrona parking lot on Monday.

Boy taken into care after village rape case

Boy taken into care after village rape case

The boy convicted of raping two girls in Bjästa near Örnsköldsvik in northern Sweden will be taken into municipal care on his release from youth custody.

Government pledges boost for big families

Government pledges boost for big families

The Alliance government has earmarked hundreds of millions of kronor for a hike in child benefits for families with several children, as well as investment in summer jobs for Sweden's youth.

What’s On in Sweden: April 2nd – 8th

What’s On in Sweden: April 2nd – 8th

What’s on in Sweden: Sweden is dancing this week with tap dance in Stockholm, Bolivian Caporales in Gothenburg and tango in Malmö.

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Swede dies in Bali volcano accident

A Swedish tourist has died after falling 150 metres into the crater of an active volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali.

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Ericsson lands major Indian contract

An already successful week for Swedish telecom giant Ericsson got better on Wednesday as it followed up two major China deals with a $1.3 billion contract to upgrade Bharti Airtel's mobile network in India.

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Swedish diplomat was Russian source: Ex-spy

A former Russian spy commander, Sergei Tretyakov, has accused a Swedish diplomat of having handed classified documents over to the Russian secret service following his recruitment at the end of the 1990s.

Geely sets Volvo sights on Chinese luxury market

Geely sets Volvo sights on Chinese luxury market

Geely aims to use Volvo to crack China's fast-growing luxury car market by using its access to the Swedish firm's cutting-edge technology to vault into global contention, analysts say.

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Arsenal need trophies to match Barcelona: Ibrahimovic

Sweden and Barcelona striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has warned Arsenal ahead of their Champion's League clash in London that it is trophies that count in football and not plaudits for playing beautiful football.

SAS losses widen in 2010

SAS losses widen in 2010

SAS Scandinavian airlines' losses continued to widen in January and February, the company said Tuesday as it prepares for a new €510 million rights issue to bolster its ailing finances.