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HQ rescue plan triggers new share collapse

Financial services group HQ must immediately strengthen its finances and will temporarily sell its fund management company HQ Fonder to its principal owner Öresund for 850 million kronor ($105.07 million).

Daniel descended from aristocracy: new book

Daniel descended from aristocracy: new book

Daniel Westling will make the journey from man of the people to prince of Sweden when he marries Crown Princess Victoria next week. But new research shows that the future prince has aristocratic blood - and possibly even Russian blood - coursing through his veins.

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ABB in multi-million bid for Britain’s Chloride

Swiss-Swedish engineering firm ABB has launched a £860 million pounds ($1.25

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Early Stieg Larsson works found in library

A raft of unpublished manuscripts by the Swedish writer Stieg Larsson, author of the popular Millennium trilogy books, have been unearthed at Sweden's National Library (Kungliga biblioteket - KB) in Stockholm.

Absent Swedes share in World Cup fever

Absent Swedes share in World Cup fever

Despite Sweden's failure to qualify for this year's World Cup in South Africa, many Swedes plan to join in the fun when the month-long feast of football kicks off on Friday.

Swedish oil company accused of war crimes

Swedish oil company accused of war crimes

Swedish oil company Lundin Petroleum and the consortium it belonged to in the Sudan were involved in war crimes and crimes against humanity, according to a new report. The company has denied the accusations.

Birgitta Ohlsson – A maverick in a ministerial suit

Birgitta Ohlsson – A maverick in a ministerial suit

Sweden's Minister of EU Affairs Birgitta Ohlsson talks to The Local's Peter Vinthagen Simpson about freedom of expression in Sweden and Europe today; the euro and Sweden's status outside of it; and what can be done to encourage and promote universal European liberal values.

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Sweden and UK find common cause on EU

Sweden’s EU minister Birgitta Ohlsson has said she felt “quite safe” with her new British counterpart, after previously expressing concerns that the UK’s Conservatives would pursue a stridently anti-European programme.

Vilks takes fight to Facebook foes

Vilks takes fight to Facebook foes

Swedish artist Lars Vilks has joined a Facebook group entitled Kill Lars Vilks in order to engage in discussion with his antagonists as part of his ongoing art project to explore the bounds of free speech.

Stockholm metro opens gates for royal wedding

Stockholm metro opens gates for royal wedding

Metro services in Stockholm will be free of charge on June 19th, the day of the royal wedding of Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling, the local transport authority, SL, has announced.

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Police arrest Kosovo war crimes suspect

A second man of Serbian origin has been arrested by Swedish police on suspicion of having committed war crimes in Kosovo in 1999.