Protestors arrested in anti-US demo

Protestors arrested in anti-US demo

Five anti-military protesters have been arrested after breaking into a Swedish Air Force base to demonstrate against joint exercises planned with the US Air Force.

China approves Geely’s takeover of Volvo

China approves Geely’s takeover of Volvo

China's Ministry of Commerce has approved Zhejiang Geely Holding's plans to buy Sweden's Volvo Cars from Ford, a report said on Thursday.

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Couple suspected of dog smuggling set free

A man and a woman suspected of having smuggled nine dogs into Sweden were released on Thursday in connection with the detention hearing in Karlskrona.

The Local’s Guide to Pride

The Local’s Guide to Pride

Scandinavia's biggest gay pride festival starts building to a climax on Thursday, with the popular Schlager evening in "Pride Park" outside Stockholm's Maritime Museum. We guide you through the highlights of a long weekend of partying, with just a little politics thrown in.

Church calls for swear ban after gay sex rant

Church calls for swear ban after gay sex rant

The Church of Sweden is being asked to introduce football-style penalties for swearing, after a priest used foul language at last year’s meeting of the church’s governing body.

Migrationsverket cuts asylum seeker estimates

Migrationsverket cuts asylum seeker estimates

The National Migration Board (Migrationsverket) believes that the number of asylum seekers in Sweden will decline to 29,000 in 2010 and 27,000 next year.

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Over 650 travellers from Sweden stranded in Iraq

Travel agency Flyhome, which was founded last year, had advertised "ethnic flights" as its specialty and arranged trips to Lebanon and Iraq from Sweden, with immigrants from those countries as its main target.

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Swedes more positive about economy: study

Consumer confidence in the economy among Swedes is considerably more positive than normal, the National Institute of Economic Research (Konjunkturinstitutet) wrote in its latest monthly barometer.

AstraZeneca Q2 profit jumps on drug sales

AstraZeneca Q2 profit jumps on drug sales

Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca said on Thursday that second-quarter net profit jumped to $2.1 billion (15.35 billion kronor) on strong performance across emerging markets and key drug sales.

Speed cameras catch record haul

Speed cameras catch record haul

A record number of people were caught by speed cameras on Sweden’s roads last year, according to figures released on Thursday.

Hundreds of Russians drawn to Swedish town

Hundreds of Russians drawn to Swedish town

Hundreds of Russians have said they want to move to a small town in the far north of Sweden, after council leaders earlier this year launched an appeal for immigrants.