Man held in Malmö after toddler hostage drama

Man held in Malmö after toddler hostage drama

A man who grabbed a 2-year-old boy from his mother at knifepoint in the southern Swedish city of Malmö was arrested after holding the toddler hostage for more than two hours on Monday afternoon.

Outrage over Swedish arms sales to Saudis

Outrage over Swedish arms sales to Saudis

Following a report at the weekend that Saab has once again signed a deal to sell equipment to Saudi Arabia, politicians on the left have called for an overhaul of Sweden’s weapons export laws.

Police officer poet posts rhyming report

Police officer poet posts rhyming report

Mats Östman, a police officer with Gotland police in eastern Sweden, took poetic licence on Saturday morning in the framing of an unorthodox incident report published on the police homepage.

Saab’s luxurious new 9-5 is ready for take off

Saab’s luxurious new 9-5 is ready for take off

For Swedish carmaker Saab, its new 9-5 model could not be more important. Contributor David Hooper finds out if it lives up to all of its pre-launch hype, and considers the company’s plans for the future.

Record number appeal Swedish election result

Record number appeal Swedish election result

The Swedish Election Authority (Valmyndigheten) has received a record number of appeals requesting that all or part of the 2010 general election be redone.

Live Video: 2010 Nobel Prize in Economics

Live Video: 2010 Nobel Prize in Economics

At 1pm Central European Time on Monday the winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, will be announced.

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Swede ‘engulfed in flames’ after US surgery

A Swedish woman who received burns on several parts of her body during a surgical procedure at a hospital in the United States is suing the hospital for negligence, according to a federal lawsuit file on Friday.

Three share Nobel Prize in economics

Three share Nobel Prize in economics

Three researchers were awarded the the 2010 Nobel Prize in Economics "for their analysis of markets with search frictions".

Sweden unveils new school curriculum

Sweden unveils new school curriculum

Sweden's education minister Jan Björklund on Monday presented a new school curriculum promising clearer goals for teachers and pupils, with the introduction of grades from year six.

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Two held for threatening pimping trial prosecutor

A man and woman have been arrested for making threats in connection with a pimping trial underway in Malmö involving a 14-year-old girl

Swedish combat boats loaned overseas

Swedish combat boats loaned overseas

Two Swedish Combat Boat 90s (CB90) have been loaned to the UK and the Netherlands for six months.