Google sets sights on Sweden

Google sets sights on Sweden

US firm Google has invested significantly in Sweden in the past decade, with three of its 14 acquisitions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa since 2001 in the country.

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Rail operator refused to stop for disabled boy

14-year-old wheelchair-bound Viktor Magnusson wanted to take the train from Sundsvall to Uppsala to visit his sister, but he was told by rail operator SJ staff that he could not get off the train as it "would take too long".

The Stockholm Players’ multicultural look at love

The Stockholm Players’ multicultural look at love

With a new production by the Stockholm Players set to open this weekend, contributor Carina Chela takes a look at Sweden's oldest English-language theatre group.

Swedish doctor assaulted ‘for being a man’

Swedish doctor assaulted ‘for being a man’

A doctor at Örebro University Hospital in central Sweden was attacked and kicked recently by the relatives of a critical ill woman who had just given birth, because they objected to him being a male.

Madeleine speaks out over break up ‘heartache’

Madeleine speaks out over break up ‘heartache’

Sweden's Princess Madeleine, third in line to the throne and the youngest child of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, on Friday described the emotional turmoil she endured after breaking off her engagement earlier this year.

International warrant for Assange ‘on its way’

International warrant for Assange ‘on its way’

A Swedish prosecutor on Friday submitted an application for an international arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Swedish officer badly hurt in Afghanistan

Swedish officer badly hurt in Afghanistan

A Swedish officer and two Finnish soldiers were seriously injured when their vehicle was shot with a rocket launcher in Afghanistan, according to a Swedish Armed Forces (Försvarsmakten) statement.

Party leader candidate joins Albright group

Party leader candidate joins Albright group

Senior Social Democrat Pär Nuder, formerly Göran Persson's finance minister and hotly tipped as a candidate to succeed outgoing party leader Mona Sahlin, has been recruited by former US secretary of state Madeleine Albright as a consultant.

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Swedish suicide bomber killed in Iraq

A Swedish citizen was killed in a suicide bomb attack he carried out in Iraq.

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WikiLeaks’ Assange to challenge arrest order

A UK-based lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said his client plans to challenge an order for his arrest issued on Thursday by a Swedish court on charges of rape and sexual molestation.

Saab unveils new 9-4X in Los Angeles

Saab unveils new 9-4X in Los Angeles

Sweden-based Saab Automobile showed off its new 9-4X at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Thursday, hoping its first-ever crossover SUV will be a hit in the US market.

Sweden knew of US surveillance: report

Sweden knew of US surveillance: report

Sweden’s former Social Democratic government was informed in 2002 about a surveillance programme run by the US embassy in Stockholm, secret documents reveal.