Örebro prof caught on camera in suspect’s car

Örebro prof caught on camera in suspect’s car

A surveillance camera has recorded a Örebro University professor stepping into a black Cadillac owned by her colleague, now in detention as a suspect in her murder, on December 29th, 2010, the same day she was reported missing, a local newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Last Oriflame staffer released from Iran jail

Last Oriflame staffer released from Iran jail

Swedish cosmetics firm Oriflame said Wednesday the last of its employees held in an Iranian had been released.

Swedish author settles Salinger copyright suit

Swedish author settles Salinger copyright suit

Swedish author and publisher Fredrik Colting has settled a lawsuit with the estate of J.D. Salinger over the publication of his book, a so-called "unauthorised sequel to The Catcher in the Rye."

Sweden denies plans to extradite Assange to US

Sweden denies plans to extradite Assange to US

The lawyer of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's has accused Swedish authorities of secretly planning to extradite him to the US in a German media report.

‘Having sex with scantily-clad women in make-up is not a crime’

‘Having sex with scantily-clad women in make-up is not a crime’

The conviction of Magnus Hedman on charges of buying sexual services elevates absurd prejudices with racist overtones to legal precedent and shows that laws criminialising the purchase of sex need to be reformed, argues liberal commentator and author Jan Söderqvist.

Swedish union head to leave next year

Swedish union head to leave next year

Wanja Lundby-Wedin, the chairwoman of an umbrella organisation for 15 Swedish trade unions, has announced that she will step down at its next congress in the spring of 2012.

Swedish minister slams grading appeal proposal

Swedish minister slams grading appeal proposal

Swedish students ought to be able to contest the marks they receive in school, a government investigative commission has proposed.

Fewer Swedes believe in rising home prices: SEB

Fewer Swedes believe in rising home prices: SEB

The proportion of Swedish households that believe that housing prices will continue to rise has decreased, according to Swedish bank SEB's latest housing price indicators.

‘Elderly coordinator’ to fix health care problems

‘Elderly coordinator’ to fix health care problems

Sweden has appointed a special elderly care coordinator to help address deficiencies in healthcare and other services the country provides its older residents.

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Passenger in ‘driverless’ car charged for drunken driving

A 29-year-old man from northern Sweden has been charged with drunken driving despite not having been behind the wheel when officers stopped the vehicle.

China to be Volvo’s ‘second home market’

China to be Volvo’s ‘second home market’

China may be the largest market for Volvo Cars by the end of 2011, as the company looks to increase sales in China six-fold by 2015, according to the head of Volvo’s China operations.