Profits mount at Sweden’s SEB bank

Profits mount at Sweden’s SEB bank

Sweden's third-largest bank, SEB, reported bumper profits on Friday thanks to a sharp reduction in credit losses in the Baltic countries.

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Norwegian swindler arrested in Spain

A Norwegian man wanted on suspicion of kidnapping, robbing and extorting several million kronor from wealthy Swedish men was caught and arrested in Spain on Thursday.

Swedish actress Lena Nyman dies

Swedish actress Lena Nyman dies

The Swedish actress Lena Nyman, known from her roles in Ingmar Bergman's 1978 film "Autumn Sonata" and the "I am Curious" films, died on Friday after an extended illness.

Sweden raises 19 billion kronor from Nordea sale

Sweden raises 19 billion kronor from Nordea sale

The Swedish government confirmed on Friday that it had raised 19 billion kronor ($2.94 billion) on the sale of 255 million of its shares in Nordic banking giant Nordea.

Pots and pans sound hospital patient alarms

Pots and pans sound hospital patient alarms

An overcrowded hospital in Gothenburg has resorted to giving patients in a children's ward saucepans and spoons to summon assistance in emergency situations, according to a union report.

Truckmaker Volvo drives back to profit in 2010

Truckmaker Volvo drives back to profit in 2010

Volvo Group, the second-biggest maker of heavy vehicles, said Friday it returned to a booming profit in 2010, thanks to a strong recovery across the sector and despite a slightly disappointing fourth quarter.

Sweden Democrats: open the Stasi archive

Sweden Democrats: open the Stasi archive

The Sweden Democrats has demanded that the Swedish Security Service's files on contacts between Swedish individuals and the Stasi be opened to the public in order "to clear the air" over the period in history.

Swedish living rooms brace for Melodifestivalen invasion

Swedish living rooms brace for Melodifestivalen invasion

What do a drag queen and teen-pop has-beens have to do with Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt? It can only mean the 2011 Melodifestivalen is upon us, contributor Julie Blomberg Gudmundsson explains.

Sweden opens national breast cancer study

Sweden opens national breast cancer study

Over the next two to three years, 100,000 Swedish women will be recruited for a new national study of breast cancer led by a professor at Solna's Karolinska Institute.

Scrap wind power veto: environment minister

Scrap wind power veto: environment minister

Swedish Environment Minister Andreas Carlgren has announced that he wants to remove the municipal vetoes against wind power farms that are currently in place.

Ease immigrant family reunification: Greens

Ease immigrant family reunification: Greens

Sweden's Green Party has announced that it wants to reduce or even remove conditions for immigration on the grounds of family reunification.