Saab made to wait as Brazil delays fighter deal

Saab made to wait as Brazil delays fighter deal

Brazil has announced that it will delay a decision to buy 36 fighter jets following a slew of budget cuts, leaving Swedish firm Saab, along with French and US rival bids, playing the waiting game over the lucrative deal.

Sweden’s Pietilä Holmner claims world ski bronze

Sweden’s Pietilä Holmner claims world ski bronze

Sweden's Maria Pietilä Holmner won the bronze medal in the women's world slalom at the world skiing championships in Germany on Saturday, coming in behind Austria's Marlies Schild and Kathrin Zettel.

Swedes drink less alcohol: study

Swedes drink less alcohol: study

Swedish average alcohol consumption declined in 2009, in comparison with 2008, but remains high in a historical perspective, a new report published on Friday showed.

Favourable weather aids oil slick clean up

Favourable weather aids oil slick clean up

The Swedish and Norwegian coast guard continued work to clean up the oil spill caused by a grounded Icelandic vessel just north of the Swedish border on Thursday, reporting that weather conditions remained favourable.

Embassy closures can’t be avoided: Bildt

Embassy closures can’t be avoided: Bildt

Sweden's foreign minister Carl Bildt has said that planned closure of several Swedish embassies can not be avoided through organizational changes or greater efficiency.