Saab debts top ‘several hundred million’

Saab debts top ‘several hundred million’

As production at Swedish carmaker Saab remains on hold due to unpaid bills, a trade association representing auto industry suppliers has claimed that the firm's debts exceed several hundred million kronor.

Man guilty of ‘ruthless’ Gothenburg killing: court

Man guilty of ‘ruthless’ Gothenburg killing: court

The 23-year-old man accused of murdering Elin Krantz in September last year was found guilty by the Gothenburg District Court on Wednesday. Before sentencing he will undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

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Swedish language under threat in Finland: report

The Council of Europe thinks Swedish as an official language in Finland is under threat, according to Finnish broadcasting association YLE.

Labour market divides Swedish budget debate

Labour market divides Swedish budget debate

Sweden's finance minister Anders Borg emphasised falling unemployment figures in the budget debate in the Riksdag on Wednesday, while the Social Democrats argued that Sweden was suffering from "mass unemployment".

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Child rights group slams Sweden on sex crimes

The Swedish government and responsible authorities ‘ignore’ child sex tourism offences, according to child rights organisation Ecpat.

School board defends tattooed teacher deemed ‘too cool’ for school

School board defends tattooed teacher deemed ‘too cool’ for school

The school board in Skövde in western Sweden has backed local teacher Sam Aalto after he was criticised by a local politician, who argued that his surfeit tattoos and spiky hair set a bad example to students.

Man attacked girlfriend with samurai sword

Man attacked girlfriend with samurai sword

A man has been arrested in the proximity of his home in Hörnefors in northern Sweden on Wednesday morning on suspicion of having seriously injured his girlfriend with a samurai sword.

Swedish green-burial firm to turn frozen corpses in compost

Swedish green-burial firm to turn frozen corpses in compost

A posthumous bath in liquid nitrogen pioneered by an eco-minded Swedish entrepreneur may be the key to the world's first completely ecological burial alternative, the Local’s Karen Holst discovers.

Sweden projects budget surplus build-up

Sweden projects budget surplus build-up

The Swedish government forecasts the country will reach a budget surplus by the end of 2011, according to projections in the spring budget bill, presented Wednesday by finance minister Anders Borg.

Court frees doc accused of kissing patient

Court frees doc accused of kissing patient

A doctor from northern Sweden facing sexual molestation charges for forcibly kissing a female patient has been acquitted by a local district court.

Man died after calls for ambulance ignored

Man died after calls for ambulance ignored

A 23-year-old man from Stockholm died after emergency help line operators opted not to send an ambulance, despite the man's repeated calls for help.