Russian backer secures Saab property funds

Russian backer secures Saab property funds

Russian businessman Vladimir Antonov has agreed a deal with an independent European bank to handle payments to Swedish carmaker Saab with regard to the sale of its property holdings, his spokesperson has confirmed.

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Stockholm agency touts ad space on out-of-office emails

A Stockholm ad agency is using the occasion of an art director's parental leave to launch a service selling ad space on out-of-office messages.

Pirate Bay signs up to file sharing research study

Pirate Bay signs up to file sharing research study

Swedish file sharing website The Pirate Bay has agreed to participate with researchers at Lund University in a major survey of the habits and norms of those using the popular website.

Green light for Swedish rail operator’s ‘graffiti database’

Green light for Swedish rail operator’s ‘graffiti database’

Swedish rail operator SJ has been given clearance by the Swedish Data Inspection Board (Datainspektionen) to open a "graffiti database" in order to assist police reports and damages claims.

Libyan exiles protest as embassy drops rebel flag

Libyan exiles protest as embassy drops rebel flag

A group of opposition exile Libyans have gathered outside the Libyan embassy in Stockholm on Monday to protest that the independence era rebel flag raised in February has been taken down.

Volvo helps pioneer ‘hands-free’ driving

Volvo helps pioneer ‘hands-free’ driving

Swedish carmaker Volvo wants to let drivers kick back, take their hands off the wheel, and catch up on a little TV while barreling down the motorway, all in the name of improving road safety, The Local's Geoff Mortimore explains.

Red Cross chief loses fraud appeal

Red Cross chief loses fraud appeal

Johan af Donner, the former Swedish Red Cross communications chief sentenced to five years in prison for swindling the organisation out of millions of kronor, has lost an appeal against his conviction.

Sweden mulls impact of Finnish far-right rise

Sweden mulls impact of Finnish far-right rise

Sweden's foreign minister Carl Bildt has expressed concern over the possible impact of the Finnish elections on Nordic and EU countries, after the emergence of a nationalist party as a political force.

Stockholmers pay half of Sweden’s taxes: study

Stockholmers pay half of Sweden’s taxes: study

Roughly half of Swedish tax revenues are generated by residents in and around the capital city of Stockholm, according to a new study.

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Swedish film crew arrested in Azerbaijan

A Swedish film team was arrested in Azerbaijan at the weekend while working on a documentary about freedom of speech.

‘Medical mistakes kill 3,000 Swedes a year’

‘Medical mistakes kill 3,000 Swedes a year’

Around 3,000 people die every year in Sweden because of deficient patient safety, according to two leading doctors, who argue that Sweden needs to follow other countries in debating how to address the problem.