Fresh cash, new Chinese partner set to revive Saab

Fresh cash, new Chinese partner set to revive Saab

Production at Swedish car maker Saab is set to resume within a week after the firm secured a deal for a €30 million ($45 million) cash injection on Monday evening.

Tax agency warns of last gasp declaration delays

Tax agency warns of last gasp declaration delays

The Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket) has warned that many of those seeking to file online tax returns could suffer problems as its website struggles to cope with the last minute rush.

Saab debts mount as cash search continues

Saab debts mount as cash search continues

The problems continue to mount at Swedish carmaker Saab with mounting debts, falling sales and an ongoing search for finance still without result.

Stabbed Green politician denied ambulance: report

Stabbed Green politician denied ambulance: report

Prominent Green Party official Anders Wallner was made to wait for an ambulance despite having sustained serious stab wounds in an attack on Sunday near a Stockholm metro station, one his companions has claimed.

Swedish forests spawn new ‘green’ diesel

Swedish forests spawn new ‘green’ diesel

As fuels derived from forestry industry waste power an increasing number of Swedish cars, The Local's Karen Holst discovers not everyone is convinced that this new biodiesel fuel will deliver long-term environmental benefits.

Single transplant drains Swedish blood supplies

Single transplant drains Swedish blood supplies

A single organ transplant operation in Gothenburg emptied blood supplies throughout southern Sweden, forcing the hospital to buy blood from Finland.

Annika Östberg walks free after 30 years

Annika Östberg walks free after 30 years

Annika Östberg Deasy, convicted of a double murder in the US in 1983, was released on Monday after 30 years in custody.

Swedish ‘king’ turns Obama into a bushel of Wiki-carrots

Swedish ‘king’ turns Obama into a bushel of Wiki-carrots

US president Barack Obama was transformed into a bunch of carrots for more than an hour on Monday morning thanks to a mischievous Wikipedia user claiming the name of the Swedish king.

Social Democrats call for Swedish Muslim holiday

Social Democrats call for Swedish Muslim holiday

Sweden's Social Democrats argued on Monday for a review of Sweden's public holidays, arguing that the country's Muslim community should also be recognised.

Bildt hails ‘better world’ after bin Ladin death

Bildt hails ‘better world’ after bin Ladin death

Sweden's Foreign Minister Carl Bildt welcomed the news from the US that al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Ladin has been killed in Pakistan in a comment on Monday morning.

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Housing scam targets Swedish college students

Dozens of Swedish university students desperate to find accommodation in Stockholm lost at least 350,000 kronor ($58,000) in a housing scam carried out on the popular buy-sell site Blocket.se.