Reinfeldt ‘concerned’ over Saab deal collapse

Reinfeldt ‘concerned’ over Saab deal collapse

Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said Thursday he was worried about the failure of Chinese rescue funding for the Saab-Spyker auto group but stressed the state would not step in to rescue the cash-strapped brand.

Football club fined for firework that hit referee

Football club fined for firework that hit referee

The Swedish Football Association (Svenska fotbollsförbundet) has ordered Stockholm-based club AIK to pay a fine of 150,000 kronor ($24,500) for an incident in which a referee was hit by a firework thrown from stands, forcing the match to be abandoned.

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Father in u-turn over lesbian daughter eviction

A woman from Helsingborg, in the south of Sweden, was facing eviction from a flat she had been renting from her father for 16 years because he didn't approve of her "lesbian activity".

Volvo Cars reports sales, profits boost

Volvo Cars reports sales, profits boost

Swedish automaker Volvo reported a profit of 2.34 billion kronor ($369 million) for 2010, marking a massive swing back into profit compared 2009.

Low turn out fears in Swedish election re-run

Low turn out fears in Swedish election re-run

As a county council election re-run beckons in western Sweden, there are fears that a record low proportion of the electorate will bother to cast their votes.

Swedish kids’ reading skills hit by computer use: report

Swedish kids’ reading skills hit by computer use: report

A new study from Gothenburg University shows that the falling levels of reading skills among Swedish school children may be connected to an increase in screen-based activities.

Swedish pharmacy jabs 12 with same needle

Swedish pharmacy jabs 12 with same needle

After mistakenly pricking twelve people with the same surgical instrument during a regular health check, a local branch of Swedish pharmacy chain Doc Morris is now trying to contact those who might have been affected.

Saab abandons deal with China’s Hawtai

Saab abandons deal with China’s Hawtai

Chinese rescue funding for the Saab-Spyker auto group collapsed on Thursday throwing Swedish Saab back into deep financial crisis without keys to the crucial Chinese market.

Sweden’s <i>hemspråk</i>: teaching kids their parents’ language

Sweden’s hemspråk: teaching kids their parents’ language

As Sweden continues to grapple with how best to integrate its ever-growing foreign born population, The Local's Karen Holst looks at one way in which Swedish schools address the needs of children with a mother tongue other than Swedish.

Denmark resumes Sweden border controls

Denmark resumes Sweden border controls

Denmark decided on Wednesday to resume controls at its Swedish and German borders, prompting calls for an explanation from the European Commission warning against any challenge to the freedom of movement in Europe.

Woman found pregnant despite abortion

Woman found pregnant despite abortion

A woman who had undergone an abortion continued to suffer morning sickness and pile on the weight and a further examination, three months later, showed that she was still pregnant.

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Nursing home hushed sex abuse claims

Despite repeat reports from employees that an elderly patient suffering from Alzheimer's was the victim of sexual abuse by another patient, the head of a nursing home in northern Sweden declined to inform the police, according to a report by Sveriges Television (SVT).