Illness forces Söderling to drop US Open bid

Illness forces Söderling to drop US Open bid

Sixth-seeded Swede Robin Söderling withdrew from the US Open because of illness prior to his first-round match on Wednesday and was replaced in the draw by Brazil's Rogerio Dutra Da Silva.

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Worker dead after fall into vat of hot lye

A 66-year-old Swedish man died in an accident at a paper factory in western Sweden after falling into a cistern filled with hot lye late Tuesday night.

Sweden looks to regulate camera-wielding patients

Sweden looks to regulate camera-wielding patients

It is becoming more common for patients to document their contact with Swedish healthcare services with the help of mobile phone cameras, much to the chagrin of staff and prompting local authorities to act to curb the practice.

Beer in Sweden: bevy of brews greets the autumn

Beer in Sweden: bevy of brews greets the autumn

Beer blogger Darren Packman offers his thoughts on a slew of new beers set to hit the shelves in Systembolaget stores in September, as Sweden's state-run liquor monopoly stays true to the old saying - all good things come in threes.

Sweden battles rise in university cheating

Sweden battles rise in university cheating

With reports of cheating and plagiarism at Swedish universities on the rise, The Local's Geoff Mortimore looks at how big the problem really is and what's being done to address it.

Swedish women doing less housework: study

Swedish women doing less housework: study

While Swedish women are spending less time on household chores that they were a decade ago, they continue to carry a greater share, despite the fact they work as much as their male partners, according to a new study published on Wednesday.

Volvo and Siemens rev up electric car venture

Volvo and Siemens rev up electric car venture

Swedish automaker Volvo Cars has teamed up with German industrial group Siemens to develop technology for electric vehicles, the companies announced said Wednesday.

Sweden faces economic slowdown: report

Sweden faces economic slowdown: report

Sweden's National Institute of Economic Research (NIER) has cut its forecast for Swedish growth and sees a significant risk that the eurozone debt crisis could worsen.

Lööf proposed as new Centre Party head

Lööf proposed as new Centre Party head

The Centre Party plans to name Annie Lööf as the choice of the nominating committee to take over as party leader after Maud Olofsson.

Malmö shooter tied to more murder attempts

Malmö shooter tied to more murder attempts

Sweden has added to more cases of attempted murder to the suspicions against a man believed to have carried out a year-long shooting spree targeting immigrants, court officials said Tuesday.

Celtic scoops up Bangura from Stockholm’s AIK

Celtic scoops up Bangura from Stockholm’s AIK

Celtic-signing Mohamed Bangura was flattered, but not overawed, after the Glasgow giants brought him to Parkhead on the advice of club great Henrik Larsson.

Sweden to spend billions on railway improvements

Sweden to spend billions on railway improvements

The Swedish government on Tuesday announced plans to set aside 5 billion kronor ($784 million) in new funding for infrastructure projects, with the bulk of the money devoted to improvements to the country's beleaguered rail system.