‘Cautious optimism’ over Saab’s second escape from bankruptcy

‘Cautious optimism’ over Saab’s second escape from bankruptcy

While the sale of Saab Automobile may have once again helped the troubled Swedish automaker avoid bankruptcy, uncertainties about possible layoffs and obtaining necessary approvals remain, the AFP's Nina Larsson explains.

Swedish court bans niqab-wearing women

Swedish court bans niqab-wearing women

Three women wearing head scarves completely shielding their faces were denied entry to a Gothenburg courtroom on Friday during the remand hearing of one of the suspects in the Röda Sten murder plot case.

‘The deal was crucial for Saab’: expert

‘The deal was crucial for Saab’: expert

After months of uncertainty cash-strapped carmaker Saab might finally see the light at the end of the tunnel, as Chinese firms Pang Da and Youngman announced on Friday that they will buy 100 percent of the shares of Saab Automobile.

Court sets date to rule on Assange extradition

Court sets date to rule on Assange extradition

The High Court in London will rule on Wednesday on Sweden's bid to secure the extradition from Britain of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over rape allegations, the court said on Friday.

Activist wrote threat letters in his own blood

Activist wrote threat letters in his own blood

A 21-year-old animal rights activist is being prosecuted at the Gothenburg District Court, suspected of arson and writing threat letters, sometimes in his own blood.

Prosecutor: slave auction was ‘costume party’

Prosecutor: slave auction was ‘costume party’

A ”slave auction” held by a Lund student group in April was a ”costume party” meaning no charges will be filed against the organizers, according to the prosecution authority in Skåne in southern Sweden.

Police slammed for ‘slow’ response

Police slammed for ‘slow’ response

Swedish police officers' slow response to the spectacular helicopter robbery of a G4S cash depot in Västberga south of Stockholm in 2009 has come in for stinging criticism from the inspection unit of the National Swedish Police Board (Rikspolisstyrelsen).

Discover some of Stockholm’s secrets

Discover some of Stockholm’s secrets

New to Stockholm or looking to rediscover some of the things that make it special? Check out this short "video tour" led by a local tour guide.

Chinese firms in deal to buy Saab Automobile

Chinese firms in deal to buy Saab Automobile

Chinese automakers Pang Da and Youngman have agreed to purchase Saab Automobile, according to a statement issued Friday by Saab owner Swedish Automobile.

Swedish lunch lady in pole dance protest

Swedish lunch lady in pole dance protest

Students and staff at a school near Uppsala in eastern Sweden were shocked to see one of the school cafeteria staff performing an erotic pole dance in response to complaints about inedible food.

Swedish ‘baby boomer’ crime on the rise: agency

Swedish ‘baby boomer’ crime on the rise: agency

The number of elderly criminal suspects in Sweden is increasing, according to fresh figures from the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention (Brottsförebyggande rådet, Brå).

Mass faintings at H&M factory in Cambodia

Mass faintings at H&M factory in Cambodia

Over 200 Cambodian workers fainted this week in a factory which manufacturers clothes for Swedish fashion giant H&M.