GM halts sale of Saab to Chinese firms

GM halts sale of Saab to Chinese firms

US automaker General Motors (GM) has put the brakes on the planned purchase of Sweden's Saab by two Chinese carmakers over concerns about technology licensing.

More Swedish parents track kids with GPS

More Swedish parents track kids with GPS

Thousands of Swedish parents choose to keep track of their children by help of their mobile phones, despite warnings from experts that this kind of surveillance could be an infringement on the children's privacy.

Warrants issued for ‘brutal’ farm murders

Warrants issued for ‘brutal’ farm murders

Arrest warrants have been issued for two men suspected of the brutal murder of a couple on their dairy farm outside of Alingsås in western Sweden, although prosecutors believe both suspects have likely left the country.

Burning magpie causes major Swedish blackout

Burning magpie causes major Swedish blackout

A major power outage struck parts of south eastern Sweden on Sunday evening after a rogue magpie had flown into a relay plant and caught on fire.

Love is in the air at 2011 Stockholm Film Festival

Love is in the air at 2011 Stockholm Film Festival

As the 22nd edition of the Stockholm International Film Festival opens this week, The Local's Peter Vinthagen Simpson delves into the twin themes of love and director Alejandro González Iñárritu.

Ericsson predicts ten-fold jump in mobile data traffic by 2016

Ericsson predicts ten-fold jump in mobile data traffic by 2016

As smart phones increasingly take over, mobile data traffic is surging, a study by Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson showed on Monday.

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Paedophile site probed for privacy violations

A new website set up by a Swede with ties to neo-Nazi groups and featuring the names and contact information of dozens of convicted child sex offenders has been reported for data privacy violations.

Police hunt snowblower, find moonshine

Police hunt snowblower, find moonshine

When police in northern Sweden were busy searching for a stolen snowblower they accidentally stumbled upon 130 litres of illegally distilled alcohol hidden in the same garage.

‘Sweden can’t afford to lose clever immigrants’

‘Sweden can’t afford to lose clever immigrants’

Sweden can't afford to keep discriminating against those living in the suburbs and thereby missing out on the payback of years of investment in education and skills, journalist Carlos Rojas argues.

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‘Iran may be spying on exiles in Sweden’: agency

Iran has both the ability and the inclination to keep tabs on political antagonists in Sweden, according to new guidelines issued by the Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket).

Groupon float boosts Kinnevik billions

Groupon float boosts Kinnevik billions

Swedish investment firm Kinnevik has reported that its net asset value has increased by some 2.14 billion kronor ($324 million) as a result of the successful initial public offering of discount coupon firm Groupon on the Nasdaq exchange in New York.