Svanberg proposed to head Volvo board

Svanberg proposed to head Volvo board

Truck maker Volvo has officially proposed BP chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg to be appointed head of its board at the annual general meeting in April, the Swedish company announced on Monday.

Bed-ridden man killed after Facebook post

Bed-ridden man killed after Facebook post

A 55-year-old Swede was found murdered in his home in the country's far north on Saturday, days after having posted on Facebook that he was ill and had lost mobility in his legs.

‘Panic chaos’ and other signs that Christmas is coming to Sweden

‘Panic chaos’ and other signs that Christmas is coming to Sweden

Contributor Lola Akinmade-Åkerström offers up five tell-tale signs that Swedes have truly been gripped by the holiday spirit.

Abba great hints at reunification gig

Abba great hints at reunification gig

Ever since 1983, people across the globe has been dreaming of the possibility that Swedish super group Abba would reunite.

Saab to file for bankruptcy: report

Saab to file for bankruptcy: report

Beleaguered Swedish automaker Saab is expected to file for bankruptcy on Monday, according to reports in the Swedish media.

Charges filed after mass food poisoning

Charges filed after mass food poisoning

A café owner from Dalarna in central Sweden is facing criminal charges after 86 people were taken ill with food poisoning after eaten food prepared on her premises just a few days after inspectors had told her to close her shop.

Massive fire ravages Gothenburg boat yard

Massive fire ravages Gothenburg boat yard

A fire erupted in a boating yard in Gothenburg on Monday morning, causing black smoke to billow forth, buildings to be evacuated and traffic in the nearby area redirected by police.

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Sports presenter: ‘time for women’s naked relay’

A Swedish family of biathlon-enthusiasts from Motala in central Sweden, were shocked when tuning in to their TV4 premium service coverage of a recent biathlon competition in Hochfilzen, Austria, after the Swedish broadcaster welcomed them to quite a different sporting event than the one they had planned to see.

Swedbank hit by ‘Twitter- generated’ Latvia panic

Swedbank hit by ‘Twitter- generated’ Latvia panic

More than 100 cash machines in the Baltic state of Latvia had run out of money Monday morning following a banking panic apparently caused by rumours on the Twitter social media network.

‘Women to blame if they suffer abuse’: study

‘Women to blame if they suffer abuse’: study

A third of the staff working in Sweden's largest hospital emergency room believe it's the woman's fault if she is physically abused, according to a new Swedish study.

Outrage over hand grenade Christmas balls

Outrage over hand grenade Christmas balls

A decision by the Swedish Army Museum (Armémuseum) to raise money for charity by selling hand grenade-shaped Christmas tree ornaments has sparked a storm of criticism from disgusted visitors.