‘Multi-billion-kronor’ bid for bankrupt Saab: report

‘Multi-billion-kronor’ bid for bankrupt Saab: report

Chinese carmaker Youngman has placed a bid for bankrupt Swedish carmaker Saab, public broadcaster Sveriges Radio (SR) reported on Thursday.

Princess Victoria to give birth in ‘early March’

Princess Victoria to give birth in ‘early March’

A post on Facebook as well as a 42 cannon salute are among the ways the next heir to the Swedish throne will be welcomed into the world, with Crown Princess Victoria due to give birth in early March, the Royal Court announced on Thursday along with a detailed list of events planned to mark the occasion.

Extradition bid ‘not a human rights violation’

Extradition bid ‘not a human rights violation’

Swedish authorities told Britain's Supreme Court on Thursday that a bid to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for questioning over rape claims is valid and does not breach his human rights.

Sheep herding Swedish bunny hops to net fame

Sheep herding Swedish bunny hops to net fame

Move over Bugs – a Swedish bunny is rapidly becoming the most popular rabbit in the world!

Swedes gear up for Melodifestivalen mania

Swedes gear up for Melodifestivalen mania

It is that time of year again - this coming weekend Sweden will be tossed into the frenzy that is ”Melodifestivalen”, the musical contest where the next artist to represent Sweden in Eurovision Song Contest 2012 will be selected.

Electrolux profits plunge amid weak demand

Electrolux profits plunge amid weak demand

Electrolux, a leading global maker of household appliances, posted Thursday a 48-percent plunge in net profit in 2011, as price pressure, high material prices and weak demand hit earnings.

Gun violence ‘most common’ in Malmö

Gun violence ‘most common’ in Malmö

Guns are three times more common in Malmö compared to Stockholm when it comes to reported killings and attempted killings, new figures show.

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AstraZeneca job cuts hit Södertälje hard

AstraZeneca job cuts hit Södertälje hard

Anglo-Swedish pharmaceuticals giant AstraZeneca is closing its research facilities in Södertälje, south of Stockholm, as part of a major restructuring, resulting in the loss of around 1,000 Swedish jobs.

Europe’s banks set for years of ‘shrinkage’: Borg

Europe’s banks set for years of ‘shrinkage’: Borg

Europe's financial sector is set for a decade of reform that will result in a much smaller but more socially useful industry, Swedish finance minister Anders Borg said Wednesday.

Q&A with Swenglish comedy star Ben Kersley

Q&A with Swenglish comedy star Ben Kersley

Sweden’s only 'Swenglish' comedian, Ben Kersley, talks to The Local about his latest comedic venture, The Tuesday Chinwag, starring ‘three bespectacled English guys’ and music by Swedish Idol’s Nicholas Perry.

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Swedish murder suspect arrested in London

One of two Swedish brothers under suspicion of the murder of a 22-year-old man in central Stockholm last year has been arrested in London.

Four young Swedes dead in Thai car crash

Four young Swedes dead in Thai car crash

Four young Swedes have died in a traffic accident while holidaying in Thailand after their vehicle collided with a truck early on Wednesday morning.

Snow and severe cold forecast for Sweden

Snow and severe cold forecast for Sweden

Snow and temperatures well below freezing are expected to hit Sweden over the next few days with forecasters warning of a “snow cannon” ready to fire over the country.