Volvo owners to push car sales abroad: report

Volvo owners to push car sales abroad: report

Chinese automaker Geely said Wednesday it will begin assembling cars in Egypt this year with a local partner, marking its latest push overseas as domestic demand hits the brakes.

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Dead woman kept frozen in Sweden for four years

The body of a 90-year-old woman who died four years ago has remained frozen since her death, as her distraught daughter refuses to have her buried before an autopsy can determine the cause of death.

Pass the ‘mother cake’: giving birth in Sweden

Pass the ‘mother cake’: giving birth in Sweden

With Crown Princess Victoria's set to give birth any day now, contributor Patrick Reilly shares the linguistic perils that can accompany expat fathers' first trip to a Swedish maternity ward.

Swedish weapons sold to dictatorships: agency

Swedish weapons sold to dictatorships: agency

Fresh figures from the Swedish Agency for Non-proliferation and Export Controls (Inspektionen för strategiska produkter, ISP) show that a large percentage of Swedish arms exports go to undemocratic countries and dictatorships, despite a decision from the Riksdag last year to tighten regulation on arms exports.

Patient dies after being hit by hospital door

Patient dies after being hit by hospital door

A patient exiting a Stockholm-area hospital has died after slamming into an automatic door.

Swedish street signs axed over ‘perky’ breasts

Swedish street signs axed over ‘perky’ breasts

Signs featuring a woman with "perky" breasts and a short skirt are set to be removed from the streets of Uppsala in eastern Sweden following a mix up that has left local officials baffled.

Lars Vilks egged at ‘Muhammad’ lecture

Lars Vilks egged at ‘Muhammad’ lecture

Controversial Swedish artist Lars Vilks was forced to dodge eggs thrown by angry audience members while giving a lecture about his Muhammad cartoons and free expression at the University of Karlstad on Tuesday.

Summer school gives a taste of studying in Sweden
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Summer school gives a taste of studying in Sweden

A unique collaboration involving Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm University and the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) will offer students the chance to take part in the first ever Stockholm Summer School this June.

Neighbours wrongly blamed for fatal stabbing

Neighbours wrongly blamed for fatal stabbing

A woman from Malmö in Sweden was shocked to find that her parents had been named on a public internet forum as both the victim and offender in a fatal knife attack, even though neither was involved in the murder at all.

Bisexual boar ‘head over squeals’ for breeding bull

Bisexual boar ‘head over squeals’ for breeding bull

A farm in southern Sweden has become the venue for a rather unusual tale of unrequited love, after a boar developed strong sexual desires for the breeding bull.

InterRail: Everyone’s free to explore Europe
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InterRail: Everyone’s free to explore Europe

You don’t have to be a gap-year graduate to jump on board and enjoy the InterRail experience today. Travelling around Europe by train can be appreciated by everyone – whatever your age.