Volvo profits plummet as global sales slump

Volvo profits plummet as global sales slump

Swedish carmaker Volvo reported an 84 percent drop in operating profit through the first half of the year compared to 2011 amid slumping sales and tough competition.

Maker of ‘whorer’ king coins comes forward

Maker of ‘whorer’ king coins comes forward

The man behind several fake one-krona coins which mocked Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf, publicly revealed his identity Wednesday, stating the forgery was an "experiment".

‘Sweden views drugs like the Catholic Church views condoms’

‘Sweden views drugs like the Catholic Church views condoms’

In the wake of the death of Swedish MP William Petzäll from an apparent drug overdose, Swedish journalist and columnist Ola Tedin likens Sweden's "irrational" drugs policy to the Catholic Church's stance on condoms.

Mystery blooms over UK airman’s Swedish grave

Mystery blooms over UK airman’s Swedish grave

A Swedish church has found itself in the centre of a mystery after English relatives of a gunned down World War II airman realized that an anonymous well-wisher had been planting flowers at the grave since 1943.

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Sweden drops in global competitiveness ranking

Sweden has slipped a spot to fourth place in the World Economic Forum's ranking of the world's most competitive countries, having been overtaken by Finland as the most competitive country in the European Union.

Outrage after cat’s ashes dumped in ‘mass grave’

Outrage after cat’s ashes dumped in ‘mass grave’

A Swedish ex-cat owner is furious that her reclusive pet’s ashes were not buried in a private grave, but were rather sent to a mass burial plot in Malmö following a document mix-up.

Boy who sewed mouth shut to be deported

Boy who sewed mouth shut to be deported

A 15-year-old boy from Afghanistan who sewed his mouth shut after his application for Swedish residency was rejected will be deported to Italy, in what a Swedish MEP called a "humanitarian catastrophe in my own country".

H&M: Bangladesh must raise garment worker pay

H&M: Bangladesh must raise garment worker pay

Swedish fashion giant H&M, the world's second-largest clothing chain, has called for the Bangladeshi government to raise wages at export factories that employ three million garment workers.

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‘Free’ schools suffer as enrollments drop

Amid a drop in the number of Swedish school students, many of Sweden’s publicly-financed, privately-run ”free” schools are taking a financial beating that some won't be able to survive.

Worst Swedish summer in 12 years: SMHI

Worst Swedish summer in 12 years: SMHI

Sweden’s weather agency has reported that this year’s summer was the worst in a dozen years, with the warm air avoiding the country with an “uncanny precision”.

Bar staff more likely to become alcoholics: study

Bar staff more likely to become alcoholics: study

Bar and restaurant workers in Sweden run a higher risk of alcoholism than the rest of the population, with young women at greatest risk, a study published Tuesday showed.