American sales squeeze Ericsson profits

American sales squeeze Ericsson profits

Swedish telecoms equipment maker Ericsson reported a decline in net profit in the third quarter despite an increase in sales, boosted by business in emerging markets.

US and Japan fuel surge for Volvo trucks

US and Japan fuel surge for Volvo trucks

Sweden's Volvo, the world's second-largest maker of trucks, said Friday it saw a spike in profits in the third quarter, boosted by thriving sales in the US and Japanese markets.

Inspectors attacked at rogue doc’s surgery

Inspectors attacked at rogue doc’s surgery

Inspectors who were sent to shut down a doctor’s surgery in Gothenburg were physically attacked and fled the premises to get help from the police.

‘Too many concerts feel the same’

‘Too many concerts feel the same’

Kattis Bjork founded Stockholm's secret gig scene - Sofar - a year ago. The Local caught up with her as she prepared to celebrate the project's anniversary this weekend and revealed the concept will spread to other Swedish cities in 2015.

Police turn Swede’s vodka into water

Police turn Swede’s vodka into water

Swedish police say they will pay a man 16,000 kronor ($2,200) in damages after much of the alcohol they confiscated from him was stolen, while many of the bottles they returned were filled with water.

Neo-Nazis cleared of knife attack on Nigerian

Neo-Nazis cleared of knife attack on Nigerian

A Stockholm court has cleared three neo-Nazis of stabbing a Nigerian man in an unprovoked attack. But two of the men will face jail after they were convicted of racial agitation at a riot.

NFGL Global Swede Profile: Soukaina Lamrani

NFGL Global Swede Profile: Soukaina Lamrani

Soukaina Lamrani, one of the few winners of the Global Swede award last year, came to Sweden to learn entrepreneurship. But she also learned to listen. Soukaina tells SI News about her experiences and her advice for other NFGL students.

US to get first female ambassador in Sweden

US to get first female ambassador in Sweden

The United States Embassy in Stockholm is set to get its first female ambassador after the White House announced it was nominating the Iranian-American ex-investment banker Azita Raji to take over from Mark Brzezinski.

Ten hit songs you didn’t know were from Sweden

Ten hit songs you didn’t know were from Sweden

You'd be surprised by how many international hit songs are sung by Swedes. In fact, we wager that there are many songs that you know and love that you didn't even realize were from Sweden. Here are our favourite ten.

Sweden calls off suspect submarine search

Sweden calls off suspect submarine search

The core search for a suspected foreign vessel in Swedish waters has been called off. The armed forces said they remained convinced foreign underwater activity had taken place but had not identified an intruder.

Sweden to get EU ‘Christmas present’

Sweden to get EU ‘Christmas present’

Sweden is set to get 1.2 billion kronor ($168 million) back from the EU on December 1st, according to leaked EU documents which suggest that other European countries will have to make large top-up payments this year.