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Security high for visit of Rushdie and Saviano

Security high for visit of Rushdie and Saviano

Swedish police have put additional security measures in place for the appearance on Tuesday evening at a seminar in Stockholm of two of the world's most endangered authors, Salman Rushdie and Roberto Saviano.

Vattenfall to power electric car tests

Swedish energy group Vatenfall is joining with German carmaker BMW to launch a pilot project in Berlin next year to test the feasibility of electric cars, the companies announced on Tuesday.

Condom ad banned by Gothenburg transit agency

Condom ad banned by Gothenburg transit agency

Bus and tram passengers in Gothenburg have been spared riding in cars with an advertisement featuring two young men which asks, “Do you want to see us put on a condom?”

Education agency knocks college rankings

Sweden's National Agency for Higher Education (Högskoleverket) has criticized the ranking of different universities and colleges, arguing the lists don't help students pick the right school.

Swedish neo-Nazi party undergoes makeover

The National Socialist Front (NSF), one of the dominant groups within Sweden's white-power movement, has disbanded and is re-launching itself as the Folkfronten ('People's Front') party.

'Swedish car makers should come home'

'Swedish car makers should come home'

With Ford and GM, the respective owners of Volvo and Saab's car divisions, struggling for their survival, Sweden needs to regain the initiative and nationalize its auto industry, argues Rolf Wolff, dean of the School of Business, Economics and Law at Gothenburg University.

Long sentences for gruesome cabin torture

Long sentences for gruesome cabin torture

A Swedish court on Tuesday sentenced the two primary suspects in a brutal torture case to several years in prison.

Video: Winterjam at Stockholm's Olympic Stadium

Video: Winterjam at Stockholm's Olympic Stadium

For the third year running, Stockholm's Olympic Stadium hosted the LG Winterjam on Saturday. Two main events featured at the Winterjam, the LG Snowboard World Cup Big Air and the Peak Performance King of Style.

Orphan kangaroo Walter rejoins Ystad mob

Orphan kangaroo Walter rejoins Ystad mob

Walter the motherless kangaroo has finally left the comfortable surroundings of a cloth pouch in a terraced house in Ystad and is almost ready to join the other marsupials at a zoo in the town in southern Sweden.

Skanska to cut 2,000 jobs in Sweden

Swedish construction giant Skanska announced on Tuesday it would be shedding 2,000 jobs in Sweden and an additional 1,400 around the Nordic region.

Continued delays at Stockholm airport

Continued delays at Stockholm airport

Delays are expected to continue on Tuesday for flights in and out of Stockholm's Arlanda airport.

Furor over racism in Swedish school book

Parents in Karlskoga in central Sweden are up in arms over what they see as racist and sexist passages in a book designed to help first graders learn how to read.