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Americans cook Thanksgiving meal for Stockholm's homeless

Americans cook Thanksgiving meal for Stockholm's homeless

A group of volunteers from the American Club of Sweden cooked up a Thanksgiving feast on Thursday for residents and staff at one of Stockholm's homeless shelters.

Sweden could give Saab story a happy ending

Sixty years after its formation, Saab Automobile is an important piece of Swedish heritage. Ryan Emge, from the Saab History website, argues that Sweden would be best advised to buy the company in order to safeguard its existence.

Ombudsmen critical of racist school book

Ombudsmen critical of racist school book

Two Swedish ombudsman offices have added their voices to the chorus of criticism about a school book accused of having racist and sexist contents, but are powerless to do anything about it.

Volvo Group willing to help troubled Volvo Cars

Volvo Group willing to help troubled Volvo Cars

The Volvo Group has said it would help support Volvo Cars in order to protect the Volvo brand in the event that the carmaker's parent Ford goes bankrupt.

Swedish team clear for trip to Homeless World Cup

Swedish team clear for trip to Homeless World Cup

A football team from Sweden will now be able travel to Australia to participate in the Homeless World Cup on Saturday thanks to a loan with generous repayment terms.

Club and concert tips: Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö

Club and concert tips: Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö

Casiokids, Elza Soares and Fucked Up all offer very fine reasons for braving the elements this weekend.

GM considers ditching Saab: report

GM considers ditching Saab: report

Saab Automobile is among the brands US automaker General Motors (GM) is thinking about unloading in order to get through its current crisis.

What's on in Sweden: November 28 - December 4

What's on in Sweden: November 28 - December 4

What's on in Sweden: November 28th – December 4th. Frida Hyvönen & International Film Festival in Stockholm; Melissa Auf der Maur and Sami dance in Gothenburg; Manhattan Transfer and Ibsen in Malmö.

Swedes choose computer games over sports: study

Computer games are nearly three times more popular among Swedes than football and ice hockey combined, according to a new study.

Woman finds acupuncture needles in lingonberry jam

Woman finds acupuncture needles in lingonberry jam

A woman working at a treatment centre in southern Sweden made a grisly discovery this autumn when she sat down to eat her evening meal.

Swede among Mumbai hostages

Swede among Mumbai hostages

A Swedish woman is among those being held hostage in one of two luxury hotels under siege in Mumbai following a slew of terror attacks across the Indian city on Wednesday which claimed at least 100 lives.

Moderates propose major development aid reforms

The Moderate Party wants to ditch Sweden's development aid goal of devoting 1 percent of the country's gross national income (GNI) to foreign assistance.

New demands for immigrant families

Before bringing their families to Sweden, newly arrived immigrants must first demonstrate they have housing and disposable income, according to a new proposal.