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Saab restructuring process in danger

Saab restructuring process in danger

The restructuring of Saab could be called off after the company's administrator Guy Lofalk on Thursday applied for the process to be halted, according to a statement from Swedish Automobile (SWAN), Saab's parent company.

'40 years of dictatorship over': Reinfeldt

'40 years of dictatorship over': Reinfeldt

Following the news of Muammar Qaddafi's capture by Libyan rebel forces on Thursday, several Swedish politicians have welcomed the demise of the Qaddafi regime.

UK pair seeks clues about mysterious Swedish photos

UK pair seeks clues about mysterious Swedish photos

A UK couple are appealing to Swedes for help in gleaning clues about several decades-old photographs which turned up on film hidden in a vintage camera purchased at an auction in south central Sweden last August.

Imam's on-air death threat 'not hate speech'

It was not hate speech when Swedish public service broadcaster Sveriges Radio (SR) featured a programme in which a Somali imam called for all converts from Islam to be killed, the Swedish Chancellor of Justice (Justitiekanslern, JK) has ruled.

Second-hand shop sells customer's bike

Second-hand shop sells customer's bike

A Swedish woman's recent visit to a second-hand charity shop didn't turn out as planned when she learned upon leaving the store that staff had sold her bicyle while she was inside shopping.

Ericsson shares surge on strong earnings report

Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson on Thursday reported a six-percent jump in third quarter net profit to 3.8 billion kronor ($570 million) in line with analyst expectations.

Swedes plead 'not guilty' to terror crimes

Swedes plead 'not guilty' to terror crimes

The two Swedish reporters facing terrorism charges in Ethiopia pleaded not guilty when the trial resumed on Thursday, but apologised for having entered the country illegally.

Haga: Sweden's 'royal nursery' preps for a new arrival

Haga: Sweden's 'royal nursery' preps for a new arrival

With a garden measuring nearly eight hectares complete with play areas, woods and other assorted parkland, Haga Palace isn't a bad playground for the upcoming addition to the Swedish royal family, The Local's Geoff Mortimore explains.

Google snaps suspected illegal booze deal

Google snaps suspected illegal booze deal

A string of pictures taken by Google Maps outside of a Systembolaget liquor store in Timrå in northern Sweden appear to capture a case of illegal alcohol peddling to a minor, according to local police.

Säpo wants more power to spy on the internet

Swedish security service Säpo and national police investigators want to see new legislation that will make it easier for them to carry out surveillance on the internet.

Children questioned over 4-year-old's death

Children questioned over 4-year-old's death

Police suspect another child may be the culprit in the killing of a 4-year-old boy in south central Sweden as national criminal investigators and profiling experts have been called in to assist the investigation.

Couple found 'executed' on Swedish farm

Couple found 'executed' on Swedish farm

A man and a woman were found brutally murdered on a farm in western Sweden on Wednesday afternoon after the couple failed to turn up for choir practice.