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Chinese firms reveal Saab profit ambitions

Chinese firms reveal Saab profit ambitions

Chinese automakers Pang Da and Youngman, the new owners of Sweden's Saab, have stated that the firm will turn a profit no later than 2014, according to an ambitious plan laid out on Monday.

No recession cuts in Swedes' 'vanity' budget

No recession cuts in Swedes' 'vanity' budget

Despite the turbulent financial climate, Swedes aren't cropping their beauty budget, according to recent figures from Statistics Sweden (Statistiska centralbyrån, SCB).

Swedish rally driver in roadside birth pit stop

Swedish rally driver Per-Gunnar Andersson had to put his limits to the test in his private car this weekend, when his wife went into labour in the middle of the night.

Brussels group slams 'slave auction' ruling

Brussels group slams 'slave auction' ruling

A Brussels human rights group has "strongly condemned" a ruling by the Swedish prosecution authorities who deemed a "slave auction" held by a Lund student group in April to be a "costume party" meaning no charges will be filed.

Robbers jailed after pooping at crime scene

Robbers jailed after pooping at crime scene

Two men suspected of robbing a strawberry farmer earlier this year and arrested after forensics discovered their faeces near the getaway car, have been sentenced to prison, a Swedish court ruled on Monday.

Teenagers saved after shopping cart high jinks

Teenagers saved after shopping cart high jinks

The emergency services in Ed in western Sweden received a somewhat unusual call on Saturday, after two teenager girls asked for help in freeing themselves from a shopping cart in which they found themselves stuck.

Shoppers driven out of town in 'hooligan' mix up

Four guys out shoe shopping on a Sunday afternoon suddenly found themselves detained and whisked to the edge of town by police, mistaking them for a gang of criminal football hooligans.

Disabled man promised jobs for sex massage

A 29-year-old disabled man in Sweden has been sentenced to pay damages to his personal caregivers after forcing them to perform sexual acts in order to secure permanent jobs and get their salaries paid out.

Stockholm set for first ever Halloween parade

Stockholm set for first ever Halloween parade

It's close to winter, and something evil's lurking in the dark, after a call to all monsters, ghosts, and resurrected rock stars to haunt the streets of Stockholm as Sweden hosts its first ever Halloween parade, The Local's Joel Linde explains.

Milan coach pays tribute to 'amazing' Ibrahimovic

Milan coach pays tribute to 'amazing' Ibrahimovic

Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic came in for warm praise from AC Milan coach after his brace of headed goals helped the champions to a 3-2 win at Roma on Saturday.

More kids abducted from Sweden: report

Over 100 children have been abducted and taken overseas by one of their parents in each of the past two years, reflecting a significant rise on on 2006, according to a report by Sveriges Radio's Ekot news programme.

Chinese firms to invest 'billions' in Saab

Chinese firms to invest 'billions' in Saab

Chinese automakers Pang Da and Youngman, the new owners of Sweden's Saab, plan to pump some 7.5 billion kronor ($1.16 billion) into the firm, according to a report on Sveriges Television (SVT).