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Americans in Sweden suffer US tax crackdown

Americans in Sweden suffer US tax crackdown

US citizens living in Sweden, as well as Swedish financial institutions, are grappling with the effects of a recent crackdown by US tax authorities that has left many US expats facing massive penalties, contributor Judi Lembke discovers.

Volvo unveils first car with 'pedestrian' airbags

Volvo unveils first car with 'pedestrian' airbags

A new Volvo V40 hatchback, equipped with the latest in safety features including the first ever “external“ airbag system, was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show on Tuesday.

Sweden's Kinnaman snags new RoboCop lead

Sweden's Kinnaman snags new RoboCop lead

Swedish dreamboat Joel Kinnaman has nabbed yet another lead in a potential Hollywood blockbuster, agreeing to play RoboCop in the MGM remake of the classic action movie.

Celebrities in Swedish: YouTube's finest

Celebrities in Swedish: YouTube's finest

Any student of the Swedish language can tell you that it's not the world's easiest to pronounce.

Gun-wielding threats no grounds for eviction

Gun-wielding threats no grounds for eviction

A Swedish man who responded to his neighbours' requests that he turn his music down by pointing a gun at them has been allowed to stay in the building, despite the potential exodus of the other residents.

Man, woman, dog shot dead on Swedish farm

Man, woman, dog shot dead on Swedish farm

A man and a woman were found shot dead on a farm in Dalarna in central Sweden on Tuesday morning following reports of gunfire in the area. A dog was also found dead from shot wounds.

Sweden to help build Saudi arms plant: report

Sweden to help build Saudi arms plant: report

The Swedish Defence Research Agency (Totalförsvarets forskningsinstitut, FOI) has been involved in a project to help build an advanced arms factory in Saudi Arabia, according to secret documents that have recently been made public.

Indian automaker places bid for Saab: report

Indian automaker places bid for Saab: report

India's Tata Motors has placed a $350 million bid to buy bankrupt Swedish car maker Saab Automobile, a newspaper report said Tuesday, citing people it said were close to the deal.

Ikea owner richest in Europe: report

Ikea owner richest in Europe: report

Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad was ranked as Europe's wealthiest man in the Bloomberg Billionaires Index on Monday, and the fifth richest man in the world.

Man found dead in Gothenburg eatery

Man found dead in Gothenburg eatery

A man was found dead inside a Gothenburg café on Monday night, yet police, who have launched a murder investigation, are still unaware of the victim's identity.