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Study: shifting heat layers to blame for Arctic ice crisis

The dramatic loss of the Arctic ice cap may have been triggered by disruption to the thermal layers of atmosphere stacked over Earth's far north, according to Swedish research to be published on Thursday.

Travellers’ body heat to warm Stockholm office block

Travellers’ body heat to warm Stockholm office block

The body heat from hundreds of thousands of people who pass through Stockholm's Central Station each day will be used to heat a new office building nearby, the project leader said on Wednesday.

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Ex-Skandia boss ruling appealed

Prosecutor Christer van der Kwast has asked that the Supreme Court review an appeals court ruling clearing former Skandia CEO Lars-Eric Petersson of charges in a case involving bonuses paid out by the insurance company in 2000.

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Swedish politicians propose alcohol-free Riksdag

From official receptions and power lunches to office parties and other social engagements, the calendar of a Swedish member of parliament is filled with opportunities to have a few drinks.

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Akzo Nobel completes takeover of ICI

Swedish-Dutch chemicals and paints group Akzo Nobel announced on Wednesday that it had completed the purchase of British peer ICI.

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OMX board recommends acceptance of Borse Dubai bid

The board of OMX has advised shareholders to accept a bid from Emirates-based Borse Dubai and a subsequent planned acquisition by Nasdaq.

Swedish prisons hope to profit from ‘Made in Jail’

Swedish prisons hope to profit from ‘Made in Jail’

Times are tough for Sweden’s prison factories. Despite 10 kronor per hour wages paid to prison laborers, business is down nearly 200 million kronor over the last two years.

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Grave sites vandalized in Helsingborg

Dozens of grave sites have been damaged by vandals in three separate Helsingborg cemeteries.

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ABBA member says he is no ‘Dancing Queen’

Legendary Swedish disco group ABBA may be one of the world's most successful bands but one of the quartet's members, Benny Andersson, says he has never danced to its bouncy tunes.