Business profile: Ekomarine keeps ships clean and green

Business profile: Ekomarine keeps ships clean and green

With shipping being touted as a solution to reducing the oversized carbon footprints of air travel and freight, Jonathan Ward looks at a Swedish company trying to ensure that the shipping industry's environmental credentials get a little greener.

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Swedes more downbeat about the economy

Consumer confidence continues to fall in Sweden, with more households taking a negative view of the economy.

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Aussie ex-crim wants out of Sweden’s ‘Hitler society’

An Australian man convicted of rape in Australia is pleading to be allowed to return to his home country following his deportation to Sweden in January last year.

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Sweden lowers budget surplus forecast

The National Debt Office (Riksgälden) lowered its estimate of Sweden’s 2008 budget surplus by 12.9 percent to 101 billion kronor ($16.2 billion).

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Police link explosives to attack against prosecutor

A stash of explosives uncovered in a police raid of two apartments in the Gårdsten neighborhood of Gothenburg matches those used in an attack against prosecutor Barbro Jönsson in nearby Trollhättan last November.

Top Green in EU drop-out rethink

Top Green in EU drop-out rethink

Green Party spokesperson Maria Wetterstrand has reversed her opinion and no longer believes Sweden should quit the EU.

Woman uses fishing line to cheat bottle deposit system

Woman uses fishing line to cheat bottle deposit system

A 42-year-old woman in Köping was caught by a security guard on Tuesday using a fishing line to claim multiple deposits on a single recyclable bottle at a Willys supermarket in the central Swedish town, several local media report.

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Muslim mum discrimination case headed to Supreme Court

The City of Gothenburg has appealed to Sweden’s highest court to avoid paying damages to two Muslim mothers who were kicked out of a swimming pool for not removing their veils.

Girls of the ‘Swedish Mansion’ invade Los Angeles

Girls of the ‘Swedish Mansion’ invade Los Angeles

A bevy of busty Swedish blondes will soon take up residence in a Los Angeles mansion for a new reality television series.

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Charges dropped because man ‘thought ecstasy was gone’

A 28-year-old Norwegian man being held on drug smuggling charges was released by the Malmö district court despite having ecstasy in his pocket when stopped by police while crossing the Öresund bridge.

Moderates want more dads at home

Moderates want more dads at home

The Moderate Party wants to reward families in which fathers choose to work part time to spend more time with their children, and who take time off to care for sick children.

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Man dies after two hour wait for ambulance

Despite a woman’s repeated calls to Sweden’s emergency number, SOS Alarm, it took two hours before an ambulance arrived to care for son.