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Ericsson head sees conditions improving for telecoms

Ericsson chief executive Carl-Henric Svanberg said Wednesday price pressure on mobile telephone networks might start to ease soon, financial news agency Direkt reported.

Famed boat hostel returns to Stockholm

Famed boat hostel returns to Stockholm

With salutes, speeches, and former deck hands as guests of honour, the af Chapman ship finally returned to Skeppsholmen harbour in Stockholm on Wednesday.

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Global economic woes hit Ikea

Ikea CEO Anders Dahlvig admitted Wednesday that the global economic slowdown is affecting his company “quite a lot”, reports Bloomberg News.

Little headway in missing girl investigation

Little headway in missing girl investigation

Suspicions against the 42-year-old truck driver arrested for kidnapping 10-year-old Engla Höglund from near her home in Dalarna remain weak.

Sweden moves to ban mobile use by drivers

Sweden moves to ban mobile use by drivers

Sweden’s Road Administration (Vägverket) wants to ban drivers from using handheld mobile phones when behind the wheel.

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Wrong turn costs woman right to income replacement

Making a wrong turn on the way home from work cost a Swedish woman her right to social insurance annuity payments for injuries sustained in a car accident.

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A thin man in fat city

Travelling back to his home town of Los Angeles, David Bartal finds that Sweden still has a long way to go when it comes to unhealthy food at bargain prices.

More elderly Swedes prescribed antidepressants

More elderly Swedes prescribed antidepressants

The prescribing of antidepressants for people over 75-years-old has increased dramatically since 2000.

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New definition for green cars on the way

The Swedish Road Administration (Vägverket) has put forward a new definition of eco-friendly for cars purchased by the state which excludes 60 percent of models currently classified as green.

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Widespread support for Olympic boycott

Nearly four of ten Swedes want Sweden to boycott the Opening Ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics, according to a survey carried out by Novus Opinion for TV4.