Sweden’s military plans further cuts

Sweden’s military plans further cuts

Eksjö, Luleå, Karlsborg and Uppsala will soon be without any military activity, according to documentation presented by Sweden’s Armed Forces after a meeting on Wednesday.

‘Laser Man’ seeks his freedom

‘Laser Man’ seeks his freedom

After 16 years behind bars, John Ausonius, better known as the Laser Man wants to have a time limit placed his lifetime prison sentence.

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Swedish student murder: sex attack suspected

Police confirmed on Wednesday that a charred body found in a French forest is that of a Swedish student who went missing on her way home from a Paris nightclub.

Suspect released as verdict looms

Suspect released as verdict looms

The father accused of fatally shooting a teenager in Rödeby last autumn was released from custody on Wednesday afternoon as the court deliberates his fate.

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Man shoots neighbour’s parrot

A 25-year-old man from Lund has been reported to the police for shooting his neighbour's parrot, Sydsvenskan reports.

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Sony Ericsson sees profits halved

Sony Ericsson, the Swedish-Japanese mobile phone maker, said on Wednesday its profits plunged in the first quarter as its average selling price dropped due to its reorientation towards low and mid-end phones.

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A tempest in a shot glass

With the Absolut Vodka controversy already just a memory, David Bartal gets tongue-tied in LA as his return to Sweden draws ever closer.

Swedish petrol prices reach record high

Swedish petrol prices reach record high

The price of gasoline in Sweden has reached a new record high of 13 kronor per litre ($8.40 per gallon).

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Mountain climbing prisoner surmounts jail wall

Guards at a prison in Malmö have come in for sharp criticism after a mountain climbing detainee managed to scale the jail wall and make good on his escape in January this year.

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Saab profits fall on Gripen marketing costs

Swedish aeronautical and defence group Saab AB has posted a 15 percent fall in first quarter pretax profit to 324 million kronor ($54 million), hit by flat sales and reduced profitability after an increase in marketing costs.

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Autoliv sees profits rise

Swedish auto safety systems maker Autoliv Inc. said on Tuesday first-quarter profit rose 11 percent, helped by favourable foreign currency exchange and revenue growth outside North America.