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Gothenburg men survive plane crash

Two Gothenburg-area residents were found alive after spending 17 hours in bitter cold temperatures when the small aircraft they were flying crash landed in icy waters near Iqaluit in northern Canada on Sunday night.

Winter rail destinations: Copenhagen

Winter rail destinations: Copenhagen

Perched on the other side of the Öresund strait, cosmopolitan Copenhagen is just a short train ride away.

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Fewer jobs cut than expected at Volvo Cars

Volvo Cars announced on Monday it would be shedding 2,721 of the 3,900 Swedish jobs it has previously announced would be cut.

Swedish public pool to rent out burkinis

Swedish public pool to rent out burkinis

In a nod to women not wishing to reveal too much, an indoor public swimming pool in Sweden has begun renting out burkinis, full-body swimsuits that cover everything but the face, hands, and feet.

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‘No comment’ from Sweden over aid to Latvia

Sweden confirmed on Monday that it has entered into a dialogue with Latvia but would not comment on whether it planned to offer financial aid to the struggling Baltic nation.

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Stolen Newton first edition gravitates back to Swedish home

A Swedish university has been reunited with a first edition copy of Isaac Newton's Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica some forty years after the book was stolen from from its collection.

‘Women best at assembling Ikea furniture’

‘Women best at assembling Ikea furniture’

Woman are more skilled than men at assembling Ikea's flatpack furniture, according to the head of the Swedish company's German unit.

Steelmaker SSAB to cut 1,300 jobs

Steelmaker SSAB to cut 1,300 jobs

Swedish steelmaker SSAB announced plans on Monday to reduce staff by 1,300 employees as part of a billion kronor ($122 million) savings programme.

Sweden to offer loans to Volvo and Saab

Sweden to offer loans to Volvo and Saab

Sweden is set to provide several billion kronor worth of loans and loan guarantees to embattled automakers Volvo Cars and Saab Automobile, according to a report in the Swedish business press.

‘Make Swedish universities independent’

‘Make Swedish universities independent’

Universities and colleges in Sweden ought to cut ties with the state in order to have more freedom to raise funds and control their own affairs, a government commission has proposed.

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Marriage of senile Swedish man called into question

The son of a Swedish man with dementia wants to annul his father’s marriage, which took place shortly after a doctor had diagnosed the man as “completely disconnected from reality”.