TeliaSonera announces job cuts in Sweden

TeliaSonera announces job cuts in Sweden

Swedish-Finnish telecommunications operator TeliaSonera gave notice to 1,200 employees in Sweden on Monday as part of the firm's ongoing "efficiency measures".

The great Swedish taxi rip-off

The great Swedish taxi rip-off

With taxi rip-offs on the rise, Doug Lansky takes a look at how this un-Swedish practice started, why it’s allowed to continue, and what you can do to protect yourself from the scam.

Swedish glassmaker teeters on bankruptcy

Swedish glassmaker teeters on bankruptcy

New Wave Group, owner of famed Swedish glassmaker Orrefors Kosta Boda (OKB), announced on Monday it will cut an addition 200 jobs at three glass plants in Sweden in a further effort to avoid bankruptcy.

Alfa Laval to trim 300 jobs in Sweden

Alfa Laval to trim 300 jobs in Sweden

Swedish industrial giant Alfa Laval announced plans on Monday to lay off 1,000 workers globally in the next six months, including 300 redundancies in Sweden.

HIV infection risk dependent on blood type: Swedish researchers

HIV infection risk dependent on blood type: Swedish researchers

The risk of being infected by HIV may be determined by the presence of a molecule in a person’s blood cells, according to a discovery made by Swedish scientists working as part of an international research team.

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Apartment prices climb in Stockholm

After a few turbulent months, apartment prices in central Stockholm finally crept back upwards in December.

Alcohol fuels snowmobile death toll

Alcohol fuels snowmobile death toll

Snowmobile accidents claimed eighteen lives in Sweden in 2008, with an estimated two thirds of the deaths caused by excessive alcohol intake, according to the Swedish Snowmobile Owners Federation (Snofed).

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Woman jailed for American Express fraud

A 29-year-old former American Express employee has received a three year jail sentence after she was found guilty of paying for 121 luxury holidays with customers' credit cards.

GM executive: Saab ‘dependent on Swedish state’

GM executive: Saab ‘dependent on Swedish state’

Assistance from the Swedish state is the only way Saab Automobile can bring any new models to market, a General Motors (GM) executive said over the weekend.

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Arson suspected after Södertälje blazes

Police in Södertälje have launched an arson investigation following two suspicious fires which broke out in the city early Monday morning.

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Swedish Church-funded clinic hit in Gaza

One of three Gaza health clinics financed in part by the Church of Sweden was destroyed in an Israeli air attack Saturday evening, but no one was hurt in the attack as the building was evacuated in time.