Sweden by Rail: Gothenburg

Sweden by Rail: Gothenburg

Having long been defined by its industrial and maritime history, Göteborg has since reinvented itself. The old ports and warehouses have been replaced by cafes, bars, and one of the liveliest cultural scenes in the region.

Scania to save jobs in Sweden with 4-day work week

Scania to save jobs in Sweden with 4-day work week

Truckmaker Scania announced on Friday plans to implement a 4-day week in June for its 12,000 workers in Sweden in an effort to avoid redundancies as the economic crisis continues to take its toll on truck sales.

Sweden wants to force ISPs to save user data

Sweden wants to force ISPs to save user data

Internet service providers (ISPs) in Sweden will be forced to store customer data for at least six months starting in 2010, according to a new proposal from the government.

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Advice for Swedes on STDs just an MMS away

A pilot scheme in western Sweden will allow residents to take photographs of suspected skin problems and send them via mobile phone to the local health authority for analysis.

Military agencies threatened by 3 billion kronor in cuts

Military agencies threatened by 3 billion kronor in cuts

Sweden’s leading defence research agency and primary military procurement body should be shuttered as part of an effort to reduce the country’s military spending, according to a new report.

Showbiz lawyers report Pirate’s cyber-blitz site

Showbiz lawyers report Pirate’s cyber-blitz site

Supporters of The Pirate Bay have begun acting on a plan hatched by one of the masterminds behind the popular file sharing site, prompting the Swedish law firm targeted by the attack to report the matter to police.

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Seven years for car-ride rape of Swedish teens

A 30-year-old man who repeatedly raped two 17-year-old girls during a frightful 16-hour car ride through southern Sweden was sentenced on Friday to seven years in prison.

Centuries-old royal desk uncovered in Sweden

Centuries-old royal desk uncovered in Sweden

Swedish royalists and antique enthusiasts are celebrating the discovery of a 300-year-old wooden desk which once belonged to Queen Hedvig Eleonora.

Abba fans go for ‘world record’ ahead of Eurovision finals

Abba fans go for ‘world record’ ahead of Eurovision finals

Swedish Eurovision fever spread across the continent on Thursday, as Abba enthusiasts gathered in London for a world record crooning Waterloo and a second Swedish vocalist helped Azerbaijan advance to the 2009 Eurovision finals.

Stockholm hotel offers free haven for creative souls

Stockholm hotel offers free haven for creative souls

Anyone planning a trip to the Swedish capital might be a bit aghast at cost of a place to lay their head at night, but Creators Inn by Elvine - the world’s first hotel-in-hotel - might just sport the most shocking price tag of all.

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Swedish CEO ‘lays himself off’ rather than fire more workers

The head of a manufacturing company in Örnsköldsvik in eastern Sweden decided he’d rather quit than lay off more employees.

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Universities clamp down on internet piracy

Swedish universities have begun denying students suspected of illegal file sharing access to school computer networks, prompting criticism from both student groups and file sharing advocates.