Boxers pin passenger in mid-air scare

Boxers pin passenger in mid-air scare

A Swedish prosecutor is pushing for a longer sentence for a Latvian man who was jailed for eight months after attempting to open a cabin door on board a Ryanair plane. The man was restrained by two professional boxers who happened to be on the same flight.

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SAS reports profits hike

Scandinavian airline SAS has reported a profit before tax of 114 million kronor ($16.2 million) for the third quarter 2009 up from 110 million kronor in the corresponding period of last year.

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Michelin-starred Swedish restaurant to close

Edsbacka Krog, one of only two Swedish restaurants currently in possession of two Michelin stars, is to close, the luxury Stockholm eatery said in a statement on Thursday.

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Reinfeldt criticizes US climate bill

Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt on Thursday criticized US efforts to adopt new climate change legislation, casting fresh doubt on whether the upcoming Copenhagen conference would result in a binding deal on carbon emission cuts.

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Outrage as civic ‘angel’ sent to prison

Per-Anders Pettersson intervened to save a 66-year-old woman from assault. But instead of being lauded for exercising his civic duty he is now about to start a prison sentence in a case that has sparked outrage in Sweden.

Sweden gives all clear to Baltic Sea gas pipeline

Sweden gives all clear to Baltic Sea gas pipeline

The Swedish government on Thursday gave its permission for German firm Nord Stream AG to lay down pipelines for transporting natural gas from Russia to Germany through the Swedish economic zone of the Baltic Sea.

School in swine flu jab drive after young girl dies

School in swine flu jab drive after young girl dies

Medical authorities in Haparanda in northern Sweden have begun vaccinating all pupils at a school in the town following the swine flu-related death of an 8-year-old Finnish girl.

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Pesticides found in organic tea

Green herb teas are habitually marketed as offering additional health benefits. But eight of ten popular brands contain chemicals that can be hazardous to health, according to a new analysis by the company Testfakta.

Police suspect murder as woman’s body burns

Police suspect murder as woman’s body burns

Police in Stockholm have launched a murder investigation after the charred remains of a woman's body were found outside a residential building in Bandhagen in southern Stockholm on Wednesday evening.

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Morocco expels Swedish diplomat

Morocco on Wednesday ordered the immediate departure of a Swedish diplomat accused of handing over official Moroccan documents to Western Saharan separatists.