White Christmas likely as temperatures plunge

White Christmas likely as temperatures plunge

Blowing snow and frigid temperatures are expected to sweep down from northern Sweden on Wednesday, bringing the first taste of winter weather to much of the southern half of the country.

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Allow Afghan women to give massages: army adviser

A Swedish army gender adviser in Afghanistan has taken the Armed Forces to task for only employing local men to perform massages on troops stationed in Mazar-E-Sharif.

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Ikea sees profits fall in Sweden

While customers continue to stream into Sweden’s Ikea stores, the weak krona has taken a bite out of the Swedish operations of the home furnishing giant.

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‘Sweden treats foreign researchers unfairly’

Sweden isn’t doing enough to ensure equal working conditions for foreign researchers pursuing doctoral studies at Swedish universities, students and teachers rights groups claim.

Opposition poll lead ‘very worrying’: Reinfeldt

Opposition poll lead ‘very worrying’: Reinfeldt

Swedish prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has admitted he is concerned by poll results showing the opposition in a commanding lead over the centre-right coalition government.

Henrik Larsson steps into club management

Henrik Larsson steps into club management

Star Swedish footballer Henrik Larsson, who recently gave up his playing career, has been confirmed as new head trainer of Landskrona in Sweden’s second division, Superettan.

BAIC confirms purchase of Saab assets

BAIC confirms purchase of Saab assets

Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co. (BAIC) of China confirmed on Monday it has reached an agreement with Saab Automobile to buy the intellectual property rights for certain assets of the struggling Swedish carmaker.

Sweden heads toward new wine sales record

Sweden heads toward new wine sales record

More than 170 million litres of wine are expected to fly off the shelves of Sweden’s state-owned alcohol monopoly Systembolaget by the end of 2009, setting a new record.

TeliaSonera launches 4G mobile broadband in Stockholm

TeliaSonera launches 4G mobile broadband in Stockholm

New 4G mobile services are now available for customers of Nordic telecom operator TeliaSonera in Stockholm and Oslo, the company announced on Monday.

Referee’s CPR saved hockey player’s life

Referee’s CPR saved hockey player’s life

A quick thinking referee saved the life of a Swedish ice hockey player after the player’s heart stopped during a match on Sunday.