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Fire rages at Helsingborg printing works

Plumes of smoke poured in over Helsingborg in southern Sweden on Saturday morning as flames engulfed a printing works in the northern part of the city.

Thousand of Swedish charter tourists stranded

Thousand of Swedish charter tourists stranded

At least 10,000 Swedish charter travellers have been stranded in far-flung destinations with no hope of returning home until Sunday at the earliest as a cloud of volcanic ash paralyses air traffic across Europe.

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Swede remanded over Auschwitz theft

Swedish former neo-Nazi leader Anders Högström has been remanded in custody in Poland in connection with the theft of the notorious "Arbeit Macht Frei" sign from the Auschwitz death camp.

SAS paves way for lay-offs due to ash

SAS paves way for lay-offs due to ash

Scandinavian airline SAS has indicated it may be forced to temporarily lay-off thousands of staff as a cloud of volcanic ash continues to keep its planes on the ground. Workers in Norway have received notice that they could be taken off duty on Monday.

Flights stay grounded amid hovering ash

Flights stay grounded amid hovering ash

Aviation authorities expect most Swedish airspace to remain closed on Saturday, with a cloud of volcanic ash settling over vast swathes of the country as the weekend begins.