Westerly winds bringing more ash to Sweden

Westerly winds bringing more ash to Sweden

Malmö Sturup Airport reopened on Thursday morning, only to close again in the afternoon as volcanic ash continues to hinder air traffic in Sweden.

Sweden offers carriers airport charge deferment

Sweden offers carriers airport charge deferment

Sweden has agreed to offer airlines a three-month respite from paying airport fees, enterprise minister Maud Olofsson has revealed, as a cloud of volcanic ash continues to add to carriers' costs.

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Swedish liquor stores shuttered by PC update

A large number of Sweden's alcohol retail monopoly Systembolaget stores have been kept closed on Thursday as a result of problems with an anti-virus update that is causing mayhem worldwide.

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Extreme-right paper granted press subsidies

A newspaper run by Sweden's right-wing extremist National Democrat party has been granted 2.3 million kronor ($319,000) in state press subsidies.

Volcano forces early end to Swedish rail monopoly

Volcano forces early end to Swedish rail monopoly

Travel disruption caused by the volcanic eruption in southern Iceland has prompted the Swedish government to announce that it will lift the monopoly on key routes run by national rail operator SJ.

Ex-police chief sex trade case widens

Ex-police chief sex trade case widens

Allegations directed at a former Swedish police chief suspected of rape continued to mount on Friday with a further woman accusing the retired officer of pimping.

Stranded in Europe – readers’ tales

Stranded in Europe – readers’ tales

The week-long air travel chaos brought about by the eruption of a volcano in southern Iceland has led to thousands of travellers stranded across Europe. The Local has asked a few of them how they have coped.

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SAS reports billion kronor loss

Scandinavian airline SAS has reported a loss of 972 million kronor ($135 million) for the first quarter 2010, slightly lower than the 979 million kronor the troubled firm posted in the corresponding period of 2009.

What’s On in Sweden: April 23rd – 29th

What’s On in Sweden: April 23rd – 29th

What’s on in Sweden: ANZAC horse racing and Gaelic football in Stockholm, cars and beers in Gothenburg, and Femi Kuti (pictured) in Malmö.

Sami district rejects wind power compensation

Sami district rejects wind power compensation

The Sami district of Östra Kikkejaure in the far north of Sweden has rejected an offer of compensation for wind turbines planned in the area, arguing that they disturb their reindeer.

Helicopter heist netted 39 million kronor: report

Helicopter heist netted 39 million kronor: report

The spectacular helicopter heist in Västberga in southern Stockholm last autumn netted some 39 million kronor ($5.4 million), according to a police source.