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Vattenfall plant tests CO2-scrubbing algae

Swedish energy group Vattenfall announced on Thursday that has launched a major pilot project using algae to absorb greenhouse gas emissions from a coal-fired power plant in eastern Germany.

Political calls persist to do-not-call numbers

Political calls persist to do-not-call numbers

Many Swedes are being bombarded by unwanted calls from politicians ahead of September's election despite being registered on Sweden's national so-called "do-not-call" list.

Swedish women vote to keep their tops on

Swedish women vote to keep their tops on

Swedes, long famous round the world for their relaxed attitude to nudity, are now some of Europe’s biggest prudes, according to a new survey.

Police accused of breaking woman’s arm

Police accused of breaking woman’s arm

A policeman from Stockholm is being prosecuted for having unlawfully detaining a woman and assaulting her, in particular breaking her arm.

Bank tells lesbian couple to live apart

Bank tells lesbian couple to live apart

A Swedish lesbian couple who wanted a mortgage were told by a bank clerk that they should change their lifestyle and think about living apart.

Interpreter loses license for poor Swedish skills

Interpreter loses license for poor Swedish skills

The Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency (Kammarkollegiet) has stripped an interpreter of his license after learning he had misinterpreted during a murder trial due to his poor Swedish skills.

Volvo Trucks posts surprise Q2 profit

Volvo Trucks posts surprise Q2 profit

Volvo Trucks, the world's second-largest maker of heavy-duty trucks, reported unexpectedly strong quarterly profits on Thursday and maintained its forecast of recovery in US and European markets.

Southern Skyline shines in country spotlight

Southern Skyline shines in country spotlight

Swedish musicians have made their mark in just about every popular musical genre around the world - except country. Stockholm's Southern Skyline hopes to change that, writes Emy Gelb.

More Swedes view economy positively: poll

More Swedes view economy positively: poll

An increasing number of Swedes are optimistic about the economy, according to a new SIFO poll.

Top outgoing UN Swede slams Ban Ki-moon

Top outgoing UN Swede slams Ban Ki-moon

Aides to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon were in damage control mode on Wednesday after a blistering attack on his leadership by the outgoing Swedish head of a UN unit battling internal fraud.

ABB Q2 earnings fall, but issues upbeat guidance

ABB Q2 earnings fall, but issues upbeat guidance

Swedish-Swiss engineering group ABB said on Thursday that its net income fell in the second quarter, but it issued an upbeat forecast for the rest of 2010.