SAS shares jump on bidding war rumours

SAS shares jump on bidding war rumours

Shares in Scandinavian airline SAS soared Monday after a report said carriers Air France-KLM, Lufthansa and British Airways would be ready to enter a bidding war for the beleaguered company.

Cartoons made Scandinavia terror threat ‘much bigger’: experts

Cartoons made Scandinavia terror threat ‘much bigger’: experts

Five years after a Danish newspaper first published controversial cartoons of the Muslim prophet, targets in Scandinavia are increasingly in the crosshairs of would-be terrorist attackers, the AFP's Nina Larson explains.

Sweden braces for year’s first solar eclipse

Sweden braces for year’s first solar eclipse

Many sun-starved Swedes will have to make due with a partial sunrise on Tuesday morning as Sweden is set to experience the first solar eclipse of 2011.

Millions paid to Swedish lotto chief

Millions paid to Swedish lotto chief

The boss of the Swedish Postcode Lottery (Postkodlotteriet) earned close to three million kronor ($450,000) more in wages and bonuses than was previously declared, it was revealed on Monday.

‘I thought we were going to crash’

‘I thought we were going to crash’

Chaos and fear gripped travelers on a Swedish passenger plane Monday morning after a loss of cabin pressure caused the aircraft to drop thousands of metres in less than three minutes.

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Malmö train crash likely caused by human error

Human error was most likely behind the train crash at Malmö Central station which saw an x2000 train crash into a stop barrier on the morning of New Year's Day.

Swedish state pharmacies still enjoy ‘special position’: report

Swedish state pharmacies still enjoy ‘special position’: report

There has been great interest in starting new pharmacies in Sweden, which has led to a greater number of local pharmacies and increased consumer accessibilty according to a recent report.

YouTube post suggests bomber had help: report

YouTube post suggests bomber had help: report

A message from the Stockholm suicide bomber was posted on YouTube two days after he blew himself up in an attempt to wreak carnage among Christmas shoppers, suggesting he had accomplices, media reported Monday.

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Swedish road safety ‘best in the world’: official

The number of deaths on Sweden's roads was at an all time low in 2010, according to new statistics.

Workers canned for ‘disloyal’ Facebook post

Workers canned for ‘disloyal’ Facebook post

Three workers at at a Volvo engine plant in central Sweden were given their marching orders after one of them described his place of work as a 'madhouse' in a Facebook status update.

Woman freezes to death inside Swedish castle

Woman freezes to death inside Swedish castle

A 65-year-old woman froze to death after somehow being locked inside the fortress walls of an historic Swedish castle where she had attended a special New Year's Eve mass, police said Sunday.