Swedish journalists attacked by Cairo mob

Swedish journalists attacked by Cairo mob

Two Swedish reporters were attacked by an angry mob Wednesday while reporting in an impoverished area of Cairo before a soldier arrested them and held them for several hours, their daily said.

Scania MAN merger on hold

Scania MAN merger on hold

Swedish truckmaker Scania reported booming profits in its 2010 report published on Wednesday, advising that the proposed merger with Germany's MAN is on hold.

Fire extinguisher behind post office explosion

Fire extinguisher behind post office explosion

The explosion at a post terminal in Borlänge in central Sweden on Wednesday morning was caused by a fire extinguisher, Dalarna police have confirmed.

Swedish body finds ‘Boxer’-clad cartoon ‘offensive to men’

Swedish body finds ‘Boxer’-clad cartoon ‘offensive to men’

The Swedish Advertising Ombudsman (Reklamombudsmannen -- RO) has ruled as sexist an advert for TV operator Boxer featuring its animated pin up Robert dressed only in boxer shorts.

Sweden warns firms of cloud computing risks

Sweden warns firms of cloud computing risks

Hundreds of Swedish companies have lost out on large international contracts after their secrets were leaked to competitors due to security breaches as a result of the explosion in cloud computing.

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Sweden launches major nuke accident exercise

Sweden's largest-ever crisis management exercise on how to act in the event of a nuclear accident was launched on Wednesday.

Bildt hails end of Mubarak era in Egypt

Bildt hails end of Mubarak era in Egypt

Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt has hailed the end of the "Mubarak era" in Egypt, as Egyptians in Sweden planned additional demonstrations in support of pro-democracy forces in their home country.

Left Party apologises for King book review

Left Party apologises for King book review

The publisher of the Left Party's official newspaper has apologised to King Carl XVI Gustaf for publishing a recent book review that alleged he visited prostitutes with tax money, a claim not made in a recent biography about him.

Nordea tops estimates with soaring profit

Nordea tops estimates with soaring profit

Nordic bank Nordea recorded a 15-percent hike in net profit for 2010 and a 72-percent jump in the fourth quarter, boosted by Sweden's strong economic recovery.

Condemn the Swedish model, not Kamprad

Condemn the Swedish model, not Kamprad

Rather than denounce Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad, people should instead take aim at the Swedish system that forced him to move the company's fortunes abroad and replace it with a culture of charitable giving, argues business school professor Hans Sjögren.

Electrolux earnings fall below expectations

Electrolux earnings fall below expectations

Fourth quarter results for Swedish white goods manufacturer Electrolux failed to meet expectations, as the rising cost of raw materials put additional cost pressure on the company.