Sweden cancels flights due to Iceland ash cloud

Sweden cancels flights due to Iceland ash cloud

Around 20 flights to and from Gothenburg's Landvetter airport have been cancelled due to ash from Iceland's Grimsvötn volcano, which swept into Sweden on Tuesday night.

Long commutes ‘bad for marriage’: Swedish study

Long commutes ‘bad for marriage’: Swedish study

A long commute to work might further job prospects and put more money in the bank but it could also increase the risk for divorce by 40 percent, a new study from Umeå University in northern Sweden shows.

Bildt: Sweden expects Libya mission extension

Bildt: Sweden expects Libya mission extension

Sweden's foreign minister Carl Bildt expects Sweden to receive a request from NATO to extend its contribution to the UN-mandated Libya mission.

King welcomes friend’s ‘clarification’

King welcomes friend’s ‘clarification’

Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf has issued a statement welcoming the explanation from his close friend, Anders Lettström, assuming responsibility for contacts with criminals with the purpose of burying sensitive material.

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Immigrant children shortchanged by Swedish schools

Immigrant children who arrive in Sweden during the school year don’t get the education they deserve due to schools' inability to address their individual needs, according to Sweden education watchdog.

Swedish government keeps quiet on US agents

Swedish government keeps quiet on US agents

The Swedish government has declined to comment on Monday’s revelation in the Swedish press that the Swedish Security Service (Säpo) had exposed two American undercover agents in Sweden in 2009.

Iceland ash could impact Swedish flights: agency

Iceland ash could impact Swedish flights: agency

Swedish air traffic could be affected when volcanic ash from Icelandic Grimsvötn reaches western Sweden on Tuesday afternoon, according to the country's Civil Aviation Administration (Luftfartsverket - LFV).

Activists held in ‘Frankenfood’ spuds raid

Activists held in ‘Frankenfood’ spuds raid

Police officers in northern Sweden on Tuesday took action against a group of Greenpeace activists who have been occupying a barn while protesting against the planned introduction of genetically modified (GM) potatoes in the area.

Fika Bar: helping Londoners satisfy their Swedish cravings

Fika Bar: helping Londoners satisfy their Swedish cravings

Stuck in London, but looking for a taste of Sweden? Contributor Keith Moore suggests a cozy Brick Lane eatery serving up a host of very-Swedish treats that has much of the British capital dreaming of reindeer and lingonberries.

Swedish schools urged to utilise student English skills

Swedish schools urged to utilise student English skills

Swedish schools fail to properly utilise students' English language skills, acquired through the consumption of film and music, according to a report by the Schools Inspectorate (Skolinspektionen).

Sweden’s spy laws need updating: Säpo

Sweden’s spy laws need updating: Säpo

Swedish Security Service (Säpo) thinks that Swedish laws on espionage are outdated and the government called for an inquiry last year following the discovery of under-cover investigations in Sweden.

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Experts: Ash will not ground Sweden flights

The giant cloud of volcanic ash spreading from the Iceland is expected to reach southern Sweden by Tuesday evening although experts do not expect it to impact air travel.

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Sweden flights affected by technical problems

Technical problems were to blame for grounded planes in Norway and Sweden on Monday, airport operators said with the eruption of Iceland's Grimsvötn volcano yet to have an impact on aviation in Scandinavia.

Scania signs Iraq truck agreement

Scania signs Iraq truck agreement

Swedish truck maker Scania announced on Monday that it had signed a contract to supply 4,000 vehicles to Iraq over the next five years in a deal worth $470 million.