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Archive for Thu, 23 Jul 2009

Scania reports surpise second quarter losses

Swedish truckmaker Scania was hit with unexpected losses in the second quarter due to weak demand, and warned that no recovery is yet in sight.

Children tell of 'hell' under abusive father

Children tell of 'hell' under abusive father

Three children of a father accused of abusing and imprisoning his family spoke out on Thursday as the trial of the 58-year-old kicked off in Uppsala in eastern Sweden.

What's on in Stockholm: July 24 - 30

What's on in Stockholm: Stockholm Pride & Opera al fresco in Stockholm.

Lesbian couples cause run on Swedish sperm banks

Lesbian couples cause run on Swedish sperm banks

A shortage of healthy sperm and a spike in demand from lesbian couples has caused a backlog of artificial insemination applications at Swedish fertility clinics.

Swedish ferry crash: 'everything shook'

Swedish ferry crash: 'everything shook'

Two passenger ferries have collided in heavy fog near the port of Nynäshamn off Sweden's east coast. Ten people sustained minor injuries, according to the latest reports.

Sweden to close New York and LA consulates

The Swedish foreign ministry announced on Thursday it was closing one embassy and four consulates general, including those in New York and Los Angeles due to budget constraints.

ABB beats expectations despite profit slump

Although profits reported by Swedish-Swiss engineering group ABB fell significantly in the second quarter, its results still exceeded consensus expectations.

Bunny pic unmasks Swedish benefits cheat

Bunny pic unmasks Swedish benefits cheat

A Swedish man who claimed to be wheelchair bound has been asked to repay millions of kronor in social insurance benefits after authorities obtained a picture of him dancing with a life-sized rabbit.

Sweden raps Vattenfall over recent scandals

Sweden raps Vattenfall over recent scandals

Following a wave of scandals surrounding Vattenfall, the Swedish government has demanded concrete measures be taken by the board of the state-owned nuclear operator.

What's on in Sweden: July 24 - 30

What's on in Sweden: July 24 - 30

What's on in Sweden: Stockholm Pride & Opera al fresco in Stockholm; eccentric variety show in Gothenburg; Möllevången music, theatre & arts festival in Malmö

Job losses driving Swedish men back to school

Job losses driving Swedish men back to school

The current recession has put increased pressure on Sweden's institutions of higher education as more and more men head back to school due to the shaky job market.

Woman admits killing 81-year-old mother

A 60-year-old woman from central Sweden was arrested and remanded in custody on Wednesday after confessing to killing her mother.

Blogger Profile: Vic 'GameReactor' Bassey

Blogger Profile: Vic 'GameReactor' Bassey

In the world of gaming production and development, Sweden has earned itself an all-time high score, ranking as a top-three nation alongside the US and UK, according to gaming whiz Vic Bassey.

Pirate Party sets sights on Swedish local elections

The Pirate Party will be getting its feet wet in local politics in several municipalities in eastern Sweden next year.