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Tele 2 doubles profits

Swedish mobile telecoms operator Tele 2 posted a pre-tax first quarter profit on Wednesday of 1.588 billion kronor ($220 million), beating market expectations.

A new life in northern Sweden - Part One

A new life in northern Sweden - Part One

Macho men, monotony, mosquitoes: Englishman Alec Forss heard all the clichés trotted out as he made known his plans to move to northern Sweden. But nothing could deter him from plunging headlong into the vast wilderness beyond the Arctic circle. Part one in a two-part series.

Ambassador sees off homebound Brits

Ambassador sees off homebound Brits

The British Ambassador to Sweden, Andrew Mitchell, is visiting Stockholm Arlanda Airport on Wednesday as the first BA flight ferries stranded Brits back to the UK.

Swedish website helps stranded travellers

Swedish website helps stranded travellers

A new blog and Facebook page have been launched by an industrious Ericsson employee in Stockholm to help stranded travellers in Europe get home and encourage them to make the best of their impromptu stopover.

Princess hit by relationship rumours

Princess hit by relationship rumours

A 21-year-old Norwegian handball star has sparked fresh concerns over Princess Madeleine's impending marriage by claiming she had an affair last year with prince-in-waiting Jonas Bergström.

Sweden to open 'almost all' airspace

Sweden to open 'almost all' airspace

Sweden is set to gradually open almost all of its airspace by 4pm on Wednesday, including Stockholm's three airports and one of Gothenburg's, the Swedish Civil Aviation Authority (Luftfartsverket - LFV) has confirmed.

Red Cross official admits multi-million kronor fraud

Red Cross official admits multi-million kronor fraud

The trial began on Wednesday of former Swedish Red Cross communications chief Johan af Donner, who quickly confessed to swindling the aid organisation and the Swedish Cancer Fund out of millions of kronor.

Dyslexic Irishman denied SFI assistance

When Alan Newsome moved to Stockholm five years ago he signed up for a Swedish for Immigrants (Svenska för Invandrare- SFI) course, only to find that as a dyslexic he was denied support and was forced to quit.

Court to review access to Sweden's 'Stasi files'

Court to review access to Sweden's 'Stasi files'

Sweden's Supreme Administrative Court (Regeringsrätten) has taken up the case of a researcher who is applying for access to classified security police (Säpo) documents relating to Stasi contacts in Sweden.

Court awards damages after genital mutilation test

Uppsala Municipality has been ordered to pay 60,000 kronor ($8,400) to the family of a girl of Somali origin who was forced to undergo an examination to check whether she had been circumcised.

Ericsson in LG joint venture

Swedish telecom giant Ericsson has bought a majority stake in Korean firm LG and Nortel's joint venture company LG-Nortel for $242 million and will now become LG-Ericsson.

Malmö airspace opens as Stockholm stays closed

Malmö airspace opens as Stockholm stays closed

Sweden's airspace south of a line between Stockholm-Arlanda Ariport and Strömstad remained closed on Wednesday morning with the exception of Malmö. Airspace north of Stockholm remained open.