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Archive for Mon, 27 Dec 2010

Agnetha Fältskog open to Abba reunion: report

Agnetha Fältskog open to Abba reunion: report

Swedish singer Agnetha Fältskog has revealed that she is open to reuniting with supergroup Abba in a detailed recent magazine interview.

Sweden deploys vintage trains to battle the snow

Sweden deploys vintage trains to battle the snow

The Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) has turned to antique rolling stock to boost resources battling the snow and to clear a stretch of track in southern Sweden, according to a report by Sveriges Television (SVT).

Top Swedish execs less keen on the euro

Top Swedish execs less keen on the euro

A number of prominent Swedish business leaders have become more sceptical towards Sweden joining the euro in the near future, but stressed their belief in the currency's viability in the long term.

As darkness falls, Swedes celebrate light

As darkness falls, Swedes celebrate light

As almost round-the-clock night descends on their country in December, AFP's Rita Devlin Marier discovers that Swedes turn on their own informal celebration of light, in keeping with long-held traditions and to help cope with the darkest time of the year.

Swedish wheelchair thieves tracked in snow

Swedish wheelchair thieves tracked in snow

A trio of Boxing Day thieves in southern Sweden were caught red-handed after police followed the tracks that the two wheelchair-bound members of the group had left in the snow.

Assange inks book deal to fund Sweden legal fees

Assange inks book deal to fund Sweden legal fees

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has announced that he was forced to sign book deals reportedly worth about $1.7 million due to the ongoing financial hardships that he is currently facing, according to media reports.

Volvo mulls Chinese plant within two years

Volvo mulls Chinese plant within two years

Volvo Cars CEO Stefan Jacoby has confirmed that the firm plans to open a new assembly plant in China in two years.

Sleepy pastor leaves congregation in the lurch

Sleepy pastor leaves congregation in the lurch

Parishioners at Luleå Cathedral were treated to something of an improvised Christmas Day service when the pastor overslept and only made it in time for the coffee.

Elmander strike keeps Bolton riding high

Elmander strike keeps Bolton riding high

Swedish striker Johan Elmander's winner against West Bromwich Albion on Boxing Day helped to keep Bolton's unlikely challenge for a place in European competition on track.

Arlanda Express resumes normal service

Arlanda Express resumes normal service

The Arlanda Express airport train is running as normal again after an interruption lasting several hours on Monday morning due to a signalling problem.

Roads remain calm as Swedes heed warnings

Roads remain calm as Swedes heed warnings

There were few accidents reported on Sweden's roads on Boxing Day, as warnings for treacherous conditions appeared to have been heeded by drivers.

Celtic mulls Ljungberg signing

Former Swedish captain and Arsenal star Freddie Ljungberg may sign for Glasgow giants Celtic as the club bids to add some experience in their push for the Scottish Premier League crown.