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Ericsson

Ericsson sees first quarter profits climb, sales flat

Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson (ERIC) reported on Wednesday that first quarter net income climbed 39 per cent to 3.2 billion Swedish kronor (379.1...
trade

Sweden reports rise in retail sales and trade surplus decrease

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dpa-AFX/GNA - Sweden's retail sales increased in February and the trade surplus decreased from last year, figures from Statistics Sweden showed on Friday. Retail...
travel

Sweden eases entry rules for travelers from Denmark and Norway

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dpa/GNA - The Swedish government on Wednesday said it would lift a general entry ban for travellers from neighbouring Denmark and Norway, which...
Norway flag

Norway stops sale of strategic engine-maker to Russian firm

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dpa/GNA - Norway on Tuesday announced it would not allow the sale of a Norway-based engine maker to a Russian-controlled company, citing the...
Afghanistan occupation by United States military coming up on 16 years

United States is world’s top arms supplier and Saudi Arabia top importer

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dpa/GNA – More than a third of the global arms sold worldwide during the past five years originated in the United States,...
Bear

Man survives polar bear attack off northern Norway

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dpa/GNA - A man was injured on Tuesday after being attacked by a polar bear on the Svalbard Archipelago off northern Norway, officials...
court

Top Danish court convicts man for coronavirus cough threat at cops

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dpa/GNA - A Danish man has been sentenced to four months in prison for coughing and shouting "corona, corona" at two police officers,...
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Truck maker Volvo reports strong rise in fourth quarter profit

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dpa/GNA - Swedish commercial vehicle maker Volvo Group on Wednesday reported a 37-per-cent rise in fourth-quarter net profit, partly driven by strong orders...
Spotify

Spotify lowers fourth-quarter loss, increases users and revenue

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dpa/GNA - Music-streaming service Spotify reported an increase in subscribers and revenue, and lowered its net loss during the fourth quarter amid the...
Hennes & Mauritz (H&M)

Pandemic weighs on H&M’s fourth quarter net profit and sales

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dpa/GNA - Swedish clothing retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) on Friday reported a sharp drop in fourth quarter net profit, citing fallout from...
Ericsson

5G roll-out helps drive Ericsson’s fourth quarter profit

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dpa/GNA - Swedish telecommunications technology company Ericsson on Friday said its fourth quarter profit increased 60 per cent year-on-year, and noted how the...
Protesters display placards in support of the 'Black Lives Matter' movement outside the United States Embassy in Nairobi, capital of Kenya, June 9, 2020. The death of George Floyd, an African-American man who was killed by police during an arrest in Minneapolis, United States, sparked worldwide protests calling for an end to police brutality and racism. (Xinhua/Joy Nyabukewa)

Black Lives Matter movement wins 2020 Olof Palme Prize

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dpa/GNA - The international civil rights movement Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation was named winner of the 2020 Olof Palme Prize on...
plastic pollution

Watchdog: Europe needs to be smarter in its use of plastics

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dpa/GNA - Members of the European Union need to become smarter when using plastics and promote more recycling, the bloc's environmental agency said...
Pedestrians wearing face masks walk on a street in Rome, Italy, March 10, 2020. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced late Monday that the whole of Italy will be placed under lockdown from Tuesday until April 3. (Xinhua/Cheng Tingting)

WHO regional head urges Europe not to ‘ease up’ in pandemic fight

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dpa/GNA - Coronavirus vaccines being rolled out in Europe offer hope in tackling the pandemic, but new variants of the virus present "greater...
Norway landslide

Rescue teams resume search for 3 missing after Norway landslide

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dpa/GNA - A dog found alive after a large landslide hit a Norwegian community last week has fuelled hopes of finding human ...
Climate change

Thunberg turns 18 – and remains a strong voice for climate action

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dpa/GNA - Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg won international attention after she began a lone school strike outside the Swedish parliament in...
Huawei G X

Ericsson CEO lobbying against Swedish government’s ban on Huawei and ZTE

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Borje Ekholm, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Swedish telecom giant Ericsson, has been lobbying the Swedish government to repeal a ban that prohibits Huawei...
Landslide

Large landslide hits southern Norway; over 150 people evacuated

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Over 150 people were evacuated and at least five were injured after a large mud- and landslide early on Wednesday hit Ask in southern...
jail bars

Iran jails ‘alternative Nobel’ winner before award ceremony

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dpa/GNA,An Iranian human rights lawyer and winner of an award often called "the alternative Nobel prize" has been jailed again in Iran on the...
Covid

Swedish premier tests negative for Covid-19, ends self-isolation

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Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven does not have Covid-19 and has ended his self-isolation, a spokesman said Monday. Lofven last week wrote in a post...
Wpid Pirates

Danish-owned tanker attacked in Gulf of Guinea

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Danish shipping company Torm said one of its tankers was attacked by suspected pirates in the Gulf Of Guinea on Saturday, but the 20-strong...
court

Norway’s top court to open hearing on Arctic oil exploration case

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Norway's top court is on Wednesday set to begin hearing an appeal lodged by conservation groups to block new exploration licenses in the...
Covid

European agency: spiking virus caseload is ‘major health threat’

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Europe's infectious disease agency on Friday warned that a regional spike in new coronavirus cases "represents a major threat to public health" and urged...
Herculis Diamond League

Kenyans hope to dominate Stockholm Diamond meet on Sunday

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After a successful outing at the Herculis Diamond League meet in Monaco last weekend, Kenyan stars return to track at the second stop of...
Coronavirus

Sweden to buy 6 million coronavirus vaccine doses from AstraZeneca

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Sweden will be able to offer vaccines to between 3 to 6 million citizens following a deal between the European Union (EU) and pharmaceutical...
Maersk

Danish shipping group AP Moller-Maersk’s 2nd-quarter profit triples

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Danish shipping and logistics group AP Moller-Maersk said on Wednesday its second-quarter net profit almost tripled despite lower business and consumer activity during the...
Coronavirus

No Nobel Banquet in 2020 due to pandemic

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There will be no Nobel Banquet in Stockholm City Hall this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, Swedish media reported on Tuesday. ...
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Volvo Cars loses US$110 million in first half due to COVID-19 pandemic

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Volvo Cars recorded an operating loss of minus 989 million SEK (about 110 million U.S. dollars) in the first half of 2020 due to...

Death toll from coronavirus in Sweden tops 1,000

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A total of 1,033 people have died and 11,445 people have been confirmed infected of COVID-19 in Sweden, according to the Swedish Public Health...
plane

Sweden Malmo airport closed after light plane accident

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A light aircraft made an emergency landing at Sweden's Malmo airport on Sunday afternoon, causing the airport to stop all air traffic, reported Swedish...