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Ikea turns furniture into wireless chargers

2015-03-02 05:00

Global furniture giant Ikea has announced the launch of desks, tables and lamps that will wirelessly charge phones and other devices.

Zimbabwe, Zambia to repair Kariba Dam

2015-02-20 22:25

Urgent repairs to avert the collapse of the gigantic, power-generating Kariba Dam between Zimbabwe and Zambia will begin this year.

Swedish farmers hit as milk's popularity wanes

2015-02-18 12:15

Sweden's dairy farmers are being cornered by dwindling milk consumption and legal tussles with boastful non-dairy competitors.

Electrolux buys Chinese dishawasher firm

2015-02-06 18:15

Swedish home appliance maker Electrolux says it has reached an agreement to buy Veetsan, a Chinese producer of professional dishwashers.

Catcam busts burglars in Sweden

2015-01-21 22:26

A Swedish woman keeping an eye on her cats via a webcam in her apartment caught burglars in the act and tipped off the police, who arrested them.

Nordic countries spearhead cashless societies

2015-01-09 16:34

Nordic countries are leading a shift by rich nations towards cashless societies.

2nd suspected arson attack on Swedish mosque

2014-12-29 20:38

A fire has broken out at a mosque in Sweden in what appears to be the second arson attack in less than a week on a place of Muslim worship, officials says.

2 car bombs rock Sweden's Malmo

2014-12-20 22:01

Swedish police say two car bombs have shattered dozens of windows in a multi-ethnic district of Malmo, Sweden's third largest city.

Pirate Bay website offline after police raid

2014-12-10 09:51

Police in Sweden have carried out a raid against controversial file sharing website ‘The Pirate Bay’, according to reports.

Smoking worse for men

2014-12-05 07:05

Male smokers are three times more likely than non-smoking men to lose their Y chromosomes.

 

Swedish mom denies locking up daughters

2015-02-21 07:00

A woman arrested in Sweden on suspicion of locking up her three daughters for several years has been released.

Woman arrested for locking up daughters

2015-02-19 19:40

Swedish police have arrested a woman on suspicion of keeping her daughters confined to an apartment amid media reports that they were locked away for a decade.

Space-age shower could save you megabucks

2015-02-09 14:19

A space-age shower inspired by Nasa can achieve water savings of up to 90%, says its Swedish developer.

Saab owner to assemble cars sitting idle

2015-02-06 14:45

The owners who have bought the bankrupt carmaker Saab are planning to finish assembling 100 cars that have been idle on the production line since May.

Sweden confirms 2nd submarine search

2015-01-12 06:14

Sweden's military says it has carried out a second submarine search just a week after calling off a major hunt for a suspected underwater intruder in the Stockholm archipelago.

Swedish court stops hotly disputed wolf hunt

2015-01-09 14:51

A Swedish court has pulled the plug on a wolf hunt, favouring animal rights activists in one of the country's most hotly disputed environmental issues.

Arsonist sets fire to Swedish mosque

2014-12-25 21:56

An arsonist has set fire to a mosque in the Swedish town of Eskilstuna, injuring five people, police said, an incident which comes amid an intense debate over immigration.

Russia denies near miss in Baltic skies

2014-12-14 17:58

Russia's defence ministry has denied Swedish claims that for the second time this year, a Russian military aircraft nearly collided with a passenger jet over Sweden.

Bomb alert at Stockholm's Arlanda airport

2014-12-09 18:19

Swedish police have evacuated parts of a terminal building at Stockholm's Arlanda airport after a bomb alert and apprehended a man who appeared mentally unstable.

War rubble removed in Gaza

2014-12-03 22:41

A large-scale project has begun to clear rubble left over from the summer war in Gaza.

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