Sweden

Telia Sonera first-quarter earnings up

Stockholm  - Nordic telecommunications group Telia Sonera on Friday reported increased pre-tax income on higher sales for first quarter 2008, benefiting from its markets in Eurasia.

Sweden's central bank keeps interest rates steady at 4.25 per cent

SwedenStockholm  - Sweden's central bank said Wednesday it would keep interest rates steady at 4.25 per cen

Swedish prince makes poor debut in Porsche car race

Stockholm  -  Swedish Prince Carl Philip got off to a poor start in his debut as a racing driver over the weekend in the first event in the Swedish Porsche Carrera Cup.

Cambodian campaigner wins children's rights prize

Stockholm - Somaly Mam of Cambodia who has campaigned against trafficking and child prostitution was Wednesday named winner of the World's Children's Prize.

Swedish state-owned energy group eyes British Energy

Stockholm  - Swedish state-owned energy group Vattenfall that also has activities in Germany and other Nordic neighbours was Tuesday reported to be considering a bid for British Energy.

Man freed from waste chute in apartment building

Stockholm  - For want of a key, a man tried to climb up a waste chute in an apartment building in the Swedish ski metropolis Are and had to be freed after he got stuck halfway into the chute, repor

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