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Ericsson: Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Jul. 12, 2024 05:07 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — STOCKHOLM (AP) — Ericsson (ERIC) on Friday reported a loss of $1.04 billion in its second quarter. The Stockholm-based company said it had a loss of 31 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for asset impairment costs, were 1 cent per share. The...

Missing nuts and bolts caused last year's deadly construction elevator accident in Sweden

Jul. 03, 2024 07:34 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A construction elevator that killed five people when it collapsed last year in Stockholm was missing the bolts that were supposed to hold its mast together, authorities said Wednesday. The deadly crash “was caused by failure to perform relevant safety...

Swedish police investigate three unexplained deaths at an electric vehicle battery plant

Jun. 27, 2024 07:21 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police in northern Sweden said Thursday they were looking into the unexplained deaths of three men who had died within a short period after working at an electric vehicle battery plant in the Arctic. They want to find out whether the deaths are linked, whether a crime...

Swedish court acquits former Syrian army general accused of role in war crimes

Jun. 20, 2024 09:59 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Swedish judge on Thursday acquitted a former Syrian army general of indiscriminate attacks on civilians in his home country more than a decade ago, saying prosecutors failed to provide evidence of his involvement in the war crimes. Brig. Gen. Mohammed...

A Swedish diplomat says his release from a 2-year detention in Iran is like a dream

Jun. 18, 2024 11:27 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Swedish European Union diplomat who was held in Iran for two years and freed in a prisoner swap over the weekend said Tuesday that his release was “the dream that I sometimes did not dare to believe in." Johan Floderus and a second Swedish citizen,...

Nuclear-armed nations are deepening their reliance on their nuclear weapons, watchdog finds

Jun. 17, 2024 03:16 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The world's nine nuclear-armed states continue to modernize their nuclear weapons as the countries deepened their reliance on such deterrence in 2023, a Swedish think tank said Monday. “We have not seen nuclear weapons playing such a prominent role in...

Sweden frees an Iranian man convicted over 1988 mass executions in exchange for 2 men held by Iran

Jun. 15, 2024 18:14 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran and Sweden carried out a prisoner swap Saturday that saw Tehran release a European Union diplomat and another man in exchange for an Iranian convicted in Stockholm of committing war crimes over his part in 1988 mass executions in the Islamic Republic. ...

Swedish officials say weak replacement parts caused a fatal roller coaster derailment last year

Jun. 14, 2024 08:03 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish accident investigators on Friday said the country's oldest amusement park didn't properly test new parts for a roller coaster that derailed last year and sent some passengers plunging to the ground, killing one and injuring nine others, one seriously. ...

Swedish police detained 19 pro-Palestinian activists who barricaded themselves inside a university

Jun. 07, 2024 10:35 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish police detained 19 pro-Palestinian activists who barricaded themselves in the country's main technical education and research university on Friday. After two hours, police carried out the masked activists from the third floor of a Royal Institute...

Sweden's foremost opera and ballet theater fined $300,000 for 2023 fatal fall of stage technician

Jun. 07, 2024 05:54 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden’s national theater for opera and ballet, the Stockholm-based Royal Swedish Opera, has been fined 3 million kronor ($300,000) after a stage technician died last year when he fell around 13 meters (more than 40 feet) from a balcony as he was carrying out work...