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gothenburg police and fire services were alerted to the first blaze after 9pm, after which several more calls came in from the city as well as trollhättan, lysekil and falkenberg some 100 kilometres away. "we have been to around 20 places in gothenburg. it's mainly vehicles that have burned – car...



sales of green cars soar in sweden




new super-eco cars account for almost 5 percent of the market. photo: pontus lundahl/tt swedish sales of environmentally friendly cars continued to increase in the first half of 2017. according to fresh figures from swedish car industry organization bil sweden, newly registered so-called 'super-eco ...



'norway is buying our electric cars', slowing green conversion: sweden




but that could mean that conversion to cleaner private transport in sweden could take longer, says industry organisation bil sweden. almost half of all used electric cars exported from sweden in 2016 were destined for norway. that figure was even higher for hybrid vehicles. two thirds of used motors...



record number of used cars sold in sweden in 2017: here are the most popular




file photo of a volvo v70 and vw passat. photo: lars pehrson/svd/tt used cars are experiencing a surge in popularity in sweden, where 646,000 previously owned vehicles were bought in the first half of 2017 – more than the entirety of 2016. the figures come from car industry organization the swedis...



london acid attacks leave several injured




(london) — five linked acid attacks in quick succession by men on mopeds in london left several people injured, british police said friday — the latest in a spate of such crimes that have alarmed residents and politicians.the metropolitan police force said the 90-minute attack began late thursda...



un 'concerned' about level of racism in sweden




the report pointed to “racist hate speech against afro-swedes, jews, muslims and roma”, a problem that the committee said is particularly prevalent “during election campaigns, as well as in the media and on the internet.” in depth: breaking down sweden's anti-semitism problem “the committ...



un 'concerned' about level of racism in sweden




the report pointed to “racist hate speech against afro-swedes, jews, muslims and roma”, a problem that the committee said is particularly prevalent “during election campaigns, as well as in the media and on the internet.” in depth: breaking down sweden's anti-semitism problem “the committ...



ferries between denmark and sweden, germany paused due to 'threat'




a scandlines ferry. photo: dpa ferry services between denmark and neighbouring sweden and germany were briefly suspended on wednesday because of an unspecified "threat", police and the ferry operator said. "police have checked out the first ferries and after inspection they have been authorised to s...



spate of dog attacks spark united approach




a spate of dog attacks in scotland has prompted a new partnership by three organisations in a bid to tackle the problem.british horse society (bhs) scotland, the forestry commission scotland (fcs) and the kennel club have created a new advisory poster to be displayed in woodlands and online.the trio...



spate of dog attacks on horses spark united approach




a spate of dog attacks in scotland has prompted a new partnership by three organisations in a bid to tackle the problem.british horse society (bhs) scotland, the forestry commission scotland (fcs) and the kennel club have created a new advisory poster to be displayed in woodlands and online.the trio...



spate of dog attacks on horses spark united approach




a spate of dog attacks in scotland has prompted a new partnership by three organisations in a bid to tackle the problem.british horse society (bhs) scotland, the forestry commission scotland (fcs) and the kennel club have created a new advisory poster to be displayed in woodlands and online.the trio...



24k classic american cars hit the streets … of sweden




greased lightning, swedish style. the post 24k classic american cars hit the streets ... of sweden appeared first on wired.



swedish transport agencies targeted in cyber attack




there has been a spate of incidents in the past couple of days. photo: lise åserud/ntb scanpix/tt swedish transport authorities were hit by a cyber attack on thursday morning, a day after trains were delayed as a result of another attack on it systems monitoring railway traffic. the website of swed...



sweden gives green light for cities to ban old diesel cars




sweden's centre-left social democrat-green coalition government did not impose such rules itself, but left the decision up to local authorities. from the start of year 2020, cities and municipalities will be allowed to create environmental zones regulating the cars in the zones. diesel cars meeting ...



just when you thought it was over: heatwave returns to sweden in full force




after a record-breaking july came a slightly cooler start to august. but the extreme heat is on its way back and skåne in the south could see temperatures climb to 35c this week, close to sweden's heat record. they are expected to hit 30c in stockholm and gothenburg on wednesday, and 25c in norther...



5 things to know about freezer burn




have you ever opened up your freezer to find that your once red beef is looking a little brown? or taken a pint of ice cream out only to discover the top is covered in ice crystals? freezer burn happens to the best of us. here's what you should know. 1. freezer burn is safe to eat. when you see that...



volvo cars and trucks to share live vehicle data for safety




volvo has announced that volvo cars and volvo trucks will share real-time data to help expand the connected safety technology volvo is famous for. the data sharing will use a cloud-based system to allow the vehicles to communicate with each other and alert drivers of hazards nearby. this marks the f...



presstv-largest mosque in sweden hit by arson attack




sweden's largest mosque has been deliberately set ablaze in an arson attack, marking yet another hate crime against the muslim community in the scandinavian country.police spokesman, lars bystrom, said on monday that imam ali islamic center in the northern stockholm suburb of jakobsberg was badly d...



the culture war over sweden | europe




but this really doesn’t hold up. as the swedish author johan norberg argued, trumpites’ attacks on sweden are for the most part ‘fake news’. even despite the increase in gang turf wars, which are partly down to the arrival of migrants who do not find gainful employment, ‘the homicide rate ...



presstv-sweden home to 2,000 takfiri extremists: spy chief




sweden is home to some 2,000 takfiri extremists, the nation's intelligence chief said monday, a nearly 10-fold increase in less than a decade.anders thornberg, head of sweden's domestic spy service, sapo, attributed the rise primarily to the sophisticated propaganda machine of daesh group.although "...



'what the hell are you doing?' swedish politicians react to car fires




"i get pissed off for real," prime minister stefan löfven hit out in an interview with swedish radio ahead of the september 9th election, adding he wanted to ask the perpetrators "what the hell are you doing?" "society will come back hard on this," said the social democrat leader, who also raised q...



why swedish gangs use hand grenades (and what the country is doing about it)




grenades seized by bosnian police in 2014 that were on their way to sweden. photo: bosnian police most in sweden will likely know the story: with 2018 barely a week old, a 60-year-old man was killed after an object exploded outside a subway station in vårby gård, southwestern stockholm. he had pic...



why swedish gangs use hand grenades (and what the country is doing about it)




grenades seized by bosnian police in 2014 that were on their way to sweden. photo: bosnian police most in sweden will likely know the story: with 2018 barely a week old, a 60-year-old man was killed after an object exploded outside a subway station in vårby gård, southwestern stockholm. he had pic...



sweden to subsidize installing home chargers for electric cars




the "charge-at-home allowance" will begin in february 2018, but will also retroactively cover charging points installed from the turn of the year, sveriges radio reports.read also: sales of green cars soar in sweden "we have to promote the transition to a fossil fuel free transport sector, and as su...



'lone wolves' remain sweden's biggest terror threat




"it is primarily individuals who pay attention to propaganda, take on the message of violence and can choose to act on it," nct head linda thörnell told sveriges radio. terror attacks between 2017 and 2018 have largely been carried out by individuals with knives, small arms and vehicles, the centre...