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2011-04-27 05:17:00

LONDON, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MINDS International, the global association of digital news agencies, has expanded its reach with the addition of four news agencies to its network. At a recent General Meeting in London, MINDS announced its newest members as Australian Associated Press (AAP), Danish Ritzaus Bureau, Swedish Tidningarnas Telegrambyra (TT) and the South Korean Yonhap News Agency. In addition, MINDS has also announced the appointment of Clive Marshall, CEO of the...

2009-09-09 15:31:39

Swedish Internet domain name regulators have ruled a second-hand Web retailer called iloveikea.se was too close to the Ikea identity and needed to be changed. The Internet Infrastructure Foundation, which registers domain names ending in .se, ruled the online retailer that sells used Ikea furniture required an identity that was clearly separate from the established furniture giant, Swedish news agency Tidningarnas Telegrambyra reported Wednesday. To date, the second hand retailer has operated...

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2009-09-08 11:55:00

Swedish investors vying to purchase Saab Automobile from General Motors Co. may have help from a Chinese auto producer, a report in Sweden said. The business daily Dagens Industri reported that Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. may invest in Saab, the Swedish news agency Tidningarnas Telegrambyra reported Tuesday. Sweden's State Secretary at the Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications Joran Hagglund said it looks promising, referring to the Koenigsegg Group's ability to find the...

2009-09-04 16:46:33

Sweden's National Food Administration said a company's claims of health benefits from a fermented Baltic herring supplement are illegitimate. Petra Bergkvist of the National Food Administration said Halsingland company Rebiotica's surstromming supplement has not been shown to have the advertised healing effects for upset stomachs, gastric catarrh and heartburn, The Local reported Friday. The claims that have been made are illegitimate, Bergkvist told Sweden's Tidningarnas Telegrambyra news...

2009-07-29 15:27:27

The Swedish Tax agency has denied a family's request to have their newborn daughter named Michael after late pop star Michael Jackson. The agency, which is charged with approving names, said it rejected the tribute to the King of Pop because it considers giving well-established boy names to girls to be inappropriate, Swedish news agency Tidningarnas Telegrambyra reported Wednesday. The parents, who live in Tjorn, Sweden, said they were surprised by the ruling because they only wanted Michael...

2009-06-09 14:22:21

The National Public Employment Agency in Sweden predicted Tuesday that unemployment would rise to 11.3 percent in 2010. The number of Swedes working is expected to drop by 260,000 while the number of unemployed rises to 539,000, the NPEA said. Despite the dramatic figures, the forecast is based on a stabilization of the labor market during the second half of 2010, NPEA said. The predictions are made after 13,000 interviews with employers, the Swedish news agency Tidningarnas Telegrambyra...

2009-05-28 11:30:18

A Swedish court told a man convicted of attacking his girlfriend with a knife that his sentence was reduced because the woman's dog bit him in the testicles. The Helsingborg District Court said the 32-year-old man received only a one and a half year jail sentence for aggravated assault. Court officials said the man would have received a harsher sentence if not for the suffering caused when he was injured by the woman's Rottweiler, Swedish news agency Tidningarnas Telegrambyra reported...

2009-05-28 12:09:14

The fiance of Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria has undergone transplant surgery with a kidney donated by his father, said the Royal Palace in Stockholm. The Local newspaper said Daniel Westling's operation wasn't announced in advance. The newspaper also said it wasn't publicly known until this week that he suffered from a congenital disorder that led to impaired kidney function. Daniel Westling has today undergone a kidney transplant at Karolinska Hospital and he is doing very well, Nina...

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2009-04-15 08:25:00

Swedish health officials are urging caution for anyone coming into contact with wild birds following the death from parrot fever of a 50-year-old man. The man was probably infected 10 days before he died when he cut down a tree with a large bird's nest in southern Sweden, the Swedish news agency Tidningarnas Telegrambyra reported Wednesday. Parrot fever, also known as psittacosis, is common in birds but can also spread to humans. It proves fatal in approximately 1 percent of the cases....

2009-03-16 15:06:28

The Swedish Court of Patent Appeals said Gucci's famous monogram, at least in Sweden, already had a registered owner. The court ruled that a company in Gothenburg, Sweden, Vastra Frolunda, already had claim to the double-G logo that is known the world over as a symbol of the fashion company. Gucci, a widely pirated brand, will have to get by without trademark protection in Sweden, Tidningarnas Telegrambyra reported Monday. Gun Gabrielsson, owner of the Swedish firm, wouldn't comment on the...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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