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Betterment, the investing startup that's attracting $12 million a day, is now valued at $1 billion in private market trading.

Betterment Betterment, the largest independent roboadviser with $11 billion under management, provides algorithm-based online and mobile financial advice. It raised $70 million in a funding round in July led by Swedish investor Kinnevik, giving it an $800 million valuation. According to a list of investment ...

- Business Insider - US

Sweden's Assa Abloy acquires smart lock startup August Home.

Smart lock startup August Home has been acquired by Swedish lock giant Assa Ablo. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded out of San Francisco in 2013, August creates a home-access system that uses smartphones to lock and unlock doors. It had inked some notable partnerships with property marketplaces such as Airbnb ...

- VentureBeat - US

Swedish PM opposes Macron call to slow trade deals.

Macron argues that EU governments no longer have the popular support to negotiate trade deals The post Swedish PM opposes Macron call to slow trade deals appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Sweden to get Europe`s biggest car battery factory.

 Start-up company Northvolt said Thursday it had picked its home country Sweden to build Europe`s biggest factory for electric car batteries, rivalling Tesla`s American "Gigafactory".

- Zee News - IN

Young people in Sweden more likely to question information online.

A new report shows that almost everyone in Sweden has access to the internet, with 80 percent using social media and more than half logging onto Facebook every day. But when it comes to viewing the information they read online critically, it's the younger age groups who are most aware of 'fake news'.

- The Local - SE

'We think we're an equal society, but harassment happens here too'.

Sweden is regularly hailed as a bastion of gender equality, but that doesn't mean sexual harassment is non-existent.

- The Local - SE

Threats against Swedish police and prosecutors on the rise.

After a southern Swedish police station was damaged in a blast on Wednesday, police officers have said threats against them are becoming increasingly common.

- The Local - SE

A 4.5 billion-year-old Swedish meteorite is going up for auction.

If you've ever wanted to get your hands on a meteorite that's billions of years old, now could be your chance.

- The Local - SE

Happy Diwali! Celebrating the festival of lights in Sweden.

Diwali Day on October 19th marks the culmination of the week-long Hindu festival of lights. But how do you celebrate when you are more than 6,000 kilometres away from home?

- The Local - SE

Skellefteå to get Europe's biggest car battery factory: in pictures.

Startup Northvolt has picked a town in northern Sweden to build Europe's biggest factory for electric car batteries, rivalling Tesla's American 'Gigafactory'.

- The Local - SE

'We need trade deals': Swedish PM opposes Macron's call to slow down.

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has said he opposes moves by French President Emmanuel Macron to slam the brakes on free trade deals.

- The Local - SE

Telia to continue cost cutting, divestments as Q3 organic sales drop 0.5%

Telia reported sales down 8.8 percent to SEK 19.628 billion in the third quarter, hurt by divestments and a slowdown on the Swedish fibre market. On an organic basis, sales fell 0.5 percent, and service revenue was down 0.9 percent. The ongoing weakness means the company will continue to focus on cost reductions, the ...

- Telecompaper - NL

Swedish lock maker Assa Abloy set to acquire August Home

Swedish lock conglomerate Assa Abloy announced this morning plans to acquire US-based smart lock maker August Home. Details about the deal a fairly scarce at the moment , pricing is not being disclosed at press time , though the two companies anticipate that the deal will close by year's end. Assa Abloy has been kicking ...

- TechCrunch - US

Prince William and Kate Middleton reveal royal baby's due date - and it's sooner than you think

The royal couple will also be touring around Norway and Sweden to kick-start the new year The post Prince William and Kate Middleton reveal royal baby's due date - and it's sooner than you think appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Fast Europe Open: UK retail sales, Sweden unemployment

- Financial Times - US

Sweden's Top Diplomat Complained of Sexual Harassment

Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström has revealed that she has been subjected to sexual harassment "at the highest political level." Stockholm's first diplomat made the statement by joining the #MeToo social networking campaign, where women share their sexual harassment experience. "I can confirm that this exists at ...

- Novinite - BG

Big Oil Refuses To Give Up On The Barents Sea

Encouraged by recently opened areas and potentially huge yet-to-be-discovered resources, oil companies launched a record exploration drilling campaign in Norway's Barents Sea this year. But as the summer and the drilling progressed, one dry well after another spelled the end of a disappointing 2017 campaign in which just ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Hungarian Who Helped Jews Flee Holocaust Honored in Budapest

A Hungarian who printed thousands of passports allowing Jews to flee the country during World War II has been honored with a memorial plaque. Emil Wiesmeyer's printing company initially made 4,000 of the basic passports, part of efforts by Swedish special envoy Raoul Wallenberg to save Jews from Nazi death camps.   He then ...

- Voice of America - US

Swedish sport headlines hit gender equality milestone

Sweden's most high-profile sportswomen have hit the headlines as much as their male counterparts in the past year, a first for Swedish sport journalism.

- The Local - SE

Swedish university launches digital archive of Nazi concentration camp survivor testimonies

A digital archive of over 500 survivors' testimonies from a Nazi concentration camp will be launched in the southern Swedish city of Lund later this week.

- The Local - SE

Danish Football Union cancels women's World Cup qualifier against Sweden over contract dispute

In an unprecedented step, Denmark's football association has cancelled a World Cup qualifier against neighbour Sweden scheduled for this Friday due to a dispute over players' terms.

- The Local - SE

In English, the Swedish names of Ikea products mean everything from 'squirrel' to 'chubby' to 'giggle' — here are 11 of the quirkiest

Andreas Rentz / Staff / Getty Images If you're not a native speaker of Swedish — and even if you are — you might be confused as you walk around an IKEA store. All the products are labeled with Swedish names that translate to words as diverse as "hoard" and "chubby" . Business Insider has previously reported that ...

- Business Insider - US

Trump Promised Soldier's Dad $25K But Never Followed Through, Roy Moore Insists Kneeling for Anthem Against the Law, Alligators Eat Sharks: P.M. Links

President Trump reportedly promised the father of a soldier who was killed in Afghanistan $25,000 but never followed through. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified in Congress today, insisting he was not part of the Russia "facade." Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore claimed it was "against the law" for NFL players ...

- Reason.com - US

High risk of injury in young elite athletes

Every week, an average of three in every ten adolescent elite athletes suffer an injury. Worst affected are young women, and the risk of injury increases with low self-esteem, especially in combination with less sleep and higher training volume and intensity, research from in Sweden shows.

- ScienceDaily - US

'Attack Against Our Democracy': Bombing of Swedish Police Station 'May Be Terror'

The front of a police station in Helsingborg, Sweden, was demolished by explosives shortly after midnight Wednesday morning, an incident which has been called an attack on democracy by Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven.

- Breitbart - US

Helsingborg police station damaged by explosion

Police believe that whoever set off the explosion that blew out the entrance of the police station in Helsingborg, in southern Sweden last night, was targeting the police because of their work to fight criminal groups.

- Radio Sweden - SE

News habits changed where many asylum seekers moved: researcher

People who live in areas in Sweden which received many asylum seekers in 2015, tend to be less interested in reading articles about refugees, a new study has found.

- Radio Sweden - SE

Labor dispute threatens Sweden's World Cup qualifier against Denmark

Sweden's national football team may not be playing a World Cup qualifier against Denmark on Friday because of a labor dispute.

- Radio Sweden - SE

Foreign Minister takes up #metoo campaign

As the #metoo campaign against sexual harassment and assault spreads around the world, Swedish politicians are taking notice. Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallström praises women for standing up for themselves, and says their appeals need to be followed up by review of legislation.

- Radio Sweden - SE

Bomb Exploded in front of a Police Station in Sweden

A powerful explosion occurred shortly after midnight at a police station in Helsingborg, Sweden, the World Agencies said. There were no injured in the incident but the building suffered serious material damage. Its entrance was completely destroyed, bTV reported. "This is a serious attack on democracy and the legal system," ...

- Novinite - BG

Bulgaria to Seek Proposals on New F-16s, Eurofighter Typhoons

Bulgaria will ask for proposals from Portugal on providing new U.S. F-16s and from Italy on new Eurofighter Typhoons, to ensure fair competition with Sweden's Gripen, as the country seeks to buy eight fighter jets. Bulgaria is looking to replace its ageing Soviet-designed MiG-29s, but plans to buy Gripen warplanes were put ...

- Novinite - BG

Bofors scam: CBI to probe alleged sabotage angle by Rajiv Gandhi government

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday asserted that they will probe the facts and circumstances revealed in connection to Bofors scam, including the information provided by Michael Hershman to a TV channel in an interview. This statement comes a day after Michael Hershman, who first found Bofors papers, gave an ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Swedish FM: Sexual misconduct also a problem in politics

Sweden's foreign minister says sexual misconduct "also occurs at the highest political level" and she has experienced it as a woman in politics.

- FOX News - US

Swedish police station damaged in explosion, no injuries

A powerful explosion caused serious damage to a police station in southern Sweden early on October 18, authorities said, adding that there were no injuries and nobody has been arrested. Police haven...

- The Hindu - IN

Earbud translators will bring us closer: The Future IRL

The moment Google Pixel Buds were used earlier this month to demonstrate real time translation from Swedish to English, people started freaking out about potential use cases for this kind of technology. But the thing is, Google isn't the only company...

- Engadget - US

Powerful explosion rocks Swedish police station

STOCKHOLM, Oct 18 — A powerful explosion blew out the entrance to a police station in the southern Swedish city of Helsingborg early today, an attack authorities linked to their fight against organised crime. The explosion occurred just after...

- The Malay Mail - MY

P3 names Telia best mobile operator in Sweden

Consultancy P3 has named Telia the best operator in Sweden in the P3 Connect Mobile Bench 2017. All four Swedish operators were excellent by international comparison, it said. Telia was best overall for the second year in a row, and Tele2 followed in second place after its "enormous" improvement over last year. Telenor ...

- Telecompaper - NL

Acquisition of MTG's business in Baltics completed; new company to be named All Media Baltics - The Baltic Times

RIGA – Today the process of Swedish media concern Modern Times Group selling its Baltic business to international assets manager Pro......

- The Baltic Times - US

Swedish diplomat Dag Hammarskjöld may have been killed in air attack: study

A new UN report on the mysterious 1961 plane crash that killed UN secretary-general Dag Hammarskjöld in central Africa has concluded it appears "plausible" the aircraft came under attack.

- The Local - SE

How to talk about the weather in Swedish

Our vocabulary guide to some of Sweden's most essential weather words and sayings.

- The Local - SE

Police station damaged by blast in southern Sweden

A police station in the southern Swedish city of Helsingborg was hit by a powerful explosion in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

- The Local - SE

Swedish woman dies in Greenpeace plane crash

A Swedish woman has died in a plane crash in Brazil's Amazonas state.

- The Local - SE

Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallström calls for 'action' on sex crimes

Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallström has hailed the social media campaign 'Me Too' which aims to draw attention to sex assault and harassment around the world, and called for action.

- The Local - SE

Three decades of Bofors case – A timeline

The Rs 1,437 crore deal between India and the Swedish arms manufacturer AB Bofors for the supply of 400 155mm Howitzer guns for the Indian Army was entered on March 24, 1986. The Swedish Radio on April 16, 1987 had claimed that the company had paid bribes to top Indian politicians and defence personnel.

- Zee News - IN

Italy Against Sweden in FIFA World Cup Play-off

Sweden versus Italy is the big derby of the playoffs for the World Cup in 2018. The eight best second teams from the European qualification groups will face each other to determine the last four teams to play at the 2018 World Cup. Here are the matches: Northern Ireland - SwitzerlandCroatia - GreeceDenmark - EireSweden - ...

- Novinite - BG

EU states pledge 24,000 resettlement places so far

Twelve EU states have so far pledged 24,000 resettlement places for refugees as of Tuesday . The EU commission wants EU states to resettle 50,000 people by 2019. The pledging states are Belgium, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and UK.

- EU Observer - EU

Sweden bows to public vote and christens new express Trainy McTrainface

A Swedish express train has been christened Trainy McTrainface in an echo of the name chosen by the British public for its new polar research vessel.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Swedish police station damaged in explosion, no injuries

Swedish authorities say a powerful explosion outside a police station in southern Sweden has caused significant damage to the building.

- FOX News - US

Blast at Swedish police station called 'an attack'

Powerful explosion causes serious damage in southern town of Helsingborg, no claims of responsibility


Helsingborg police station damaged by explosion

Explosives detonated by the entrance to the police station in Helsingborg in southern Sweden last night.

- Radio Sweden - SE