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Sweden on Nuclear Facility Alert as Explosives Found at Plant


Friday, 22 June 2012

‘Sweden has raised the alert at all its nuclear facilities after bomb sniffer dogs discovered an explosive device in the back of a truck near Stockholm’s Ringhals atomic power station. Police are investigating the incident.

Although the device lacked a detonator, officers have evacuated the area around the truck and are questioning the driver. Initial reports point to sabotage, with no immediate suspects.’

Read more: Sweden on Nuclear Facility Alert as Explosives Found at Plant

Sweden Moving Towards Cashless Economy


Wednesday, 21 March 2012 08:42

‘Sweden was the first European country to introduce bank notes in 1661. Now it’s come farther than most on the path toward getting rid of them.

“I can’t see why we should be printing bank notes at all anymore,” says Bjoern Ulvaeus, former member of 1970’s pop group ABBA, and a vocal proponent for a world without cash. The contours of such a society are starting to take shape in this high-tech nation, frustrating those who prefer coins and bills over digital money.

In most Swedish cities, public buses don’t accept cash; tickets are prepaid or purchased with a cell phone text message. A small but growing number of businesses only take cards, and some bank offices — which make money on electronic transactions — have stopped handling cash altogether.’

Read more: Sweden Moving Towards Cashless Economy

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57399610/sweden-moving-towards-cashless-economy/

http://www.davidicke.com/headlines/63354-sweden-moving-towards-cashless-economy

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