Deceased laureate to retain Nobel Prize

Deceased laureate to retain Nobel Prize

The Nobel Foundation ruled on Monday evening that Ralph Steinman will retain his share of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine even though he died before being named recipient of the award.

Volvo Cars to close Uddevalla plant

Volvo Cars to close Uddevalla plant

Volvo Car Corporation is terminating production at their plant in Uddevalla, in western Sweden, when they take over sole ownership of the company in 2013, the company announced on Monday.

Facebook video puts brakes on Swedish speedster’s Swiss appeal

Facebook video puts brakes on Swedish speedster’s Swiss appeal

A Swedish driver caught speeding in Switzerland last year is due to appear in court this week to appeal his hefty fine, despite posting an incriminating video of his 260 km/h ‘travel adventures’ on Facebook.

58 million for Sweden’s most expensive flat

58 million for Sweden’s most expensive flat

Spanning 450 square metres, with rooftop terrace and sweeping balcony, a newly converted flat in Östermalm, Stockholm and set to go on the market for 58 million kronor ($8.4 million) could set an all time high.

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Nobel: one of the laureates died last week

Ralph M. Steinman, one of the three researchers jointly awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Monday for discoveries related to the immune system, died last week at the age of 68.

Inmate beats female prison guard to death

Inmate beats female prison guard to death

A female guard at a jail south of Stockholm was killed on Monday after being beaten by an inmate, police have confirmed.

Two weeks reprieve for 90-year-old deportee

Two weeks reprieve for 90-year-old deportee

90-year-old Ganna Chyzhevska, suffering from dementia and heart disease, but scheduled to be deported to Ukraine on Monday, has been given a short reprieve, allowing her family and supporters to rally behind her.

Alfred Nobel’s last will and testament

Alfred Nobel’s last will and testament

Swedish industrialist and scholar Alfred Nobel (1833-1896), who made a substantial fortune from his invention of dynamite in 1866, established the Nobel Prizes in his will.

Three share 2011 Nobel in medicine

Three share 2011 Nobel in medicine

Three researchers have been jointly awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discoveries related to the immune system.

Christian Democrat leadership race heats up

Christian Democrat leadership race heats up

A former minister as well a celebrity author and television personality Marcus Birro both announced on Sunday their plans to challenge embattled Christian Democrat leader Göran Hägglund for the party's top spot.

Drunken Swedes choose knives to kill: study

Drunken Swedes choose knives to kill: study

The average murderer in Sweden and neighbouring Finland are drunk men armed with knives who kill on the spur of the moment, according to a new study.