Sweden says no to Colbert Twitter takeover

Sweden says no to Colbert Twitter takeover

Stephen Colbert will not be allowed access to Sweden's Twitter account, officials in charge of @sweden said on Wednesday, effectively rejecting the US comedian's long-running bid to tweet for Sweden.

Swedish researchers in Parkinson’s drug ‘breakthrough’

Swedish researchers in Parkinson’s drug ‘breakthrough’

Swedish scientists have come one step closer to finding a drug that will slow down symptoms in patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease.

One month, 36,000 kilometres: Europe’s Interrail champion
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One month, 36,000 kilometres: Europe’s Interrail champion

Twenty-five years ago this year Manfred Weis travelled 36,030 kilometres by train in the space of just one month. This gave him a place in the Guinness Book of Records and a whole new perspective on the world.

Kamprad gives millions to house Swiss retirees

Kamprad gives millions to house Swiss retirees

Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad is using some of the fortune he made helping people furnish their homes to help a small town in Switzerland build housing for elderly people.

Two Poles convicted for ‘brutal’ farm murders

Two Poles convicted for ‘brutal’ farm murders

Two Polish nationals have been sentenced to life in prison by a Swedish court for the brutal double murder of an elderly couple on a farm in Långared in southwestern Sweden last autumn.

Swedish vet warned after cutting off cat’s penis

Swedish vet warned after cutting off cat’s penis

A veterinary surgeon from southern Sweden has been issued with a warning after amputating a cat’s penis during a routine operation for urinary stones, resulting in complications that ultimately led to the cat’s death.

Flood of email support for Assange asylum bid

Flood of email support for Assange asylum bid

The Ecuadorian embassies in the United States and Britain have received over 10,000 messages in support of political asylum for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, Ecuadorian authorities announced Tuesday.

Mats Sundin elected to Hockey Hall of Fame

Mats Sundin elected to Hockey Hall of Fame

Swedish ice hockey legend Mats Sundin was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame on Tuesday, making him only the second Swede to gain entry into the exclusive club of hockey greats.

High protein diets ‘bad for women’: study

High protein diets ‘bad for women’: study

Diets with high protein and low carbohydrate levels can cause long term health risks for women, according to a new Swedish study.

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Sweden exploits factory workers in China: report

Swedish businesses with production facilities in China have been criticized for the poor conditions the Chinese workers suffer, according to a new report from the labour rights watchdog Swedwatch.

Stockholm set for rainiest June on record

Stockholm set for rainiest June on record

Stockholm has seen record amounts of rain in June, more than four times the normal precipitation, meteorologists said on Tuesday.