Activist break-in prompts ministry crisis meet

Activist break-in prompts ministry crisis meet

Two Greenpeace activists remain inside a nuclear power plant in Forsmark after a break-in on Tuesday, with Environmental Minister Lena Ek spending Wednesday in a crisis meeting to deal with what she referred to as a "serious" situation.

Seven hot names in the Nobel Literature race

Seven hot names in the Nobel Literature race

With the Nobel Prize in Literature to be announced in Stockholm on Thursday, world media and gambling companies have taken the chance to voice their favourites and their predictions as to who will be the lucky Literature Laureate.

Swedish chefs win gold at Culinary Olympics

Swedish chefs win gold at Culinary Olympics

A team of six Swedish chefs took home the gold medal at Tuesday's Culinary Olympics in Germany, with the head chef calling the team's cuisine "the best they had ever made".

‘Anni Dewani was not raped’: forensic expert

‘Anni Dewani was not raped’: forensic expert

Swedish newlywed Anni Dewani was not raped or sexually assaulted before she was gunned down at close range while honeymooning in South Africa, a court heard Wednesday.

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Refugees often left to find their own housing

Only about a third of refugees in Sweden are living in apartments provided by the Public Employment Service (Arbetsförmedlingen), despite a government move two years ago which put the service in charge of providing all refugees with housing.

Nobel Laureate visits inspire Rinkeby teenagers’ dreams

Nobel Laureate visits inspire Rinkeby teenagers’ dreams

On the eve of the announcement of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature, the AFP's Camille Bas-Wohlert looks at how the legacy of Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel inspires immigrant children near Stockholm.

Two Americans share 2012 Nobel for chemistry

Two Americans share 2012 Nobel for chemistry

The 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to Robert J. Lefkowitz and Brian K. Kobilka for studies of G-protein–coupled receptors which helps explain how cells in the human body "sense" their environment.

‘I have been here for 27 hours’: anti-nuke activist

‘I have been here for 27 hours’: anti-nuke activist

Several Greenpeace activists evaded police and remained in hiding inside two nuclear plants in Sweden for more than 24-hours after breaking into restricted areas on Tuesday.

Malmö set for first-ever Brazil-Iraq football clash

Malmö set for first-ever Brazil-Iraq football clash

Brazil and Iraq will meet in a full international for the first time this Thursday - but both will be far from home as they take each other on in far-flung Malmö, Sweden.

Sweden seeks tougher penalties for hacking

Sweden seeks tougher penalties for hacking

In the wake of several cyber attacks targeting Swedish government websites, Justice Minister Beatrice Ask has called for a toughening of criminal penalties for hacking and other attacks against computer systems.

TeliaSonera CEO ‘forced’ to leave post early: report

TeliaSonera CEO ‘forced’ to leave post early: report

TeliaSonera CEO Lars Nyberg will be leaving his post early in the wake of bribery scandals and the Nordic telecom firm's dealings with dictators. A search for his replacement is already underway.