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Nobel in medicine goes to stem cell researchers

Nobel in medicine goes to stem cell researchers

The 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka for research into stem cells.

Ikea files final paperwork for India entry

Ikea files final paperwork for India entry

Swedish retail giant Ikea moved a step closer to setting up retail operations in India, saying on Monday it had filed the final paperwork with the Indian government for its entry.

'Don't take good food out of our school': students

'Don't take good food out of our school': students

Students in central Sweden have taken to Facebook in a show of support for their school's head cook whose food was recently deemed "too good" by local authorities.

Assange surety backers ordered to pay up

Assange surety backers ordered to pay up

Supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange who stood as sureties before he took refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London were ordered on Monday to pay £93,500 ($150,000) by next month.

'Not another darkie': Swedish sports journo

'Not another darkie': Swedish sports journo

A Swedish sports commentator has come under fire for referring to a football player as a “darkie” (svarting) during a live weekend radio broadcast; however he claims that he didn't realize he was on air at the time.

Anna Lindh killer guilty of prison assault

Anna Lindh killer guilty of prison assault

Mijailo Mijailovic, convicted of the murder of Swedish foreign minister Anna Lindh in 2003, has been convicted for a 2011 unprovoked attack on a fellow prison inmate.

Hundreds attend anti-Semitism demo

Hundreds attend anti-Semitism demo

An estimated 300 people gathered at Stockholm's Raoul Wallenberg Square on Sunday to show solidarity with the Jews of Malmö, where a Jewish community building was attacked recently.

Swedish village cut off after heavy floods

Swedish village cut off after heavy floods

A village in northern Sweden has been cut off since Sunday night after torrential rainfall made the area inaccessible.

Balkan emigrants 'lured' into coming to Sweden

Many emigrants from the Balkans are being tricked into coming to Sweden for a permanent residence permit that they'll never get, a problem the Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket) puts down to "misinformation" from travel organizers.

Nobel's last will and testament: a background

Nobel's last will and testament: a background

Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel (1833-1896), having made his fortune from his 1866 invention of dynamite, ordered the creation of the Nobel Prizes in his will, but it was a long road to the first ceremony and some of the will's finer points still create a stir today.

Gender-neutral pronoun debate rocks Sweden

Gender-neutral pronoun debate rocks Sweden

Sweden's tradition of gender equality has famously put more mums in the workplace while rising numbers of dads stay at home. Now advocates have a new frontier: they're pushing for a gender-neutral pronoun, "hen", to be added to "han" (he) and "hon" (she).

Party heads clash in season's first debate

Party heads clash in season's first debate

Jobs, the economy, and welfare gains were the subjects of a heated debate when Sweden's eight party leaders met for the autumn's first televised debate since the opening of the new parliamentary session.

Cops hail 'brave' woman for stopping robbery

Cops hail 'brave' woman for stopping robbery

A young woman has been praised by police for her “bravery and integrity” after she intervened in a Stockholm mugging and forced the thieves to return their loot.

Assange in bid to sue Australian prime minister

Assange in bid to sue Australian prime minister

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said in an interview published Monday he has hired a legal team to establish whether he has a case to sue Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard for defamation.