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Swedish prosecutors drop rape probe against WikiLeaks' Assange

May 19, 2017 - 5:46 PM

(UPDATED) 'Director of Public Prosecution, Marianne Ny, has today decided to discontinue the investigation regarding suspected rape by Julian Assange,' the prosecutor's office says in a statement

Swedish prosecutors drop rape probe against WikiLeaks' Assange

Which countries have the best healthcare?

May 19, 2017 - 2:17 PM

Of the 20 countries heading up the list, all but Australia and Japan are in western Europe, where virtually every nation boasts some form of universal health coverage

Which countries have the best healthcare?

WATCH: Stockholm Internet Forum 2017

May 17, 2017 - 9:47 PM

Watch highlights of the Stockholm Internet Forum on Rappler

WATCH: Stockholm Internet Forum 2017

Swedish prosecutors to update on Assange case Friday

May 17, 2017 - 6:27 PM

The prosecutor's office says officials would 'talk about the ongoing case,' without providing further details

Swedish prosecutors to update on Assange case Friday

Uzbekistan says Stockholm suspect had ties to ISIS – report

Apr 14, 2017 - 9:47 PM

(UPDATED) Uzbekistan's foreign minister says Rakhmat Akilov was radicalized after moving to Sweden in 2014, and Uzbek intelligence service had passed on information about him

Uzbekistan says Stockholm suspect had ties to ISIS – report

Stockholm attack suspect admits to 'terror crime'

Apr 11, 2017 - 8:06 PM

Arrested in a Stockholm suburb just hours after Friday's attack, Akilov appeared in a special heavily-guarded high-security courtroom

Stockholm attack suspect admits to 'terror crime'

Briton who brought Spotify to PH among Sweden attack victims

Apr 11, 2017 - 4:13 PM

Globe CEO Ernest Cu pays tribute to Chris Bevington, the 41-year-old Spotify executive who 'helped change the way Filipinos listen to music'

Briton who brought Spotify to PH among Sweden attack victims

Thousands attend Stockholm vigil, police probe suspect's ISIS interest

Apr 09, 2017 - 9:30 PM

(UPDATED) The suspect, identified only as a 39-year-old man from Uzbekistan, had also been due to be expelled from Sweden after his residency application was rejected last year

Thousands attend Stockholm vigil, police probe suspect's ISIS interest

Police identify suspect in Sweden truck attack

Apr 08, 2017 - 9:53 PM

Swedish police identify the suspected truck driver who killed 4 people in Stockholm as a 39-year-old man from Uzbekistan

Police identify suspect in Sweden truck attack

Sweden truck attack: What we know

Apr 08, 2017 - 12:37 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Here is what we know about the truck attack in Sweden's capital

Sweden truck attack: What we know

Sweden arrests man for 'terrorist crime' after attack

Apr 08, 2017 - 11:16 AM

(3rd UPDATE) 'We suspect that the man who was arrested is the perpetrator,' Stockholm police spokesman Lars Bystrom tells Agence France-Presse

Sweden arrests man for 'terrorist crime' after attack

4 dead in Sweden truck attack, driver at large

Apr 07, 2017 - 9:24 PM

(6th UPDATE) Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, who cut short a visit in southwestern Sweden to return to Stockholm, says he has strengthened the country's border controls

4 dead in Sweden truck attack, driver at large

Bob Dylan finally accepts 2016 Nobel prize

Apr 02, 2017 - 9:13 AM

The Nobel diploma and medal were handed to Dylan at a 'private ceremony in Stockholm' attended by 12 academy members

Bob Dylan finally accepts 2016 Nobel prize

Bob Dylan to receive Nobel prize in Stockholm on the weekend

Mar 29, 2017 - 7:19 PM

Bob Dylan, the first songwriter to win the prestigious prize, will not hold the traditional Nobel lecture during the meeting

Bob Dylan to receive Nobel prize in Stockholm on the weekend

Sweden to bring back conscription – report

Mar 02, 2017 - 6:29 PM

Some 13,000 young Swedes are expected to be mobilized from July 1, but only 4,000 of them, 18-year-olds of both sexes, will be selected for military service based on motivation and skills

Sweden to bring back conscription – report

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 20, 2017

Feb 20, 2017 - 11:32 AM

Hello! Here are the top stories you shouldn't miss this Monday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 20, 2017

Trump refers to non-existent Sweden terror incident

Feb 19, 2017 - 8:14 PM

(UPDATED) The Swedish embassy in Washington asks the US State Department for an explanation

Trump refers to non-existent Sweden terror incident

Data guru Hans Rosling dies at 68

Feb 08, 2017 - 1:46 PM

Data guru Hans Rosling, a Swedish public health expert famous for combating scientific ignorance with catchy YouTube videos in his mission to promote a 'fact-based world,' dies

Data guru Hans Rosling dies at 68

Sex toys 'safer' than kids toys – Swedish study

Jan 23, 2017 - 9:53 PM

In 2015, the agency found dangerous chemical substances, including lead, in 15% of children's toys in Sweden. The proportion of surveyed sex toys that contained banned chemicals was 2%.

Sex toys 'safer' than kids toys – Swedish study

Ghosts haunt our palace – Swedish queen

Jan 04, 2017 - 12:17 AM

Drottningholm Palace, which is on the UNESCO world heritage list, was built in the 1600s on Lovon island in Stockholm

Ghosts haunt our palace – Swedish queen

My Ikea nights: new craze irks Swedish furniture giant

Dec 22, 2016 - 12:57 PM

In Europe, pranksters seeking a thrill have followed in the footsteps of two Belgian students who filmed and posted on YouTube a video clip about the night they spent last summer at an Ikea store in Ghent

My Ikea nights: new craze irks Swedish furniture giant

Nobel fetes Colombia peace deal but Dylan no-show

Dec 10, 2016 - 10:45 PM

(UPDATED) 'The Colombian peace agreement is a ray of hope in a world troubled by so many conflicts and so much intolerance,' Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says

Nobel fetes Colombia peace deal but Dylan no-show

Dylan snubs Nobel, Santos to accept Peace Prize in Oslo

Dec 08, 2016 - 10:57 AM

The Nobel prizes are traditionally awarded every December 10th, the anniversary of the death of prize creator Alfred Nobel, a Swedish inventor, philanthropist and industrialist

Dylan snubs Nobel, Santos to accept Peace Prize in Oslo

Sweden slaughters 200,000 hens on bird flu fears

Nov 26, 2016 - 9:33 AM

'All of the farm's 200,000 hens will be put down to prevent the expansion of the virus,' Sweden's agriculture department

Sweden slaughters 200,000 hens on bird flu fears

Sweden to scrap taxes on solar energy in 2017

Nov 21, 2016 - 11:54 PM

Solar energy is currently marginal in the Nordic nation, accounting for less than 0.1% of electricity production. Sweden relies mostly on hydropower (39%) and nuclear power (36%).

Sweden to scrap taxes on solar energy in 2017

Danish envoy stresses need for 'consistent, clear' PH policy

Nov 19, 2016 - 6:06 PM

At the Nordic Ambassadors' Luncheon, the Norwegian ambassador adds that 'peace is good for business'

Danish envoy stresses need for 'consistent, clear' PH policy

Swedish envoy hails Ikea plan to open PH stores

Nov 17, 2016 - 7:35 PM

This comes as Sweden reopens its embassy in the Philippines that was closed for 8 years

Swedish envoy hails Ikea plan to open PH stores

Sweden voices concern over killings in Philippines

Nov 17, 2016 - 5:06 PM

'We trust that the Philippine government is investigating these killings,' Swedish Ambassador-designate Harald Fries says

Sweden voices concern over killings in Philippines

WikiLeaks' Assange questioned by prosecutors

Nov 15, 2016 - 9:27 AM

Assange's lawyer Per Samuelsson said the questioning is expected to last several days at the embassy where the founder of the secret-spilling website has been holed up for 4 years

WikiLeaks' Assange questioned by prosecutors

Stade de France falls silent for terror victims

Nov 12, 2016 - 10:45 AM

A capacity crowd of 80,000 at the national stadium falls silent prior to kick-off in France's 2018 World Cup qualifier against Sweden, almost exactly a year on from the attacks which killed 130 people

Stade de France falls silent for terror victims

Pope greets Catholic minority in secular Sweden

Nov 01, 2016 - 10:28 AM

(UPDATED) Pope Francis holds a public mass for the Catholic minority in Sweden, a Lutheran but secular country where same-sex marriage is allowed even for priests

Pope greets Catholic minority in secular Sweden

Pope Francis takes Christian unity bid to Sweden, Protestant heartland

Oct 31, 2016 - 11:35 AM

Ahead of the visit to Sweden, he reiterates the importance he attaches to Christian unity at a time when both believers and belief itself are under pressure in many parts of the world

Pope Francis takes Christian unity bid to Sweden, Protestant heartland

Facebook apologizes for removing cancer video

Oct 21, 2016 - 6:16 PM

A Facebook spokeswoman apologizes for removing the video, saying: 'We're very sorry, our team processes millions of advertising images each week, and in some instances we incorrectly prohibit ads'

Facebook apologizes for removing cancer video

Attacker in clown mask stabs man in Sweden

Oct 15, 2016 - 12:08 AM

The incident comes after two people in clown costumes threatened to kill a young woman in the center of Sweden

Attacker in clown mask stabs man in Sweden

Duterte’s ratings, Matobato’s surrender, Nobel Peace Prize | 6PM wRap

Oct 07, 2016 - 9:43 PM

Watch the 6PM wRap with Maria Ressa

Duterte’s ratings, Matobato’s surrender, Nobel Peace Prize | 6PM wRap

Juan Manuel Santos: Colombia rebels' archenemy turned peacemaker

Oct 07, 2016 - 5:50 PM

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, recipient of the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize, is a wealthy businessman who staked his political legacy on making peace with the FARC rebels

Juan Manuel Santos: Colombia rebels' archenemy turned peacemaker

Colombia's Juan Manuel Santos awarded 2016 Nobel Peace Prize

Oct 07, 2016 - 4:30 PM

(UPDATED) The 2016 Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos for his efforts in the Colombian peace process, the Norwegian Nobel Committee announces

Colombia's Juan Manuel Santos awarded 2016 Nobel Peace Prize

Businessmen for Duterte, Dick Gordon, Nobel Prize | 6PM wRap

Oct 05, 2016 - 11:48 PM

Watch the 6PM wRap with Paterno Esmaquel

Businessmen for Duterte, Dick Gordon, Nobel Prize | 6PM wRap

Trio awarded 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for work on molecular machines

Oct 05, 2016 - 5:45 PM

(UPDATED) Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart, and Bernard L. Feringa are awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work on molecular machines

Trio awarded 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for work on molecular machines

New elements or rechargeable batteries for Nobel Chemistry Prize?

Oct 05, 2016 - 11:01 AM

The chemistry prize is the third Nobel to be announced this week

New elements or rechargeable batteries for Nobel Chemistry Prize?

British trio awarded Physics Nobel for work on 'exotic matter'

Oct 04, 2016 - 5:45 PM

(UPDATED) David J. Thouless, F. Duncan M. Haldane, and J. Michael Kosterlitz share the 2016 Physics Nobel for their work on 'theoretical discoveries of topological phase transition and topological phases of matter'

British trio awarded Physics Nobel for work on 'exotic matter'

Gravitational waves, dark matter eyed for Nobel Physics Prize

Oct 04, 2016 - 10:44 AM

The physics prize is the second of the Nobels to be awarded, after the medicine prize

Gravitational waves, dark matter eyed for Nobel Physics Prize

Nobel medicine prize opens 2016 awards season

Oct 03, 2016 - 12:26 PM

As always, predicting the names of the winners is a game of chance, especially given the number of people worthy of the honors

Nobel medicine prize opens 2016 awards season

Swedish court upholds arrest warrant for Julian Assange

Sep 16, 2016 - 6:59 PM

This is the eighth time the European arrest warrant has been tested in a Swedish court. All of the rulings have gone against him.

Swedish court upholds arrest warrant for Julian Assange

Two Nobel judges to step down over ethics scandal

Sep 07, 2016 - 9:56 AM

Two members of the assembly that awards the Nobel prize for medicine are to quit for failing to heed warnings about a major ethics scandal

Two Nobel judges to step down over ethics scandal

Cloie Syquia Skarne wins Miss Earth Sweden

Aug 29, 2016 - 8:55 AM

Cloie will compete in the Miss Earth pageant scheduled in October

Cloie Syquia Skarne wins Miss Earth Sweden

Who is Cloie Syquia Skarne? 10 things to know about the Miss Universe Sweden finalist

Aug 25, 2016 - 1:04 PM

KC and Garie Concepcion's half-sister Cloie Syquia Skarne is one of 15 finalists vying for the Miss Universe Sweden crown

Who is Cloie Syquia Skarne? 10 things to know about the Miss Universe Sweden finalist

US women's football star blasts Swedes as 'cowards' after Olympic loss

Aug 13, 2016 - 12:36 PM

Despite losing on penalties, Hope Solo says 'The better team did not win today'

US women's football star blasts Swedes as 'cowards' after Olympic loss

Ecuador to let Sweden interview Assange at London embassy

Aug 11, 2016 - 1:13 PM

(4th UPDATE) The meeting is to take place 'in the coming weeks,' Ecuador says

Ecuador to let Sweden interview Assange at London embassy

Empty seats for women's football kicks off Rio Olympics

Aug 04, 2016 - 3:18 AM

The Swedish women's football team tops South Africa 1-0 as the Rio Olympics get off to an underwhelming start

Empty seats for women's football kicks off Rio Olympics