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Denmark to seek murder charge against submarine inventor

Aug 24, 2017 - 10:24 PM

At latest on September 5 we will try to hold him in custody on a murder charge after her dismembered body was found special prosecutor Jakob Buch Jepsen says referring to Peter Madsen

PETER MADSEN. This file photo taken on August 11, 2017 shows Peter Madsen (R) as he talks to a police officer in Dragoer Harbor south of Copenhagen on August 11, 2017, following a major rescue operation after the submarine sank in the sea outside Copenhagen Harbor. Photo by Bax Lindhardt / Scanpix Denmark / AFP

Headless torso belongs to reporter missing from Danish submarine

Aug 23, 2017 - 2:14 PM

3rd UPDATE The 30 year old Wall a freelance journalist who had reported for The Guardian and The New York Times had not been seen since boarding Danish inventor Peter Madsen s submarine on August 10 to interview him for a story

Divers from the Danish Defence Command preparing for a dive in Koge Bugt near Amager in Copenhagen on August 22, 2017 where a woman torso was found yesterday. Scanpix Denmark AND Scanpix / Liselotte Sabroe / AFP

Sting donates Swedish music prize money to refugees

Jul 10, 2017 - 11:30 PM

Sting donates the money to Songlines which offers young asylum seekers musical activities to help them integrate into society

STING. The musician donated around $118,000 to Songlines. Photo of Sting from Instagram account.

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

ASSANGE. Julian Assange, founder of the online leaking platform WikiLeaks, is seen on a screen as he addresses journalists via a live video connection during a press conference on the platform's 10th anniversary on October 4, 2016 in Berlin. File photo by Steffi Loos/AFP

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

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May 17, 2017 - 9:47 PM

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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

ASSANGE. This file photo taken on February 05, 2016 shows WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange coming out on the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy to address the media in central London. File photo by Ben Stansall/ AFP

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

TRUCK ATTACK. Emergency services work at the scene where a truck crashed into the Ahlens department store at Drottninggatan in central Stockholm, April 7, 2017. Photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

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

TRUCK ATTACK. Emergency services work at the scene where a truck crashed into the Ahlens department store at Drottninggatan in central Stockholm, April 7, 2017. Photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

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

CHRIS BEVINGTON. Along with the former Spotify executive, 3 other people died and 15 were injured. Photo courtesy of UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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

People attend a memorial ceremony on April 9, 2017 at Sergels Torg plaza in Stockholm, close to the point where a truck drove into a department store two days before. Four people died and fifteen were injured when a truck plunged into a crowd at a busy pedestrian street in the Swedish capital on April 7, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Odd ANDERSEN

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

TRUCK ATTACK. Police guards the site where a truck slammed into a crowd yesterday outside a busy department store, in central Stockholm, on April 8, 2017. Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

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

TRUCK ATTACK. Emergency services work at the scene where a truck crashed into the Ahlens department store at Drottninggatan in central Stockholm, April 7, 2017. File photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

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

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

TRUCK ATTACK. Emergency services work at the scene where a truck crashed into the Ahlens department store at Drottninggatan in central Stockholm, April 7, 2017. Photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

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

NOBEL AWARDEE. This file photo taken on June 3, 1984 shows US singer Bob Dylan performing during a concert at the Olympic stadium in Munich, southern Germany. Istvan Bajzat / DPA / AFP

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

NOBEL LAUREATE. This file photo taken on June 3, 1984 shows US singer Bob Dylan performing during a concert at the Olympic stadium in Munich, southern Germany. Istvan Bajzat / DPA / AFP

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

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Feb 20, 2017 - 11:32 AM

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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

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

Hans Rosling in 2010. Photo by Stefan Nilsson/Gapminder

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

A stall has on display life like dolls and sex toys at the Adult Asia Expo in Hong Kong on August 29, 2016. File photo by Isaac Lawrence/AFP

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

DROTTNINGHOLM PALACE. The palace is the permanent residence of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, the 73-year-old daughter of a German businessman and a Brazilian woman. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

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

File photo by AFP

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 Peace Prize laureate Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos poses with the medal and diploma during the Peace Prize awarding ceremony at the City Hall in Oslo on December 10, 2016. NTB Scanpix / Lise Aserud / AFP

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

This picture taken on December 10, 2010 shows the front of the Nobel medal awarded to the Nobel Peace Prize laureate for 2010, jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiabo. Berit Roald/Scanpix/AFP

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 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

SOLAR ENERGY. A partial solar eclipse is visible behind a statue of Sweden's King Gustav III through a break in the cloud cover over Stockholm's old town in Sweden on March 20, 2015. File photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

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

CLEAR POLICIES SOUGHT. Danish Ambassador to the Philippines Jan Top Christensen stresses the need for 'consistent and clear policy announcements' from the Philippines. File photo from the Danish embassy

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

EMBASSY REOPENED. Swedish Ambassador-designate to the Philippines Harald Fries speaks during the inauguration of the reopened Swedish embassy in the Philippines. Photo courtesy of Swedish embassy

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

KILLINGS 'A CONCERN.' Swedish Ambassador-designate to the Philippines Harald Fries voices his country's concern over the recent spate of killings. File photo and screen grab from RTVM

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

This file photo taken on February 05, 2016 shows WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange coming out on the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy to address the media in central London. Ben Stanstall/AFP

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

MOMENT OF SILENCE. France's and Sweden's players hold a minute of silence to mark the one-year anniversary of the November 13 Paris attacks ahead of their 2018 World Cup group A qualifying football match at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on November 11, 2016. FRANCK FIFE / AFP

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 Francis waves as he arives at an ecumenical event at the Malmo Arena on October 31, 2016 in Malmo, Sweden. Emil Langvad / TT News Agency / AFP

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 waves to the crowd as he arrives for his weekly general audience at St Peter's square on October 19, 2016 in Vatican. Andreas Solaro/AFP

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. A Facebook logo is pictured on a screen ahead of a press conference to announce the launch of it's latest product "Workplace," in central London on October 10, 2016. Photo by Justin Tallis/AFP

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

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Oct 07, 2016 - 9:43 PM

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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

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos speaks during a media conference in Manila, November 17, 2015. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

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

Handout picture released by the Colombian Presidency showing Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos speaking during a press conference at Narino Palace in Bogota on October 5, 2016. Cesar Carrion/Colombian Presidency/AFP

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Oct 05, 2016 - 11:48 PM

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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

NEW LAUREATES. Sauvage, Fraser, and Feringa. Illustrations by Niklas Elmehed / Courtesy Nobel Foundation

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

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

Thouless, Haldane, Kosterlitz. Illustrations by Niklas Elmehed / Photo courtesy the Nobel Foundation

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

Artist's illustration of two black holes merging. Image courtesy LIGO/Caltech

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

This picture taken on December 10, 2010 shows the front of the Nobel medal awarded to the Nobel Peace Prize laureate for 2010, jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiabo. Berit Roald/Scanpix/AFP

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

JULIAN ASSANGE. This file photo taken on February 05, 2016 shows WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange coming out on the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy to address the media in central London. File photo by Ben Stansall / AFP

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

Cloie Syquia Skarne wins Miss Earth Sweden

Aug 29, 2016 - 8:55 AM

Cloie will compete in the Miss Earth pageant scheduled in October

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

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler