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Swedish police probed for killing man with Down Syndrome holding toy gun

Aug 03, 2018 - 8:17 PM

Eric Torell is shot dead by a police patrol in the residential neighbourhood of Vasastan around 4am (0200 GMT) Thursday, August 2, after running away from home with a toy gun

Sweden struggles to contain ferocious wildfires

Jul 18, 2018 - 10:33 PM

Swedish authorities say 44 fires are burning across the country, urging locals living close to the blazes in the central counties of Gavleborg, Jamtland and Dalarna to evacuate

WILDFIRES IN SWEDEN. Firefighters use helicopters to fight wildfires outside Hammarstrand in Sweden, on July 16, 2018. Photo by Mats Andersson/TT News Agency/AFP

Swedish intellectuals form new literature prize in Nobel protest

Jul 07, 2018 - 12:25 PM

However, some observers are skeptical about whether the New Academy can compare with the Nobel Literature Prize's history of recognizing distinguished authors

NEW PRIZE. More than 100 Swedish intellectuals form a new literature award giving body in protest, after the Swedish Academy, which selects Nobel laureates, plunged into a crisis over long-standing ties to a man accused of sexual assault on several women. File photo of Nobel Museum by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

2018 Nobel Literature Prize postponed after #MeToo turmoil – Swedish Academy

May 04, 2018 - 5:25 PM

The academy is linked to a man facing rape and sexual assault allegations

NOBEL PRIZE. The 2017 Nobel Prize Awards ceremony is held at the Stockholm Center in December 2017. Photo by Alexander Mahmoud/Nobel Media AB

Mamma Mia! ABBA make new music after 35 years

Apr 27, 2018 - 10:41 PM

The group announces they recorded two new songs

Picture taken in 1974 in Stockholm shows the Swedish pop group Abba with its members (L-R) Benny Andersson, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Agnetha Faltskog and Bjorn Ulvaeus posing after winning the Swedish branch of the Eurovision Song Contest with their song "Waterloo". Sweden's legendary disco group ABBA announced on April 27, 2018 that they have reunited to record two new songs, 35 years after their last single. The quartet split up in 1982 after dominating the disco scene for more than a decade with hits like "Waterloo", "Dancing Queen", "Mamma Mia" and "Super Trouper". / AFP PHOTO / TT News Agency / Olle LINDEBORG / Sweden OUT

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.

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

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

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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

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

Swedish Academy finally condemns fatwa against writer Salman Rushdie

Mar 24, 2016 - 11:31 PM

The fact that the death sentence has been passed as punishment for a work of literature also implies a serious violation of free speech says Swedish Academy head Tomas Riad

epa05054718 A picture made avaiulable on 04 December 2015 shows Indian born British writer Salman Rushdie signing a copy of one of his books during an interview in Bogota, Colombia, 03 December 2015. Rushdie said that four years ago the terrorist group ISIS phenomenon was like an 'exagerated metaphor'. EPA/LEONARDO MUNOZ

Swedish newspaper websites shut down in hacker attack

Mar 20, 2016 - 6:45 PM

The attack is extremely dangerous and serious the head of the Swedish Media Publishers Association Jeanette Gustafsdotter tells Swedish news agency TT

Injured Serena Williams withdraws from Swedish Open

Jul 17, 2015 - 5:32 AM

I m going to take some time off I m going to get some treatment said the world s top female tennis player

Serena Williams will take some time off to heal injuries. File photo by Josh Albelda

Sweden to Siargao: Why a 29-year-old left home for the PH

Jul 11, 2015 - 11:34 PM

Sanne Sevig sold everything in Sweden and moved to Siargao to start life anew Find out why

Sweden adds gender-neutral pronoun to dictionary

Mar 24, 2015 - 11:06 PM

The pronoun Hen is used to refer to a person without revealing their gender –either because it is unknown because the person is transgender or the speaker or writer deems the gender to be superfluous information

Sweden boosts sub fleet after suspected Russian incursion

Mar 19, 2015 - 11:53 PM

The two submarines will be delivered by 2022

Sweden's Princess Madeleine expecting second baby – palace

Dec 20, 2014 - 2:52 PM

Princess Madelein of Sweden and her husband Chris O Neil are expecting their second baby next summer

The file picture dated 06 June 2014 shows Sweden's Princess Madeleine holding her daughter Princess Leonore with her husband Christopher O'Neill  as they invited the public to visit the Royal Palace as part of the National Day Celebrations in Stockholm, Sweden. Photo by Soren Adersson/EPA

LEDs: A light-bulb moment that is changing the world

Oct 08, 2014 - 10:44 AM

Achievements in the lab by 3 Japanese scientists – now Nobel Prize winners – are being turned into benefits for Earth s beleaguered climate system

Photo taken on June 11, 2008 in Taipei shows a vistor walking past a Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights pannel displayed at the World Trade Center during the Photonics Festival. Sam Yeh/AFP

King of Sweden escapes unhurt in Stockholm car accident

Sep 17, 2014 - 6:10 PM

King Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden escapes unhurt from a car accident in Stockholm on Wednesday

King Carl XVI Gustav (R) of Sweden speaks during a four-day visit on April 8, 2011 in Scheveningen. Lex Van Lieshout/ANP/AFP

Bariatric surgery yields higher diabetic remission: study

Jun 11, 2014 - 8:29 AM

The study also shows that the surgical procedure is linked to fewer diabetes related complications in the severely overweight

Study: Autism risk is half genetic, half environmental

May 04, 2014 - 11:27 PM

Genes and environmental factors both play a role in the causes of autism

6 massages to help you de-stress

Jan 29, 2014 - 4:32 PM

Most of us turn to massages to help us relax Which is the best fit for your lifestyle?

As US shivers, northern Europe waits for winter to arrive

Jan 09, 2014 - 12:29 PM

Northern Europe is enjoying unusually balmy temperatures that are disturbing wildlife traffic and the winter sports season

From robbers to vendors, Swedes brace for cashless future

Dec 08, 2013 - 12:30 PM

In Sweden only 27 of retail sales are made with cash

A CASHLESS SITUATION. A vendor sells Stockholm's street paper for the homeless wears a sign reading "we take cards"on October 23, 2013 in Stockholm. The magazine, Situation Stockholm, is sold by the poor to help them get better lives, but for many vendors the problem in recent years has been that cash is falling out of use, and passers-by often don't have 50 kronor (5.7 euros) at the ready to buy a copy. AFP / Anna-Karin Lampou

Britain operating spy post from Berlin embassy – report

Nov 05, 2013 - 10:57 PM

A spokeswoman for British Prime Minister David Cameron s office said: We don t comment on intelligence matters

SPY POST? According to media reports there are bugging systems installed on the roof of the British embassy. Photo by EPA/Michael Kappeler

US trio win Nobel Economics Prize

Oct 14, 2013 - 7:10 PM

UPDATED US trio Lars Peter Hansen Eugene Fama and Robert Shiller win Nobel Economics Prize for groundbreaking work on spotting trends in markets

Canada's Alice Munro awarded Nobel Literature Prize

Oct 10, 2013 - 7:01 PM

UPDATED The Swedish Academy honored Munro 82 as a master of the contemporary short story ; 13th woman in history to win award

NOBEL LAUREATE. Canadian author Alice Munro is the 2013 awardee of the Nobel Prize for Literature. In this file photo, Munro speaks to the media as she receives her Man Booker International award at Trinity College Dublin, in Dublin, Ireland, on June 25, 2009. AFP/ Peter Muhly

The Piano Guys bring hip classics to Manila

Sep 09, 2013 - 7:57 PM

4 guys who put their hearts and souls into every note and frame

PASSION. The Piano Guys fuse classic and modern tunes fit for any age. All photos by Mark Demayo

Serena racks up 51st win to take Swedish title

Jul 21, 2013 - 10:06 PM

Serena Williams racked up her 51st win of the year when she cruised past home player Johanna Larsson in the Swedish Open final

Avicii in Manila: Believe the hype

May 18, 2013 - 10:03 AM

More than simply playing an EDM show Avicii delivered a sublime musical experience for his legion of Pinoy fans

'WOW MANILA THAT WAS INCREDIBLE! Thank you everyone for all the love and hope to see you again soon!' Photo from the Avicii Facebook page

Swedish firms take notice of PH, eye BPOs

Feb 21, 2013 - 7:40 AM

The Philippines is currently nearing the bottom of the list of countries that Sweden has investment interest in

Is Ikea coming to PH?

Feb 20, 2013 - 3:24 PM

A franchisee of Swedish furniture giant Ikea plans to open 3 shops in Manila but needs big spaces to put up the stores

COMING SOON? The Asian franchisee of this global furniture giant is keen on opening stores in the Philippines. Photo by AFP

US duo win Nobel Economics Prize for 'match-making'

Oct 15, 2012 - 8:32 PM

US scholars Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley won the Nobel Economics Prize on Monday October 15 for their work on the functioning of markets and how best to match supply and demand


[PH Travel] Running with sardines

Apr 24, 2012 - 6:59 PM

What s it like to swim with a gigantic school of fish and be eye to eye with a shark?

METEOR SHOWER? Nope. But just like meteors, sardines seem to scintillate and generate electricity while swimming together.