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Bob Dylan first songwriter to win Literature Nobel

US music legend Bob Dylan, whose poetic lyrics have influenced generations of fans, won the Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday and became the first songwriter to win the award in a decision that stunn

14 Oct 2016 5:37 AM

How a patient’s ‘crazy’ request made history

Swedish doctor Mats Brannstrom is the first doctor to deliver babies from women with donated wombs. No other doctor in the world has succeeded...

11 Oct 2016 6:54 AM

Pioneering way to link pay with performance

Two US-based academics won the Nobel Economics Prize on Monday for ground-breaking research on contract theory that has helped design insurance policies, executive pay and even prison management.

11 Oct 2016 6:13 AM

Smallest machines bag the Nobel for Chemistry

Professor Bernard Feringa of the Netherlands (in the picture), Jean-Pierre Sauvage of France and J. Fraser Stoddart of Britain won the Nobel Chemistry Prize on Wednesday. (Photo: AFP)

06 Oct 2016 2:22 AM

Japanese cell biologist wins medicine Nobel

The Nobel prize in medicine has been awarded to a Japanese cell biologist for discoveries on how cells break down and recycle their own components.

04 Oct 2016 4:44 AM


Volvo, Uber form driverless car venture

Sweden-based manufacturer Volvo Cars said on Thursday it would team up with ride-sharing service Uber in a $300 million (265 million euro) joint venture to develop driverless automobiles.

19 Aug 2016 2:34 AM

How Swedish start-up helped crack Panama Papers

Every start-up hopes for a lucky break. Swedish company Neo Technology only found out it was getting one the day the Panama Papers made headlines around the world.

22 Apr 2016 6:21 AM

I want freedom in Europe: ISIS chief’s ex-wife

An ex-wife of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, with whom he had a daughter, wants to live in Europe “in freedom”, she told Swedish daily Expressen in an interview published on Thursday.

01 Apr 2016 7:09 AM

Nobel panel flays threat to Salman Rushdie

The Swedish Academy, which selects the winners of the Nobel Prize in literature, has condemned an Iranian death warrant against British writer Salman Rushdie, 27 years after it was pronounced.

25 Mar 2016 3:20 AM

Former world champ fails dope test

Sweden’s Ethiopian-born 1,500 metres former world champion Abeba Aregawi has tested positive for doping, according to the Swedish Athletics Association on Monday.

02 Mar 2016 2:14 AM


Swedish girl tells of life under ISIS

Marilyn Nevalainen was just 15 years old, and pregnant, when she left Sweden with a jihadist recruit, though she did not realise what a mistake she had made until she was in Iraq.

28 Feb 2016 1:04 AM

UN envoy says February 25 Syria talks unrealistic

Indirect talks in Geneva between the Syrian government and the opposition collapsed on February 3.

19 Feb 2016 6:45 PM

Records tumble at IAAF indoor meet

Abdalelah Haroun of Qatar reacts after setting a new world record at the Globen-Galan athletics meet for track and field in Stockholm on Wednesday. Haroun became the first person ever to run 500 metres in under a minute. (Photo: AP)

19 Feb 2016 12:20 AM

Julian Assange hopes to walk out of embassy after UN panel ruling

Assange’s legal team will hold a press conference in London at which the 44-year-old himself 'will be present' on Friday at 1200 GMT.

05 Feb 2016 11:43 AM

Swedish plane diverted after bomb threat: police

The plane was parked at a remote area of the Landvetter airport on Sweden's west coast and bomb squad was called to search the aircraft.

22 Jan 2016 3:42 PM


Sweden opens fraud investigation against Volkswagen

The investigation will examine imported diesel models in Sweden between 2009 and 2015.

12 Jan 2016 3:37 PM

‘As Western arms makers see sales fall, Russia rises’

Arms manufacturers in North America and Western Europe dominated international arms sales in 2014, but their market share dropped while Russian and Asian companies saw theirs rise, the Stockholm Inter

15 Dec 2015 5:56 AM

Europe to relocate asylum seekers from Sweden

Overwhelmed by a stream of migrants, Sweden will soon benefit from a “relocation” programme for some of its asylum seekers, the European Commissioner of Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos has said.

02 Dec 2015 6:13 AM

WHO records highest-ever number of new HIV cases European region

In the EU and the EEA, sex between men is the predominant mode of HIV transmission

27 Nov 2015 2:38 PM

Swedish police arrest man for 'plotting terror attack'

Sweden has been on high alert since 129 people died in a wave of attacks in Paris

20 Nov 2015 10:57 AM