Attacker in clown mask stabs man in Sweden

2016-10-14 17:05

A man in Sweden has been stabbed by an attacker wearing a clown mask, police say, as a wave of hysteria about sightings of "creepy" or "killer" clowns sweeps the United States and European nations.

Nobel: Big hopes rest on tiny machines

2016-10-05 22:16

Molecular machines, which have earned their inventors the Nobel Chemistry Prize, are a fraction of the width of a human hair but strong enough to move things 10 000 times their size.

'Strange states' of matter earns trio Nobel Physics Prize

2016-10-04 18:45

The study of "strange states" of matter, which may one day yield superfast computers, have earned British scientists David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz the Nobel Physics Prize.

Man's best friend? It may be genetic

2016-09-29 22:20

If you think dogs are drawn to your winning personality then think again - the attraction may be genetic, according to a study that pinpoints genes linked to inter-species amity.

Syria's White Helmets win Swedish rights prize

2016-09-22 19:13

The White Helmets, a Syrian civil organisation of emergency responders in rebel-held areas, has won the Right Livelihood Award, the jury for the Swedish human rights prize has announced.

Assange's mental health at risk - WikiLeaks

2016-09-16 07:28

WikiLeaks has released a medical report and records claiming its founder Julian Assange's mental health is at risk if he remains in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

Swedish court to rule next week on Assange warrant

2016-09-07 23:15

A Swedish appeals court will decide next week whether to maintain an arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a 2010 rape accusation.

Sweden gives the OK for kids to watch Sausage Party

2016-08-22 21:00

Seth Rogen's R-rated animated comedy, Sausage Party, has received an 11-rating in Sweden, reports The Guardian.

Whey to go: 17th-century cheese found in Baltic wreck

2016-07-28 19:44

Divers searching the wreck of a 17th-century Swedish warship on the bed of the Baltic say they did not find diamonds as they had hoped... but a cheese.

End of a Swedish auto icon: It's all over for Saab cars!

2016-06-22 12:49

The Saab car brand was dumped on the scrap yard of automobile history when the trademark's most recent user, National Electric Vehicle Sweden, said it would give up trying to recycle the iconic name.


Nobel Economics Prize awarded to Hart, Holmstrom for contract theory

2016-10-10 14:17

British-American economist Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrom of Finland have won the Nobel Economics Prize for their work on contract theory, the jury has said.

When is a coffee mug a doughnut?

2016-10-05 21:09

A topologist is a person who cannot tell the difference between a coffee mug and a doughnut - so goes a joke about a little-known scientific field crowned with a Nobel Physics Prize.

First Nobel 2016 winner to be announced

2016-10-02 17:50

Judges at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm are set to name the first of this year's Nobel Prize winners.

Swedish gunmen riding scooters open fire on car

2016-09-26 06:32

Four men have been injured, one critically, in the centre of Sweden's southern city of Malmo, in what police said appeared to be a targeted attack by gunmen riding scooters.

Swedish court upholds arrest warrant for Julian Assange

2016-09-16 12:59

A Swedish appeals court has upheld an arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a 2010 rape accusation, rejecting his request to have it lifted.

Date set for questioning of Assange in rape case

2016-09-14 15:47

Swedish prosecutors say Ecuadorian officials will interrogate WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on their behalf next month in the South American country's embassy in London.

Syrian refugee jailed for six years for setting fire to hostel

2016-08-30 23:15

A Swedish court has jailed a Syrian national for six years after he had admitted to setting fire to the asylum seekers' hostel he had been staying in.

Teen asylum seeker convicted of killing Swedish refugee centre worker

2016-08-08 21:22

A Swedish court has sentenced a teenaged Ethiopian asylum seeker to psychiatric care for fatally stabbing a young woman working at a youth refugee housing centre in January.

Dozens of reports of assaults and rapes at Swedish music festivals

2016-07-06 10:03

Several dozen women reported being raped or sexually assaulted at two music festivals in Sweden last weekend, police have said.

Assange starts 5th year in London embassy

2016-06-19 22:20

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has started his fifth year camped out in the Ecuadoran embassy in London.

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