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Better bladders

2014-09-19 13:00

The pill may cut the risk of a leaky bladder.

Assange Swedish arrest warrant upheld

2014-09-12 17:13

Lawyers for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange have appealed a decision by a Swedish court to uphold an arrest warrant issued for him.

Tests show no sign of Ebola in Swedish man

2014-09-01 12:16

Medical authorities in the Swedish capital say tests on a man brought into hospital over the weekend and suspected of potentially carrying Ebola showed no signs the deadly disease.

Swedish giant to open at V&A Waterfront

2014-08-20 15:00

A Swedish retailer has confirmed that it will be opening a South African store in Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront in 2015.

Iconic Volvo 240 turns 40

2014-08-19 08:53

Volvo’s 200 series became an unprecedented success for the automaker with 2.8-million units sold. In August 2014, Volvo celebrates 40 years of its iconic 240!

Sweden may build a nuclear reactor for research

2014-08-14 13:52

The Swedish government is looking at building a nuclear reactor purely for research, although a decision will not be taken until after a general election in September.

Video

Watch a battle tank drift

2014-07-16 11:39

Tanks are traditionally used in warfare though when they're not is use mechanics might become restless as a video shows. Watch as a Swedish battle tank drifts around a snow-laden road!

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How nations are tackling nuclear waste storage

2014-07-15 11:19

Tens of thousands of tons of spent fuel stored at nuclear power plants will remain dangerously radioactive for thousands of years- a vexing problem that nuclear-powered nations around the world face.

How nations are tackling nuclear waste storage

2014-07-15 10:25

Tens of thousands of tons of spent fuel stored at nuclear power plants will remain dangerously radioactive for thousands of years- a vexing problem that nuclear-powered nations around the world face.

Volvo V60 Polestar headed for SA

2014-06-26 12:18

Volvo has started production of its new Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar units at its factory plant in Sweden.

Volvo V60 Polestar headed for SA

2014-06-25 13:40

Volvo has started production of its new Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar units at its factory plant in Sweden.

Pirate Bay co-founder arrested

2014-06-01 15:00

A co-founder of The Pirate Bay file-sharing website has been arrested in southern Sweden after two years at large, say police.

Beware of the headline

2014-05-01 11:00

Research on antenatal classes does not necessarily mean what the headlines say.

Volvo 1980's: 240 and 700 launched

2014-04-24 13:33

In the 1980's Volvo added to the Swedish family with the launch of the 700 and the 240 series. Volvo said the size of the cars startled people...

Swedish woman jailed for cake attack

2014-04-01 21:16

A 60-year-old woman has been sentenced to two months in jail for attacking the leader of the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats with a cake and driving without a licence.

US should cut security aid to Uganda – HRW

2014-03-20 15:15

Human Rights Watch has reportedly urged the US to cut back security assistance to Uganda in response to the country’s recently enacted anti-gay law.

Uganda: No to public displays of gay love

2014-03-07 18:24

Uganda has reportedly defended its toughened law on gays at the main UN rights forum, saying the new legislation is aimed at “protecting” youth from homosexuality and discouraging public displays of gay love.

Apps thrill toddlers in Swedish schools

2014-03-06 18:21

Two-year-old Mia traces out a letter on the screen with her forefinger, then claps with joy when the computer chants "wonderful!" and emits a slightly metallic round of applause.

SPIED: Noo Smart ForTwo

2014-02-28 11:42

Smart is gearing up to launch its 2014 ForTwo. Spy photographers spotted the new city car undergoing testing in Sweden. What’s more, a four-seater variant is in the works!

Avid calls for wolf hunting in Sweden

2014-02-24 12:48

Farmers and hunters in Sweden are crying foul over a wolf hunt ban which they say threatens their way of life and may lead to civil disobedience.

Better bladders

2014-02-15 11:00

The pill may cut the risk of a leaky bladder.

H&M to open first store in India

2014-02-12 12:17

Swedish clothing retailer Hennes & Mauritz says it plans to open its first store in India in 2014.

Hat trick for Jari in Sweden

2014-02-10 07:45

Finn Jari-Matti Latvala has won the 2014 Rally of Sweden, almost a minute clear of VW team mate Andreas Mikkelson, to take control of the World Rally championship.

Brain scans help predict learning problems - study

2014-01-30 05:30

Brain scans may help identify children with learning difficulties much earlier by measuring their short-term memory capacity, according to a Swedish study.

 

Sweden votes for change, conservative govt out

2014-09-15 09:33

Sweden has voted for a change of government with a left-leaning bloc ending Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt's eight years in office at the helm of a conservative-led coalition.

Better bladders

2014-09-08 11:31

The pill may cut the risk of a leaky bladder.

Sweden tests patient for Ebola

2014-09-01 11:30

A man is in isolation at a Sweden hospital, pending tests to determine whether he has contracted Ebola, a physician says.

UK could end Assange row soon - Ecuador

2014-08-20 08:16

Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa says Britain has the power to resolve the Julian Assange standoff, after the WikiLeaks founder voiced hope he would soon leave Ecuador's embassy in London.

Volvo makes eyes at Chinese rich

2014-08-18 10:30

With headlights shaped like Thor's hammer and space for a humidity-controlled cigar case, Volvo's new cars are sporting luxury features.

Sweden battles raging forest fire

2014-08-05 14:19

Swedish firefighters are battling a massive forest fire described as the worst in living memory which has engulfed homes, left one man dead and sent hundreds fleeing their homes.

Swedish court to decide on Assange's fate

2014-07-16 10:38

A Swedish court will hold a public hearing to determine if an arrest warrant against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for alleged sexual assault should be dropped.

How nations are tackling nuclear waste storage

2014-07-15 11:18

Tens of thousands of tons of spent fuel stored at nuclear power plants will remain dangerously radioactive for thousands of years- a vexing problem that nuclear-powered nations around the world face.

Hyundai sets fuel-cell distance record

2014-07-11 13:47

Proof of the pudding, and all that... an Hyundai ix35 powered by electricity generated by a hydrogen fuel cell has covered 700km in Scandinavia - and claimed a world record.

Swede dies after jumping from helicopter

2014-07-03 15:34

A Swedish man has died after he jumped from a helicopter above the North Sea while being taken to hospital in Norway.

Petrol-diesel hybrid may be key to cleaner driving

2014-06-25 13:56

Scientists in Sweden have modified a diesel engine to work with gasoline, an adjustment they say could significantly reduce emissions and fuel consumption for vehicles on the road.

New discovery in frozen veggies

2014-06-25 10:51

Researchers in Sweden have developed a method of freezing fresh vegetables that preserves their firmness and taste after defrosting.

'Best before' dates on food could be scrapped

2014-05-16 12:19

Best before dates on food add to a mountain of waste in Europe and could be scrapped for some long-life produce, a group of European Union states have argued.

Volvo 1990's: A new era

2014-04-24 13:33

In celebrating 50 years of Volvo, we take a look at the models ushered in during the 1990's.

Volvo 1970's: Here come the turbo cars

2014-04-24 13:32

The 1970's saw Swedish automaker Volvo build its own turbocharged engine - for the 240 and 260 series. They were destined to stay in production until 1993.

Swedish foreign minister: Twitter ban is stupid

2014-03-23 08:06

Sweden's foreign minister has taken to Twitter to tell Turkey its efforts to block access to the social media network were "stupid”.

SPIED: Jaguar's baby XE

2014-03-12 12:53

Jaguar's baby sedan, the XE, has been spotted undergoing testing on a frozen lake in northern Sweden. Check out spy images of the new entry-level sedan XE!

Facebook expands farm in Sweden

2014-03-07 16:20

Facebook to build new data center at its first non-US server farm site in Sweden.

Gay law: Aid suspensions rattle Uganda shilling

2014-03-06 08:57

Aid suspensions have rattled the Ugandan shilling, prompting the central bank to intervene and sell dollars to the market on three occasions after President Yoweri Museveni signed an anti-gay law.

61 000 called to Stockholm job office by mistake

2014-02-26 22:30

Police have dispersed an angry crowd of job-seekers outside an employment office in Stockholm after it called 61 000 people for a recruitment meeting by mistake.

World worried over Kiev crisis

2014-02-19 13:32

The deadly clashes in Ukraine’s capital have drawn sharp reactions from Washington, generated talk of possible EU sanctions and led to a Kremlin statement blaming Europe and the West.

Ancient fish pivotal in evolution of face

2014-02-13 18:42

Scientists in Sweden are beginning to understand the amazing complexities that go into the formation of the face by examining a 425-million-year-old fish.

Kia packs new aircon tech in Soul EV

2014-02-12 10:44

What if you had the ability to pre-heat or cool your car before you hopped inside? Kia is testing its latest such energy-saving system in a Soul EV - and doing it in Lapland...

WRC: Ogier leads in Sweden

2014-02-07 07:48

France's Sebastien Ogier held the lead at the end of Thursday's first-day action in the Rally of Sweden, second leg of the 2014 World Rally championship.

Town aims to be Europe's greenest city

2014-01-25 22:53

A Swedish town believes it has gone further than most in renewable energy and clean transport, however citizens still love their cars making the city's fossil-free goal harder to achieve.

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