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Nobel Foundation says literature prize may be delayed again

Stockholm - The Nobel Foundation on Friday said this year's literature prize, already postponed until 2019 due to a sexual assault scandal, may be delayed further.

Mourning Philip Roth fans bitter over long-standing Nobel snub

Stockholm - The death of America's prolific novelist Philip Roth aged 85 has led to his admirers scorning the Nobel Literature Prize that eluded his work, which often portrayed male sexuality and relations with women.

Swedish court rejects 'gigantic' Nobel centre

Stockholm - A Swedish court on Tuesday ruled against the construction of the huge Nobel Center which critics such as King Carl XVI Gustaf fear would damage a historic area in the capital of Stockholm.

Swedish court rejects 'gigantic' Nobel centre

Stockholm - A Swedish court on Tuesday ruled against the construction of the huge Nobel Center which critics such as King Carl XVI Gustaf fear would damage a historic area in the capital of Stockholm.

Arctic coastal powers back 'peaceful' dialogue over disputes

Stockholm - The five nations bordering the Arctic Ocean on Tuesday reaffirmed their commitment made in Greenland a decade ago to "peacefully" settle their differences over the resource-rich region threatened by climate change.

Sweden puts out emergency war pamphlet amid Russia fears

Stockholm - The Swedish government on Monday presented an emergency pamphlet to prepare millions of citizens in the event of a war, natural disaster or cyber attack amid soaring tensions between Russia and the Western allies.

Sweden releases war preparation booklet amid Russia worries

Stockholm - The Swedish government on Monday presented an emergency pamphlet to prepare citizens in the event of a war, natural disaster, or cyber attack amid soaring tensions between Russia and the Western allies.

Danish minister says Ramadan fasting can be 'dangerous'

Stockholm - A Danish minister known for her strong anti-immigration views on Monday called for Muslims to take time off work during the fasting period of Ramadan, saying the practice can be "dangerous for all of us".

Sweden urges Holocaust memorial visits to tackle anti-Semitism

Stockholm - Sweden on Thursday said it wants as many young people as possible to visit Holocaust memorial sites to tackle anti-Semitism in the Nordic nation, where neo-Nazi activities have been intensifying in recent years.

Denmark to pull special forces out of Iraq

Stockholm - NATO-member Denmark said Thursday its special forces taking part in the US-led coalition against the Islamic State group in Iraq would be withdrawn following the IS defeat.

Company debuts world’s first fossil-free steel-making technology

A new pilot facility under construction in northern Sweden will produce steel using hydrogen from renewable electricity. The only emissions will be water vapor.

Sweden allows mosque to call for prayer in controversial move

Stockholm - Swedish police on Tuesday granted a mosque permission to hold a weekly call for prayer, triggering divisions among politicians and the public five months ahead of elections in a country which has taken in waves of asylum seekers in recent years.

No Nobel Literature Prize after #MeToo turmoil

Stockholm - For the first time in almost 70 years there will be no Nobel Literature Prize this year, after the Swedish Academy that selects the laureate failed to contain a deep crisis stemming from the anti-sexual harassment #MeToo campaign.

2018 Nobel Literature Prize's fate to be announced Friday

Stockholm - The Swedish Academy is to announce on Friday whether or not it may postpone the 2018 Nobel Literature Prize, its administrative director has said, after it plunged into a crisis over links to a man accused of sexual assault.

Sanctions force Russia to cut defence spending: study

Stockholm - Russia's military spending fell sharply in 2017 for the first time since 1998 as a slew of Western economic sanctions hit government coffers hard, a closely followed review said Wednesday.

Sanctions force Russia to cut defence spending: study

Stockholm - Russia's military spending fell sharply in 2017 for the first time since 1998 as a slew of Western economic sanctions hit government coffers hard, a closely followed review said Wednesday.

Sanctions force Russia to cut defence spending: study

Stockholm - Russia's military spending fell sharply in 2017 for the first time since 1998 as a slew of Western economic sanctions hit government coffers hard, a closely followed review said Wednesday.

Mamma Mia! ABBA make new music after 35 years

Stockholm - "Mamma Mia! Here we go again": Sweden's legendary disco group ABBA announced on Friday that they have reunited to record two new songs, 35 years after their last single, sparking joy and surprise among fans.

DJ Avicii 'could not go on any longer': family

Stockholm - Swedish superstar Avicii, one of the world's most successful DJs who died a week ago aged 28, "wanted peace" and "could not go on any longer", his family said in an open letter on Thursday.

Ibrahimovic rules out World Cup comeback: federation

Stockholm - Star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who quit the Swedish national squad in 2016, will not make a comeback for the World Cup in Russia, the Swedish football federation said Thursday."I spoke with Zlatan on Tuesday.
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