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Sweden's farmers count cost of historic drought

Norrt - As an unprecedented drought scorches large swathes of Sweden's green pastures, farmers are having to send their animals to slaughter because they have no hay left to feed them."This is the worst thing I've ever experienced...

France to send two Canadair planes to Sweden to help combat wildfires

Stockholm - France is to send two Canadair planes to Sweden to help put out the wildfires raging across the country as a result of the current drought, Swedish authorities said on Thursday.

Frenchman at centre of Nobel scandal to face trial in September

Stockholm - The man at the centre of a sexual assault scandal that shook the Nobel Literature Prize giving body, which postponed this year's award, will go on trial in September on rape charges, a Swedish court said.

Sweden struggles to contain ferocious wildfires

Stockholm - Dozens of forest wildfires raged across Sweden Wednesday, prompting Stockholm to ask for emergency EU help to fight the blazes, which broke out during an extreme heatwave in the Nordic region.

Review: Mondo Duplantis wins 2018 World Junior Championships Special

On July 14, 2018, Swedish pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis won the men's pole vault competition at the World U20 Championships in Athletics, which were held at Ratina Stadium in Finland.

Probiotic shows reduction in bone loss in older women

Researchers have used a probiotic to determine whether there is a reduction in the rate of bone related mineral density loss in older women. The results are encouraging, suggesting further study is worthwhile.

Ingmar Bergman, portrayer of inner demons, 100 years on

Stockholm - Ingmar Bergman, one of the most distinguished filmmakers of his generation whose melancholic work is often tough-to-digest but celebrated, still captivates audiences as much as he puts off his critics. July 14 would have been his 100th birthday.

Mondo Duplantis named All-USA Track and Field Athlete of the Year

Teen pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis has a reason to celebrate. Earlier this month, he was named "All-USA Track and Field Athlete of the Year."

Danske Bank's money laundering scandal spinning faster

Stockholm - Denmark, a Nordic kingdom not often associated with financial shenanigans, is facing a massive scandal with banking champion Danske Bank accused of helping to launder $8.3 billion through an Estonian subsidiary.

Swedish intellectuals form new literature prize in Nobel protest

Stockholm - What do you do when this year's Nobel Literature Prize, the world's most prestigious accolade of its kind, is postponed because of a sexual assault scandal?You create your own award.

Q&A: What Snap's plans to launch APIs means Special

Snap announced plans to launch APIs, but the company won’t share much of its user data with developers. What is the significance of this move? Patric Palm, CEO and co-founder of Favro explains.

New Swedish law recognises sex without consent as rape

Stockholm - A tough new law that will recognise sex without explicit consent as rape comes into effect in Sweden on Sunday, after the country was rocked by the #MeToo movement denouncing sexual harassment and assault.

Review: Mondo Duplantis finishes 2nd in IAAF Diamond League Paris Special

Paris - On June 30, 2018, Swedish pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis competed in the men's pole vault competition at the IAAF Diamond League in Paris.

Danish Maersk Line ship carrying hundred migrants stranded off Sicily

Stockholm - The world's leading container shipping company Danish Maersk Line on Monday said one of its vessels carrying 108 rescued migrants in international waters is stuck near the Sicilian coast and waiting for instructions from Italian authorities.

Three dead in gang shooting in Sweden

Stockholm - Three people were killed and three others injured in a gang shooting in the southern Swedish city of Malmo, plagued by rival criminal gangs, police said Tuesday.

One dead, five wounded in Malmo shooting: police

Stockholm - One person was killed and five wounded in a shooting in the centre of the southern Swedish city of Malmo on Monday, police said, ruling out a terrorist link.

'Worrying' new focus on nuclear deterrence: report

Stockholm - The world's nuclear powers are reducing their arsenals but they are also modernising, putting a fresh and "worrying" focus on strategic deterrence, a Stockholm-based think tank said Monday.

Making autonomous vehicles safer

The car company NEVS and the technology form Phantom Auto are to collaborate on autonomous vehicle technology, specifically in working on designs to help make vehicles safer.

Review: Mondo Duplantis wins 1st place at IAAF Diamond League Stockholm Special

Stockholm - On June 10, 2018, Mondo Duplantis won first place in the men's pole vault comeptition at the IAAF Diamond League in Stockholm.

Swedish PM testifies in court over war jets sale in Brazil

Stockholm - Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven testified in court on Friday, at the request of a Brazilian judge, over a suspected corruption case in Brazil involving the sale of Swedish fighter aircraft at the expense of their French counterpart Rafale.
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