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Swede held by Al-Qaeda in Mali since 2011 freed

Stockholm - A Swede who had been held hostage by Al-Qaeda in Mali since 2011 has been freed and has returned home, the Swedish government said Monday, but the fate of a fellow hostage from South Africa remains unknown.

Review: Mondo Duplantis captivates in 'Prodigy' documentary (FloFilms) Special

On June 21, the "Prodigy" documentary on the life of teenage pole vaulter Armand "Mondo" Duplantis was released on FloFilms.

Sharp rise in violent Islamist extremists in Sweden: intelligence

Stockholm - The number of violent Islamist extremists in Sweden has soared from 200 in 2010 to "thousands", intelligence agency Sapo said Friday, while noting that only a handful were deemed able to carry out a terror attack.

Denmark's Little Mermaid vandalised yet again

Stockholm - The Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen, the city's most famous monument, was on Wednesday vandalised for the second time in just over two weeks, police said. The bronze statue had been doused in red on May 30 by activists outraged over whaling.

Denmark briefly suspends ferry services over 'threat'

Stockholm - Ferry services between Denmark and neighbouring Sweden and Germany were briefly suspended on Wednesday because of an unspecified "threat", police and the ferry operator said.

Bob Dylan ponders literary links in 'extraordinary' Nobel speech

Stockholm - Music icon Bob Dylan has delivered his long-awaited Nobel lecture, citing Buddy Holly and "The Odyssey" among his inspirations, a relief for the Swedish Academy after it honoured the songwriter with its prestigious literature prize for the first time.

Dylan sends Nobel lecture required for prize money: Swedish Academy

Stockholm - Music icon and Nobel literature laureate Bob Dylan has delivered his Nobel lecture, the only requirement to claim the money that comes with the prize, the Swedish Academy said Monday."The speech is extraordinary and, as one might expect, eloquent.

Scientists suggests beauty sleep actually works

Stockholm - Beauty sleep appears to be a real thing, according to scientists. A report indicates that those who miss out on the right amount of sleep appear less attractive to others.

Swedish agency says migrants claiming to be minors may be adults

Stockholm - A Swedish government agency said Tuesday medical examinations suggest that some asylum seekers in Sweden who claim to be minors could be 18 or older.

Copenhagen's iconic little mermaid statue vandalised over whaling

Stockholm - The "Little Mermaid" statue in Copenhagen, the city's most famous monument, was doused in red paint on Tuesday by animal rights activists outraged over whaling, police said.

In Swedish asylum limbo, young Afghans turn to heroin

Uppsala - Beer cans, newspapers drenched in vomit and aluminium foil litters the ground inside a parking garage where young Afghan asylum seekers smoke heroin as they shelter from the cold in central Sweden."When we smoke...

South Korea 'Rasputin' daughter abandons appeal for extradition

Stockholm - The daughter of the woman at the centre of a corruption scandal that led to the impeachment of South Korea's ousted president has cancelled her appeal against extradition, a Danish court said Wednesday.

Perovskite's unique ability increases efficiency of solar cells

Using metal halide perovskite solar cells has made it possible to increase the efficiency of devices using these materials from under 4.0 percent in 2009 to 22 percent in 2016. Now, researchers have found a way to make them even more efficient.

Norway to boost climate change defences of 'doomsday' seed vault

Stockholm - Norway on Saturday said it would boost protection of a seed storage vault designed to protect the world's crops from disaster, after soaring temperatures caused water to leak into its entrance.

Timeline of WikiLeaks founder's extradition fight

Stockholm - Here are key dates in the legal saga of Australian WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who had a rape investigation against him in Sweden dropped by prosecutors on Friday.

Swedish prosecutor drops rape probe against WikiLeaks's Assange

Stockholm - Swedish prosecutors Friday dropped a seven-year rape investigation into Julian Assange, a legal victory for the WikiLeaks founder who has been holed up in the Ecuadoran embassy in London since 2012.

Danish girl jailed over school bomb plot

Stockholm - A teenage girl with Islamic State group sympathies who planned to attack Danish schools with home-made bombs was on Thursday jailed for six years.

Exclusive premiere: KEV releases Adam Trigger remix of 'Moments' Special

Swedish indie pop group KEV are releasing the Adam Trigger remix of their track "Moments." Digital Journal has the scoop.

Sweden postpones football game after match fixing attempt 

Stockholm - The Swedish Football Federation postponed Thursday's top-flight game between Gothenburg and AIK following a match-fixing attempt.

Swedish prosecutors to update on Assange case Friday

Stockholm - Swedish prosecutors investigating a rape accusation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will hold a press conference on Friday to discuss developments in the seven-year case.
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