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US rapper ASAP Rocky appeals Sweden detention

Stockholm - American rapper ASAP Rocky, currently detained in Stockholm suspected of assault, has appealed his detention to Sweden's Supreme Court, his lawyer said Monday, as other musicians called for his release.

Wave of shootings in Sweden as gangs settle scores

Stockholm - Honour, debts, and prestige are serving as the pretext for an increasing number of deadly shootings that challenge the ideals of equality and social harmony on which modern Sweden was built.

Swedish court rejects request to detain Assange over 2010 rape case

Uppsala - A Swedish court on Monday said it considered Julian Assange a suspect in a 2010 rape case but rejected a request to detain him, dashing the prosecutor's hopes of having him swiftly extradited from Britain.

Review: Sam Kendricks wins 2019 IAAF Diamond League in Stockholm Special

Stockholm - American pole vaulter Sam Kendricks has a major reason to be proud. On May 30, he won the 2019 IAAF Diamond League in Stockholm.

Op-Ed: Swedish court rejects delay in hearing due to Assange's illness

A Swedish court has scheduled a hearing for Julian Assange on June 3 related to an investigation in Sweden on rape allegations. He is wanted for questioning and the court hopes he will be extradited to Sweden.

From Greta to Luisa, youths spearhead climate movement

Stockholm - They're the faces of the climate alert that propelled Green parties to strong gains in EU elections: Greta, Luisa and Leah lead a generation of youths that have put the planet atop the political agenda.

Colliding lasers lead to cheaper proton therapy

A new method capable of doubling of a proton beam produced via laser-based particle accelerators has been developed in Sweden. This could pave the way for lower-cost medical applications, like proton therapy.

Digital tool for assessing climate change impact when you travel

People are becoming more aware of the environmental impact of travel. However, assessing the impact is not straightforward - is flying really so much worse than driving a car? To assist consumers, Chalmers University has developed a new platform.

Swedish prosecutor issues formal request to hold Assange on rape suspicion

Stockholm - Swedish prosecutors on Monday issued a formal request to hold WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, currently imprisoned in Britain, on suspicion of rape -- a first step towards seeking his extradition to Sweden.

Swedish fintech startup devises credit card for sustainability

Doconomy, a Swedish fintech startup, has developed the world’s first credit card with a carbon limit. The new credit card is called DO Black.

Chelsea Manning says she will not testify before new grand jury

Chelsea Manning the former US military intelligence analyst said today that she will again refuse to testify to a grand jury about her leak of classified information to Wikileaks, even if this means she will be put back in jail.

Robots begin doing forest jobs that humans find boring

Sweden, home to vast acres of woodland, is developing robots to carry out many of the forest related tasks that humans find boring and repetitive, focused on monitoring and counting.

Scandinavian airline SAS seals deal to end pilots' strike

Stockholm - Scandinavian airline SAS said Thursday it has reached an agreement with the pilots' union to end a week-long strike that has seen over 4,000 flights cancelled and left more than 380,000 passengers stranded.

Scandinavian airline SAS seals deal to end pilots' strike

Stockholm - Scandinavian airline SAS said Thursday it had reached an agreement with the pilots' union to end a week-long strike that has seen over 4,000 flights cancelled and left more than 380,000 passengers stranded.

Two Pussy Riot members granted asylum in Sweden

Stockholm - Sweden on Tuesday granted political asylum to two activist members of the Russian protest collective Pussy Riot who had feared being arrested if they had returned to Moscow, Swedish public television SVT reported.

US military spending up for first time in 7 years: SIPRI

Stockholm - US military spending has risen for the first time in seven years, reflecting Trump administration policy, according to a new report released Monday by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.Worldwide military spending also rose by 2.

Q&A: How important are presentations for succeeding in business? Special

To succeed in business, getting the message across early in a presentation is key, as is spending time on the look and feel of the presentation. Leading expert Henrik Bergqvist shares some advice.

Review: Avicii's posthumous single 'SOS' released, features Aloe Blacc Special

"SOS" by the late Swedish electronic music superstar Avicii was posthumously released on April 10. It is a collaboration with Aloe Blacc.

Amid worries over Russia, Sweden returns troops to Baltic island

Visby - Under an icy rain, camouflage-clad Swedish soldiers crouched behind a log pile, aimed their machine guns towards the Baltic Sea and, at their officers' barked orders, opened fire down the snow-covered range.

Essential Science: Transparent wood can transmit light

Technologists have developed a transparent wood that has grabbed attention as a future material for green construction. The material is also remarkably energy efficient, in terms of its ability to release heat, thereby lowering energy costs.
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