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Sweden calls off search for mystery subs

Stockholm - Sweden called off a massive hunt Friday for at least one mystery foreign submarine in its waters that had worrying echoes of Cold War stand-offs, after calling the incursion "unacceptable".

Sweden pulls back ships as 'foreign sub' hunt draws blank

Stockholm - Sweden said Wednesday it was pulling back part of its navy which has been searching for a suspected Russian submarine off the coast of Stockholm for nearly a week with no vessel found.

More sightings of 'foreign sub' as Sweden says it could use force

Stockholm - Sweden's armed forces chief warned Tuesday it could use force to bring to the surface a suspected Russian mini-submarine its navy has been hunting for days as two new sightings of the vessel were revealed.

Vancouver Canucks home sellout streak ends at 474 - narrowly

The Vancouver Canucks had quite the sellout streak going but it ended Saturday night. The game against the Tampa Bay Lightning marked the first time the Canucks did not sell out a regular season game in 474 games, a streak dating back to Nov. 14, 2002.

Swedish military releases photo of mysterious 'foreign vessel'

Stockholm - The Swedish military on Sunday presented photographic evidence of a mysterious "foreign vessel" off the coast of Stockholm but rejected reports of being on the "hunt" for a damaged submarine.

Sweden intensifies search for suspected submarine near Stockholm

Stockholm - The Swedish armed forces stepped up a military operation off the coast of Stockholm on Saturday where they were investigating a report of "foreign underwater activity".

Sweden hunts suspected foreign submarine off Stockholm coast

Stockholm - The Swedish armed forces announced a large military operation around islands off Stockholm late Friday following reports of suspicious "foreign underwater activity"."We have begun an intelligence operation...

Europeans schedule unprecedented soft landing on comet

Trying to unlock part of the mystery of life on Earth, the European Space Agency revealed Wednesday where it will attempt an unprecedented soft landing on a comet.

Modiano, 'modern-day Proust', wins Nobel Literature Prize

Stockholm - France's Patrick Modiano won the Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday for his enigmatic novels rooted in the trauma of the Nazi occupation and his own loveless childhood.

Super-microscope earns trio Nobel chemistry prize

Stockholm - Two Americans and a German won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wednesday for laying the foundations of an ultra-powerful microscope that has exposed life at the molecular level.

Guessing game ahead of 2014 Nobel literature prize

Stockholm - Amid fevered speculation over who gets the Nobel literature prize this year, punters and experts are considering language, geography, genre and even age to try and pin down the winner.

Trio win Nobel medicine prize for brain's 'GPS'

Stockholm - British-American researcher John O'Keefe on Monday won the Nobel Medicine Prize with a Norwegian couple, May-Britt and Edvard Moser, for discovering an "inner GPS" that helps the brain navigate.

Nobel season opens with Snowden, chili research

Stockholm - Nobel season opens with speculation rife over fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden's prospects for the peace prize and whether the first award announced Monday -- the medicine prize -- could go to research into chili, heat and pain.

Bob Dylan's lyrics crop up in published science papers

Freewheelin' Swedish scientists have been sneaking Bob Dylan lyrics into published science papers over several years. These "Jokermen" comprise of five academics, who place the lyrics in their research to amuse each other.

What’s killing the seals of western Sweden?

A surge in deaths among harbors seals in the waters of western Sweden has mystified scientists who have thus far been unable to identify a single cause. Officials in neighboring Denmark are also reporting an increase in seal deaths.

Sweden to recognise Palestinian state, US urges caution

Stockholm - Sweden's new prime minister announced Friday that the country will recognise a Palestinian state, becoming the first EU member in Western Europe to do so.

New 'feminist' government with a Green tinge in Sweden

Stockholm - Sweden's new Social Democrat prime minister Stefan Loefven unveiled what he called a "feminist" government including Green Party ministers for the first time in the Nordic country.

Ancient textile art pieces returned to Peru from Sweden

Lima - Peru's National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History will display until October 12 a priceless mantle recovered from Gothenburg, Sweden. This textile piece ascribed to the Paracas culture is almost 2,000 years old and is in perfect condition.

Link between physical and mental health

Researchers have shown how a muscle gene associated with the metabolite kynurenine, which can cross the blood-brain barrier, relieves symptoms of depression in exercising mice.

U.S. whistleblower Snowden wins Swedish rights prize

Stockholm - Fugitive U.S. intelligence agent Edward Snowden was jointly awarded a Swedish human rights award on Wednesday.
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