Sweden may become world's first cashless nation: Study

Sweden is on track to becoming the world's first cashless society, thanks to the country's embrace of information techology as well as a crackdown on organised crime and terror, according to a new study.

Oct 16, 2015, 19:20 PM IST

Sweden aims to be world's first fossil fuel-free nation

Swedish government aims to become one of the world’s first nations to end its dependence on fossil fuels.

Oct 07, 2015, 12:57 PM IST

Taller people more prone to cancer: Study

Your chances of suffering from cancer are higher if you are tall, irrespective of your gender, says a large long-term study carried out in Sweden.

Oct 02, 2015, 15:55 PM IST

UK approves first 10 womb transplants following successful Sweden operations

As a part of a clinical trial, UK’s first womb transplant is set to take place next year in which 10 women will get the chance to carry their own babies.

Sep 30, 2015, 14:00 PM IST

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Sep 26, 2015, 09:36 AM IST

Sweden coping with refugee inflow, may use prisons as housing

Sweden could use empty prisons and army barracks as emergency shelter for record numbers of refugees arriving in the Nordic country, the government said on Friday.

Sep 25, 2015, 20:37 PM IST

EU vote could force members to accept migrants: Germany

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier today said that EU members reluctant to accept migrant quotas may have to be outvoted and overruled in the 28-member bloc.

Sep 18, 2015, 14:30 PM IST

Gut bacteria can help lose flab

 Biologists at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have for the first time identified in detail how some of our most common intestinal bacteria interact during metabolism.

Sep 12, 2015, 15:38 PM IST

Traces of meteorite that hit Sweden 460 million years ago found

 Researchers have found traces of two simultaneous meteorite impacts in the Swedish county of Jamtland - first evidence of a twin strike that occurred around 460 million years ago.

Sep 12, 2015, 13:46 PM IST

EU insists on open borders rules after Danish road, rail closures

The European Commission called on member states to abide by common border rules on Thursday, a day after Denmark closed a highway and rail links with Germany to stem the flow of refugees heading north to Sweden.

Sep 10, 2015, 18:19 PM IST

Above 60? India among world`s worst places for you to live

India is ranked among the world`s worst place to grow old, as per the latest Global AgeWatch Index from HelpAge International and the University of Southampton.

Sep 10, 2015, 08:58 AM IST

Danish group cancels German trains amid migrant influx

 Danish train operator DSB on Wednesday cancelled all rail services to and from Germany as hundreds of migrants refused to leave at least two trains at a busy ferry crossing between the two countries.

Sep 10, 2015, 00:13 AM IST

Injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic may miss Sweden qualifier on Tuesday

Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic may miss Tuesday`s Euro 2016 qualifier against Group G leaders Austria after sustaining a muscle injury near his ribs during the 1-0 defeat by Russia.

Sep 06, 2015, 13:22 PM IST

Sweden eyes Ecuador deal, paving way for Julian Assange probe

Sweden hopes to reach a judicial cooperation deal with Ecuador by year's end that would pave the way for Swedish prosecutors to question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a rape allegation, officials said on Monday.

Sep 01, 2015, 05:28 AM IST

Hungary slams `groundless` French criticism of border barrier

 Hungary on Sunday lashed out at French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius over his criticism of the country`s new anti-migrant border barrier, accusing him of "shocking and groundless" judgements.

Aug 31, 2015, 04:56 AM IST

Swedish tolerance under question as attacks on migrants rise

A series of attacks in Sweden on beggars, many Roma, has highlighted a dark side to a country considered a bastion of tolerance but where the far right has been gaining support by claiming society is under threat from waves of immigrants.

Aug 24, 2015, 11:03 AM IST

Taslima Nasreen's visa extended by one year

Exiled Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen's visa was on Friday extended for a year by the Home Ministry.

Aug 21, 2015, 14:34 PM IST

Sweden urges Amnesty to learn from its prostitution laws

Sweden is urging Amnesty International to study its pioneering prostitution law, amid disappointment over the human rights group`s vote to back the decriminalisation of the sex trade, Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said.

Aug 20, 2015, 19:39 PM IST

Swedish prosecutors drop Assange sexual assault probe

 Swedish prosecutors dropped a sexual assault probe against Julian Assange on Thursday after the time limit on the case expired, but still want to question the WikiLeaks founder about a rape allegation.

Aug 14, 2015, 01:24 AM IST

Ecuador blames Sweden, Britain for `inaction` on Assange case

Ecuador said Thursday that Sweden and Britain`s "inaction" was to blame for the expiration of the Swedish sexual assault probe of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, holed up in the Ecuadoran embassy in London.

Aug 14, 2015, 00:47 AM IST