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Peter Hultqvist: 'Respect international law'

The Swedish Defence Minister discusses security issues in the Baltic region as Russian and NATO troops mobilise.


WikiLeaks' Assange questioned over rape allegation

Founder of whistle-blowing website, who has been living in Ecuador's UK embassy for years, denies the accusations.


Belgium holds up EU-Canada CETA trade pact

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel says French-speaking region of the country has refused to back the CETA deal.


WikiLeaks: Assange's internet 'severed' by state actor

WikiLeaks says it is activating "contingency plans" after Assange's internet access cut by a "state actor".

Business & Economy

Economics Nobel awarded for contract theory work

Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrom laid "intellectual foundation" for designing policies and institutions in many areas.

Science & Technology

Japan's Yoshinori Ohsumi wins Nobel prize in medicine

Japanese professor worked on how cells break down and recycle content, which could shed light on range of diseases.


Syria's White Helmets among 'alternative Nobel' winners

Voluntary aid group shares Swedish Right Livelihood Award with Russian activist, Turkish daily and Egyptian feminist.


Julian Assange to be questioned in Ecuadorian Embassy

WikiLeaks founder has been living in the London Embassy since 2012 to avoid arrest over rape allegations.

The Cure

Bionic arm: A pioneering union between man and machine

We see how one of the most cutting-edge prosthetic advancements in the world includes the ability to touch and feel.


Italy, Netherlands ask to share Security Council seat

Two countries tied in vote after Bolivia, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan and Sweden are chosen for non-permanent seats.


Iceland deports Boko Haram victim from Nigeria

World Refugee Day: Meet the Nigerian who was kicked out of Iceland and now remains in limbo in Sweden over deportation.

Human Rights

How a raised fist against Swedish Nazism went viral

Activist Maria-Teresa "Tess" Asplund was photographed with her fist raised to defy 300 neo-Nazi marchers in Sweden.


Sweden's Green Party hit by religious row

Resignation of minister follows series of controversies, including a party member's refusal to shake hands with women.

In the Field

Sweden's backlash: Why the tide is turning for refugees

We speak to Swedish politicians and citizens to find out what is behind the current backlash against immigration.

Human Rights

Private asylums in Sweden benefit from refugee crisis

Activists express concerns over private housing companies making profits from the refugee crisis in Sweden.