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.


Female athletes get raw deal in 'feminist Sweden'

Women in sport do not get equal treatment despite the country's feminist reputation.


Do Sweden's refugee policies work?

As the government considers new, harsher laws on refugees, we examine the impact of its existing integration policies.


Sweden: A football family for child refugees

Unaccompanied refugee minors in Gothenburg learn anything is possible through their football team and hard work.

Human Rights

Swedish aid workers try to find lone child refugees

Sweden, which received most child refugees in 2015, tries to find some of Europe's tens of thousands of missing kids.


Swedish Arctic ski resort offers escape from wars

About 600 asylum seekers spent the winter where temperatures dip below -30C and the sun stays down for a month.