Europe

Former steel-making city becomes Sweden's greenest community

Eskilstuna is reinventing itself as a leader in recycling household waste in the country.

AJ Impact

Nordic money laundering scandal reaches Swedbank

A Swedish news report alleged the bank transferred $1.1m from Russian arms dealers to US subsidiary.

Swedbank pledges to investigate money laundering allegations

Sweden

Julian Assange rape investigation dropped in Sweden

WikiLeaks cofounder waited out the nine-year investigation as prosecutors said the alleged victim's memory faded.

Witness

The Dry Valley: Hopes and Dreams in a Romanian Village

A portrait of a Romanian village where many of the Roma residents must leave for Scandinavia to make a living.

AJ Impact

UN: Climate change could put development goals beyond reach

UN official: With the planet heating up fast, so-called 'worthy' global goals may no longer be the best focus.

UN: Climate change could put development goals beyond reach

Europe

Sweden’s indigenous Sami people threatened by climate change

Global warming is putting the lifestyles of Arctic indigenous people under threat and creating grievances with governments over how to fix it.

AJ IMPACT

Nobel Prize in Economics awarded for anti-poverty work

Husband-and-wife team of Banerjee and Duflo win award along with Harvard professor Kremer for work on global poverty.

Banerjee, Duflo and Kremer awarded Nobel Prize in Economics

Abiy Ahmed

Ethiopia's Abiy wins Nobel award: How the world reacted

Ethiopian PM gains global peace prize amid cautions over 'far from done' reforms and unfinished diplomatic efforts.

Arts & Culture

Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke win Nobel literature prizes

The Swedish Academy names two winners after a scandal forced the 2018 prize to be postponed.

Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke win Nobel literature prizes

Arts & Culture

Post-scandal Nobel to award two literature prizes this year

Winners for 2018 and 2019 will be announced on Thursday after a sex scandal forced last year's award to be postponed.

Post-scandal Nobel to award two literature prizes this year

Science & Technology

Chemistry Nobel won by lithium-ion battery creators

John B Goodenough, M Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino have revolutionised the world of electronics.

Oldest-ever laureate among Nobel chemistry trio

Climate Change

Odds favour Greta Thunberg for Nobel Peace, but experts sceptical

In little more than a year, Thunberg galvanised millions around the world to take part in climate change demonstrations.

Odds favour Greta Thunberg for Nobel Peace, but experts sceptical

Science & Technology

Astrophysicists share $1.1m Nobel prize

Breakthroughs centred on 'ancient radiation' that originated during the Big Bang 14 billion years ago.

Astrophysicists explaining universe's evolution share Nobel prize

North Korea

North Korea calls off nuclear talks with US

North Korea's chief negotiator accuses US of being 'inflexible' as talks, stalled since February, break down in Sweden.

AJ Impact

Flight shaming: 'Greta effect' is slowing down air travel

Born in Sweden, the movement to discourage taking planes for environmental reasons has spread to travelers far and wide.

Flight shaming: 'Greta effect' is slowing down air travel