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

AJ Impact

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg takes climate protest to Trump

After bringing her message from Stockholm to Berlin, Paris, Rome and New York, the teen advocate hits Washington, too.

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg takes climate protest to Trump

Julian Assange

Julian Assange investigation continues

Sexual assault probe into WikiLeaks founder still ongoing as new witnesses questioned by authorities in Sweden.

More witnesses interviewed in Julian Assange Swedish rape case

AJ Impact

Retailer H&M stops buying leather from Brazil over Amazon fires

Retailer says ban will last until there are 'credible assurances' that leather does not damage Amazon.

Retailer H&M stops buying leather from Brazil over Amazon fires

Opinion

Who is afraid of Greta Thunberg?

As the world starts to take note of the teen climate activist, her critics have launched increasingly personal attacks.

Andrew Mitrovica

by Andrew Mitrovica

Andrew Mitrovica

AJ Impact

'Fridays for Future': Greta Thunberg joins school strikers at UN

Two days after arriving in US, Swedish teen climate activist joins weekly environmental rally next to United Nations.

'Fridays for Future': Greta Thunberg joins school strikers at UN

AJ Impact

Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg sails into New York

Environmental advocate has arrived in the US by boat ahead of planned meetings at UN headquarters and in Chile.

Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg sails into New York

Arts & Culture

A$AP Rocky found guilty of Sweden assault

The US rapper will not serve a prison sentence in a case which saw intervention of US President Donald Trump.

US rapper A$AP Rocky found guilty of Sweden assault

Europe

Swedish pair to blame for Denmark tax agency blast, police say

Police arrest 22-year-old Swede, issue international arrest warrant for 23-year-old suspect at large, also from Sweden.

Swedish pair to blame for Denmark tax agency blast, police say