Sweden

Assange Says He Fears Being Assassinated Despite Being 'A White Guy'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 29.08.2015 | UK

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange fears he may be assassinated if he steps outside the Ecuadorian embassy. In an interview with The Times Magazine, ...

Good News For Julian Assange, Bad News For The Women Accusing Him

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK

Swedish prosecutors have dropped two of the four allegations against Julian Assange and look likely to drop a third as the time limit for pursuing the...

Ikea Stabbing Leaves Two Dead And One Person Seriously Injured

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK

A man and a woman have been killed and another person is seriously injured after a stabbing at an Ikea store in Sweden. The incident occurred at a...

Discovering Your Roots in Travel

Sarah Wauterlek Pierson | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Wauterlek Pierson

We make the long, tiring and costly journey twice a year because we love family and they are important to us. And like anything you place importance upon, you make time for it. Or at least, do your best to find some time to invest. You are willing to brave the journey of sitting in a flying metal tube with a toddler for hours on end.

Sweet Music For Remote Workers

The Huffington Post | Shihab S Joi | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK

One of the gripes bosses have against working away from the office is that communication on a remote connection can never be as smooth as when face to...

Latest Move By Swedish Prosecutors Could Soon See Assange Leave

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK

Sweden has asked the UK and Ecuadorian authorities to be able to interview WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the embassy he has been living in since...

This Is The Is The Most Insane Newsreader Blooper Yet

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK

A Swedish newsreader has been forced to apologise for referring to immigrants as "kebab technicians" during a bizarre clip that was accidentally broad...

Kayaking in Sweden

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

We paddled on, passing a series of lovely wooden houses, gardens, children playing and all kinds of boats tied up to little piers. The islands are rocky, covered in trees and grass and the shoreline is often fringed with reeds. We cruised through all this at a good pace, never feeling tired.

Everything You Need To Know About Sweden's Sexy Eurovision Winner

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

All the eyes of Europe are on one man today - Sweden's camera-ready Eurovision Song Contest winner Mans Zelmerlow, fresh from victory with his chart-f...

EUROVISION: 8 Reasons Why Sweden ALWAYS Does So Well, And It's Not Just ABBA

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

For the second year in a row, Sweden is the hot favourite to take home the trophy at this year's Eurovision Song Contest. MORE EUROVISION: Here's...

The Best Free Attractions in Stockholm

Steve Vickers | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Vickers

Regardless of when you're in Stockholm, it's worth remembering that most of the city's museums let kids in free. You'll also get 'free' admission to many of the city's museums if you buy the Stockholm Card - though this only works out cheaper in certain situations.

Swedish Cops In New York Give Local Police 'A Schooling'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK

NEW YORK -- Officers of New York’s much-derided police force were given a European lesson in urban law enforcement on Thursday when four Swedish cop...

Why a Trip to Sweden May Be Cheaper Than You Think

Steve Vickers | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Vickers

Sweden has always had a reputation for being expensive. But the pretty Nordic nation, which offers a cool, calm alternative to southern Europe's summer hotspots, is suddenly looking like great value. Here's why a summer escape to Sweden may be cheaper than you think.

Things You Never Knew About Sweden

Steve Vickers | Posted 30.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Vickers

Across Sweden, and particularly in big cities, you'll see small orange-and-blue signs with the word skyddsrum written on them. These mark the entrances to bunkers designed to protect people in the event of a military strike - or even a peacetime disaster.

Sweden Recruits Robyn To Get More Women In Technology

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Tech

Robyn, one of Sweden's most successful exports and all-round technology junkie is launching a festival specifically to encourage more women to work in...

Decades Of 'Unintended Consequences': USA Fuelling Its Own Enemies

Ilco van der Linde | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK
Ilco van der Linde

You would expect that thousands of American citizens would demonstrate against this act of self-destruction, with a leading role for veterans and their families, but we hardly see any signs of protest.

This Swedish Sign Language Interpreter Is Our New Hero

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Comedy

Oh, man. Tommy Krångh may just be our new hero. He's a sign language interpreter for Swedish broadcaster SVT, and that job includes signing the he...

After Almost 3 Years, Assange Could Finally Be Questioned Over Sex Claims

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK

Swedish prosecutors have made a request to question WikiLeaks' Julian Assange in London as part of their sex crimes investigation, it has been reporte...

Saudi Arabia Has Blocked This Woman's Speech On Human Rights

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK

Sweden’s Foreign Minister says she has been blocked from speaking at an Arab League meeting by Saudi Arabia. Margot Wallstrom was invited to add...

Under The Skin Chip Replaces Keycard

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Tech

A company in Stockholm, Sweden is offering its employees a drastic new alternative to getting around the building: microchips. The employee has a t...

Coins Not Plastic!

Naomi Hefter | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

I won't lie; I did suffer a bit of cabin fever after a time in the forest, missing the big city and busy shops. But just being able to relax with nothing but films, games, drinks and family was a treat for me.

Swedish Mosque 'Love Bombed' After Attack

AP/The Huffington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK

Hundreds of demonstrators in three major Swedish cities have rallied in support of Muslims, condemning recent arson attacks against mosques in which a...

Pirate Bay Back Just Hours After Raid Attempt

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Tech

The Pirate Bay is back up and running from a web address based in Costa Rica after Swedish authorities tried to shut the website down for good in Stoc...

European Comedy Tour Journal, Day Fifteen: Geneva

Kai Humphries | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

We have boarded the flight to Geneva, for the past two hours we sat silently next to each other in departures completely ignoring each other's presence, fixated on our electronic devices. To the outside world we must look like a same sex couple who have had a major disagreement on holiday and are enduring the journey home in an amicable silence with underlying rancour.

Cliff Richard and Christmas Jumpers

Naomi Hefter | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

will not be buying, taking, borrowing, or wearing a Christmas jumper. To me, a Christmas jumper is that step too far. It's the epitome of the stilton at Christmas.