Sweden

Things You Never Knew About Sweden

Steve Vickers | Posted 30.03.2015 | 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 18.03.2015 | 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.

European Comedy Tour Journal, Day Thirteen: Reykjavik

Kai Humphries | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

Due to social conditioning, I didn't feel entirely comfortable with my order choice but consoled myself with the conclusion that I am ill positioned to place the lives of animals in a hierarchy of worth, if I am to eliminate one meat option I should eliminate them all rather than engaging in some back patting moral hypocrisy.

European Comedy Tour Journal, Day Twelve: Vesteras

Kai Humphries | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

The host of the broadcast asked my subject what he would be doing with his life had he not found his calling as a stand up comedian, to which Daniel rather tragically responded that he'd probably be working in a job he hated, married to a spouse he didn't love, with children he didn't want. On measuring this brutally self aware proclamation I don't think Daniel considered the target audience of drive time radio.

European Comedy Tour Journal, Day Eleven: Stockholm (Part Two)

Kai Humphries | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

What happened last night? Where did I leave Daniel? Why is my bed wet? Once I wrangle together my material possessions, find the location of my test subject and tip the maid, I relax in transit and begin to collate my findings from the previous day. Today is different, I have none of those anxieties.

European Comedy Tour Journal, Day Ten: Stockholm

Kai Humphries | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

The doting gesture of adoration is to act as a surprise accompaniment to the gift I had already left behind before embarking on my journey, and additionally aids to pacify any displeasure she may harbour towards my absence. I dare say it also selfishly helps to quell my own guilt at the situation. Regardless, Daniel has informed me that my actions suggest that I am a closeted homosexual.

Fertile Finland Could Be Primed to Spearhead the New Nordic Takeover in UK

A.P Childs | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
A.P Childs

Across the last decade or so, Nordic music, via a dedicated export agency named Nomex, has stormed the UK, and has perhaps developed into a scene or music sub-culture all of its own.

Top 10 #Hotels for Social Media Influencers

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK Tech
Trivago.co.uk

Social media is an undeniable part of travel. From reading blog reviews of where to stay, to getting that all important Snapchat at the beach, many of us will continue to check in to our social networks throughout our holiday - and hotels are taking note.

Arrogant France Defender Gets Sweet Comeuppance

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Sport

Arrogant and French, Layvin Kurzawa could not resist goading Sweden striker John Guidetti after his 87th minute goal put France ahead in their Under-2...

Planet Appetite: Nordic Food Revolution Hits West Sweden

Rupert Parker | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Fresh from its waters, or newly harvested from its fields, the produce of West Sweden is the perfect fodder for the Nordic Food Revolution.

Beit Makhshava: A 'Thought' on the Future of European-Jewish Life and Culture

Ben Kasstan | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK
Ben Kasstan

Tucked away in Glämsta is an inviting retreat set amidst a sprawling forest and the Baltic Sea, owned by the Swedish-Jewish community (hyphen required). Its sense of openness made it the perfect location to host the first Beit Makhshava.

Jessica Elgot

Malala Wins Nobel Peace Prize

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl targeted by the Taliban, has jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize, alongside Indian child rights campaigner Ka...

Scientists' 17 Year Contest To Sneak Bob Dylan References Into Papers

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Tech

A group of scientists have revealed a long-running competition to place the most Bob Dylan quotes into their articles with the winner getting a free l...

Good Heavens Above: The Best Northern Lights Holidays for 2014/2015

William Gray | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Gray

After all the recent hype over the northern lights, NASA announced back in June 2014 that the sun's polarity had finally flipped and we were beyond the peak of the current Solar Maximum - a period of supercharged solar activity that usually occurs every 11 years and serves as a catalyst for spectacular northern lights displays.

For a Change, Let's Not Forget the Little People

Paul Marshall | Posted 01.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Marshall

It goes without saying that Tom Cruise is more popular than me. Google him and you get 49,500,000 results. Google me and you get...well, let's skip over that bit. Meanwhile, he has 4.7 million followers on Twitter. I think the last time I checked I had 14 - that's not million.