Sweden

'Lagom': Why Swedes Are Happier Than Us

Danny Robins | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Comedy
Danny Robins

There has for some years now been a great deal of interest in Sweden here in the UK. I think this stems largely from the fact that Swedes seem like a happier, more successful version of us... What is their secret? It could be summed up in one word: 'lagom'. Lagom is a uniquely Swedish word with no direct translation into English. It means 'not too much, not to little'.

Julian Assange Says He Will Leave Embassy 'Soon'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK

Julian Assange has said he will leave the Ecuadorian Embassy "soon", after reportedly falling ill in his two years hiding there to avoid arrest and ex...

Rosia Montana: Learning From the EU on Legal Frameworks for Mining and Minerals

Catalin Hosu | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK
Catalin Hosu

Few journals noticed the importance of the 2014 Raw Materials Conference held in Athens, Greece, in June; especially for countries like Romania, barin...

Permanent Refusal

Daniel Cadwallader | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Cadwallader

Lyxzén formed the massively influential hardcore punk, Refused, in Umea, Sweden in the early 90's. The band brought a game changing mix of post-hardcore, metal, jazz time signatures and left-wing politics to a scene that was slowly stagnating and changed the face of Punk music forever.

A Global View on Responsible Mining - a reality in the 21st century

Catalin Hosu | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK
Catalin Hosu

In the past years, there has been a massive movement against mining in general and against gold mining throughout the world. The voices that stand aga...

Mysterious Asteroid Found In Sweden May Have Kick-Started Evolution

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Tech

An asteroid discovered in Sweden is "unlike anything ever found" - and might be a key to unlocking the mystery of how life developed on Earth. The ...

Buzzz-ted: Flight Delayed By Vibrating Sex Toy

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK

A flight from Sweden to Croatia was subjected to delays after a passenger’s vibrating sex toy caused a brief security incident. Travellers were ...

On the International Day Against Drugs, Let's Look Again at Sweden's 'Successful' Drug Policies

Damon Barrett | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Politics
Damon Barrett

There are multiple imbalances of focus here. Funding of health versus enforcement. Policing individuals versus traffickers. The policy space taken up by cannabis versus important health harms associated with other substances.

The Future for Prostitution Policy in the UK

Meg Munn | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Politics
Meg Munn

In order to better protect those most vulnerable to exploitation, the current legal settlement should be reviewed. An aim to reduce the demand for sexual services by transferring the burden of criminality from those selling sexual services onto those who facilitate or create the demand for its sale is a crucial part of this review.

Beyond the Mediterranean: Europe's Forgotten Islands

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

Island holidays in Europe are the perfect way to unwind. Who wouldn't want to spend their holiday sipping cocktails in Capri, lazing on the soft white sand of the Greek Islands or hiking in rugged Malta? With so many beautiful Mediterranean island destinations to choose from it's easy to forget that Europe is also home to some lesser-known but equally charming islands.

Refugee for Two Years, 'Suffering' Assange May Be in for Longer Haul

William J. Furney | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Politics
William J. Furney

Two years on since Assange's self-imprisonment, we ask ourselves where we are. Manning is behind bars; Assange is in self-imposed confinement; WikiLeaks is reduced to the embarrassment of coughing out already available information; and the world has moved on.

Guess Who's Waded In On The Ukip Issue?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Politics

t would be "foolish" if Britain's main parties did not worry about Ukip topping a national election in Britain, former prime minister Tony Blair said....

The Band That Slayed Radiohead

Todd Cochran | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Todd Cochran

When I first interviewed Bolywool in 2010, they were one of a slew of Swedish bands who were spearheading a revival of psychedelic rock.

Thomas Ravelli - Swedish Goalkeeper & World Cup Hero 1994

Ulrike Graeber | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Sport
Ulrike Graeber

Nearly everybody in Sweden knows the heroes of 1994 and I am very pleased to talk with one of the team-members - Thomas Ravelli.

WATCH: Djurgarden Fan Dies On Opening Weekend Of Swedish Season (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Sport

A candlelight vigil was in Helsingborg on Sunday after a Djugarden fan died prior to a Swedish League fixture as fans clashed in the city centre in so...

This Horrific 16-Inch Monster Of A Rat Is Dead, Thank Goodness

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK

A gargantuan rat the size of a small child has terrorised a Swedish family, scrambling around the kitchen of their Stockholm home with a trap clamped ...

Activist Spotlight: Pye Jakobsson, Co-Founder of Rose Alliance, Sweden, and President of The Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP)

Ruth Jacobs | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Politics
Ruth Jacobs

  Since the mid-1990s, Pye Jakobsson from Stockholm, Sweden, has been a sex workers' rights activist and from the 1980s, she has been involve...

A Curious Case of Sexist Based Equality?

Adrian Grist | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK
Adrian Grist

For almost a decade now I have remained an unemployed/unemployable journalist; my workload stuttered and stalled as my kidney function teetered and crashed. Indeed, in the past ten years I have only had two articles published, that's a fairly low output for someone with the audacity to dish out business cards with the words 'freelance writer' emblazoned across them.

Dustin Tebbutt: The Interview

Tess Riley | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tess Riley

Tebbutt, who relocated to Sweden to live, work and write music for two years, has returned to his Australian homeland with a stunning EP that's gaining momentum both north and south of the equator. I caught up with him to find out more.

WATCH: These Dishes Clean Themselves

Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Tech

If the basic human tasks you have to complete in order to stay alive are getting too much bother, some designers in Sweden might have an answer. Th...

Christmas Time: Larsson & Jennings AW13 Collection

Bwoywonder | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Bwoywonder

Still stuck for gift ideas for your loved ones this Christmas? Running out of time? Then Swiss-made watchmakers Larsson & Jennings may be just the brand to look for.

Storm Ivar Batters Christmas Shoppers In Norway (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK

Christmas shoppers were virtually blown off their feet in Norway last week as Storm Ivar tore through the region. Footage of residents in Aalesund...

Northern Lights, Fruit Soup and Naked Snow-Rolling: My Surprising Arctic Ski Diary

Nina Barough CBE | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nina Barough CBE

I'd trained hard in preparation for our first ever Arctic Marathon. But back in February 2013, as I was settling into my bunk at our base station in Alesjaure, Sweden, I could not imagine what the team and I were about to face. As founder of Walk the Walk and the MoonWalks, I was used to walking long distances wearing just a bra.

Abba Load Of That: Swedish DJ Gives Ronaldo Wake-Up Call With Karaoke (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Sport

Sweden are pulling out all the stops to put off Portugal ahead of the countries' World Cup playoff second leg, and that includes a radio DJ giving Cri...

Seriously, Let's Do Something About the 3%

Thea Hamrén | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Thea Hamrén

Growing up in the 90's in Sweden with three techie brothers and an engineer dad, digital and technology has always been a big part of my life. Combined with storytelling it's become my profession.