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Assange Attacks 'Insulting' UK Response To His UN Support

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley & Jack Sommers | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has condemned the "insulting" British government response to the UN ruling that he is being "arbitrarily detained" by...

Making a Difference

Rosy Greenlees | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK
Rosy Greenlees

One of craft's undoubted strengths is its sense of place and authenticity - it's the primary reason large brands and marketing agencies have been keen...

Sharing the Caring Puts Family First

S.D. Robertson | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Parents
S.D. Robertson

I'm a big believer in fathers playing a more active role in their children's upbringing. I'm biased, of course, as that's my own experience. Not that my wife and I planned it. A happy accident would be a better explanation.

Louise Ridley

You'll Be Jealous Of The Way This UK Company Has Revolutionised Its Working Day

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK

A British company has shortened its working day from eight hours to six, inspired by a Scandinavian model aimed at boosting wellbeing and efficiency. ...

In Praise Of My Passport

Bhanu Bhatnagar | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK
Bhanu Bhatnagar

I ended up studying in the UK, paying the same as someone born and raised there. Yet before I set foot in London to study I had absolutely no connection to the UK. So what makes me, a Swedish citizen of Indian descent, any less of an 'overseas' student than an Indian citizen? Answer: my passport.

Why You Should Visit Stockholm in 2016

Steve Vickers | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Vickers

There are plenty of things that make Stockholm easy to promote abroad, from the impossibly cute look of the Old Town to the super-creative food, music and shopping scenes, which have left much bigger cities playing catch up in recent years. Here are five more reasons why you should visit Stockholm in 2016.

Sweden Imposes Border Controls

Angus Walker | Posted 14.11.2015 | UK Politics
Angus Walker

Many Swedes regard it as a human duty for a rich country to allow those who need refuge in, no questions asked. Now the request "show me your passport" is being asked and there many more questions which need to be answered before Sweden can decide how it will cope with it's overwhelming influx of humanity.

Rest and Recoup: A Sweet Spot in Sweden

Alex Ratcliffe | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alex Ratcliffe

Hillesgarden near Helsingborg, Sweden, is different things to different people: a beautiful park with a lake and delightful walks amidst herbal gardens, a splendid restaurant serving delicious, wholesome food which is famous for miles around, a conference centre with a lecture hall, a retreat centre, a guest house, as well as a health centre for therapies and healing.

UN Reports on Racism in Sweden and the Netherlands Highlight the Need to Tackle Afrophobia Across Europe

Claire Fernandez | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK
Claire Fernandez

Concerns over the increasing ill-treatment and violence targeting asylum seekers and migrants in Europe have confirmed ENAR's worse predictions on dee...

Masked Darth Vader Attacker Pictured Moments Before Sword Rampage At Swedish School

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK

A masked man brandishing a sword stabbed four people at a school in southern Sweden, killing one teacher and a student before being shot by police. ...

Don't Let The Music Die: Västerås Sinfonietta

Chloe Gunning | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

Like many, I used to travel purely for fun. I jetted off to destinations known for warm weather, picturesque beaches and delicious food. But if you fo...

It's a Myth: The Swedish Six-Hour Workday

Sofie Sandell | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sofie Sandell

Sweden was the home of the Vikings and now exports furniture and great music all over the world. Of course, as a Swede, I love the idea that we are starting the six-hour workday movement as well. But for most people the six-hour workday is far from a reality, and the headlines in the newspapers are misleading.

Syrian Refugee Crisis in Europe Is Testing Its Humanitarian Nerve

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

The shocking image of the lifeless body of a young Syrian boy found lying face down on a beach near the Turkish resort town of Bodrum has left the wor...

Group Of Bearded Swedes With Flag Mistaken By Police For Isis

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK

Police in Sweden received reports that a gathering of men was flying the black flag of Islamic State (IS) - only to find out it was actually a group o...

Why The Best Gigs In Europe Are On A Silent Bus

Huffington Post UK | Shihab S Joi | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Entertainment

As if having one of the most efficient transport networks in the world wasn’t enough, Swedish commuters have been getting treated to live performanc...

The Swedish Way

Chanel de Yong | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chanel de Yong

Recently, after traveling only two hours and twenty minutes away by airplane, I found my country- my haven. SWEDEN. Now, forget stinking dustbin's, chewing gum stuck on street's, or for that matter; unattractive looking people, because you won't get any of this in Sweden!

Swedish Businesses Are Trialling Six Hour Working Days

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK

A six-hour working day to improve staff morale and efficiency is being trialled at a number of businesses in Sweden. The county is already famed f...

Sail on the MS Wilhelm Tham Along Sweden's Bohuslän Archipelago

Lynn Houghton | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lynn Houghton

It is August and the sun is shining gratuitously as a stiff sea breeze blows, ruffling my hair. The enjoyment of being on the water, seeing yachts and dreamy luxury vessels, spotting seal colonies - as we drift alongside West Sweden's beautiful rugged, rocky coastline - is a recipe for a truly special experience.

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...