Sep 19, 2014

Swede acquitted of rape after 'sexsomnia' diagnosis

A Swede who had sex with a woman while he was asleep was acquitted of rape because he suffers from “sexsomnia,” according to a court ruling AFP obtained Thursday. The 26-year-old man did not have “the intention” to have sex, the Sundsvall appeal court ...

'Hubot' series focuses on human-robot divide

| Jul 18, 2014

'Hubot' series focuses on human-robot divide

by Erik Fau

He has no special interest in science fiction, but the creator of a Swedish sci-fi drama that pits robots against humans has struck a nerve among viewers. “Real Humans,” by screenwriter-actor Lars Lundstroem, stars humanoids called “hubots,” a word mixing humans and robots. They ...

Jul 17, 2014

Swedish court upholds detention order for Assange

A Swedish court on Wednesday upheld its detention order on Julian Assange, reaffirming the legal basis for an international warrant for the WikiLeaks founder that has kept him hiding in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London for two years. Assange’s defense team said it would ...

Peace-loving Sweden now major weapons exporter

May 20, 2014

Peace-loving Sweden now major weapons exporter

Alongside a global reputation for peacemaking and generous foreign aid, Sweden has become a major world supplier of weapons. It can count a number of regimes criticized for human rights abuses among its customers. Ranked the third largest arms exporter per capita after Israel ...

Mar 15, 2014

Backstrom will get Olympic silver

Swedish hockey star Nicklas Backstrom will receive an Olympic silver medal even though he was suspended from the final in Sochi after a positive drug test. The IOC ruled Friday that Backstrom had not intended to enhance his performance, laying the blame for his ...

Wolf hunt stand-off in Sweden heightens rural tensions

Mar 2, 2014

Wolf hunt stand-off in Sweden heightens rural tensions

Farmers and hunters in Sweden are crying foul over a wolf-hunt ban, which they say threatens their way of life and may lead to civil disobedience. “I think we could live with some wolves, but not as many as there are now. They’re getting ...

Sweden defeats Finland in hockey semifinals

Feb 21, 2014

Sweden defeats Finland in hockey semifinals

Erik Karlsson scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 25 shots, lifting Sweden over Finland 2-1 on Friday and into the gold-medal game at the Sochi Olympics. The 2006 Olympic champions will face the United States or Canada ...

Sweden routs Slovenia, punches ticket to semifinals

Feb 19, 2014

Sweden routs Slovenia, punches ticket to semifinals

Henrik Lundqvist made 19 saves for his second shutout of the Sochi Games and Carl Hagelin scored twice, helping Sweden rout upstart Slovenia 5-0 Wednesday to advance into Olympic hockey semifinals. The 2006 Olympic champions will face the winner of the Russia-Finland game Friday ...

Zetterberg to miss remainder of Olympics

Feb 14, 2014

Zetterberg to miss remainder of Olympics

Sweden captain Henrik Zetterberg will miss the rest of the Olympic men’s hockey tournament because of a back injury. Sweden made the announcement Friday before facing Switzerland in its second game of the tournament. Zetterberg scored a goal in the Swedes’ opening victory over ...