Sweden http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19976/all en Swede who created home reactor arrested http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/swede-who-created-home-reactor-arrested <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A Swedish man has been arrested after trying to set up a nuclear reactor and split atoms in his home </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> News Desk </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> A Swedish man has been arrested after trying to set up a<a href="http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/8281185/swedish-man-caught-trying-to-split-atoms"> nuclear reactor </a>and split atoms in his home.</p> <p> Richard Handl said that he had the radioactive elements radium, americium and uranium in his apartment in southern Sweden for nuclear experiments.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/swede-who-created-home-reactor-arrested" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nuclear Sweden Weird Wide Web GlobalPost Blogs Thu, 04 Aug 2011 04:00:00 +0000 News Desk 5672318 at http://www.globalpost.com Europe's debt solution? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/debt-crisis/110815/europe-debt-crisis-retirement-age <p> STOCKHOLM &mdash; When France raised the retirement age from 60 to 62, three million people protested.&nbsp;Not so in Sweden.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/debt-crisis/110815/europe-debt-crisis-retirement-age" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sweden Debt Crisis Europe Ireland Italy Spain Mon, 15 Aug 2011 14:50:29 +0000 Marcus Oscarsson 5673149 at http://www.globalpost.com Saab's sob story http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110815/saab-auto-industry-news-sweden-economy <p> STOCKHOLM &mdash; Saab&rsquo;s sad story is a black spot in Sweden&rsquo;s otherwise robust recovery.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110815/saab-auto-industry-news-sweden-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto Industry Sweden Business Europe Global Economy Tue, 16 Aug 2011 10:40:43 +0000 Frank Radosevich 5673184 at http://www.globalpost.com Drunk moose gets stuck up apple tree in Sweden (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/sweden-stupid-or-drunk-moose-apple-tree-gothenburg <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A drunken moose was found tangled in an apple tree near Gothenburg after apparently binge eating the fermented fruit. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> News Desk </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> A <a href="http://www.news24.com/World/News/Intoxicated-moose-tangled-up-in-tree-20110908">drunken moose</a> became entangled in an apple tree near Gothenburg, Sweden, and had to be rescued by police.</p> <p> The intoxicated animal had reportedly been &quot;sneaking around&quot; the Gothenburg suburb of Saro for several days, before getting smashed on fermenting apples in the garden of a resident who was away on vacation, the Associated Press reports.</p> <p> Per Johansson, 45, told the AP he heard roaring noises from his neighbor&#39;s yard, and when he went to investigate, found a female moose tangled in an apple tree, apparently caught in the midst of a binge.</p> <p> <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/down-under/australian-fined-drink-driving-motorized-esky-cooler"><strong>More from GlobalPost: Australian fined for driving motorized ice cooler while drunk (VIDEO)</strong></a></p> <p> The moose was freed with the help of Swedish police and rescue services, who sawed off branches to help the animal descend from the tree.</p> <p> The moose, still appearing confused, reportedly wandered into Johansson&#39;s yard, where she spent the night sleeping off her <a href="http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/animal-magic/2011/09/08/drunken-moose-gets-stuck-up-a-tree-115875-23403828/">hangover</a>. The moose took off into the woods the next day.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/sweden-stupid-or-drunk-moose-apple-tree-gothenburg" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sweden Food & Drink Wildlife News Europe Offbeat Weird Wide Web Thu, 08 Sep 2011 17:52:00 +0000 News Desk 5674919 at http://www.globalpost.com Swedish daycare monitors toddlers with GPS vests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/sweden-toddlers-gps-vests-swedish-daycare-child-safety <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Swedish children wear vests fitted with tracking devices that daycare staff can track on a screen. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> News Desk </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Daycares in Sweden have started fitting children with <a href="http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/5669941/Daycare-centres-use-GPS-to-track-children">GPS</a> and other locating devices to keep track of kids during excursions.</p> <p> The Swedish children wear<a href="http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/5669941/Daycare-centres-use-GPS-to-track-children"> vests</a> fitted with tracking devices that daycare staff can track on a screen, the Associated Press reports.</p> <p> GPS devices are increasingly being used to keep track of children, although it is still unusual for them to be used in a daycare setting.</p> <p> &quot;Certainly, <a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/the-hot-button/equipping-toddlers-with-gps-safe-or-lazy/article2179777/">GPS</a> is already being used on kids &mdash; many of them delinquent,&quot; the Toronto Globe and Mail reports. &quot;In Florida earlier this year, GPS was being piloted as a way to keep track of, and presumably motivate kids who habitually play hooky.&quot;</p> <p> But there are growing concerns about the ethical implications of monitoring children.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/sweden-toddlers-gps-vests-swedish-daycare-child-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> children Sweden Europe Culture & Lifestyle Technology Weird Wide Web Tue, 27 Sep 2011 00:28:12 +0000 News Desk 5676224 at http://www.globalpost.com Sweden bravely endures national butter shortage http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/sweden-butter-shortage-leila-lindholm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rising popularity of "back to basics" cooking blamed for empty supermarket shelves. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> News Desk </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> For the past month, Swedish supermarkets have struggled to stock enough butter to meet customer demand, the Guardian reports. This past week, the butter supply decreased to unusual lows, the <a href="http:// http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/sep/23/swedish-butter-shortage-leila-lindholm">Swedish Dairy Association</a> said.</p> <p> The reason? Supply and demand are out of whack.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/sweden-butter-shortage-leila-lindholm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sweden Business Food & Drink Weird Wide Web Fri, 30 Sep 2011 23:15:31 +0000 News Desk 5676583 at http://www.globalpost.com Tomas Transtromer wins Nobel literature prize http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/111006/tomas-transtromer-nobel-literature-prize <p> The Swedish Academy gave the award to the 80-year-old poet &quot;because, through his condensed, translucent images, he gives us fresh access to reality.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/111006/tomas-transtromer-nobel-literature-prize" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sweden Europe Culture & Lifestyle Thu, 06 Oct 2011 12:10:00 +0000 News Desk 5677027 at http://www.globalpost.com 23 Swedish women convicted of child pornography http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/111018/23-swedish-women-child-pornography <p> A man has also been charged in the case, which according to investigators, is particularly unique because of the number of female perpetrators.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/111018/23-swedish-women-child-pornography" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sweden Europe Tue, 18 Oct 2011 15:20:00 +0000 News Desk 5678306 at http://www.globalpost.com Ethiopia: Swedish journalists are 'messenger boys of a terrorist organization' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111019/ethiopia-swedish-journalists-messenger-boys-terrorist-organizati <p> Two Swedish journalists face trial on Thursday in Ethiopia on terrorism charges after being arrested for being involved with a firefight between the country&rsquo;s rebel and government troops.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111019/ethiopia-swedish-journalists-messenger-boys-terrorist-organizati" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Ethiopia Media News Regions Sweden Conflict Zones Military War Europe Wed, 19 Oct 2011 19:56:21 +0000 Kyle Kim 5678535 at http://www.globalpost.com Hacker creates worst leak ever in Sweden http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/111027/hacker-creates-worst-leak-ever-sweden <p> More than 90,0000 passwords private email accounts in Sweden, including those of politicians, celebrities and editors, have been leaked by an anonymous hacker.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/111027/hacker-creates-worst-leak-ever-sweden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sweden Europe Technology Thu, 27 Oct 2011 19:23:00 +0000 Kyle Kim 5679445 at http://www.globalpost.com Sweden: Transgender actress mourns her "forcible sterilization" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/111101/sweden-transgender-LGBT-gay-lesbian-bisexual-sterilization <p> STOCKHOLM &mdash;&nbsp;Although leaders have been talking about repealing the sterilization law that Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt called a &ldquo;dark chapter in Swedish history,&rdquo; it remains on the books.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/111101/sweden-transgender-LGBT-gay-lesbian-bisexual-sterilization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sweden Europe Culture & Lifestyle Health Wed, 02 Nov 2011 10:19:00 +0000 Ann Tornkvist 5679996 at http://www.globalpost.com Swedish journalists cleared of terrorism charge, other charges pending http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111104/swedish-journalists-acquitted-terrorism-charge-other-charges-pen <p> A judge in a terrorism trial against two Swedish journalists arrested in Ethiopia accepted the prosecution&rsquo;s argument that the pair supported a terrorist organization, the AP reported.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111104/swedish-journalists-acquitted-terrorism-charge-other-charges-pen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Ethiopia Sweden Conflict Zones Europe Fri, 04 Nov 2011 19:08:37 +0000 Kyle Kim 5680371 at http://www.globalpost.com Julian Assange wins right to seek supreme court appeal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/111205/julian-assange-wins-right-seek-supreme-court-appeal-extradition <p> Two judges in London ruled Monday that Assange should be allowed to petition the Supreme Court to consider his case, on the grounds that it raised issues of &quot;general public importance.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/111205/julian-assange-wins-right-seek-supreme-court-appeal-extradition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sweden Wikileaks Wikileaks founder United Kingdom Mon, 05 Dec 2011 15:17:00 +0000 News Desk 5683322 at http://www.globalpost.com Saab files for bankruptcy, but how big is the impact? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/111219/saab-files-bankruptcy <p> Saab Automobile finally filed for bankruptcy Monday after two years of failed rescue attempts by the struggling car maker.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/111219/saab-files-bankruptcy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sweden Business Europe Mon, 19 Dec 2011 20:03:00 +0000 News Desk 5684608 at http://www.globalpost.com Ethiopia court finds Swedish journalists guilty of supporting terrorism http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111221/ethiopia-swedish-journalists-guilty-supporting-terrorism-johan-persson-martin-schibbye <p> &quot;Guilty as charged, period, unanimous vote. They have shown that they are esteemed journalists, but we cannot conclude that someone with a good reputation doesn&#39;t engage in criminal acts,&quot; Judge Shemsu Sirgaga told the court.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111221/ethiopia-swedish-journalists-guilty-supporting-terrorism-johan-persson-martin-schibbye" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Ethiopia Media News Sweden Europe Wed, 21 Dec 2011 10:04:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5684783 at http://www.globalpost.com