Sweden's wild child Princess Madeleine marries New York banker

Princess Madeleine and Christopher O'Neill leave the Royal Chapel after the wedding ceremony in Stockholm. Photo: AP

Swedish Princess Madeleine fell in love in the Big Apple. Now she has said "yes" to New York banker Christopher O'Neill in a lavish and emotional wedding ceremony in Stockholm.

Monday, 10 June, 2013, 3:25am

Swedish capital again wracked by nightly rioting

A man passes by a banner reading "Stop police violence for an independent investigation" during a demonstration against police violence and vandalism in the Stockholm suburb of Husby. Photo: AFP

Police say that overnight violence in suburban districts of Stockholm was less intense than previous nights but as many as 25 cars had been burned. A police officer was slightly injured west of the Swedish capital.

25 May 2013 - 5:48pm

Lawmakers plan trip costing up to HK$560,000 to study poverty

Dr Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung. Photo: Gary Mak

Lawmakers are considering spending up to HK$560,000 of public money on a week-long trip to find ways to deal with one of Hong Kong's most pressing problems - poverty.

12 May 2013 - 6:05am 20 comments

Letters to the Editor, April 1, 2013

Post-referendum celebrations on the Falklands. Photo: AFP

I would like to share with readers more details of our experiences in Sweden, where we have two separate glass recycling systems. For standard drinks containers (glass, PET and aluminium) we have a deposit system. When returned to the supermarket redemption centre for deposit refund, glass bottles are sent back to the beverage factory, cleaned and reused.

1 Apr 2013 - 3:00am 1 comment

73-year-old to sail single-handed for 600 days

Sven Yrvind in his workshop with his unfinished boat. Photo: AFP

Sven Yrvind always swum against the tide. When the 73-year-old Swedish sailor and adventurer was asked to give a talk in front of the Swedish king and queen, he refused because he wouldn't get paid.

17 Feb 2013 - 4:41am

South African found guilty of Swedish bride killing

Xolile Mngeni

A South African accused of being the triggerman in the 2010 honeymoon slaying of a Swedish bride was found guilty yesterday, ending his long-delayed trial as the woman's husband continues to fight extradition over the killing.

Prosecutors say Xolile Mngeni was hired by 28-year-old Anni Dewani's British husband to carry out the November 2010 killing made to look like a carjacking.

20 Nov 2012 - 4:18am

Briefs, November 10, 2012

Prince Charles greets the crowd at Bondi Beach. Photo: EPA

Thousands of Syrians flee border town

10 Nov 2012 - 3:00am

Briefs, October 26, 2012

Number of victims in Savile abuse case soars

26 Oct 2012 - 4:55am

Ikea blasted in Sweden for airbrushing women out of Saudi Arabia catalogue

The Swedish (left) and Saudi versions of Ikea's catalogue. Photo: AFP

The world's biggest furniture retailer has come under heavy criticism in its home market Sweden after it airbrushed women out of its latest catalogue in Saudi Arabia, raising questions about its policies towards gender equality.

Ikea, famous for budget furniture in self-build flat-packs and huge stores, said it regretted removing the women from pictures in the annual booklet.

3 Oct 2012 - 4:15am

Two Swedish women receive uteruses in first mother-to-daughter transplants

The transplant surgical team at a press conference. Photo: EPA

Two Swedish women received new uteruses at the weekend in the world's first mother-to-daughter uterine transplants aimed at helping them have babies, Gothenburg University announced yesterday.

Uterine transplants are new, with the first successful one performed in Turkey in 2011.

19 Sep 2012 - 4:39am

Pirate Bay co-founder arrested in Cambodia at request of Sweden

A co-founder of top Swedish file-sharing site The Pirate Bay, who is on an international wanted list, has been arrested in the Cambodian capital at Stockholm's request, police said yesterday.

3 Sep 2012 - 4:40am

Mummy's little darling, Julian Assange, should go to Sweden to face accusers

Mummy's little darling, Julian Assange, should go to Sweden to face accusers

Christine Assange, mother of Julian, tugged at our heartstrings a couple of weeks ago - as was her intention - when she was depicted in the news media holding up a photograph of her son at four years of age.

18 Aug 2012 - 4:46am

HK still an important stepping stone for trade with Sweden

In 1950, Sweden became the first Western country to forge diplomatic relations with the mainland and trading ties between the two nations date back more than 300 years.

In the early days, Sweden imported porcelain, tea and silk in exchange for timber and iron, and by the 19th century began to export manufactured products to China.

4 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Northern lights dazzle

Swedish brands such as Ikea, H&M, Volvo and Ericsson have become household names, while Swedish engineering brilliance, especially in the cutting-edge telecommunications sector, continues to wow consumers worldwide.

4 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Bird gives away little secret ... it's HK's own

It's an unobtrusive little bird, hard to distinguish from the grass on the high, remote Hong Kong slopes it makes its home. It's also hard to distinguish from a brownish, white-bellied bird that lives in Nepal, India and Bangladesh, so much so that for more than a century they were regarded as the same species.

8 Oct 2010 - 12:00am