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Sweden's wild child Princess Madeleine marries New York banker

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

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

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

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 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

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

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 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

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