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Sunday 1 October 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# Sweden

This year
First of its kind AI-supported mammography screening trial detects 20% more cancers
The report’s lead author said the results were ‘promising’ and could inform ways to ‘address the pronounced radiologist shortage in many countries’.
Greta Thunberg removed by police again for trying to block access to a Swedish oil facility
The Swedish campaigner had earlier been fined 2,500 kronor (€217) for a previous protest.
Greta Thunberg fined over €200 for 'disobeying police' at Swedish climate protest
The activist ‘took part in a demonstration that disrupted traffic’ and ‘refused to obey police orders to leave the site’, according to the charge sheet.
Swedish ambassador expelled from Iraq and embassy stormed as Koran stomped in Stockholm
The Swedish embassy was also stormed in Baghdad earlier today.
Man who lost his arm above the elbow moves individual fingers with bionic limb in world's first
Researchers said that until now this technology has only been demonstrated in amputations below the elbow.
Turkey won’t ratify Sweden’s Nato membership bid before October, Erdogan says
Erdogan said the process would have to wait until the end of Parliament’s summer recess.
Turkish president agrees to support Sweden's Nato bid ahead of summit
Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg declared it had been a “historic day” after Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed to back Stockholm’s application.
Zelensky wins Erdogan's NATO backing after securing US cluster bombs
“There is no doubt that Ukraine deserves membership of NATO,” Erdogan told reporters in Istanbul.
Erdogan signals Turkey is not ready to ratify Sweden Nato membership
Nato wants to bring Sweden into the fold by the time leaders meet in Lithuania on July 11.
One killed and several injured after rollercoaster derails in Stockholm
Police said seven people, both children and adults, were admitted to hospital after the accident.
Swedish surgeon jailed for performing unnecessary windpipe procedures on patients
The surgeon has insisted in court that the transplants were an alternative decided upon after all other options had been excluded.
FactFind: What is the relationship between social inequality, drug use and drug-related harms?
A report by
Shane Raymond
A survey shows consequences of drugs differ across socio-economic levels, even as the prevalence of use doesn’t.
Sweden have won the Eurovision to equal Ireland's record of seven song contest wins
Hold me. Now.
Tractors, unicorns and Edgar Allan Poe: Ten acts to look out for at tonight's Eurovision final
Graham Norton joins the presenting lineup for tonight’s show from Liverpool.
Ireland's Wild Youth have crashed out of Eurovision at the semi-final stage
The group’s entry, We Are One, failed to make the grade when the ten finalists were announced.
Eurovision: Everything you need to know as Ireland's Wild Youth compete in the first semi-final
So who are the favourites this year? Who’s hosting it? Does Ireland have a shot?
State actor most likely culprit for Nord Stream explosions, according to Swedish prosecutors
Last month a German media investigation quoted unnamed officials as saying that five men and a woman used a yacht hired by a Ukrainian-owned company in Poland to carry out the attack – which Ukraine has denied.
Finland is set to officially join Nato tomorrow
‘Tomorrow we will welcome Finland as the 31st member,’ Nato general secretary Jens Stolenberg told reporters today.
Turkey becomes final Nato country to ratify Finland joining alliance
Finland – and Sweden – had been blocked from the alliance by Turkey and Hungary.
Finland on track to join NATO after Turkey and Hungary back accession
Finland and Sweden need all 30 NATO members to approve their accession, which Turkey and Hungary have refused to do until now.
Veteran Ibrahimovic recalled to Sweden squad at 41
The AC Milan striker could break Italian goalkeeper Dino Zoff’s age record.
Finland may join Nato without Sweden over Turkey's opposition
The Turkish foreign minister said Turkey has fewer problems with Finland joining than Sweden.
Turkey's president says his country may allow Finland to join NATO without Sweden
Every member of NATO must vote to approve the acceptance of new members, with Turkey being the most opposed to the two Nordic countries.
Turkey's Erdogan warns Sweden on Nato membership after Koran burning
Turkey is one of only two Nato members not to have ratified Sweden and Finland’s plan to join the western alliance in to the Ukraine war.
Last year
Swedish spy and his sibling face life term over Russian allegations
The case is mainly taking place behind closed doors given the “extremely sensitive material” allegedly divulged by the brothers.
Escaped chimpanzees recaptured in Sweden as four shot dead
The apes had escaped on Wednesday, with some of them making their way out of the monkey house where they lived.
Swedish prosecutor confirms Nord Stream pipeline sabotage as explosive traces found
Four large gas leaks were discovered on Nord Stream’s two pipelines off the Danish island of Bornholm at the end of September.
Sweden says Baltic Sea pipeline leaks probe ‘strengthens sabotage suspicion’
The Swedish Security Service said ‘detonations’ caused extensive damage to the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines last week.
Sweden blocks off area around Nord Stream leaks for 'crime scene investigation'
There is now a ban on driving ships, anchoring, diving, fishing, driving underwater vehicles or carrying out geophysical mapping in the area.
Fourth leak detected at Nord Stream pipelines in Baltic Sea
The Swedish coast guard could not immediately say why the latest leak only appeared days after the initial breaches.
Swedish Prime Minister resigns following right-wing bloc's election win
She will continue in a caretaking capacity until a new government is formed.
Swedish prime minister to resign as right and far-right bloc appears set to win election
Never before has a Swedish government relied on the support of the anti-immigration and nationalist Sweden Democrats.
Explainer: The Swedish right are likely taking over, but what does it mean for Europe?
The country’s right-wing bloc is expected to oust the incumbent Social Democrats.
Sweden's right wing poised for election victory following far-right gains
The election campaign was dominated by issues close to right-wing voters and especially the far-right.
Exit polls give slim lead for Sweden's left bloc as far-right surges
Both polls suggested the anti-immigration and nationalist Sweden Democrats could for the first time become the country’s second-biggest party.
Man gunned down in Sweden mall was shooter's target, say police
Local police said they had arrested the suspected shooter.
Uefa rubbishes Sweden’s criticism of VAR support at Euro 2022
AC Milan forward Kosovare Asllani criticised the governing body for ‘using 50% fewer cameras’.
Sweden trash Portugal to move on to Euros quarter-finals as group winners
Arsenal forward Stina Blackstenius rounded off a 5-0 rout of Portugal as Peter Gerhardsson’s side finished above the Netherlands on goal difference.
Sweden grab late winner against Switzerland to close in on Euro quarter-final spot
Substitute Hanna Bennison hit the decisive goal in Sheffield.
Nato poised to sign off on accession for Sweden and Finland
The move will further increase Russia’s strategic isolation in the wake of its invasion of neighbouring Ukraine.