Stockholm: Sweden’s liberal society is feted as a western exemplar, but behind it lurk the usual conflicts

There has been an explo- sion in the Vinterviken dynamite factory. Someone has dropped a glass and it shattered into 50 pieces on the floor of the for(...)

Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) director general Ahmet Uzumcu speaking  in The Hague earlier this week. Photograph: Toussaint Kluiters/Reuters

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), which is overseeing the destruction of Syria’s chemicals weapon arsenal, has today wo(...)

British physicist Peter Higgs (R) smiling next to CERN Director general Rolf Heuer (C) and Belgium physicist Francois Englert. Photograph: Reuters

Britain’s Peter Higgs and Belgium’s Francois Englert have won the 2013 Nobel prize for physics for predicting the existence of the Higgs boson - the p(...)