Niklas Pollard

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4 Jan 2019 | 8:37 PM

Tests show suspected Swedish Ebola patient not infected

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Medical tests have shown a patient treated in isolation at Sweden's Uppsala University Hospital for suspected Ebola is not infected with the virus after all, authorities said on Friday.

8 Oct 2018 | 8:59 PM

U.S. economists win Nobel for work on climate change, innovation

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Americans William Nordhaus and Paul Romer, pioneers in adapting the western economic growth model to focus on environmental issues and sharing the benefits of technology, won the 2018 Nobel Economics Prize on Monday.

9 Sep 2018 | 8:46 PM

Sweden faces political deadlock after gains by far-right party

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden headed for a hung parliament after an election on Sunday that saw support for the nationalist Sweden Democrats surge, as one of Europe's most liberal nations turned right amid fears over immigration.

12 Jul 2018 | 2:09 PM

Riding migration backlash, Sweden's political pariah looks to end isolation

STOCKHOLM/VISBY, Sweden - Once denounced as neo-fascists, Jimmie Akesson's Sweden Democrats look poised to translate more voter-friendly nationalist policies into big electoral gains in a country long famed for liberal tolerance.

9 Oct 2017 | 9:17 PM

We're all human: 'Nudge' theorist Thaler wins economics Nobel

STOCKHOLM/CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. academic Richard Thaler, who helped popularise the idea of "nudging" people towards doing what was best for them, won the 2017 Nobel Economics Prize on Monday for his work on how human nature affects supposedly rational markets.

2 Oct 2017 | 7:39 PM

How we tick: U.S. 'body clock' scientists win Nobel medicine prize

STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. scientists Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young won the 2017 Nobel prize for medicine on Monday for unravelling molecular mechanisms that control our internal body clocks.

9 Apr 2017 | 10:55 PM

Sweden questioning seven people over deadly truck attack - police

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - An Uzbek man suspected of ramming a truck into a crowd in Stockholm, killing four people, had expressed sympathy for Islamic State and was wanted for failing to comply with a deportation order, Swedish police said on Sunday.

5 Oct 2016 | 8:01 PM

Scottish, French and Dutch-born scientists win Nobel chemistry prize

STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) - A trio of European scientists has won the 2016 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for developing molecular machines that could one day be injected to fight cancer or used to make new types of materials and energy storage devices.

5 Oct 2016 | 4:25 AM

Thouless, Haldane and Kosterlitz win 2016 Nobel physics prize

STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) - Three British-born scientists won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for revealing unusual states of matter, leading to advances in electronics that could aid researchers trying to develop quantum computers.

3 Oct 2016 | 10:05 PM

Japanese scientist wins 2016 Nobel medicine prize

STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) - Japan's Yoshinori Ohsumi won the 2016 Nobel prize for medicine for ground-breaking experiments with yeast which exposed a key mechanism in the body's defences where cells degrade and recycle their components.

Yoshinori Ohsumi, a professor of Tokyo Institute of Technology is pictured in Tokyo, Japan, March 25, 2015 in this photo released by Kyodo. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS