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'Sweden would not be able to defend Gotland'
File photo of a military exercise. Photo: Stefan Jerrevång/TT

Sweden would not be able to make a stand if it came to an invasion of the Baltic Sea island by foreign forces, one expert has said.

Brexit
Poll: Swedes are worried about Brexit consequences
The possibility of Brexit has Swedes worried about the EU's future. Photo: Lars Pehrson/SvD/TT

Swedes are worried about what may happen both at home and abroad if Britain votes to leave the EU in June.

Swedish PM shakes up cabinet in key reshuffle
Ann Linde, Peter Eriksson, Isabella Lövin, Stefan Löfven, Karolina Skog and Ibrahim Baylan. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/TT

UPDATED: Will this turn a page on weeks of scandals for Sweden's coalition?

Eurovision 2016
Eurovision star brushes off Russian fury over Sweden win
Ukraine's Jamala winning Eurovision in Sweden. Photo: AP Photo/Martin Meissner

Ukraine's Eurovision winner has dismissed Russia's anger over her triumph in Stockholm.

Brexit vote
Brits: don't let bumbling councils steal your vote
A pro-EU campaigner hands out leaflets in London. Photo: Justin Tallis/AFP

If you're a Brit anxious to have your say in the EU referendum, don't let bumbling bureaucrats deprive you of your rights, says Laura Shields.

Swedish PM to teach Obama about the 'Nordic model'
Barack Obama visits Sweden in 2013. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/TT

Stefan Löfven and the four other Nordic leaders will hold discussions with the US President on Friday.

Opinion - Brexit
'A united Europe benefits both Britain and Sweden'
Margot Wallström calls for a united Europe. Photo: Marcus Ericsson/TT

It's time to focus on a united Europe, says the Swedish politician.

'All homosexuals in Sweden may freely come to Russia'
A gay rights activist in St Petersburg, Russia. Photo: AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky

Russian ambassador Viktor Tatarintsev has accused Swedish media of "Russophobia".

Brexit
Event: Come and discuss Brexit in Stockholm
The speakers at Monday's event.

Are you in Stockholm and want to talk about what Brexit could mean, for Britain, Europe, Sweden - and you?

Sweden’s Greens tumble towards open trapdoor
Åsa Romson has had a tough few weeks. Photo: Maja Muslin/TT

A crisis in confidence in Sweden’s Greens has put the junior coalition partner in freefall, a new poll shows.

Mona Sahlin quits in bodyguard mortgage fiasco
Mona Sahlin. Photo: TT

UPDATE: Mona Sahlin has stepped down from her position as Sweden's national coordinator against violent extremism, after revelations that she had misrepresented her bodyguard’s salary to help him secure a mortgage.

Brexit
Brexit would leave expats in 'ghastly' legal limbo for years
Photo: Paul Lloyd/FLickr

The rights of two million Britons living in the EU would be thrown into doubt for years after Brexit, a new report will conclude.

'This would not have happened if I was white'
Yasri Khan. Photo: Marc Femenia/SCANPIX

Former Swedish Muslim politician explains reluctance to shake hands with women as "about my struggle to be allowed to be myself".

Border checks
Sweden fights for EU border controls to stay
Checks on passengers at Kastrup airport in Copenhagen, close to the border with Sweden. Photo: Emil Langvad/TT

The Nordic nation is among six countries asking the European Commission to extend temporary border controls.

Swedish premier pledges 5,000 'emergency' jobs
Swedish prime minister, Stefan Löfven, speaking in Gothenburg. Photo: TT

Swedish prime minister, Stefan Löfven, speaking in Gothenburg, announced a initiative to create 5,000 new 'emergency' jobs for new arrivals to the country.

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