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Grounded flights strand Swedes in Tel Aviv
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Grounded flights strand Swedes in Tel Aviv

UPDATE: About 270 passengers planning to fly to Stockholm are still stranded in Tel Aviv, and airlines have stated that flights will likely be grounded on Thursday as well. READ  

Fears mount for Swede kidnapped in Ukraine
A tank in Horlivka. Photo: Dmitry Lovetsky/TT

Fears mount for Swede kidnapped in Ukraine

A mediator who handles prisoner exchanges between Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels said on Wednesday that he feared for the life of a kidnapped Swede. READ  

Swedish funds to tackle female genital mutilation
Sweden's Minister of International Development Cooperation Hillevi Engström with Foreign Minister Carl Bildt. File photo: TT

Swedish funds to tackle female genital mutilation

Sweden has earmarked 48 million kronor ($7 million) of its development aid budget to a United Nations programme to tackle female genital mutilation. READ  

Swedish leaders speak out on Gaza crisis
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Swedish leaders speak out on Gaza crisis

Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt believes Israel is interested in negotiating a ceasefire with Hamas while Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven has stood by his comment about the Israelis having a right to defend itself. READ  

Swede feared kidnapped by Ukrainian separatists
Rebel tanks on the road to Horlivka in June. Photo: TT

Swede feared kidnapped by Ukrainian separatists

Swedish police are investigating the suspected kidnapping of a Swedish citizen by pro-Russian separatists at a road block in eastern Ukraine. READ  

Saab pulls out of Denmark fighter bidding

Saab pulls out of Denmark fighter bidding

Swedish defence firm Saab has declined to provide a bid for a 30 billion ($4.37 billion) Danish fighter contract while reports indicate that US firm Lockheed Martin is set to land the deal. READ  

Swedish journalists detained in Ukraine
An armed man looks at charred debris at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Photo: TT

Swedish journalists detained in Ukraine

Two journalists from a major Swedish daily reporting from the Malaysian Airlines crash site in eastern Ukraine were taken into detention by pro-Russian rebels on Sunday. READ  

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US envoy gets on his bike to back trade deal
US Ambassador to Sweden Mark Brzezinski completes his trans-Sweden bike trip in Stockholm. Photo: The Local

US envoy gets on his bike to back trade deal

The US Ambassador to Sweden pedalled in to Stockholm on Thursday after completing a trans-Sweden bike trip to promote a US-EU free trade agreement and to see a little more of his adopted country. READ  

'A first class international gangster crime': Bildt
People wait for news at Kuala Lumpur airport. Photo: TT

'A first class international gangster crime': Bildt

Sweden's Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has described as "horrible" the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines flight over Ukraine on Thursday, citing evidence incriminating pro-Russian separatists. READ  

Telia Sonera faces new dictator probe
Telia Sonera CEO Johan Dennelind. Photo: TT

Telia Sonera faces new dictator probe

New allegations have emerged linking Swedish-Finnish telecom firm Telia Sonera with the family of Azeri dictator Ilham Aliyev, a claim to which the company's CEO has admitted knowing nothing. READ  

Ikea urban concept heads for Sweden
Ikea's new city centre store in Hamburg. Photo: TT

Ikea urban concept heads for Sweden

After successfully opening an Ikea store in the centre of Hamburg, the furniture giant has decided to consider its new urban concept for its home market of Sweden. READ  

'Battered women should stop whining'
Sweden Democrat MP Anna Hagwall. Photo: Riksdagen; Shutterstock

'Battered women should stop whining'

Sweden Democrat MP Anna Hagwall has been censured by the party after saying that women should "stop whining" about domestic violence and that they shoulder the responsibility to end the abuse. READ  

Löfven rejects 'Israel self-defence' post criticism
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Löfven rejects 'Israel self-defence' post criticism

Social Democrats' leader Stefan Löfven has defended his controversial comments in which he supported Israel's right to 'self-defence' in Gaza, saying that he echoed his party's long term position. READ  

Bildt calls for 'immediate' Gaza cease-fire
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Bildt calls for 'immediate' Gaza cease-fire

Sweden's foreign minister Carl Bildt has called for an immediate cease-fire in the ongoing Gaza crisis, and said that Sweden is doing what it can to assist its citizens. READ  

Sweden Democrats barred from union posts
LO headquarters in Stockholm. File photo: TT

Sweden Democrats barred from union posts

Nearly half of Swedish trade union confederations bar Sweden Democrats from taking official positions, according to a report published on Monday. READ  

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22 July

Det (The Swedish Teacher) »

"Hej! “Det” is a personal pronoun that can be used in many ways, and it might me confusing if you always translate “det” to English “it”. In this article I will do my best to guide you to how to use “det”. Det replacing a word, a phrase or a clause Let us begin with the less confusing..." READ »

 

22 July

PROTECTING GIRLS FROM ABUSE OF THEIR RIGHTS (The Diplomatic Dispatch) »

"Today (22 July) my Prime Minister, David Cameron, and UNICEF, are hosting the world’s first #GirlSummit in London. The Summit’s aim is to mobilise domestic and international efforts to end the appalling practices of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Child Early Forced Marriage (CEFM). This is a high priority for the UK government and the Prime..." READ »

 
 
 
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