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One in three fears terror attack in Sweden
Police in Paris just after the attack on Charlie Hebdo. Photo: TT

One in three fears terror attack in Sweden

A new poll carried out after the deadly shootings in France this month suggests that one in three Swedes are concerned about a terror attack in their home country. READ  

Afghan student 'escaped' on secret Swedish plane
Former Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt who was on the plane. Photo: TT

Afghan student 'escaped' on secret Swedish plane

Sweden's former Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has admitted that he helped an Afghan student escape from Kabul in 2009 by sneaking him on to a Swedish government plane. READ  

Grenade and 'Russian flares' on Swedish island
The Öland bridge, linking the island to the mainland. Photo: TT

Grenade and 'Russian flares' on Swedish island

Police have blown up what they’ve called a 'military object' on a beach on Öland, a Swedish island in the Baltic Sea, where suspected 'Russian flares' have also been spotted. READ  

Sweden confirms 100 citizens fighting for Isis
Men believed to be fighting for Isis in Iraq. Photo: TT/uncredited

Sweden confirms 100 citizens fighting for Isis

Sweden's Security Service, Säpo, has confirmed data suggesting that at least one hundred Swedes have fought alongside Islamist extremists in Iraq and Syria. READ  

Prime Minister survives vote of no confidence
Stefan Löfven remains the Swedish prime minister. Photo: TT

Prime Minister survives vote of no confidence

A no-confidence motion against Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, led by the nationalist Sweden Democrat party was rejected by parliament on Tuesday. READ  

Dark future forecast for Swedish economy
Stockholm City Hall under the cover of clouds. Photo: Image Bank Sweden

Dark future forecast for Swedish economy

Sweden's Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson has formally lowered her growth forecast for the country's economy, suggesting it will expand by 2.4 percent this year and 2.7 percent in 2016. READ  

Fears over rise in solo child refugee arrivals
A sign pointing to a branch of Sweden's Migration Agency. Photo: TT

Fears over rise in solo child refugee arrivals

There are worries about the rising number of unaccompanied refugee children in Sweden, with around 300 estimated to have arrived since the start of 2015. READ  

Opinion
'Something is going wrong in Sweden'
Swedish entrepreneur Asim Mehmood. Photo: Private

'Something is going wrong in Sweden'

A fortnight after the Paris attacks, Asim Mehmood, 31, who is a Muslim and an entrepreneur in Umeå, northern Sweden, says he's feeling increasingly afraid about growing Islamophobia in Sweden. READ  

Sweden Democrat leader breaks sick leave silence
Sweden Democrat leader Jimmie Åkesson: Photo: TT

Sweden Democrat leader breaks sick leave silence

The leader of the Sweden Democrats - who has been on sick leave since last year - has broken his silence on rumours that there is an ongoing power struggle within the nationalist group. READ  

Sweden backs stronger EU terror cooperation
Security has been stepped up in Brussels. Photo: TT

Sweden backs stronger EU terror cooperation

Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallström is among the EU foreign ministers meeting for talks in Brussels to discuss tactics for dealing with terrorists in the wake of recent attacks in France and Belgium. READ  

Submarine witness speaks of second spot
HMS Malmö ship on a previous mission. Photo: TT

Submarine witness speaks of second spot

A man who says he saw a suspicious submarine in Swedish waters, a week after another rogue foreign vessel made global headlines, has been speaking for the first time. READ  

Swedish PM: 'It was time' to recognise Palestine
Stefan Löfven answers questions after a party leader debate on Wednesday. Photo: Claudio Bresciani / TT

Swedish PM: 'It was time' to recognise Palestine

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has given his full backing to Sweden’s decision to recognise Palestine despite strong criticism both from Israel and opposition leaders. READ  

Sweden by far EU's most pro-immigrant nation
Photo: TT

Sweden by far EU's most pro-immigrant nation

Swedes are much more positive towards immigration than the citizens of any other country in the European Union, according to figures from the latest Eurobarometer survey. READ  

Israel 'crossed line' says Swedish Foreign Minister
Wallström has been the Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs since October 2014. Photo: TT

Israel 'crossed line' says Swedish Foreign Minister

Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström, who last week postponed a scheduled trip to Israel, has said that the middle eastern country is using "a rhetoric that crosses all lines." READ  

Sweden's cancelled Israel trip stirs debate
Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallström. Photo: TT

Sweden's cancelled Israel trip stirs debate

UPDATED: Sweden’s foreign minister cancelled a trip to Israel last week because no Israeli official was willing to meet her, it has been claimed. On Thursday the country's opposition parties criticized her approach to relations with the Middle East. READ  

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