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Sweden welcomes Scotland's 'No' vote
No supporters celebrate victory in Glasgow. Photo: Matt Dunham/AP/TT.

Sweden welcomes Scotland's 'No' vote

Sweden’s outgoing foreign minister Carl Bildt has welcomed Scottish voters’ decision to reject independence from the UK in Thursday’s referendum. The pound rose against the krona following the result. READ  

Bildt: 'We must increase efforts in Iraq'
Bildt in Baghdad on Monday. Photo: Karim Kadim/TT

Bildt: 'We must increase efforts in Iraq'

After meeting with refugees and politicians in Iraq on Tuesday, Foreign Minister Carl Bildt said Sweden must increase its efforts to help Iraq reach a lasting solution. READ  

Bildt lays out four steps to Gaza peace
Photos: TT

Bildt lays out four steps to Gaza peace

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt stated that there are four steps to achieving peace in Gaza, and that it begins with removing the blockade - which has "played into Hamas' hands". READ  

Opinion
'Gaza conflict needs help, not empty rhetoric'
Demonstrations at Sergels Torg in Stockholm. Photo: Kent Vilhelmsson

'Gaza conflict needs help, not empty rhetoric'

As the rhetoric rises at demonstrations in Swedish cities, Stockholm-based Israeli writer David Stavrou calls on Swedes to think before they shout and to cast a critical eye over much that is written and said about the conflict in Gaza. READ  

Swedish leaders speak out on Gaza crisis
Photo: TT

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 Israel having a right to defend itself. 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  

'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  

Stockholm Gaza demo targets Israeli embassy
Demonstrators at Sergels Torg. Photo: Kent Vilhelmsson

Stockholm Gaza demo targets Israeli embassy

A demonstration in central Stockholm on Wednesday evening calling for peace in Gaza ended with angry scenes outside the Israeli embassy. READ  

Bildt calls for 'immediate' Gaza cease-fire
Photo: TT

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  

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"Happy Friday readers! It sure has been a exciting week in Sweden, where we’re set to get a new Prime Minister after Fredrik Reinfeldt stepped down following Sunday’s elections. The Local blogged live from the key political gatherings across Stockholm. Why not re-visit the action by taking a look at our photos, tweets, videos and analysis? Since the..." READ »

 
 
 
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