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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  

Bildt works as babysitter on Swedish reality show

Former Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has been given a cautious thumbs up for his child-minding abilities after appearing on a Swedish Celebrity Babysitter show. READ  

International

New NGO job for Sweden's Carl Bildt

Sweden's former Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has got a new post on the board of Crisis Group, a not-for-profit international organization that works to prevent violent conflict. READ  

Scotland Decides

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'

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  

Sweden celebrates 200 years of peace

Sweden celebrates 200 years of peace

Sweden has not actively taken part in a war since 1814 - breaking even Switzerland's record for peace. One peace and conflict expert has told The Local that Swedes learned the hard way to take the non-confrontational stance. READ  

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'

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

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  

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