Reinfeldt and Merkel talk tough on Georgia

Reinfeldt and Merkel talk tough on Georgia

Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt welcomed German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Stockholm on Monday. Russia's actions in Georgia, the Baltic Sea Initiative, and energy and climate issues were high on the agenda.

Death in the forest

Death in the forest

Mortal sins of fashion abound as David Bartal takes a trip to a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the suburbs of Stockholm.

Failed asylum seekers going underground

Failed asylum seekers going underground

More unsuccessful asylum seekers are going into hiding in Sweden, new figures from the Migration Board show. The trend is attributed to tighter rules permitting authorities to send back more refugees from war-torn countries.

Hanna Bäcklund murderer to serve life

Hanna Bäcklund murderer to serve life

A 31-year-old Thai man, Akkaradej 'Chon' Tankae, was sentenced on Monday to life imprisonment for the brutal murder of Swedish tourist Hanna Bäcklund on a beach in Phuket, Thailand in March.

Dutch declare interest in JAS Gripen

Dutch declare interest in JAS Gripen

The Netherlands government has declared an interest in buying 85 JAS Gripen fighter aircraft from Saab to replace its ageing fleet of F16s.

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SBAB forecasts interest rate cut

Swedish state-owned mortgage lender, SBAB, has given hope to hard-hit homeowners by forecasting an interest rate cut in December.

Swedish footballer rejects Ronaldinho proposal

Swedish footballer rejects Ronaldinho proposal

Swedish Olympic footballer Johanna Almgren rejected a marriage proposal from Brazilian superstar Ronaldinho when they met at a hotel in China.

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Animal rights activists sabotage infectious disease centre

A group of 50 animal rights activists forced a gate at the entrance to the Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control(SMI) in Stockholm on Monday morning. Institute staff were able to prevent the activists from entering the main buildings.

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‘Escaped murderer planned getaway’

A 34-year-old convicted murderer who escaped from a psychiatric clinic in central Sweden on Sunday is believed to have bought a car a couple of days ago.

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Escaped murderer sparks nationwide alert

Police are describing as "dangerous" a 34-year-old man who escaped on Sunday from a psychiatric clinic in central Sweden.

Swedish taekwondo ref kicked in the head

Swedish taekwondo ref kicked in the head

The sport of taekwondo's Olympic future is in doubt after a Swedish referee was kicked in the head on Saturday by a disqualified competitor.