The Moderates, Liberal party (Folkpartiet) and Centre party have rejected calls from the Christian Democrats for a compromise over proposed gay marriage legislation.
The Swedish yacht, Ericsson 4, was among the five teams sharing the leadership of the Volvo Ocean Race as it passed the first 'scoring gate' en route to the first stop in Cape Town, South Africa.
A Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket) employee with 20 years' experience sued his employers alleging that he was demoted due to his pro-Israel political views. The board's counsel in the hearing has courted controversy by calling Hamas 'a liberation movement.'
Gale force winds, heavy rain across the country and snow in some parts of Sweden are forecast for the weekend by meteorological agency SMHI. Sunday is set to be nasty and damp as the late autumn draws in.
An increasing number of Swedes suffer food poisoning after eating imported fruit and vegetables. The National Food Administration (Livsmedelsverket) reveals that waste water used to grow the produce is to blame.