‘Isolationism is passé – Sweden needs to join NATO’: Liberals

‘Isolationism is passé – Sweden needs to join NATO’: Liberals

With neutrality outdated and Sweden unable to effectively defend it's borders, the country needs to set aside its hang-ups and start thinking seriously about joining NATO, argues Birgitta Ohlsson, foreign policy spokesperson for the Liberal Party.

Top contenders for Saab purchase named

Top contenders for Saab purchase named

Three bidders from three different countries are said to be the most likely buyers for Saab Automobile, according to an unnamed source with Saab's owner, General Motors (GM).

Sweden to freeze guilty Pirates’ loot

Sweden to freeze guilty Pirates’ loot

Bank accounts belonging to the four men found guilty in the Pirate Bay trial will be frozen as early as Wednesday, according to Sweden’s official debt collection agency.

Foreign student fees delayed until 2011

Foreign student fees delayed until 2011

The Swedish government’s proposal to charge university tuition fees to non-European students has been postponed by one year, Anders Steinwall of the Ministry of Education told The Local.

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Weapons smuggled in planes used to send aid: think tank

A prominent Swedish think tank has warned that air cargo companies hired to deliver humanitarian aid and support peacekeeping operations in Africa are also often used to smuggle weapons.

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Two Swedes caught in Thai child sex sting

Police in Thailand working together with their Swedish counterparts have arrested two Swedes suspected of sex crimes involving children.

Peter Gabriel shares Polar Music Prize with Venezuelan conductor

Peter Gabriel shares Polar Music Prize with Venezuelan conductor

British rocker Peter Gabriel along has been awarded the 2009 Polar Music Prize, along with Venezuelan conductor and composer Jose Antonio Abreu, organizers announced on Tuesday.

Sweden and Ernman gear up for Eurovision

Sweden and Ernman gear up for Eurovision

Malena Ernman is in Moscow preparing for her semi-final heat of the Eurovision Song Contest on Tuesday. Meanwhile Swedes are gearing up for the party, hopeful that the opera singer can bring home the glory.

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Baltic Sea on slow path to recovery: Swedish study

The Baltic Sea is slowly recovering and the negative environmental trend has been broken, according to new Swedish research.

Beekeepers demand protection from honey-loving bears

Beekeepers demand protection from honey-loving bears

The Swedish National Association of Beekeepers has, in a letter to the government, demanded protection for their bees from "problem bears" that have developed an unhealthy appetite for their honey.

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Hidden treasure discovered in southern Sweden

A unique collection of silver coins and an unidentified skeleton have been found in Skänninge in southern Sweden.

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Sweden rules ‘gender-based’ abortion legal

Swedish health authorities have ruled that gender-based abortion is not illegal according to current law and can not therefore be stopped, according to a report by Sveriges Television.

Sweden urged to do more to combat crisis

Sweden urged to do more to combat crisis

Sweden's centre-right government has been urged to do more to offset the effects of the global economic crisis, notably to combat soaring unemployment, a panel of economic experts said on Monday.