Kidney transplant for Princess’s fiancé

Kidney transplant for Princess’s fiancé

Daniel Westling, fiancé of Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria, has undergone a kidney transplant, the Royal Palace in Stockholm has said. The donor was his father, Olle Westling.

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Olofsson confirms Fiat’s interest in Saab

Sweden’s enterprise minister Maud Olofsson confirmed on Wednesday that Fiat is one of several bidders interested in purchasing Saab Automobile from US-based General Motors.

Gudrun Schyman’s quest for equality

Gudrun Schyman’s quest for equality

Gender equality is a fundamental aspect of human rights, says Gudrun Schyman, and it is this belief that was the central idea behind her founding the Feminist Initiative party in 2005. Now running for a seat in the EU Parliament, Schyman says her feminist vision and experience as a politician make her a strong candidate for election.

Riksbank to boost foreign currency reserves

Riksbank to boost foreign currency reserves

The Swedish krona weakened somewhat on Wednesday following an announcement from the Riksbank that it planned to borrow 100 billion kronor of foreign currency.

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Two men jailed over rape of teen boy

Two 20-year-old men have been sentenced to three years in prison for raping a 17-year-old boy at a party in Kumla in central Sweden.

UN slams Sweden for child rights failure

UN slams Sweden for child rights failure

Sweden continues to shirk United Nations-mandated obligations guaranteeing children the right to education, prompting the international body to call government officials to testify as to why many refugee children in hiding do not attend school in Sweden.

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Swedish court okays extradition of Rwandan genocide suspect

Sweden’s Supreme Court has ruled that a Rwandan national accused of taking part in the 1994 genocide can be extradited from Sweden to Rwanda to stand trial.

‘Romario’ appeal halted after suspect’s flight

‘Romario’ appeal halted after suspect’s flight

Friends and relatives of Ahmed "Romario" Ibrahim Ali, who was stabbed to death last autumn near Stockholm, were stunned to learn on Tuesday that the prime suspect in the 23-year-old’s killing had fled the country.

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‘Kiss man’ jailed and released

A 37-year-old medical student referred to in the Swedish media as "the kiss man" has been sentenced to two months in jail for sexual harassment. But the man, a French national, was released immediately after the court announced its verdict since he had already served his time in custody while awaiting trial.

Mikael Gustafsson: pushing for a left turn in Europe

Mikael Gustafsson: pushing for a left turn in Europe

If elected to the EU Parliament, Mikael Gustafsson’s to-do list involves a wide variety of topics: he says hopes to stimulate change in issues of climate, free trade and gender equality amongst others.

New cracks found in Swedish nuke plant rods

New cracks found in Swedish nuke plant rods

New cracks have been discovered in control rods a nuclear reactor at the Oskarshamns nuclear facility in southern Sweden, less than six months after all the rods were replaced.

‘Military should free Dawit by force’

‘Military should free Dawit by force’

The head of the Moderate Party’s youth wing has proposed that the military be called in to free Swedish journalist Dawit Isaak, who has sat in prison in Eritrea for more than seven years.

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‘Missing’ Swedish snowmobilers found in sauna

The search for three men reported missing while on a snowmobile trek in the mountains in northern Sweden was called off when a police helicopter discovered the men relaxing in a sauna.