While Swedish troops stationed at Aqchah in northern Afghanistan on Thursday night battled in a firefight with opposing forces, Foreign Minister Carl Bildt was in Kabul on Friday to join US regional envoy Richard Holbrooke for a pre-election assessment trip, according to the European Union.
A guilty verdict appears likely for the father of four in Uppsala accused of abusing his wife and children and keeping them confined to the family apartment. The district court has found that there is overwhelming evidence against the man and has ordered him to undergo a physiatric evaluation.
Swedish telecom giant Ericsson has bought the wireless division of Canadian group Nortel, currently under bankruptcy protection from creditors, for the equivalent of more than $1 billion (8 billion kronor).
Disruptions in ferry traffic between the island of Gotland and the Swedish mainland will continue following the Thursday collision of two passenger ferries near the port of Nynäshamn off Sweden's east coast.
Many doctors and several local authorities in Sweden refuse to circumcise boys unless it is medically motivated, reported Dagens Nyheter (DN) newspaper.