Mankell accuses Israel of ‘piracy’

Mankell accuses Israel of ‘piracy’

Top Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell has accused Israel of "piracy" for its attack on a Gaza-bound aid fleet and has denied weapons were stashed on the ships, in comments broadcast on Wednesday.

Captured Swedes taken to Israeli airport

Captured Swedes taken to Israeli airport

The seven remaining Swedes being held in Israeli custody following the capture of the Ships to Gaza flotilla have been taken to Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv.

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Woman ‘murdered mother with a dog leash’

A 33-year-old woman from southern Sweden has been charged with murdering her mother and another woman.

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Swedish exports back in the black

Exports of goods from Sweden increased by 7.6 percent by volume in the first quarter, in comparison with the first quarter of 2009 with imports climbing 8.2 percent, new figures from Statistics Sweden (SCB) show.

Spyker chief promises new life for Saab

Spyker chief promises new life for Saab

The head of Dutch sportscar maker Spyker promised in an interview on Tuesday to secure the future of his recently acquired iconic Swedish brand Saab by giving it back its identity and independence.

“Israel has painted itself into a corner”: Bildt

“Israel has painted itself into a corner”: Bildt

Sweden's Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has demanded an immediate, full and independent investigation into the Gaza aid convoy attacks.

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Sweden urges EU ‘open door’ on Balkans

Sweden joined forces with Italy in Sarajevo on Wednesday to call on the EU to demonstrate that the "door is open" to Balkan country membership of the union.

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Council employs medium to banish old soul

Kalmar municipality in southern Sweden turned to a medium to help banish an ethereal being from a home for children with learning difficulties, with staff reporting that the uninvited guest has not been sensed since the 2007 seance.

Are two languages always better than one?

Are two languages always better than one?

It's a dilemma faced by many international families: will bringing up your kids as bilingual give them an edge, or set them up for mediocrity in two languages, asks Lee Martin.  

Newspaper cleared over Guillou ‘spy’ affair

Newspaper cleared over Guillou ‘spy’ affair

Sweden's Press Council (Pressens opinionsnämnd) has freed the Expressen newspaper for its article series revealing that the prominent Swedish author and journalist Jan Guillou had liaisons spanning five years with the Soviet intelligence service in the 1960s.

Will Israel drop an atom bomb?: Mankell

Will Israel drop an atom bomb?: Mankell

Swedish author Henning Mankell is one of a trio of activists which have arrived back in Sweden after being released by Israel following their participation in the Gaza-bound flotilla attacked by Israeli commandos.

Söderling beats Federer in Paris clash

Söderling beats Federer in Paris clash

Swedish tennis star Robin Söderling despatched defending champion and 16-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer from the Paris Open on Tuesday, winning 3-1 in their quarter-final at Roland Garros.