Organizer: ship deaths ‘premeditated murder’

Organizer: ship deaths ‘premeditated murder’

The Swedish organizer of the Ship to Gaza has accused Israel of using disproportionate military force against a peaceful aid operation. Mattias Gardell said the Israelis had committed “premeditated murder” and were guilty of piracy.

Zorn painting sold at record price

Zorn painting sold at record price

An Anders Zorn painting fetched a record price for a Swedish work when it was sold at auction in Stockholm on Thursday. Anders Zorn's "Sommarnöje" ("Summer Delight") sold for 26 million kronor ($3.35 million).

What do the Swedish Gaza activists hope to achieve?

What do the Swedish Gaza activists hope to achieve?

The Ship to Gaza incident was, to say the least, badly handled by Israel. The blockade of Gaza is wrong. But Swedish activists need to ask themselves tough questions about the consequences of their actions, says Stockholm-based Israeli journalist David Stavrou.

Opposition mounts to euro adoption in Sweden

Opposition mounts to euro adoption in Sweden

Opposition to joining the euro adoption is growing in Sweden, with an increasing number of people fearing that businesses would lose out if the country scrapped the krona and joined the single currency, a poll showed on Thursday.

Nuclear plant heads propose armed security

Nuclear plant heads propose armed security

The heads of Sweden's nuclear power plants have called for the installation of armed rapid reaction forces to be put in place in order to increase security.

Swedes prefer text to telephone calls

Swedes prefer text to telephone calls

Swedes sent a total of 16.3 billion text messages in 2009, an increase of 65 percent on 2008 and more than the number of calls made on the country's mobile telecom networks, a new report from the Swedish Post and Telecom Agency (Post- och telestyrelsen - PTS).

Christian Democrats propose jury duty

Christian Democrats propose jury duty

The Christian Democrats have proposed kicking out politically appointed lay judges in the court system and introducing jury duty for all citizens, emulating the model used in many common law countries like the US, England and the Commonwealth nations.

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21-year-old confesses to Halmstad killing

Police have confirmed that a 21-year-old man has confessed to the killing of a 73-year-old woman found dead in a woodland area outside Halmstad on Saturday, according to the officer in charge of the murder investigation, Lars Hamrén.

Bildt on hand to welcome deported Swedes

Bildt on hand to welcome deported Swedes

Sweden's foreign minister was at Istanbul airport in the early hours of Thursday morning to assist Swedes deported following their participation in the Gaza aid convoy.

Lagerbäck: Nigeria can beat anyone

Lagerbäck: Nigeria can beat anyone

Lars Lagerbäck, the Swedish coach leading Nigeria at the World Cup, has said that his adopted nation can beat anyone as the team arrived in South Africa on Wednesday.

Royal Court: Princess Lilian has Alzheimer’s

Royal Court: Princess Lilian has Alzheimer’s

Princess Lilian, the 95-year-old widow of Prince Bertil, an uncle of King Carl XVI Gustaf, has Alzheimer's and will thus not be able to attend the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling in June, the Royal Court has confirmed.

What’s On in Sweden: June 4th – June 10th

What’s On in Sweden: June 4th – June 10th

What’s on in Sweden: Ambassadorial football in Stockholm, picnic for unity in Gothenburg and Canadian poetry in Malmö.