Bildt defends embattled US General McChrystal

Bildt defends embattled US General McChrystal

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has defended embattled US General Stanley McChrystal on Wednesday amid the ongoing fallout over inflammatory remarks allegedly made in a Rolling Stone interview.

Svenska Spel CEO fired in major shakeup

Svenska Spel CEO fired in major shakeup

The board of state-owned gambling enterprise Svenska Spel has sacked its CEO Meta Persdotter, Chairwoman Margareta Winberg announced on Wednesday.

Why I’m heading for the island

Why I’m heading for the island

Julie Lindahl has learnt to understand why Swedes disappear to their islands for the summer. These are places for rediscovering our humanity, she writes.

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Swedish dockers launch Israeli goods blockade

The Swedish Dock Workers Union (Hamnarbetarförbundet) on Wednesday launched a blockade of Israeli cargo in protest against the deadly raid on the Gaza-bound freedom flotilla last month, union representatives have confirmed.

Swedish consumers optimistic about future

Swedish consumers optimistic about future

Swedish consumers are increasingly confident of the prospects for the country’s economy, according to a new report, but growth could be hit by austerity measures in Europe.

Duelling coalitions evenly split: poll

Duelling coalitions evenly split: poll

Support for the two coalitions in Sweden's parliament, the Riksdag, is currently evenly split, the latest TV4/Novus Opinion poll reveals.

Stockholm museum chief heads for Hong Kong

Stockholm museum chief heads for Hong Kong

Lars Nittve, the outgoing head of Stockholm's Moderna Museet and former artistic director of London's Tate Modern, is set to move to Hong Kong to lead a new museum and culture project due to open in 2015.

Driver hits elk and runs off with slice of thigh

Driver hits elk and runs off with slice of thigh

A car driver involved in a collision with an elk on the E22 motorway in Blekinge in southern Sweden, claimed a slice of meat from the animal's thigh before fleeing the scene in a callous hit and run incident that has left a local hunter seething.

Ex-police chief charged with sex offences

Ex-police chief charged with sex offences

Former Uppsala police chief Göran Lindberg has been formerly charged with sex crimes including aggravated rape in connection with a six month investigation involving nine women, one as young as 14-years-old.

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Lagerbäck upbeat as Nigeria crash out

Nigeria coach Lars Lagerbäck praised his team's performance in drawing with South Korea on Tuesday but expressed disappointment at crashing out of the World Cup at the group stage.

Sweden in plea to save stinky fermented herring

Sweden in plea to save stinky fermented herring

Sweden's agriculture minister Eskil Erlandsson pleaded with the EU's health and consumer policy commissioner on Tuesday to save one of the country's most loved - and loathed - delicacies: stinky fermented herring.