Minister defends labour migration law

Minister defends labour migration law

Sweden's minister for migration has denied claims by a Swedish umbrella union organisation that unscrupulous companies are abusing new rules that have eased the migration of foreign workers.

Riksdag to probe US embassy surveillance

Riksdag to probe US embassy surveillance

The Swedish Riksdag’s constitutional committee has announced that it will look into what current and former cabinet ministers knew about the US embassy in Stockholm's surveillance of people in Sweden.

Swedish refs await call to cover Scottish strike

Swedish refs await call to cover Scottish strike

The Scottish Football Association (SFA) is considering bringing in referees from abroad, including Sweden, in order to officiate at the weekend as Scottish officials threaten strike action.

Support for Swedish monarchy increases

Support for Swedish monarchy increases

The recent publication of a controversial biography on Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf does not appear to have affected the level of support the monarchy receives among Swedes.

Saab receives Gripen order for Thailand

Saab receives Gripen order for Thailand

Swedish defence firm Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) for six Gripen aircraft intended for Thailand's air force.

Sick workers delay flights across Sweden

Sick workers delay flights across Sweden

Airline passengers across Sweden risk encountering flight delays of up to two hours on Tuesday due to a shortage of air traffic controllers at Stockholm's Arlanda airport.

Bildt: North Korea attack ‘very worrying’

Bildt: North Korea attack ‘very worrying’

Sweden's foreign minister Carl Bildt has described news of North Korea's attack on South Korea as "very worrying" in a blog post on Wednesday morning.

Transport agency calls for caution after snow

Transport agency calls for caution after snow

The Swedish Transport Agency (Trafikverket) has called for car drivers to choose alternative transport as snowfalls and rain cause traffic problems across Sweden.

Nobel laureate: ‘Ericsson is aiding Iran’

Nobel laureate: ‘Ericsson is aiding Iran’

Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi on Monday called on the Iranian diaspora to protest against Swedish company Ericsson, accusing the telecoms firms of aiding monitoring in Iran.

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Woman charged over Stockholm murder

A woman has been charged in connection with the murder of a man in his fifties in central Stockholm in the beginning of November, according to the Aftonbladet daily.