The rector of Karlstad University in central Sweden has been forced to defend the decision to adorn a new library building with a well known quote from the 1980s movie "Dirty Dancing".
Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has underlined the need for the four party Alliance to develop a joint 2014 election manifesto, welcoming Centre Party leader Annie Lööf's invitation for talks at her Småland home.
A Swedish Pentacostalist pastor has been sentenced to two years imprisonment for raping a member of a prayer group which he led at a church in Stockholm, according to a report in the Dagens Nyheter daily.
Swedish actress Noomi Rapace has revealed that she plans to emigrate from Sweden and move to London, according to a report in the Aftonbladet daily.
Ecuador's president acknowledged Friday that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will remain in Quito's embassy in London as long as Britain refuses to give him safe passage out of the country.