US-Sweden today: The ties that Carl built

US-Sweden today: The ties that Carl built

US President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to Sweden is a diplomatic coup for Fredrik Reinfeldt and his government, but the real winner is Foreign Minister Carl Bildt, argues historian and commentator David Lindén.

How I climbed Sweden’s highest mountain – with a wheelchair

How I climbed Sweden’s highest mountain – with a wheelchair

This week's Swede of the Week is Aron Anderson, a 25-year-old man who became the first person to ever reach the top of Mount Kebnekaise, Sweden's tallest peak, with a wheelchair.

‘Ask Obama about Gitmo and labour’: opposition

‘Ask Obama about Gitmo and labour’: opposition

Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven has said the government must address the US-run prison Guantanamo Bay prison during the upcoming visit to Sweden by US President Barack Obama.

New curbs on venture capitalist-owned schools

New curbs on venture capitalist-owned schools

Sweden plans to curtail venture capital firms running publicly funded, privately managed free schools, Education Minister Jan Björklund said on Thursday.

Sweden to keep women focus in Afghan aid

Sweden to keep women focus in Afghan aid

Sweden is set to decide how it will allocate 8 billion kronor ($1.2 billion) earmarked for Afghanistan, with International Aid Minister Gunilla Carlsson telling The Local that Sweden will retain its focus on women in the war-torn country.

One in five Thai parlours offers ‘happy ending’

One in five Thai parlours offers ‘happy ending’

Every fifth Thai massage parlour in Malmö, southern Sweden, accepts requests for sexual gratification at the end of a session, a Swedish newspaper reported on Thursday.

Five things Obama needs to know about Sweden

Five things Obama needs to know about Sweden

With US President Barack Obama soon to head to Sweden, political science PhD candidate Annelie Gregor pens an open letter to the president listing five things he needs to know about Sweden before arriving.

Assange stays mum over Swedish sex crime case

Assange stays mum over Swedish sex crime case

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said on Wednesday that he would not be addressing the Swedish sexual assault and rape allegations against him in his run for office in Australia, as "Australian men don't like to talk about their private lives".

School rebels ‘most successful’ in later life

School rebels ‘most successful’ in later life

The school rebel is more likely to be a successful entrepreneur in later life, according to a German-Swedish study.

Celtic ends Elfsborg’s Champions League bid

Celtic ends Elfsborg’s Champions League bid

Celtic progressed to the play-off round of the Champions League on Wednesday following a goalless draw with Elfsborg in the second leg of their third qualifying round tie.

Syrian music star granted Swedish visa

Syrian music star granted Swedish visa

Ecstatic organizers of a Swedish music festival said that Syrian singer Omar Souleyman has finally been granted a visa after an initial application was refused by Swedish authorities.