Sweden was elected a non-permanent member to the UN Security Council after the first round of voting on Tuesday.
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- Sweden's Foreign Minister: We will take part in the world's most important security decisions.(1:38 min)First round surprise.
- EU summit.
Arriving in Brussels to meet with other EU leaders, Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven called on the UK to quickly explain how they want to exit from the EU.
- Ånge proud of Lagerbäck.
Iceland’s win over England was not only exciting for the fans of the small Nordic nation, but also for the Swedish town of Ånge, where the winning team's coach Lars Lagerbäck grew up.
- Foreign Minister Margot Wallström: It feels like a good atmosphere, but we have tough competition.(2:19 min)Competing against Italy and Holland.
For the first time since 1998, Sweden is vying for one of the non-permanent member spots on the UN Security Council.
- Route E4.
A bridge closure caused by an accident in the town of Södertälje, south of Stockholm, is proving to be a real summer traffic nightmare.
- Over 100 in three days.
A record number of Brits have applied for Swedish citizenship after the result of the British referendum on EU membership was announced.
- "Swedish model" of employer-union consensus.
The main Swedish business association and the white-collar union federation have reacted negatively to Britain voting to leave the EU, and responded with calls for cooperation.
- Stockholm index.
Stocks in Sweden suffered their worst day a year, shedding more than 8 percent on the first day of trading since the UK voted on Friday to leave the European Union.
- Other parties urging caution.
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven wants the UK to submit its formal application for withdraw from the EU as soon as possible so that further negotiations can begin.
- 52 percent choose remain.
Despite the Brexit vote on Friday, a majority of Swedes want to remain part of the EU, according to two recent polls.
- United Nations peacekeeper sex scandal.
The Swede who headed the department for field operations at the UN's office of the high commissioner for human rights, Anders Kompass, told Radio Sweden he never saw himself as a whistleblower until people started treating him like one.
- Also work strongly within EU.
Sweden's centre-left prime minister has expressed dismay at the result of the British referendum to leave the EU, but says Sweden will keep working closely with the UK.
- Alliance parties.
Sweden's centre-right opposition parties are sorry to see the UK vote to leave the EU.
- Congratulates UKIP.
The nationalist Sweden Democrat party welcomes the result of the UK referendum as another sign that its politics are gaining ground.