Two-hundred-fifty Swedish tanks of the type BMP-1 are secretly being shipped to Iraq, Swedish Radio News reveals. It is illegal in Sweden to export weapons to Iraq, but the tanks are being sold via a company in the Czech Republic.
- Czech middleman.
- "Our only future there is death."
There’s controversy over Sweden continuing to deport rejected asylum-seekers to Afghanistan. But the Swedish government says it never received a key letter from its counterpart in Kabul.
- "We are deeply shocked by this."
Sweden's foreign minister Margot Wallström told Swedish Radio News Saturday that she thinks the murder of the Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was an execution that, she says, reinforces the image of President Vladimir Putin's reign of terror.
- Annual report from the military intelligence agency.
According to a new report, military activities around Sweden have intensified following the crisis in Ukraine.
- Social Democrats continue discussions.
The top leadership of Sweden’s Social Democrat party has spent a second day discussing the future of the controversial arms agreement with Saudi Arabia. The party’s coalition partner, the Greens, have demanded the agreement be cancelled, as have a number of leading Social Democrats.
- This spring.
The question whether or not to renew Sweden's controversial arms agreement with Saudi Arabia may cause a divide in the Green and Social Democrat party coalition government, newspaper Dagens Nyheter reports.
- "May those who love prosper"
The Millesgården museum in Lidingö, just outside Stockholm, is currently housing an exhibit in collaboration with the Swedish Pompeii Project, recreating a house from the city block in Pompeii where the project has been conducting research and documentation.
- Video showed him beating a captive.
The Södertörn district court found a 28-year-old Syrian man guilty of war crimes and sentenced him to five years in prison, the first case of its kind in Sweden.
- Farmers immobilize sows for five days.
The trial run by Swedish pig farmers to severely restrict the movement of lactating sows in order to reduce piglet mortality is now gaining international criticism.
Police stepped in this evening when Greenpeace activists disrupted a meeting between Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and the German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, in Berlin, on Wednesday evening.
- Over 100,000 Assyrians living in Sweden.
Assyrians living in Sweden are worried about relatives whom they say were kidnapped by IS when the terrorist group attacked 10 villages in Syria on Monday.
- Would avoid unilateral change.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström have agreed that Sweden should not unilaterally seek to end its military cooperation with Saudi Arabia, newspaper Svenska Dagbladet reports.
- Solutions to basic problems.
Some people might consider the sleek furniture and stylish graphics of Swedish design to be a hallmark of good taste. But there's more to Swedish design than that. Solving very basic problems - like the fact that two-and-a-half-billion people in the world lack of access to toilets - can also be a matter for designers to tackle.