Olle Wästberg, a former Swedish diplomat to the US, says that Trump's comments come merely on top of a change in the image of Sweden, that started a few years ago.
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- Trump's comments.
- 'Look at what's happening last night'.
Swedes were left scratching their heads over the weekend after US President Donald Trump suggested, erroneously, that a possible terrorist attack struck the country on Friday.
- Lost appeal.
A Swede who took part in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda has lost his appeal against a life prison sentence.
- Foreign policy outlook.
Presenting the Swedish government's annual foreign policy statement today, Foreign Minister Margot Wallström spoke of the need to maintain a political dialogue with Russia.
- 80 million potential customers.
More than a year after oil and financial sanctions were lifted against Iran, a Swedish business delegation is there along with the prime minister to talk trade this weekend.
- Lifted sanctions.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Minister for Trade Ann Linde are visiting Iran this weekend, accompanied by a large trade delegation of Swedish companies.
- 'She Decides.'
In a counter-move to US President Donald Trump's decision to stop aid to foreign organisations that support abortion, Sweden, together with Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark, are inviting countries to the conference 'She Decides' in Brussels.
An arson attack in Malmö, where no-one was injured, is on a list of terrorist attacks presented by US President Donald Trump as having been ‘under reported’ by the media. Swedish terrorism expert Magnus Ranstorp calls the list ‘very odd.’
Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström said those responsible for thousands of deaths at a Syrian prison need to be held accountable.
- Björklund: 'It's unacceptable.'
The Liberal Party proposed widening Sweden's child marriage ban to include young migrants who have married overseas before coming to Sweden, party leader Jan Björklund told Swedish Radio.
- Long agenda.
Foreign Minister Margot Wallström told Swedish Radio she will meet with her Russian counterpart to discuss bilateral relations and the tense security situation in the Baltic region.
- US Visa issuance suspended.
Citizens of seven countries that fall under US president Donald Trump's travel ban have been advised not to apply for visas at the US embassy in Sweden. This also applies to Swedes with dual citizenship.
Swedish Radio reports that the government has changed course and now says leasing a Swedish port to help build a Russian-backed undersea pipeline is no longer a security risk. A government spokeswoman, however, denied the report.
- Bars citizens from seven countries.
Sweden's foreign minister Margot Wallström has called US president Donald Trump's new immigration order "deeply regrettable" and wants clarification talks with the US embassy in Stockholm on Monday.
- Nordic Matters.
What is it that the UK finds so fascinating about the Nordic countries? Radio Sweden asked the programme head at London's Southbank Centre, which is hosting a year-long festival celebrating Nordic culture.