Former Israeli prime minister, president and Nobel laureate Shimon Peres, died on Wednesday morning aged 93, and several Swedish politicians have expressed their condolences.
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- Received Nobel Peace Prize in 1994.
- Two killed in the attack.
A Danish court has acquitted four Danes accused of aiding a Copenhagen gunman who killed a filmmaker and a Jewish security guard in twin attacks in February 2015 that also targeted Swedish artist Lars Vilks.
- Airing live on Swedish Radio and TV.
As the US presidential candidates prepare for their first one-on-one debate, many Americans in Sweden are planning to stay up late to follow the highly anticipated political confrontation. Radio Sweden met a Republican and a Democrat who are campaigning for Trump and Clinton in Stockholm.
- Journalist Martin Schibbye: Time to ask ourselves how can we improve the situation between Sweden and Eritrea(5:29 min)Still unclear if alive.
Friday, September 23, marks the fifteenth anniversary of the imprisonment in Eritrea of the Swedish journalist Dawit Isaak.
- 'Alternative Nobel Prize.'
Four laureates have received the Right Livelihood Award this year.
- Working within the EU.
Sweden’s government does not support the building of the German-Russian Nord Stream 2 pipeline, but has no legal way to stop it, was the message from Foreign Minister Margot Wallström in Thursday’s parliamentary debate.
The Swedish parliament will debate the Nord Stream 2 pipeline today, as the opposition Christian Democrats say the Russian-German pipeline in the Baltic should be blocked, because of the invasion of Ukraine.
- Ignored negative references.
Today's report into the Karolinska Institute wasn't looking for heads to roll - instead former police chief Sten Heckscher saved his ire for someone who had already decided to resign.
- Left and Liberals disagree.
A government investigation into the consequences of a Swedish NATO membership has stirred up debate about Sweden's relations to the military alliance.
- Turkish embassy in Stockholm.
As the Turkish government continues to detain journalists accused of being linked to last month’s failed coup, Sweden’s own journalists and writers are protesting the mass arrests and crackdown.
- Lower asylum costs.
Sweden will replenish its foreign aid budget by SEK 6.4 billion this year, after the government used the budget in recent years to finance the nation's asylum reception and care system.
- 1 av 4Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven greets US Vice President Joe Biden in Stockholm. Photo: Anders Wiklund / TT.2 av 4Joe Biden was met by Foreign Minister Wallström, plus Sweden and the USA's ambassadors. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT3 av 4Talks on refugee crisis, security.
US Vice President Joe Biden had strong words for a possible German-Russian gas line running through the Baltic, calling the Nord Stream 2 pipeline a "bad deal" for Europe.
- Waiting for response.
The family of Johan Gustafsson, a Swede held captive by Islamic extremists for nearly five years in west Africa, said they have submitted a final offer of sorts seeking his release from his kidnappers.
- Foreign Correspondent's Week.
For the past 10 years, Swedish Radio has gathered its team of foreign correspondents in Stockholm for a week to sit down with their peers, socialize with listeners and, yes, even squeeze in a work meeting or two. Lotten Collin is one of those correspondents.
- Wallström tweet.
Turkey has summoned the Swedish chargé d'affaires to protest against a tweet by Foreign Minister Margot Wallström that criticised Ankara over a court ruling which it claimed legalised sex with underage children, the news agency AFP reports.