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Sweden's foreign ministry says no one should travel to the popular Egyptian resort Sharm el-Sheikh.
Read more Swedes warned off Sharm el-Sheikh
Swedish overseas development assistance agency Sida said on Monday that it received 140 reports of suspected corruption involving its funds sent to aid other nations last year.
Read more Suspected corruption of overseas funds
Starting this Sunday 1,400 Swedes will take part in a two-week military exercise with Nato member close to the Russian border in northern Norway, newspaper Dagens Nyheter reports.
Read more Swedes in Nato exercise close to Russian border
In his opening speech at the Liberal Party's conference on local government, party leader Jan Björklund said he wants Ukraine to be offered a fast-track membership to the EU.
Read more Björklund wants the EU to welcome Ukraine
Several Swedes with ties to the neo-Nazi Party of the Swedes, (Svenskarnas Parti), have travelled to Ukraine to support the far-right party Svoboda, Swedish Radio News reports.
Read more Swedish right-wing extremists in Ukraine to support political party
An civil servant at the Swedish embassy in The Hague is suspected of embezzling cash paid for residency permits to Sweden.
Read more Embassy employee suspected of embezzlement
United Nations Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson said Ukraine needs "a diplomatic escalation and not a military one" adding that he hopes a political solution will be reached to defuse the ongoing tensions between the former Soviet bloc nation and Russia.
Read more Eliasson says diplomacy, not militancy, needed in Ukraine
Foreign minister Carl Bildt called the situation in Ukraine "a massive propaganda war", after foreign ministers from the Nordic, Baltic and Visegrad countries condemned the Russian incursion into Crimea during a meeting in the Estonian city of Narva.
Läs mer Bildt: "massive propaganda war" in Ukraine
Poor people have a harder time getting to visit Sweden, reports news agency TT.
Read more Harder for poor people to get Swedish visa
Much of the news this week has of course been about the continued tensions between Russia and Ukraine. Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt is currently in Narva, for a meeting of Nordic and Baltic foreign ministers. But what is the situation for the new interim government in Ukraine, following the deposition of former president Yanokovych?
Read more What role will the oligarchs play in Ukraine?
Following an EU leaders' summit on Ukraine in Brussels Thursday, the EU threatened "serious consequences" if Russia did not act to de-escalate the crisis and joined Ukraine's government in condemning as "illegal" a move by the Crimea region to set up a referendum on March 16 to join Russia. The EU leaders though were reported to be deeply divided over the issue of imposing sanctions against Russia.
Read more EU warns of "serious consequences" if Russia does not change course
Sweden does not need to change its military doctrine over events in Ukraine, says the Supreme Commander of the Armed forces.
Read more Military chief rejects calls for changed defence policy
As EU leaders meet to discuss sending money to Ukraine, Prime Minister Reinfeldt says conditions will be placed on how the money is used.
Read more Reinfeldt: Ukraine aid package linked to reforms
The foreign ministers of Sweden and Denmark voiced their support for the fledgling Ukrainian government Wednesday during a news conference in Kiev and again condemned Russian military aggression in the Crimea.
Both leaders meet with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk and local leaders during the first day of their two-day visit.
Read more Swedish, Danish FMs voice support for Ukraine
Nearly half of all Swedish women have suffered physical and/or sexual abuse, according to a new study by the EU agency for Fundamental Rights, which found the Nordic nations reporting some of the highest rates of violence against women in Europe.
Read more Nordics report high abuse levels against women