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.
Radio Sweden's coverage of Sweden and international events
- 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.
- 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.
- Sees global tendency of threat to academic freedom.
As Turkey's government imprisons thousands of accused terrorists, Turkish academics are seeking safety abroad, and Radio Sweden hears how Swedish universities may offer a haven.
- "People cheering."
The yearly Veteran March left Stockholm on Sunday, and one of the organisers says he hopes it will help the ordinary Swede see how many peacekeeping veterans there are, and what they have been through.
- Outside Swedish Parliament.
Protests against Sweden’s tougher asylum law are set to continue into the weekend, organisers say.
- Occurred after ceremony.
The coach of a junior football team which had come to Sweden to take part in an international tournament in Gothenburg was sentenced to two months in prison on Thursday for sexually molesting three teenage girls.
A man, 35, was arrested at Arlanda airport, outside of Stockholm, on Friday morning by the border police.
- The fight against terrorism.
Sweden is increasing cooperation with the EU’s police authority Europol by placing a liaison officer from the Security Service, Säpo, in its headquarters for the first time.
- Not tested on Swedish mosquitoes yet.
A team of Swedish and Ethiopian chemical ecologists may have found a new type of mosquito repellent, the scent of chickens.
- 'Not illegal.'
The Turkish ambassador to Sweden says it's "only natural" that Turkey would seek information about people living in Sweden who support the exiled cleric Fethullah Gülen, who the Turkish President has blamed for last week's attempted coup.
- International law expert: Sweden should tell the Turkish Ambassador that this is not appropriate.(1:52 min)Might be considered spying on refugees.
The Turkish government is trying to track down supporters of the moderate Islamist Gülen movement, both at home and abroad after the attempted coup last week.
- 69 were killed on island.
Today is the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks in Norway.
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