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US Senators vote 95-1 for NATO membership of Finland, Sweden

US Senators delivered near-unanimous bipartisan approval to NATO membership for Finland and Sweden Wednesday, calling expansion of the Western defensive bloc a “slam-dunk” for US national security and a day of reckoning for Russian President Vladimir Putin over his invasion of Ukraine.

July 11, 2016
July 11, 2016

King Eric puts Zlatan in his place

In light of Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic joining Manchester United on a one-year deal, United legend Eric Cantona had a special message for the Swede, warning him that he could only hope to be the ‘prince of Manchester’ rather than king.

June 30, 2016
June 30, 2016

Ibrahimovic deal close to completion: Man Utd

Zlatan Ibrahimovic should complete his long-anticipated move to Manchester United by the end of the week.

June 23, 2016
June 23, 2016

Sad end for Ibrahimovic as Belgium advance

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's international career ended in a damp squib when Sweden lost 1-0 to Belgium in their final Euro 2016 Group E match on Wednesday and failed to reach the last 16.

June 22, 2016
June 22, 2016

Ibra to quit int’l football after Euros

Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic says that he would retire from international football at the end of Euro 2016.

June 19, 2016
June 19, 2016

Candreva in hamstring trouble

Italy winger Antonio Candreva has undergone tests after suffering a hamstring injury in their 1-0 Euro 2016 win over Sweden on Friday.

June 14, 2016
June 14, 2016

From Finland to Sweden during WWII

In February 1944, during the heavy Soviet bomb my parents decided to send me and my five siblings to Sweden once again. I was two years old.

June 8, 2016
June 8, 2016

Abba stars give first performance together in 30 years

The four members of Abba appear together in Sweden, and surprise fans with an impromptu singalong.

April 18, 2016
April 18, 2016

"Hello, it's the prime minister": Dial-a-Swede callers get a surprise

Some of the people dialling "The Swedish Number" just get a surprise when the call is answered by somebody who says, "Hello, this is Sweden. I'm the Swedish prime minister, Stefan Lofven."

January 28, 2016
January 28, 2016

Sweden 'to expel up to 80,000 migrants'

Sweden expects to expel up to 80,000 asylum-seekers whose applications have been rejected, its interior minister was quoted as saying.

January 15, 2016
January 15, 2016

Hiding in toilets, Swedish burglar calls police for help

A frightened burglar in Sweden called police after hiding in the toilets of a pizzeria to escape the wrath of its owner, police say.