News from Radio Sweden

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This is the latest news from Radio Sweden. We have used the Swedish newsfeed if your language is not availa​ble.

Björklund re-relected Liberal leader

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:12:00 GMT

Jan Björklund was re-relected as leader of the Liberal Party as the party's annual conference kicked-off in Västerås.

Sweden to lead European antibiotic resistance project

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:29:00 GMT

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has asked Sweden to lead a project mapping the spread of antibiotic resistance across Europe.

"Swedish icon" Rikard Wolff dies

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:55:00 GMT

One of Sweden's best loved actors and singers, Rikard Wolff, has died at the age of 59.

Swedish Rohingya demand stronger action from Wallström

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:51:00 GMT

The Swedish Rohingya Association is asking foreign minister Margot Wallström to take strong measures against Burma, as she travels to Bangladesh and Burma this weekend.

Two thousand musicians allege abuse

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:12:00 GMT

In the wake of allegations made by lawyers and actors, and the #metoo campaign, 1,993 female musicians have published an article detailing alleged sexual abuse and sexism.

Swedish Radio project explores Swedes' everyday concerns

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:00:00 GMT

What does a hairdresser in Umeå have in common with a child born to immigrant parents in Rinkeby? They are all part of the 10 million people who make up contemporary Sweden.

EU 'social summit' wraps up in Gothenburg

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:46:00 GMT

EU heads of state gathered in Sweden's second city today to discuss how to spur economic growth and employment in the bloc.

UK Eurovision seeks Swedish panache

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:57:00 GMT

Swedish singer Måns Zelmerlöw will co-host the United Kingdom's selection of the country's Eurovision Song Contest entry next year, Swedish Radio News reports.

Climate expert urges action to mitigate global temperature increases

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:23:00 GMT

UN climate talks in Bonn this week considered how to implement the 2015 Paris Agreement to slow global warming to less than two degrees Celsius.

No progress in murder investigation of Swedish UN worker

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:20:00 GMT

Sweden's preliminary investigation into the murder of Swedish UN worker Zaida Catalán in the Democratic Republic of Congo has stalled. Prosecutors blame Congolese authorities for being unwilling to co-operate.

Police to introduce audio surveillance for first time

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:15:00 GMT

Police have been granted permission to use sophisticated audio surveillance equipment in the Järva district of Stockholm, the first time such equipment will be used in Sweden.

Players and Football Association reach contract agreement

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:55:00 GMT

The protracted negotiations over a new terms for the women's national football team reached a conclusion on Wednesday. The parties have now signed a four year contract.

Female lawyers stand up against sexism in the judiciary

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:36:00 GMT

Women working in the judiciary are now stepping forward to share stories of sexual harassment in the workplace.

Anger in Gothenburg over EU summit disruption

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:42:00 GMT

An EU summit to be held in Gothenburg - with jobs and economic growth topping the agenda - is facing criticism over disruption it will cause local businesses.

Government to change law on personal assistance

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The government will temporarily suspend a criticised scheme that may limit access to caregivers for people with disabilities.

White elk hunt threat lifted

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 07:55:00 GMT

A rare white elk - or moose - that had been threatened with being shot, has had the threat lifted by police, at least in the local area where the animal lives.

Signal failure sparks Stockholm commuter misery

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 15:24:00 GMT

Signal failure on Stockholm's new Citybanan commuter train line forced the shut-down of the service and delays for an estimated 300,000 passengers on Tuesday. Normal service was restored on Wednesday morning.

Military takes stock of Aurora 17 exercise

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:10:00 GMT

Major-General Bengt Andersson told Radio Sweden the Aurora 17 exercise went better than expected. However, there is a need to improve the Armed Forces' logistics, transport and communication systems.

Surprised fans rejoice over World Cup ticket

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 11:34:00 GMT

Surprise and joy among Swedes after the men's national team made it through to the World Cup.

Sweden stands tall to qualify for World Cup

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 07:28:00 GMT

Sweden produced a heroic rearguard action against Italy to earn a goalless draw in their second leg play-off in Milan to beat Italy 1-0 on aggregate.

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