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Obama says he retains right to hit Syria but prefers congressional OK

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama said he could authorize strikes against Syria if Congress doesn't authorize them, but wants lawmakers' approval to strengthen the response.

Obama schedule for Wednesday, Sept. 4

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- President Obama meets with Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt in Stockholm, Sweden, Wednesday, and participates in other events, the White House said.

Official: Obama's trip to G20, not Russia

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- President Obama plans to "cooperate pragmatically" with Russia during next week's Group of 20 summit in St. Petersburg, a senior administration official says.

U.K., U.S. warn against travel in Sweden during riots

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 24 (UPI) -- The United Kingdom and the United States have issued a travel warning for Sweden following a string of arson attacks in Stockholm's suburbs, officials said.

30 cars set ablaze in third night of rioting in Stockholm

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 22 (UPI) -- A night of unrest in Stockholm saw 30 cars set on fire in southern and western areas of Sweden's capital and the arrest of eight people, police said.

Swedish Princess Madeleine, American fiance attend pre-nuptial service

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 19 (UPI) -- The Swedish royal family attended church Sunday in Stockholm's Royal Chapel for a traditional public announcement of Princess Madeleine's upcoming wedding.

Swedish PM guard shoots self while on duty

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- A security guard at the home of Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt fatally shot himself while on the job Friday, officials said.

Swedish PM warned against songbird dishes

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, July 13 (UPI) -- The Swedish Ornithological Society has warned Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt to avoid cuisine that includes songbirds during upcoming visits to Cyprus.

Swedish art installation called 'deeply insulting'

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 19 (UPI) -- Swedish Culture Minister Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth was criticized by anti-racism groups for cutting into a cake shaped like a naked black woman at an art event.

Sterilization law stays on Swedish books

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- An attempt to overturn laws requiring compulsory sterilization for people undergoing gender reassignment surgery has been blocked in Sweden's parliament.

Swedish mayor's deportation rule slammed

MALMO, Sweden, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- A Swedish city mayor's plan deport immigrants who commit serious crimes is being criticized by other Swedish officials, including the prime minister.

Coalition fights anti-immigration party

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, March 3 (UPI) -- Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt says an agreement on Swedish immigration law reform lays the groundwork for "a humane, just and orderly" immigration policy.
WikiLeaks lawyer condemns comments

WikiLeaks lawyer condemns comments

LONDON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- An attorney representing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says comments by Sweden's prime minister could damage the Australian's right to a fair trial.
Sweden reaches agreement on Afghan troops

Sweden reaches agreement on Afghan troops

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Swedish officials say they have reached an agreement on the country's military mission in Afghanistan.

Sweden critical of Euro budget review

BRUSSELS, May 13 (UPI) -- Sweden's prime minister says a European Commission plan to scrutinize the budgets of member states should be limited to nations with financial problems.

Serbia delivers EU candidacy application

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Serbia formally applied for European Union membership Tuesday as President Boris Tadic presented an application to Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt.
Obama, Merkel praise U.S.-German ties

Obama, Merkel praise U.S.-German ties

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Germany has been a strong U.S. ally on many international issues, including being a leading voice on climate change, President Barack Obama said Tuesday.

Czechs agree, Lisbon Treaty moves closer

BRUSSELS, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- The Czech Republic has obtained an opt-out clause to a Lisbon Treaty provision it had been objecting to, moving the treaty closer to reality, EU leaders say.

EU leaders split over climate funding

BRUSSELS, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- European Union leaders ended the first day of a "complicated" two-day summit split by geography and economy over how much climate aid to offer poor nations.
Reinfeldt wants EU climate change action

Reinfeldt wants EU climate change action

STRASBOURG, France, July 16 (UPI) -- Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt stepped into the leadership of the European Union with a call for the organization to meet the challenges of climate change.

Sweden next visit for South Korea's Lee

ROME, July 11 (UPI) -- South Korean President Lee Myung-bak will visit Sweden after concluding his visit to Italy Saturday, a South Korean official said.

Sweden PM's mother-in-law hit by scam

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 19 (UPI) -- Thieves sold the apartment of the Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt's mother-in-law without her knowledge, officials said.

Swedish PM declines tattoo offer

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has declined an artist's offer to have his chest tattooed with a design featuring a Viking-style ship.

Swedish prime minister urged to get tattoo

GAVLE, Sweden, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- An artist says Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt could gain support among the country's youth by simply getting a tattoo.

Dwarf in luggage was checked in at airport

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, July 26 (UPI) -- A traveler tried to check in a dwarf in a suitcase at the airport in Stockholm as a joke for a television show, officials said.
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