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Sweden plans to re-open Iraq embassy

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 30 (UPI) -- Sweden announced plans Friday to re-open its Baghdad embassy later this year.
U.S. to accept Iraqi refugees, Rice says

U.S. to accept Iraqi refugees, Rice says

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 29 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice pledged the United States will accept more refugees from Iraq, Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said.

Sweden to hold U.N. conference on Iraq

BUCHAREST, Romania, April 3 (UPI) -- Sweden plans to play host to a U.N. conference on the redevelopment of Iraq, the prime minister announced Thursday.

Swedish PM met with troubled young people

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has divulged he spent part of his first year in office meeting secretly with troubled young people to learn from them.

Comedienne fined for PM prank

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Stockholm District Court has ordered a comedienne to pay a hefty fine for squirting water at Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt during a TV prank.

Top aide to Swedish Prime Minister resigns

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The top aide to Sweden's Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt resigned after a story about the aide spending time in a bar with a political reporter emerged.

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Swedish TV employee in trouble over breast

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- A Swedish television producer has been charged with giving an elderly man in a Stockholm park a glimpse of her bare breast.

Al-Qaida threatens Swedish artist

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Sweden is trying to prevent another cultural row between the Muslim world and the West after al-Qaida offered $100,000 for the murder of a Swedish artist who drew the Prophet Mohammad.

New Swedish trade minister introduced

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Ewa Bjorling was presented last week by Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt as the new minister of trade for Sweden, a report said.

Swedish P.M. meets with Muslim ambassadors

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt discussed a newspaper’s caricature of the Prophet Mohammed with 20 ambassadors from Muslim countries Friday.

U.S. denies Finnish leader Bush meeting

HELSINKI, Finland, May 15 (UPI) -- Finnish President Tarja Halonen's request for a meeting with U.S. President George Bush in Washington this week has been denied due to scheduling conflicts.

Swedish PM pardons a Christmas pig

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Swedes get the chance to watch their prime minister pardoning a pig for Christmas.

Sweden aims to trim government holdings

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Sweden's new moderate government says it is resisting calls to continue economic protectionism as it sells vast government holdings.

Swedish trade minister resigns after week

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Sweden's trade minister has resigned over allegations of tax evasion after just a week in office, Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said Saturday. Maria Borelius, 46, a former TV journalist and member of the Moderate Party, admitted to hiring nannies witho

Swedish P.M. resigns after losing election

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Swedish Prime Minister Goran Persson resigned Monday, saying he believes the country is in better shape today than it was when he took office 10 years ago.

Center-right wins Swedish election

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- A center-right coalition has unseated the ruling Social Democrat party in a close election that ends 12 years of Social Democrat leadership.

Both candidates confident as Swedes vote

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Polls indicated opposition Alliance leader Fredrik Reinfeldt led Prime Minister Goran Persson's Social Democrats in Sweden's election Sunday.

Close race in Swedish elections

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- As election day draws near in Sweden, polls show a close run between the left-wing, led by social democrats and the right-wing, led by the Moderate Party.

Swedish party won't push for NATO

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Sweden's Moderate Party says it will not try to take Sweden into NATO if it wins September's election.
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