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Latest news: Sweden

Matildas go in unchanged for Sweden World Cup play-off

Captain Sam Kerr will start a second consecutive game as part of an unchanged Matildas line-up for the Women's World Cup third-place play-off against Sweden.

Grass is always greener at Embassy of Sweden

The Embassy of Sweden in Yarralumla launches latest robotic lawnmower to add to its already low-carbon green credentials. Photo: Kerrie Brewer

Head to Ikea Canberra to learn to talk to your plants… in Swedish

Head to Ikea Canberra this Plant Appreciation Day, Thursday 14 April to learn to talk to your plants in Swedish with Plantitudes.

Finland joins NATO, Russia threatens ‘countermeasures’

Finland has officially joined the NATO alliance in a historic realignment of Europe's post-Cold War landscape triggered by Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.

Swedish queen-in-waiting spearheads Aussie trade talks

Australian-Swedish trade ties and possible defence collaboration are on the agenda as the nation's capital welcomes Scandinavian royalty for the start of a whirlwind visit. 

Turkey could block Sweden and Finland NATO bids

The 30 NATO allies have signed off on the accession protocols for Sweden and Finland, sending the membership bids of the two nations to the alliance capitals for legislative approvals.

Finland will seek to join NATO amid Russia security concerns

Finland's President Sauli Niinisto has confirmed his country will apply for membership of the NATO military alliance.

Sweden NATO membership would stabilise Nordic, Baltic regions

Swedish membership of NATO would boost national security and help to stabilise the Nordic and Baltic regions, Foreign Minister Ann Linde says, a day after neighbour Finland said it would seek to join the US-led alliance without delay.

Ukraine pushes back Russians as Finland applies to join NATO

Finland says it will apply to join NATO "without delay", with Sweden expected to follow suit, as Russia's invasion of Ukraine brings about the very expansion of the Western military alliance that Vladimir Putin aimed to prevent.

Sweden beefs up defence on Baltic island of Gotland

The Swedish island of Gotland is likely to be on the front line of any future confrontation between Russia and Sweden.

Sweden’s ruling party to decide on NATO membership

Sweden's ruling Social Democrats will decide on May 15 whether to overturn decades of opposition to NATO membership, the party says, a move that would almost certainly lead to Sweden asking to join the 30-nation alliance.

Police shoot three people in Sweden riots

Three people in the Swedish city of Norrkoping needed medical attention after being hit by police bullets during clashes between police and protesters following Koran burnings that caused riots in several Swedish towns over the Easter weekend.

Sweden virus response ‘flawed but correct’

Sweden should have shut venues and taken other tougher measures early in the COVID-19 pandemic although its no-lockdown strategy was broadly beneficial, a commission says.