Subdued party goes forward at embassy

September 19, 2003
WASHINGTON -- Earlier this week, as Swedish ambassador Jan Eliasson hosted a reception in honor of the Sweden's women's national soccer team, he expressed his reservations about going forward with the party.

With his country in mourning over the death of Swedish foreign minister Anna Lindh, Eliasson thought the reception might be inappropriate. Lindh was fatally stabbed last Wednesday. A hugely popular politician, she was 46 years-old, married and mother of two, and often touted to be ...

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