Stefan Löfven was officially given the assignment to build a new government this afternoon.
- Löfven will talk to center-right parties.
- Speakership positions left to vote.
After big gains in this week's national elections and becoming the third largest Parliamentary party, the xenophobic Sweden Democrats are demanding one of the official posts of deputy Speaker of Parliament.
- Stay on as councillor.
The Mayor of Stockholm, Sten Nordin, has announced that he will leave his position in a month.
- Consumption and housing drove increase.
Swedish economic growth was 2.6 percent for the second quarter of 2014, according to new figures from Statistics Sweden.
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Scots in Sweden on independence referendum
It`s a momentous day in Scotland where people are casting their vote in the independence referendum. While 4.2 million are registered to take part, there are hundreds of thousands of Scots worldwide, including here in Sweden, who are following the events closely, even though they are not allowed to vote. Dave Russell met two exiled Scots in Stockholm this morning, and filed this report.Wish they could vote.
It's a momentous day in Scotland where people are casting their vote in the independence referendum. Radio Sweden met two Scots living in Stockholm who have strong opinions despite being thousands of miles away.
- Accusations from a 2012 news investigation.
Oil giant Statoil has admitted that some of its personnel at gas stations have discrimated against Roma.
- Darkness closing in.
Police in Luleå think the darkness may affect whether people feel like going for an evening jog or not, and are now offering a "safe run" once a week.
- Women's fooball.
Lotta Schelin scored the second and final goal in the World Cup qualifying game against Scotland. With 2-0 Sweden gets an automatic place in next summer's World Cup.
- Parliament committee questions.
Two parliamentary committees expected to get answers from the Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI) Wednesday concerning how much the agency's head knew about a scheme that may have intended to get around Sweden's weapons embargo with China. However, Jan-Olof Lind, the agency's director-general never showed up, saying that he was on a trip for work.