Sweden's prime minister has given his reaction after the UK triggered the official Brexit process with the delivery of the letter invoking Article 50 to the European Council in Brussels.
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- In Congo.
Following the death of Zaida Catalán, a Swedish UN worker, the police announced that they will conduct an investigation into her murder.
As Article 50 triggered the formal exit of the UK from the EU today, there are many questions about how the Swedish economy and businesses will be impacted.
- Good consensus.
UK ambassador David Cairns has told Radio Sweden that he is confident that the rights of both Swedes in the UK and Brits in Sweden will be safeguarded shortly after Article 50 is triggered on Wednesday.
- Human rights abuses.
Swedish UN worker Zaida Catalán, who disappeared during a UN mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo earlier this month, has been confirmed dead, after her body was found in a shallow grave.
- Snubbed original ceremony.
Bob Dylan will finally accept his Nobel Prize for Literature in a private meeting with the Swedish Academy in Stockholm this weekend. No media will be present.
The head of the health authority in Västernorrland says the extra money for maternity care in Sweden will not suffice to re-open the maternity ward in Sollefteå.
The government will allocate an extra SEK 500 million to maternity care in the spring budget. People protesting against the closure of the maternity ward in Sollefteå are hoping this means it can re-open. But there is no sign as yet that this will happen.
- Painful memories.
Protests staged outside of parliament over hospital maternity unit closures in mostly rural Sweden, have revived painful memories for mother of three, Mari Moberg, who gave birth to her daughter in a car.
Swedish Radio's revelations that Turkey's government is trying to identify and track down supporters of the opposition Gülen Movement in Sweden has prompted foreign minister Margot Wallström to seek an explanation from the Turkish ambassador.
- Nobel Prize for Literature.
Bob Dylan, the world-renowned singer and songwriter, may forfeit his Nobel prize money.
- Criticised for TV interview.
Swedish culture minister Alice Bah Kuhnke will no longer have responsibility for dealing with violent extremism following a widely criticised TV interview.
Turkey's government is trying to identify and track down supporters of the opposition Gülen Movement in Sweden, a recording obtained by Swedish Radio has shown.
- 1 av 4Farmer Elizabeth Rydström with her gold medal, as received from the King of Sweden. Credit: Ulla Engberg/Radio Sweden3 av 4Talking to farmers.
At an award ceremony for dairy farmers on Monday, the Minister for Public Administration talked of "unjust treatment" of Swedish farmers and "discrimination" against them.
- Questionable deals.
A senior civil servant in Sweden's finance ministry was closely involved in some of the questionable deals done by the scandal-hit pension fund Allra, it was reported on Monday.
A 23-year-old soldier has been killed in northern Sweden after his armoured vehicle crashed through the ice during a military exercise.