Facing a shortage of trained interpreters, the government rolled out a series of measures on Friday it hopes will boost their ranks.
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- More money, training.
- New documentary.
A new Swedish film called Shapeshifters suggests that even if people don't have a nation they fully identify with, friendship and other kinds of "togetherness" can help create a feeling of belonging.
- Parenting after break-up.
Pre-school children living alternately with their parents after a separation or divorce, by switching between homes from one week to the next, have fewer behavioural problems and psychological symptoms than those who live exclusively with one parent, according to a new report.
- Recent job cuts.
Ericsson's latest quarterly report shows losses of SEK 5 billion, and sales have shrunk by six percent, but an expert says there's still hope for people with the right skills to get hired there.
- Future unclear.
Sweden's government signaled on Thursday that it would ask parliament to continue the nation's military training mission in Iraq.
In recent days, two high-profile Swedish media personalities facing accusations of sexual assault or harassment have been named on social media, as people add their voices to the #MeToo campaign. Several high-profile women have criticised traditional media for its silence in not naming the two men. Sweden's press ombudsman Ola Sigvardsson tells Radio Sweden why the media is right in their decision.
- Reforming Dublin Regulation.
The European Parliament has voted through new asylum rules that propose relocating refugees based on a quota system, but these have yet to become law.
- Sexual harassment.
As the #metoo campaign against sexual harassment and assault spreads around the world, Swedish politicians are taking notice. Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallström praises women for standing up for themselves, and says their appeals need to be followed up by review of legislation.
- Just after midnight.
Police believe that whoever set off the explosion that blew out the entrance of the police station in Helsingborg, in southern Sweden last night, was targeting the police because of their work to fight criminal groups.
- Women's football.
Sweden's national football team may not be playing a World Cup qualifier against Denmark on Friday because of a labor dispute.
- New study.
People who live in areas in Sweden which received many asylum seekers in 2015, tend to be less interested in reading articles about refugees, a new study has found.
- World Cup play-off draw.
Sweden are underdogs to qualify for the World Cup in Russia, after being paired with four times winners Italy in Tuesday afternoon's play-off draw.
- Specialist wards.
The lack of nurses and other staff is forcing downsizing at the country's six wards that specialize in treating children with cancer, according to a report from the Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation.
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Some 800 people in Chile have sued the Swedish mining company Boliden for damages after a pile of toxic waste exported to Chile in the 1980s made people sick. The court case starts today.
- Project manager: Every single document is a unique testimony to the Holocaust.(4:12 min) (4:12 min)1 av 4Bilden visar Jadwiga Kurowska, vars far var en av dem som intervjuade de tidigare fångarna och Håkan Håkansson, ansvarig för specialsamlingarna på Universitetsbiblioteket i Lund. De står i arkivrummet där Ravensbrückarkivet förvaras. Foto: Anna Bubenko/Sveriges Radio.2 av 4Bilden visar två skrivböcker, tillverkade i koncentrationsläger. Pärmarna är klädda med tyg från fångdräkter. Den ena skrivboken är randig i blått och vitt, den andra i ett flammigt mönster. Foto: Anna Bubenko/Sveriges Radio.3 av 4514 interviews from 1945-1946.
A digitised archive of testimonies of survivors of the Ravensbrück concentration camp, will be launched in Lund on October 20.