The Migration Agency has lowered its forecast again for how many people it expects to apply for asylum in Sweden both this year and next.
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- Record number in 2015.
- Medieval interest.
Game of Thrones, HBO's worldwide smash-hit TV adaptation of George R.R Martin's best-selling books could be filmed in future on the Swedish holiday island of Gotland.
- Ask for review.
The Swedish Security Service (Säpo) and the National Defence Radio Establishment (FRA) have criticised new terror laws proposed by the government.
- Close to Mosul.
Stefan Löfven will meet Swedish troops in the Iraqi city of Erbil on Tuesday on the third stop of his visit to the Middle East.
Sweden's minority of Catholics is eagerly awaiting the visit of Pope Francis to Lund and Malmö next week.
- Sentenced in Ethiopia.
Swedish doctor Fikru Maru is expected to be released from prison in Ethiopia soon, his lawyer has told Radio Sweden.
- Surprise visit.
Sweden's prime minister Stefan Löfven has flown to Bagdad to meet Iraq's prime minister Haider al-Abadi. The focus of the visit is the ongoing offensive to free Mosul from IS control.
- Most from Syria.
The trial of three men accused of trying to smuggle refugees from Italy to Sweden began Monday.
- Relationship now stable.
Sweden’s Prime Minister said he had raised human rights, women’s rights and the death penalty with Saudi Arabia’s leaders on his visit to the country.
- Surgery successful.
Swedish photographer Paul Hansen has thanked the manufacturers of the protective equipment that saved his life after he was shot twice while covering the assault on the Iraqi city of Mosul.
- Due to end Nov. 12.
European Union leaders are open to allowing Sweden and other countries to extend their border checks for another six months, news agency TT reports.
- Sweden takes seat 2017-2018.
For the hundreds of Swedish soldiers serving in UN missions, cutting bureaucracy would be the best outcome of this Nordic nation holding a Security Council Seat, says a veteran of the Mali force.
- Ancient religious divide.
As Iraqi forces fight to retake control of the Islamic State-held city of Mosul, an age old division between Iraqi-born Swedes can still be felt here.
- Negative industry trends have "accelerated".
Mobile telecom equipment maker Ericsson said weaker global sales in the third quarter had made for a particularly rough 3 months.
- Dialogue has started.
Saturday marks one year since a masked man attacked the Kronan School in Trollhättan with a sword, killing three people, and school officials say that steps still need to be taken to ensure a safer environment in the classrooms.
- Pharmacist, architect, engineer and others.
Some 20 Swedish universities or university-colleges are adding more spots for foreign-born students to receive the supplemental training needed to put their skills to use here.