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Top Swedish politicians have expressed sadness and paid their last respects to South Africa's former president, Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday in Johannesburg at the age of 95 after suffering from a lung infection and spending three months in hospital.
Sweden was the first country outside of Africa that Mandela visited after his release from the infamous Robben Island prison in 1990. He had served 27 years in prison after being arrested for "sabotage".
Sweden's prime minister, Fredrik Reinfeldt of the conservative Moderate party, said: "Nelson Mandela was someone who changed the world. He was as strong in his belief in the equal dignity of all people as he was strong in his will and ability for reconciliation. He chose reconciliation where others would have chosen revenge."
In a statement to news agency TT, Reinfeldt added that Mandela "created a new South Africa and provided an example and an ideal to people across the world".
Read more Sweden hails Mandela and his legacy
Sweden's speaker of parliament has refused to allow a vote on a government tax cut that members of the opposition want to stop, news agency TT reports.
Read more Speaker stops vote on government tax cut
A member of the Sweden Democrats has filed a police report against two Swedish rappers for a song that allegedly threatens party leader Jimmie Åkesson, Swedish Radio's P3 channel reports.
In the song, called Black Doves And Wilted Lilies, rapper Jason "Timbuktu" Diakité sings: "Dunk Jimmie yellow and blue," a Swedish expression that's akin to saying "beat someone black and blue."
Read more Sweden Democrat reports rappers to the police
The row over a government tax cut continued Thursday as members of parliament await to see whether or not a vote will be allowed to scrap the cut. The parliamentary administration said undoing the tax reform by voting against it could be against the law, making any chance of a vote unlikely.
Read more Vote on government tax cut in limbo
Sweden spied on Russian officials and passed their findings along to the United States, according to leaked documents obtained by Swedish Television.
The documents come from American whistleblower Edward Snowden and reveal the key role played by Sweden's National Defence Radio Establishment (FRA) in the American spy apparatus.
Read more Sweden helped the NSA spy on Russia: report
The ruling centre-right coalition are facing an uphill struggle to the election next year, judging by the results of Wednesday's opinion poll from Statistics Sweden. "They still have ample time to change things, but they are worried, because the numbers are not looking good," says Mikael Sundström, political scientist at Lund University.
Read more The poll "a major concern" for the government
Swedish rapper Jason "Timbuktu" Diakité was recognized at ceremony in Parliament on Wednesday though several politicians boycotted the event saying he threatened party leader Jimmie Åkesson in a song.
Read more Rapper's lyrics prompt snub from politicians
A new poll shows Sweden's ruling government alliance would lose its majority with the red-green opposition parties capturing nearly 50 percent of voters if the election was held today.
If the red-green opposition was to form a coalition ahead of next year's election, the Social Democrats, Left and Green parties would win a convincing victory with 49.8 percent of the vote. Statistics Sweden found the center-right ruling block would receive 39.7 percent of the votes.
Read more Red-green parties strong lead in polls
Sweden was once again highlighted for being one of the least corrupt nations in the world, according to an annual survey from Transparency International.
Read more Sweden scores high in anti-corruption index
Opinion polls suggest that Swedes are losing faith in the centre-right government, while the polling figures for the red-green opposition rise.
Read more Government sees worst polling figures since 2008
Two opposition political parties want Sweden's Committee on the Constitution to examine if keeping the timing of stock purchases by Migration Minister Tobias Billström a secret violates the Constitution.
Read more Committee asked to examine Minister's stock deal
Several newspaper organisations found their front doors blocked off Monday morning by the neo-Nazi Party of the Swedes, (Svenskarnas Parti), Swedish Radio News reports.
Read more Neo-Nazi party targets news organisations
A spokesman for the populist Danish People's Party has warned the Sweden Democrats to be careful about who it co-operates with after the European elections next year.
Read more Danish warning for Sweden Democrats
Sweden's Minister for Health and Social Affairs, Göran Hägglund, says he is willing to offer a public apology for those narcolepsy sufferers who contracted the illness after being vaccinated against Swine Flu. However he is not willing to extend the time limit within which they have to be diagnosed with the illness in order to qualify for financial compensation, newspaper Svenska Dagbladet reports.
Read more Minister willing to offer narcolepsy apology
The Sweden Democrat leadership have been forced to make a compromise with party members over whether the party should demand that Sweden leaves the European Union.
Read more Sweden Democrats reach EU compromise