An increasing amount of Chinese tourists are visiting Sweden. The government wants Chinese tourism to Sweden to increase with 10 percent per year. But last year Gothenburg has performed even better than that, increasing their guest nights by 37 percent.
- "A huge success".
- Cyrillic characters on the hull.
A sunken mini-submarine has been discovered in the waters off of Sweden's eastern coast, according to the online version of the tabloid Expressen.
- "The escalating violence... is worrying."
Sweden's foreign minister, Margot Wallström (Social Democrat) urged Turkey and the PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party) to return to peace talks as soon as possible, according to Swedish Television News.
The government is ready to contribute two more boats and an airplane to the EU's rescue mission on the Mediterranean Sea, reports news agency TT, and according to the Minister for Home Affairs, this would not cause the coast guard to suffer back home.
- "Worst would be if a child finds one of the grenades."
The police's national unit working with protection against bombs, in Malmö, has advised people to be on the lookout for unexploded hand grenades which are believed to be spread throughout the southern city to some degree, reports news agency TT.
- "The application should have been sent in earlier."
Ecuador believes it's Sweden's fault that it is taking so long to organize the questioning of Wikileaks mastermind Julian Assange over sex crime allegations, according to Swedish Radio News.
- Species is still threatened.
More than a decade ago, the fjällräven, or arctic fox, in Scandinavia was on the brink of extinction. But things seem to be looking up for the species of animals built to endure frigid temperatures, thanks to a resurgence in the creatures the foxes prey on, and also to a joint Norwegian-Swedish feeding program.
- "Used too lightly".
The Swedish Migration Agency has used so-called language tests too lightly and lacks in-depth knowledge about how they should be performed, according to Sten Heckscher, who was commissioned by the agency to assess their usage.
- Confirmation test expected Friday.
A person suspected of having Ebola in Malmö is not infected according to a test performed by the Swedish Public Health Agency, news agency TT reports.
- Isolated in hospital.
A patient with a suspected case of Ebola has been admitted to Malmö's University Hospital, Swedish Radio News reports.
- Lower oil prices.
Sweden's economy is profiting from the nuclear deal signed by Iran and six major world powers last week, as oil prices have plummeted.
- Four years since the attacks.
Wednesday marks four years since Norway's twin terror attacks and Ellinor Eriksson, chair of Sweden's Social Democrats' youth wing, says that she sees the same far-right political views that fueled the killings growing in the region.