Since Sweden introduced university fees for students from outside the EU, numbers have fallen and many never manage to start their studies, a new investigation shows.
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- Many never start their studies.
- There are 115 Swedes in Gambia.
Sweden, as chair of the UN Security Council, has called on Gambia's president to resign and welcomes pressure from neighbouring countries such as Senegal, which stands ready to intervene militarily.
- Warns of "Orwellian" measures.
Amnesty International has warned that anti-terror laws have led to fundamental human-rights infringements in Europe and that religious and ethnic minorities are particularly affected.
- Trade and business focus.
Sweden's Social Democrat prime minister Stefan Löfven has accepted an invitation from President Hassan Rouhani to visit Iran in February, the government announced Monday.
A competition to select an artistic memorial to honour the Swedish victims of the 2004 Asian tsunami in Stockholm is close to finding a winner. On Thursday, the works of five anonymous finalists were presented to media for general discussion and debate.
- Video evidence.
The trial against a man suspected of having participated in the killing of seven Syrian government soldiers begins in Stockholm today.
- Calling for conflict prevention.
Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström addressed the UN Security Council today at the beginning of Sweden’s presidency of the council.
- Most concern Syria.
A total of 63 war crimes were reported in Sweden last year, which was the highest number since the Swedish police’s special war crimes unit was established in 2008.
- Institute of International Affairs.
Russia has coordinated a campaign over the past two years to influence Swedish decision-making by using disinformation, propaganda and false documents, according to a report by researchers at The Swedish Institute of International Affairs.
- Want action and a fresh start.
Sweden’s UN ambassador Olof Skoog said Tuesday that he has urged his Security Council colleagues to make a New Year’s resolution: to work together in a respectful way and to be focused on results.
A 16-year-old Swedish girl who was freed from Islamic State (IS) in Iraq in February was freed by a smuggler paid by her parents and not by Kurdish forces, as reported then by Swedish media.
- Unanimous decision.
The United Nations Security Council voted to deploy observers to Aleppo to monitor evacuations and conditions for civilians who remain in the city.
- Cecilia Uddén.
Swedish Radio’s correspondent in Aleppo was forced to leave the country last night, after the Syrian government accused her of spreading false information.
- One of two harbors.
Gotland Municipality has declined to lease the port of Slite to Russia's Gazprom to help with the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
- Gas line to Germany.
Sweden’s Foreign Minister Margot Wallström will meet politicians from Gotland and Karlshamn on Tuesday to discuss the divisive Russian gas pipeline project, Nord Stream 2.