After a night of violent storms and flooding in the French Riviera, which emergency services said had left at least 19 people dead, several Swedes testified about the pandemonium they had witnessed during the night.
- 19 feared dead.
- In northern Tornio.
Saturday two groups gathered in Tornio (Torneå) in Finland, just across the border from the Swedish town of Haparanda in the far north, to demonstrate for and against the stream of refugees seeking asylum in Finland by way of Sweden.
- Elephants abused during training.
The three largest charter trip operators in Sweden have agreed to stop selling and advertizing elephant rides and animal shows, which are offered at their vacation destinations, because the animals are often mistreated when being trained.
- Welcomes new laws.
At present 125 Swedish citizens are in Iraq and Syria in order to fight for terror groups, according to information from the Swedish Security Service (Säpo).
- More aid to help the displaced.
Leaders from the five Nordic Nations, who met in Denmark Saturday, called for new efforts from the United States, Russia, Iran, and Saudi Ariabia to stop the war in Syria.
- More than 24,000 asylum seekers in September.
The number of refugees arriving in Sweden keeps growing and, three months before the end of the year, the government has admitted the budget for 2015 will be insufficient.
- More than 160 officers.
Hundreds of policemen from all over southern Sweden are bracing for an operation to enter a migrant camp in Malmö housing almost 400 people.
- Humanitarian claims.
Alarm is growing over the increasing number of arrests of suspected smugglers caught trying to cross the Öresund bridge from Denmark with asylum seekers in their vehicles.
- Recognition of Western Sahara.
Morocco's government has threatened to boycott Swedish companies and exports if Sweden implements a 2012 parliamentary motion to recognize Western Sahara.
- The "alternative" Nobels.
The fight against nuclear weapons in the Pacific, the rights of the Inuit of the Arctic, emergency health care in war zones and LGBTQ-rights in Africa were rewarded on Thursday morning as the 2015 Right Livelihood awards were announced in Stockholm.
It obliterated coastal villages and towns in a matter of minutes. It destroyed the lives of thousands. Those who survived the Boxing Day Asian Tsunami when it struck ten years ago, all have a story to tell. But how many of them actually fully recovered?
- Contradicts previous picture.
The bomb used by the 2010 Stockholm suicide bomber was more advanced than previously revealed. Information in a secret FBI-report, contradicts the view that he acted alone, Swedish Television News reports.
- "Obviously offensive."
The Swedish Broadcasting Commission (Granskningsnämnden för radio och tv) ruled on Monday that a question posed during a Swedish Radio segment this winter was offensive to Jews.
- DCHP, PFNA and HDDA.
Three chemicals, including two that can cause fetal damage, should be included on the European Union's list of particularly dangerous chemicals, the Swedish Chemicals Agency suggests, according to the newspaper Dagens Nyheter.
The government presented on Monday its new export strategy, prioritizing start-up companies, that is, newly begun, fast-growing companies with an international focus.