The German government wants to further reduce the carbon dioxide emitted by the county's largest energy producers, which includes Swedish state-owned company Vattenfall.
- Vattenfall plants threatened.
- Some serious injuries.
A dozen or so Swedish tourists were injured in a coach crash in Turkey Sunday evening, and one of them is seriously injured, news agency TT reports.
- Potentially hundreds fighting for Islamists.
The Swedish Security Service confirms that 100 Swedish citizens have travelled to Iraq and Syria to fight for IS, with another 150 also thought to have joined the militant Islamist group, Swedish Radio News reports.
- Show has 1.5 million viewers.
Stefan Löfven of the Social Democrats will appear on the popular news satire show hosted by Jon Stewart in New York.
- Has spent two years in embassy.
Ecuador has guaranteed political asylum to Julian Assange for ”as long as necessary”, a vow that comes a day after a Swedish court upheld an arrest warrant for the Wikileaks founder.
- Hoping for a live-link.
Whistleblower Edward Snowden will not be coming to Stockholm to receive his Right Livelihood Prize, it has been announced today.
- (7:03 min)20 november kl 16:13
Wearable sensors to help you get just the right amount of light
"Around this time of year, you probably know there`s not much sunlight in Sweden, and this has been a particularly gray November. Light research is getting special attention here right now, as scientists at the Light Research Center in Troy, New York and at Lund University in Sweden are joining forces to see whether they can keep people from getting sick by surrounding them with just the right amount of light - tailored individually for them. Professor Thorbjörn Laike, at Lund University, works with environmental psychology, and explains that the project aims to save energy and make home lighting better."Lights at home would automatically adjust.
Scientists at Lund University in Sweden have joined forces with the Light Research Center in Troy, New York, to see whether they can keep people from getting sick by surrounding them with just the right amount of light - tailored individually for them.
- A sign of "compromise".
Israel's ambassador Isaac Bachman will return to Sweden on 29 November in a "compromise" gesture after he was called home to Israel three weeks ago in protest against Sweden's official recognition of the state of Palestine.
- Detention order still stands.
Sweden's Court of Appeal has rejected an appeal by Julian Assange's lawyers to have his detention set aside.
- Security situation "has deteriorated so quickly".
Sweden’s opposition Liberal Party has called on the government to call in a new session of the Defence Committee, a special forum where the government and the political parties seek consensus on security issues.
Liberal leader Jan Björklund says the security situation has deteriorated so quickly that the previous committee’s report from the spring is no longer relevant.
- Visit includes meeting with Hillary Clinton.
Stefan Löfven starts his first official visit to the United States as Sweden’s prime minister Wednesday. He’s travelling to New York to take part in the meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in connection with the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
- Attackers armed with pistol and meat cleavers.
Reacting to this morning's attack on a Jerusalem synagogue where four people were killed and several injured, Sweden's foreign minister said she is worried about developments in the region.
- Two groups appear on terrorist list.
Sweden has demanded an explanation for the United Arab Emirates' decision to label two Swedish Muslim associations as terrorist groups.
- Working in daylight.
The news agency TT is considering transfering its overnight shift to Sydney, the trade union newspaper Journalisten reports.
- 18 november kl 15:57
Refugee reception out of the Foreign Aid budget
In the new government`s first budget, more money than ever before will be taken from the foreign aid budget to pay for refugee reception. And this is in spite of the Green Party being very critical of the method before the election.Ministry looking at options.
Sweden will cut its foreign aid by SEK 1.3 billion next year. The money will instead go to refugee reception.