Azerbaijan's presidential family is thought to have swindled the state out of the equivalent of SEK 6 billion, with the help of the telecom company TeliaSonera, according to an investigative report from Swedish Television's investigative program Uppdrag Granskning, news agency TT and the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP).
- Investigative report.
- "Clap for Sweden".
The Swedish national women's soccer team has decided to stop using its new international slogan, the hashtag #clapforsweden, after it got lampooned for calling to mind a venearal disease, according to Dagens Nyheter.
- Swedish research.
Dogs have been "man's best friend" long before humans settled down through the advent of agriculture. Swedish researcher Love Dalén speaks to Radio Sweden about this fascinating new discoveryl.
- Need more resources.
Asylum seekers often face a wait of several years to start free Swedish language lessons, although they have the right to the lessons by law. The Red Cross in Sweden says that the law no longer works in practice and wants the government to put in extra resources.
- Refugees tortured in transit.
Some families in Sweden have been extorted for money after their relatives are kidnapped in Libya.
- Sweden again.
Andreas Önnerfors of Gothenburg University says that although Sweden takes a financial loss by hosting the Eurovision Song Contest, putting a price on cultural exchanges is impossible.
Sweden and Cambodia signed an agreement today to cooperate more in order to fight cross-border crime.
Despite strong job growth, unemployment is still high, according to remarks from the labor market minister, Ylva Johansson of the Social Democrats, at a press conference Monday morning.
- Breakaway republic's team played in southern Sweden.
The Somaliland national team played and won its first ever soccer match Saturday, beating a pick-up team of local Swedish players 1-0 in the small town of Vrigstad in Småland in southern Sweden.
- "Practice" in violation of company policy
The Swedish-Danish dairy cooperative Arla has confiscated the passports of 600 employees in Saudi Arabia, in violation of its own policy, Swedish Television’s Uppdrag granskning program reports.
- "I'm so happy. Thank you".
Sweden's very own Måns Zelmerlöw sang his way to the Eurovision Song Contest final on Thursday evening, reports Swedish Radio News.