Swedes fearful of U.S. election
(World) Headlines of the U.S. election are everywhere in Swedish media. With one day to go before the 2016 presidential election, Swedes are fearful and speculating on the potential fallout of a Trump victory. Newspapers and social media warn aplenty of protecting one’s finances, funds and mortgages, and travel plans.

Classified document on potential election outcome
(National) In late October, the Swedish Embassy in Washington sent a lengthy document to the Swedish Foreign Ministry regarding potential scenarios for the U.S. presidential election. The document included information on how the election might affect Sweden’s relations with the U.S. in areas regarding security, defense and counter-terrorism. According to Aftonbladet, who received a highly edited copy of the document, most information pertaining to Trump was deleted as classified. The ministry’s reasons for the deletions is that the data "is likely to disrupt Sweden’s relations with another state.” Information within the document regarding Clinton was less classified.

Alternative to chemotherapy prolongs life
(Science) An alternative to chemotherapy known as immunotherapy has been used as a new treatment against certain types of cancer in Sweden. Work with the immune system began in Gothenburg 15 years ago and was part of the first studies in clinical trials in oncology at Sahlgranska University Hospital. After several years of research, the results of testing a new type of drug (PD-1 inhibitor) in patients with metastatic malignant melanoma have exceeded expectations. Research is now underway for those with metastatic lung cancer and kidney cancer.

Media review results revealed
(National) The results of a government inquiry into the state and progress of the Swedish media was revealed today. The first part of the investigation, presented in November 2015, focused on the state of today’s media and the possible scenarios for the future: Newspapers and televisions were expected to be extinct within 10 years and the profession of journalism all but dead. A press conference presented a proposal for what should be done to circumvent these scenarios with an aim to promote opportunities for the public to take part in journalistic reporting and take advantage of assistance respecting all people of equal value. Additional support for both digital and print media was noted as were proposals for stricter punishment for threats against journalists.

Zara Larsson wins double at MTV awards
(Culture) Swedish singer Zara Larsson won double categories at the Nov. 6 MTV European Music Awards Gala in Rotterdam. Larsson took home two big blue awards, winning for “Best Newcomer” and “Best International Artist.” Onstage during the award ceremony, Larsson performed her two hits “Lush Life” and “Ain’t My Fault.” The outspoken Larsson has received both praise and criticism for her opinions on current events.