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Sweden: Country on the Scandinavian peninsula
Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and north, Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund Strait. At 450,295 square kilometres (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the largest country in Northern Europe, the third-largest country in the European Union and the fifth largest country in Europe by area. The capital city is Stockholm. Sweden has a total population of 10.3 million of which 2.6 million have a foreign background. Persons who have foreign backgrounds are defined as persons who are foreign born, or born in Sweden with foreign born parents. It has a low population density of 22 inhabitants per square kilometre (57/sq mi) and the highest urban concentration is in the central and southern half of the country.

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Dairy-rich diet may lower risks of diabetes, high blood pressure [Video]

Dairy-rich diet may lower risks of diabetes, high blood pressure

A recent study links eating at least two daily servings of dairy to lower cluster of factors that heighten cardiovascular disease risk (metabolic syndrome).The observed associations were strongest for..

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Sweden Says It's 'Surprising' Their Herd Immunity Gambit Is Such A Disaster [Video]

Sweden Says It's 'Surprising' Their Herd Immunity Gambit Is Such A Disaster

A new Swedish study found that just 7% of people in Stockholm had caught the novel coronavirus COVID-19 by the end of April. According to Business Insider, Swedish forecasters had previously predicted..

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Oops! Former Swedish Health Chief Says No-Lockdown Policy 'Hasn't Been The Smartest' [Video]

Oops! Former Swedish Health Chief Says No-Lockdown Policy 'Hasn't Been The Smartest'

Sweden's lockdown-free strategy to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is a global outlier. Business Insider reports the Nordic country has a soaring death rate, with many of..

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Are care homes the dark side of Sweden’s coronavirus strategy? [Video]

Are care homes the dark side of Sweden’s coronavirus strategy?

Are care homes the dark side of Sweden’s coronavirus strategy?

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Sweden PM defends Covid-19 strategy [Video]

Sweden PM defends Covid-19 strategy

Sweden's prime minister Stefan Lofven has defended the country's strategy against Covid-19, dispelling any myths that his government was not taking the pandemic seriously. A large death toll in..

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Don't Tell, Ask: Sweden's Scarily High COVID-19 Death Toll [Video]

Don't Tell, Ask: Sweden's Scarily High COVID-19 Death Toll

Sweden never issued any mandatory lockdowns to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Instead, the Nordic country asked its citizens to voluntarily maintain social distance. According to..

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Will microchip implants be the next big thing in Europe? [Video]

Will microchip implants be the next big thing in Europe?

Thousands of Swedes have been pioneering the use of futuristic microchips that are implanted under the skin of the hand. Now the technology could be introduced to other parts of Europe, like Italy...

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Swedish couple open pop-up restaurant with one chair, one table [Video]

Swedish couple open pop-up restaurant with one chair, one table

A Swedish couple has opened a "COVID-19-safe" restaurant in a meadow with one chair and one table and on Sunday (May 10) the "Table for One" pop-up restaurant welcomed its first guest.

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Sweden's coronavirus strategy: Is the older generation paying the price? [Video]

Sweden's coronavirus strategy: Is the older generation paying the price?

One-in-three coronavirus-related death in Sweden has happened in care facilities for the elderly.View on euronews

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Sweden reindeer herders face revenge attacks after landmark case [Video]

Sweden reindeer herders face revenge attacks after landmark case

In January, herders won back exclusive rights to hunting and fishing in their area of the Arctic, but that has led to heightened tensions between Sami people and local Swedes.

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Sweden Could Reach 'Herd Immunity' in Weeks After Refusing Lockdown [Video]

Sweden Could Reach 'Herd Immunity' in Weeks After Refusing Lockdown

Unlike many of its neighbouring countries, Sweden did not impose a lockdown on businesses and public spaces amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Tackle virus and climate together, says Thunberg [Video]

Tackle virus and climate together, says Thunberg

People need to tackle both the coronavirus pandemic and the climate crisis together, Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg said on Wednesday, during an event marking the 50th anniversary of..

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Coronavirus has mutated into three variants [Video]

Coronavirus has mutated into three variants

Researchers from the University of Cambridge and Germany have used RNA analysis to identify three types of COVID-19 that evolved during the early stages of the pandemic.

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'We do a lot to fight this pandemic,' insists Sweden's EU Affairs Minister [Video]

'We do a lot to fight this pandemic,' insists Sweden's EU Affairs Minister

'We do a lot to fight this pandemic,' insists Sweden's EU Affairs Minister

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Sweden says Trump's criticism 'factually wrong' [Video]

Sweden says Trump's criticism 'factually wrong'

Sweden on Wednesday hit back at U.S. President Donald Trump's criticism of the Swedish approach to fighting the spread of the coronavirus, saying he was wrong to claim authorities there were trying to..

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Coronavirus: Sweden stands firm over its controversial COVID-19 approach [Video]

Coronavirus: Sweden stands firm over its controversial COVID-19 approach

Sweden has come under fire for not putting everyone on coronavirus lockdown but public health chiefs are standing firm.View on euronews

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Belarus soccer match held as some fans boycott games over coronavirus [Video]

Belarus soccer match held as some fans boycott games over coronavirus

Some fans continue to attend soccer matches in Belarus despite calls by some fan clubs to stay away in the face of the coronavirus crisis.

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Nicaraguan footballers playing on but players fear virus [Video]

Nicaraguan footballers playing on but players fear virus

Nicaragua's soccer league continues but players are concerned about the spread of the coronavirus.

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Zara-owner Inditex stalls amid global lockdowns [Video]

Zara-owner Inditex stalls amid global lockdowns

Zara-owner Inditex has switched its clothes factories in Spain over to making medical supplies and its logistics hub has almost ground to a halt, while Sweden's H&M reports plunge in March sales. Ciara..

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Deaths in Sweden from COVID-19 passed 3,000 on Thursday, the Public Health Agency said, far more than in neighbouring Nordic countries.
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A town in southern Sweden has turned to a traditional source to try to prevent the coronavirus spreading during an annual festive event on Thursday - chicken manure.
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