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Sweden: Country on the Scandinavian peninsula
Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and north and 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 2.5 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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No deal in sight as "Frugal Four" stamp down on EU budget

Denmark, Austria, Sweden and the Netherlands dug in their heels over the next European Union budget, insisting it cannot top 1% of economic output, to leave the EU no closer to a deal on Friday after..
Reuters - Published

The place where you must talk to your neighbours

A block of flats in Sweden is tackling loneliness by mixing age groups - and making socialising an obligation.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Sweden


Colourful auroras dance across Arctic sky [Video]Colourful auroras dance across Arctic sky

On Tuesday (February 18) night, dancing lights could be seen over the skies of the Arctic town of Kilpisjarvi, in Finland's Lapland region, close to the border with Norway and Sweden.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:10Published

Evans takes world championship lead with win in Sweden [Video]Evans takes world championship lead with win in Sweden

Welshman Elfyn Evans clinches Sweden rally win ahead of reigning WRC champion Ott Tanak as Kalle Rovanpera comes third.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:30Published

Evans clinches Sweden rally win ahead of reigning champ Tanak [Video]Evans clinches Sweden rally win ahead of reigning champ Tanak

Welshman Elfyn Evans clinches Sweden rally win ahead of reigning WRC champion Ott Tanak as Kalle Rovanpera comes third.

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Elfyn Evans doubles his lead over Ott Tanak in the second leg of Rally Sweden [Video]Elfyn Evans doubles his lead over Ott Tanak in the second leg of Rally Sweden

Toyota's Elfyn Evans doubles his lead over world champion Ott Tanak in the second leg of the Rally Sweden

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Great Britain's Elfyn Evans extends his lead after the early stages of day two at Rally Sweden [Video]Great Britain's Elfyn Evans extends his lead after the early stages of day two at Rally Sweden

Evans extens his lead at Rally Sweden

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Suninen hits trees, Rovanpera fastest in snowless Sweden Rally shakedown [Video]Suninen hits trees, Rovanpera fastest in snowless Sweden Rally shakedown

Swedish Rally goes ahead without snow as Teemu Suninen comes off in spectacular fashion.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:29Published

Swede Mondo Duplantis sets new pole vault world record [Video]Swede Mondo Duplantis sets new pole vault world record

Swede Armand 'Mondo' Duplantis sets new pole vault world record of 6.17m at Copernicus Cup In poland

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To counter Huawei, Barr says U.S. should back Ericsson, Nokia [Video]To counter Huawei, Barr says U.S. should back Ericsson, Nokia

Calling China the biggest threat to America, U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Thursday the United States should actively consider putting its "financial muscle" behind Finland's Nokia and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:43Published

Teenage Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize [Video]Teenage Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

The 17-year-old was nominated by two members of Sweden’s Left Party, Jens Holm and Hakan Svenneling.

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Robert Sorlie wins Femund Sled Dog Race in his native Norway [Video]Robert Sorlie wins Femund Sled Dog Race in his native Norway

Musher takes top spot in stunning winter scenery

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The U.S. And Many Other Countries Issue Travel Bans To China [Video]The U.S. And Many Other Countries Issue Travel Bans To China

The United States warned Americans not to travel to China as the death toll from a new virus reached 213. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the new coronavirus a global health emergency on..

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Ikea Has Closed All Stores In China Due To Coronavirus [Video]Ikea Has Closed All Stores In China Due To Coronavirus

Sweden’s IKEA said on Thursday that it has temporarily closed all its stores in China. According to Reuters, the unprecedented closing is due to the outbreak of the new coronavirus. Initially, Ikea..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Japan: Three new virus cases from Wuhan evacuees [Video]Japan: Three new virus cases from Wuhan evacuees

Japan along with several other countries, has evacuated hundreds of its citizens from the epicentre of China's coronavirus outbreak, which is under virtual lockdown. But at least three people from its..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:08Published

Denmark is the Best Country to Raise a Child, Says Report [Video]Denmark is the Best Country to Raise a Child, Says Report

Sweden and Norway came in second and third, respectively, according to the latest 'Best Countries Report'.

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Canada's foreign affairs minister demands full transparency and cooperation by Iran [Video]Canada's foreign affairs minister demands full transparency and cooperation by Iran

Ministers from five countries who lost citizens in the passenger jet shot down over Tehran have called on Iran to accept "full responsibility" and compensate the victims' families. Foreign Secretary..

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Foreign ministers pay respects to Iran plane victims [Video]Foreign ministers pay respects to Iran plane victims

Dominic Raab and foreign ministers from Canada, Ukraine, Sweden and Afghanistan lit candles and observed a silence to remember the 176 people who died when a passenger plane was shot down in Iran on..

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Kuchar one shot behind Singapore Open leader Hamamoto [Video]Kuchar one shot behind Singapore Open leader Hamamoto

Kosuke Hamamoto leads the Singapore Open after the first round on his tournament debut, but stars Matt Kuchar, Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson are in close contention.

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Study: Sleep Loss Linked To Deadly, Dementia-Inducing Disease [Video]Study: Sleep Loss Linked To Deadly, Dementia-Inducing Disease

A new study from Sweden shows that losing just one night's sleep increases the levels of a particular protein in the blood. According to CNN, tau is a protein that helps stabilize the internal makeup..

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Greta Thunberg To Interview David Attenborough [Video]Greta Thunberg To Interview David Attenborough

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg will interview Sir David Attenborough on BBC radio. Thunberg is guest editing the corporation's flagship radio news program; the Radio 4 "Today" show. The..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

 

Swedish prosecutor says may be close to solving Palme's 1986 murder

Sweden may soon get closure over the 1986 murder of Prime Minister Olof Palme after the lead prosecutor said he would either bring charges in the coming months or close the case.
Reuters - Published

U.S. urges EU to use 5G by Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung, seen on par with Huawei

u.s. urges eu to use 5g by ericsson, nokia, samsung, seen on par with huawei
EU countries have no reason to use 5G mobile technology from Huawei because Sweden's Ericsson , Finland's Nokia and South Korea's Samsung are on par with the Chinese group in the field, a senior U.S...
WorldNews - Published

Nitin Gadkari reaches Stockholm to attend Global Conference on Road Safety

Gadkari, upon his arrival here, was welcomed by Indian Ambassador to Sweden, Monika Kapil Mohta. The objective of the conference is to bring road safety on the global agenda and renew the world..
IndiaTimes - Published

Songwriter Diane Warren, soprano Anna Netrebko bag Polar Music Prize

songwriter diane warren, soprano anna netrebko bag polar music prize
Sweden's Polar Music Prize was Tuesday awarded jointly to Russian-born star soprano Anna Netrebko and American hit-song writer Diane Warren. The laureates will receive the award, including one million..
WorldNews - Published

Sweden’s Armand Duplantis Breaks World Pole Vault Record

sweden’s armand duplantis breaks world pole vault record
Armand Duplantis of Sweden set a world pole vault record of 6.17 metres at an indoor meeting in Poland. Duplantis, the US-born 20-year-old who won silver at last year's World Championships in Doha,..
WorldNews - Published

GSMA presses on with telecoms gathering despite second pullout

The organizers of a major telecoms industry conference in Barcelona at the end of this month said on Friday it would still go ahead, as Ericsson of Sweden become the second major exhibitor to pull out..
Reuters - Published

To counter Huawei, US could take 'controlling stake' in Ericsson, Nokia: attorney general

to counter huawei, us could take 'controlling stake' in ericsson, nokia: attorney general
U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Thursday the United States and its allies should consider the highly unusual step of taking a "controlling stake" in Finland's Nokia and Sweden's Ericsson to..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

U.S., allies should consider Nokia, Ericsson investments to counter Huawei: Barr

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Thursday stressed the threat posed by Huawei Technologies and said the United States and its allies should consider investing in Finland's Nokia and Sweden's..
Reuters - Published

Workers evacuated from Garpenberg mine in Sweden after fire

Around 80 workers trapped by a fire in a zinc mine in Garpenberg, northern Sweden have now been evacuated, mine owner Boliden said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

India raises import taxes in move set to spook some foreign firms

India on Saturday raised taxes on imports of goods such as electronic items, toys and furniture, aiming to give impetus to domestic manufacturing in a move that will hit Sweden's IKEA and other foreign..
Reuters - Published

Swedish health authority says woman is confirmed to have coronavirus

Sweden's Public Health Agency said on Friday that a woman had tested positive for coronavirus and was being kept isolated at a hospital in southern Sweden.
Reuters - Published

Ikea closes all stores in China due to coronavirus outbreak

Sweden's IKEA said on Thursday that it has temporarily closed all its stores in China because of the outbreak of the new coronavirus.
Reuters - Published

Flamur Beqiri: Arrest made in Denmark over murder of man in front of wife and child on Christmas Eve

Police suspect father may have been involved in 'criminality' in Sweden before killing
Independent - Published

India falls to 51st spot in EIU's Democracy Index, China at 153

India slipped 10 places to 51st position in the 2019 Democracy Index's global ranking, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit, which cited "erosion of civil liberties" in the country as the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Bridge linking Denmark to Sweden to get new lick of paint in 13-year operation

The nearly eight-kilometer (five mile) bridge linking Denmark and Sweden is to get a new lick of paint for the first time since it opened for traffic in 2000, but it will take an estimated 13 years to..
Reuters - Published

Pornography greets commuters at Sweden bus stop

pornography greets commuters at sweden bus stop
Commuters in a southeast Swedish city were briefly roused from their wintry routines by a public display of...
WorldNews - Published

Sweden suffers surge in bomb attacks as gang violence rises

A surge in drug-linked gang-violence in Sweden led to a 60% increase in bomb blasts in 2019, government statistics showed on Thursday, as police work to rid the streets of explosives and guns with more..
Reuters - Published

The best countries in the world to raise a child, ranked

the best countries in the world to raise a child, ranked
Expectant parents may want to consider moving to Scandinavia, as a new report has revealed Denmark, Sweden and Norway top the list of best countries in the world for raising a child. The findings are..
WorldNews - Published

Vlhova wins 2nd straight World Cup slalom for first time of career

vlhova wins 2nd straight world cup slalom for first time of career
BRATISLAVA, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- Petra Vlhova of Slovakia celebrated her second slalom World Cup victory in Flachau, Austria on Tuesday. Vlhova crossed the finish line one tenth of a second ahead of..
WorldNews - Published

Sweden sees rare fall in air passengers, as flight-shaming takes off

Passengers flying via Swedish airports fell 4% in 2019, airport operators Swedavia say.
BBC News - Published

Sweden halts Iran Air flights between Stockholm and Tehran

Sweden's Transport Agency said on Friday it had temporarily halted Iran Air flights between Sweden and Iran after the crash of a Ukrainian airliner near Tehran on Wednesday which killed all 176 people..
Reuters - Published

Sweden's air travel drops in year when 'flight shaming' took off

The number of passengers that flew through Swedish airports dropped 4% in 2019, Swedish state-owned airport operator Swedavia said on Friday, with the drop led by a decline in domestic traffic.
Reuters - Published

Ibrahimovic statue toppled by vandals in Malmo

Vandals topple a statue of former Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic outside Malmo's stadium by sawing it off at the ankles.
BBC News - Published

UN extends probe of leader's mysterious 1961 death

un extends probe of leader's mysterious 1961 death
The United Nations General Assembly on Friday approved a resolution extending the investigation into the mysterious 1961 death of secretary-general Dag Hammarskjold. The Swedish diplomat had been..
WorldNews - Published

Zlatan Ibrahimovic set for AC Milan return: Reports

zlatan ibrahimovic set for ac milan return: reports
MILAN: Sweden star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has reached agreement to join AC Milan on an initial six-month contract, according to multiple reports in Italy on Thursday. Ibrahimovic has accepted Milan's..
WorldNews - Published

Ibrahimovic statue has nose cut off as vandals strike again

Vandals cut off the nose of a statue of Zlatan Ibrahimovic outside Malmo's stadium in Sweden.
BBC News - Published

Want to protect yourself from diabetes? Three cups of filtered coffee can help, says study

want to protect yourself from diabetes? three cups of filtered coffee can help, says study
In a piece of good news for coffee lovers, researchers have found that coffee can help reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes - but only filtered coffee, rather than boiled coffee. The study,..
WorldNews - Published

Greta Thunberg back outside Sweden's parliament

greta thunberg back outside sweden's parliament
After months of criss-crossing the Atlantic to attend first the UN climate summit in New York and then COP25 talks in Madrid, teenage eco-warrior Greta Thunberg was back in Sweden on Friday, taking..
WorldNews - Published

Stocks rally anew; euro bonds rise on Swedish rate move

Global equity markets extended a year-end rally on Thursday that has pushed U.S. and world stock benchmarks to record highs, while bond yields in Europe rose after Sweden stopped five years of negative..
Reuters - Published

Bond yields rise as Sweden ends negative rates, stocks gain

Bond yields rose after Sweden stopped five years of negative interest rates, signaling an era of sub-zero rates may be near an end, while global equity markets extended a rally that has pushed U.S. and..
Reuters - Published

Stocks near record highs, Sweden ends negative rates

World stocks drifted down from the week's record highs on Thursday, while the crown gained as Sweden's central bank became the first to raise interest rates from negative territory.
Reuters - Published

Sweden PM: Brexit will happen now, little time for trade deal

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said on Friday that Britain's election results, according to exit polls, meant Brexit would now materialize and that time was short to seal a new relationship deal..
Reuters - Published

Climate activist Greta Thunberg is Time's Person of the Year

Greta Thunberg, the teen activist from Sweden who has urged immediate action to address a global climate crisis, was named Time Magazine's Person of the Year for 2019 on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Global warming threatening reindeer herding

Global warming is threatening reindeer herding in Sweden's arctic region as unusual weather patterns jeopardize the migrating animals' grazing grounds. (Dec. 10)  
USATODAY.com - Published

Albania, Kosovo ambassadors to boycott Nobel ceremony in protest against Handke

Albania said on Monday its ambassador to Sweden would boycott the Nobel prize awards ceremony in protest against 2019 literature prize laureate Peter Handke, who has been criticized for supporting late..
Reuters - Published

Sweden charges former China envoy over dissident bookseller case

Swedish prosecutors said on Monday they had brought criminal charges against the country's former ambassador to China over unauthorized meetings in Stockholm aimed at freeing dissident bookseller Gui..
Reuters - Published

European shipping emissions in way of nations meeting Paris climate targets

european shipping emissions in way of nations meeting paris climate targets
Greenhouse gas emissions from shipping equal the carbon footprint of a quarter of passenger cars in Europe and stand in the way of countries meeting the Paris agreement, new analysis reveals. Despite..
WorldNews - Published

Sweden's Ericsson to pay over $1bn to settle US corruption probe

The telecoms giant has agreed to pay to resolve bribery allegations, the US justice department says.
BBC News - Published

Swedish government faces crisis over job center privatization

Sweden's Left Party said on Thursday it will call a vote of no-confidence in Employment Minister Eva Nordmark in a move that could derail the deal between the ruling center-left coalition and two..
Reuters - Published

'See you soon in Italy': Ibrahimovic fuels talk of Serie A return

'see you soon in italy': ibrahimovic fuels talk of serie a return
Sweden footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic has fuelled speculation that he is set to return to Italy, where he has played for AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus, by saying in an interview: "see you soon in..
WorldNews - Published

India-Sweden join forces against stubble burning to deal with air pollution


IndiaTimes - Published

India-Sweden to launch health platform for affordable healthcare solutions


IndiaTimes - Published

Sweden sees India’s point on terror

​​​ “Wide-ranging conversation with Swedish FM Ann Linde. Discussed expanding bilateral cooperation in environment, manufacturing, health and smart cities. Urged greater mobility of Indian..
IndiaTimes - Published

Maharaja flies Swedish king, who’s down to earth in the air

The king and queen of Sweden flew flew a commercial non-stop Air India flight from Stockholm to New Delhi on Monday. The royal entourage booked tickets on Air India after the official aircraft of the..
IndiaTimes - Published

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