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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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..
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..
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..
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..
Norway and Denmark said on Friday they would allow tourists to travel between the two countries, though border crossings with Sweden, where the number of COVID-19 infections is higher, will remain.. Reuters - Published
Air India said it will operate additional repatriation flights to six countries between June 4 and June 6 to bring back stranded Indians under the phase 2 of Vande Bharat Mission. Amid the coronavirus.. IndiaTimes - Published
Norway and Denmark will resume free travel between the two countries, three Norwegian media outlets reported on Friday, creating a travel bubble that excludes Scandinavian neighbour Sweden, where the.. Reuters - Published
Norway will allow entry to business travellers from all the other Nordic countries from June 1, in a further easing of coronavirus restrictions, the government said on Thursday, making no distinction.. Reuters - Published
Excluding Sweden from moves to open borders across the Nordic region as it recovers from the coronavirus pandemic would be a political decision and not justifiable on health grounds, Foreign Minister.. Reuters - Published
Sweden has found that just 7.3 percent of Stockholmers have antibodies for coronavirus, despite the country’s laissez-faire handling of the outbreak. The mainstream media think this proves them.. WorldNews - Published
Four EU countries dubbing themselves the "frugal four" presented their own proposal Saturday for post-coronavirus economic recovery, restating their rejection of any jointly-issued debt instruments... WorldNews - Published
A Swedish study found that just 7.3 percent of Stockholmers developed COVID-19 antibodies by late April, which could fuel concern that a decision not to lock down Sweden against the pandemic may bring.. Reuters - Published
Sweden, which has opted for a more open strategy in combating the virus than other European countries, has the highest number of deaths in Europe per capita from the COVID-19 disease over the last.. Reuters - Published
Impressions conveyed abroad that Sweden has adopted a "business as usual" approach to the coronavirus are wrong, its prime minister said on Friday, adding that strong cooperation between nations was.. Reuters - Published
Russia has flown two nuclear-capable Tu-160 strategic bombers over the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea, the Russian Ministry of Defence said on Wednesday, a move that prompted Finland, Denmark, Poland.. Reuters - Published
Sweden warned on Friday it would shut restaurants and bars in the capital that did not comply with guidelines aimed at preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus, amid signs Stockholm residents.. Reuters - Published
While much of Europe remained in lockdown, students played table tennis and made weekend plans at Kunskapsskolan, one of many Swedish schools kept open in a country that bucked the global trend of.. Reuters - Published
Sweden, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and six other countries urged the European Union to adopt a "green" recovery plan on Thursday, as fears grow that the economic hit caused by the coronavirus.. Reuters - Published
Sweden’s digitization minister blamed a flurry of anti-5G comments on the usual suspect – “Russian trolls” – but a closer look revealed that a local granny opposed to wireless radiation was.. WorldNews - Published
Sweden's government is seeking wider executive powers, including the right to shut airports and railway stations without parliament's approval, in its fight to halt the spread of the coronavirus. Reuters - Published
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A spike in novel coronavirus infections and deaths in Stockholm has raised questions about Sweden's decision to fight the outbreak without resorting to the lockdowns that have left much of Europe at a.. Reuters - Published
Italy and Spain, the two European countries hardest hit by the new coronavirus, have enforced the most drastic lockdowns to curb the pandemic but one country, Sweden, stands out for allowing life to go.. Reuters - Published
News Analysis // The horrifying tragedy that is unfolding before our very eyes worldwide but particularly in God fearing traditional Christian countries such as Italy, Spain, France, U.K., Germany,.. WorldNews - Published
Online newspaper the Balochistan Times, for which Hussain was chief editor, said it had reported his disappearance to Swedish police on 3 March. "As of today [28 March], there is no clue about his.. WorldNews - Published Also reported by •BBC News
Furloughed crew from crisis-hit Scandinavian airline SAS are taking a three-day course in basic hospital duties to help plug gaps in a Swedish healthcare system strained by thousands of coronavirus.. Reuters - Published
Two new studies show that children with obesity have a three times higher risk of mortality in early adulthood and are more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression. The findings highlight the need.. WorldNews - Published
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in a rare live television address to the nation on Sunday evening called on all Swedes to play their part in stopping the spread of the coronavirus. Reuters - Published
Sweden's high schools and universities should stop classes on campus and switch to distance learning from March 18, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said on Tuesday, but primary and secondary education.. Reuters - Published
Travelers who have visited the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Sweden, Belgium, Norway, the Netherlands, Denmark and Austria in the past 14 days will be subject to a 14-day quarantine on arrival in.. Reuters - Published
Swedish medical equipment group Getinge will deliver 500 ventilators to Italy, its chief executive told Reuters on Monday, as a growing number of countries rush to buy the machines to treat people.. Reuters - Published
Sweden's government on Monday said it had decided to send troops to Mali to join French-led special forces that are fighting militants linked to al Qaeda and Islamic State in the Sahel region of North.. Reuters - Published
The Swedish government on Monday presented a package of measures worth more than 300 billion Swedish crowns ($30.94 billion) to support the economy in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Reuters - Published