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Stockholm: Capital of Sweden
Stockholm is the capital and most populous urban area of Sweden as well as in Scandinavia. 975,904 people live in the municipality, approximately 1.6 million in the urban area, and 2.4 million in the metropolitan area. The city stretches across fourteen islands where Lake Mälaren flows into the Baltic Sea. Outside the city to the east, and along the coast, is the island chain of the Stockholm archipelago. The area has been settled since the Stone Age, in the 6th millennium BC, and was founded as a city in 1252 by Swedish statesman Birger Jarl. It is also the county seat of Stockholm County.


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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Ex-China ambassador ignored Swedish policy in Gui Minhai case, says prosecutor

Sweden's former ambassador to China acted against the policy of the government by taking part in an unauthorized meeting in Stockholm last year aimed at freeing dissident bookseller Gui Minhai, a..
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Thousands defy pandemic ban to join Stockholm protest over U.S. police violence

Thousands of people joined a demonstration in central Stockholm on Wednesday to protest against racism in the wake of the death of George Floyd, a black man in Minneapolis, defying a ban on public..
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Swedish prosecutor to probe deaths at Stockholm care home amid virus outbreak

Swedish prosecutors said on Friday they would start a preliminary investigation into a care home in the Stockholm area where a large number of elderly residents have died during the recent outbreak of..
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Global military spending saw largest increase in decade in 2019; China, India in top 3: Study

Global military expenditure at 3.6 per cent saw its largest annual spike in a decade in 2019 with China and India being the second- and third-largest spenders after the US, a Stockholm-based think-tank..
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Sweden to shut bars and restaurants that ignore coronavirus restrictions

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..
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Sir Peter Viggers: 'Duck island' expenses claim MP dies aged 82

The floating Stockholm duck house became emblematic of the MPs' expenses scandal.
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Sweden's liberal pandemic strategy questioned as Stockholm death toll mounts

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..
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Swedish parents fret as schools stay open amid European virus shutdown

"I think the Swedish government is mad. What are they waiting for?" said Theodora Papadimitropoulou, whose 15 year-old daughter is still in class in Stockholm despite most of Europe closing its schools..
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Sweden’s govt to send up to 150 troops to join French-led special forces in Mali

sweden’s govt to send up to 150 troops to join french-led special forces in mali
The government in Stockholm said on Monday it had decided to send troops to Mali to join French-led special forces that are fighting...
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Sweden reports first death in coronavirus outbreak

Sweden reported its first death from the new coronavirus on Wednesday with an elderly patient dying in intensive care at a hospital in the Stockholm region.
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US surges ahead of Russia in global arms trade

us surges ahead of russia in global arms trade
Stockholm — Worldwide major arms exports have increased on growing demand from countries in conflict, researchers in Sweden said on Monday, with top exporter the US widening its lead over Russia...
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Sweden's Stockholm region reports jump in coronavirus cases

The Stockholm region of Sweden reported 28 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, the local authority said, taking the total number of cases in Sweden to 88.
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Coronavirus shuts school attended by Swedish royals

An exclusive private school in Stockholm, which counts Swedish royalty among its pupils, closed on Thursday after a student tested positive for the coronavirus, the royal court said.
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16 new coronavirus cases in Stockholm, how four patients were infected is unclear

Sixteen new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in Stockholm, regional authorities said on Wednesday, taking the total number of cases in Sweden to 52.
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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..
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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..
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Thieves steal Dali works in Stockholm smash and grab raid

Thieves stole bronze sculptures and etchings by surrealist artist Salvador Dali from a gallery in Stockholm in a smash and grab raid in the early hours of Thursday.
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Huge predawn explosion rocks Stockholm, no casualties

huge predawn explosion rocks stockholm, no casualties
STOCKHOLM (AP) — A predawn explosion rocked central Stockholm Monday, causing damage to buildings and parked cars but no casualties. Swedish police said explosives were used, but...
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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..
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The delivery driver who takes away your rubbish

A new system in Stockholm combines waste collection with parcel delivery to cut carbon emissions.
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H&M's recovery continues as fourth quarter sales jump 9%

Fashion retailer H&M said on Monday its sales rose 9% in the fourth quarter, putting it on course to increase annual profits for the first time in four years following heavy investment in online and..
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ShowBiz Minute: Weinstein, Obama, A$AP Rocky

Harvey Weinstein's bail hiked over allegations he disabled monitor; Michelle Obama: More work needed on race in U.S.; A$AP Rocky performs in Stockholm months after conviction. (Dec 12) - Published

Greta Thunberg Is Time Person of the Year for 2019

The 16-year-old from Stockholm rose to global prominence this year with her impassioned pleas for governments to take far-reaching action to avert climate catastrophe. - 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..
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Explainer: Why have North Korea-U.S. denuclearization talks stalled?

Negotiations aimed at dismantling North Korea's nuclear and missile programs have been at a standstill after a working-level meeting with the United States in October in Stockholm collapsed.
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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..
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Air India ferries Swedish Royal couple after state aircraft develops snag

The Royal couple, who are on their second five-day visit to India after 26 years, were scheduled to arrive here on their state aircraft. However, they arrived in a direct commercial flight of Air India..
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China, Sweden escalate war of words over support for detained bookseller

Beijing has doubled down in its criticism of Stockholm's support for Gui Minhai, a book publisher detained in China, after Sweden's minister for culture attended a literary award ceremony in his honor.
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A$AP Rocky returning to Sweden to perform months after arrest

The rapper captured headlines in August when a Swedish court found him guilty of assaulting a man in Stockholm
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ASAP Rocky changed his mind, will play in Sweden again after jail debacle

asap rocky changed his mind, will play in sweden again after jail debacle
Months after he was released from his highly publicized prison sentence in Sweden, ASAP Rocky will return to the Scandinavian country — despite previous reports that he said he never would. According..
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Stieg Larsson's investigation of Swedish PM's unsolved murder revealed in new book

Stieg Larsson, author of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," became one of the world's most famous crime novelists with a trilogy that has sold more than 80 million copies. But before that success,..
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Swedish police says 'suspicious object' at Iraqi embassy is harmless

A suspicious object found outside the Iraqi embassy in Stockholm was not harmful, Swedish police said on Monday.
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North Korea says onus on U.S. after "sickening" nuke talks fall apart

Pyongyang says breakdown of meeting in Stockholm left North Korea thinking U.S. "may be abusing the bilateral relations for their own partisan interests"
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North Korea doubts U.S. will have alternative plans inside two weeks

North Korea said on Sunday there was no way the United States would bring alternative plans for their stalled nuclear talks to a meeting proposed by Stockholm in two weeks after weekend negotiations in..
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North Korea decries breakdown of nuclear talks US says were ‘good’

north korea decries breakdown of nuclear talks us says were ‘good’
North Korea and Washington had two different views of their nuclear talks, with North Korea’s negotiator saying the meeting had broken down but Washington maintaining that the two sides had “good..
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Pompeo says a lot of work to be done at North Korean, U.S. nuclear talks

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said nuclear talks between U.S. and North Korean officials starting on Saturday near Stockholm to try to end months of stalemate needed to accomplish a lot of work,..
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Pompeo says hopes for progress in talks with North Korea

The United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday that he was hopeful of progress in nuclear talks with North Korea which started in Stockholm.
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North Korean and U.S. negotiators meet to break nuclear stalemate in Sweden

U.S. and North Korean officials arrived to begin nuclear talks at an isolated conference center on the outskirts of Stockholm on Saturday, in an attempt to end months of stalemate.
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Top U.S. negotiator in Stockholm ahead of North Korea talks

The U.S. top negotiator on North Korea, Stephen Biegun, met Sweden's special envoy to the isolated country in Stockholm on Friday before expected talks with North Korean officials at the weekend.
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A North Korean delegation has landed in Sweden for talks with U.S.: source

A North Korean delegation headed by the country's chief nuclear negotiator Kim Myong Gil has landed in Stockholm, Sweden for denuclearization talks with the U.S., a source familiar with the matter said..
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Swedish court clears three policemen of killing man with Down's syndrome

Three Swedish policemen were cleared on Thursday of shooting dead a 20-year-old man with Down's syndrome and autism who had sneaked out of his home in the middle of the night to play with a toy pistol,..
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A$AP Rocky lawyer shot in the head in Sweden

a$ap rocky lawyer shot in the head in sweden
A woman is in custody after the lawyer who represented A$AP Rocky in his Sweden assault case was shot. The incident, which is not believed to be related to the US rapper’s case, took place early..
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ASAP Rocky’s Swedish lawyer injured in Stockholm shooting

Henrik Olsson Lilja is reportedly shot in the head and chest, leaving him in a serious condition.
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H&M stops buying leather from Brazil over Amazon fires

h&m stops buying leather from brazil over amazon fires
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Low-cost fashion retailer H&M said Friday it is suspending leather purchases from Brazil to make sure it is not supporting cattle farming that may be contributing to the..
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