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Sweden: Country on the Scandinavian peninsula
Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a 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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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

Videos for Sweden


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'.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 00:50Published

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..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:57Published

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..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:48Published

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.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:47Published

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

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

Carlo Ancelotti sets sights on taking Everton into Europe [Video]Carlo Ancelotti sets sights on taking Everton into Europe

Carlo Ancelotti is determined to get Everton competing for honours. The 60-year-old, who has won three Champions League titles in his career, replaced Marco Silva at Goodison Park and hopes to make the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:40Published

Kiruna Ice Hotel opens for winter in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden [Video]Kiruna Ice Hotel opens for winter in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden

The Kiruna Ice Hotel is a chilly masterpiece, created by builders, sculptors and artists from all over the world.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:50Published

ASAP Rocky delights Swedish fans with return performance following imprisonment [Video]ASAP Rocky delights Swedish fans with return performance following imprisonment

ASAP Rocky returned to Sweden, four months after he was convicted of assault for a violent street brawl. The rapper was freed after the intervention of US President Donald Trump. He gave a..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:39Published

Former steel-making city becomes Sweden's greenest community [Video]Former steel-making city becomes Sweden's greenest community

Eskilstuna is reinventing itself as a leader in recycling household waste in the country.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:04Published

Zlatan called 'Judas' in graffiti on Stockholm building [Video]Zlatan called 'Judas' in graffiti on Stockholm building

A statue of Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Malmo is defaced and his Stockholm apartment sprayed with graffiti following his announcement that he has bought a stake in Stockholm soccer club Hammarby.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:03Published

 

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

India, Sweden resolve to expand overall ties, ink 3 pacts

Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf on Monday held extensive talks with President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to expand overall bilateral cooperation in diverse areas including in trade..
IndiaTimes - Published

King, Queen of Sweden arrive in Delhi on five-day India visit

Apart from Delhi, the royal couple is scheduled to visit Mumbai and Uttarakhand. In Delhi, the King and Queen are scheduled to visit Jama Masjid, Red Fort and Gandhi Smriti on Monday. It is King..
IndiaTimes - Published

From underwear model to Arsenal boss - the paradox that is Freddie Ljungberg

Freddie Ljungberg is an Arsenal and Sweden legend, but what else do we know about the Gunners' new caretaker manager?
BBC News - Published

Freddie Ljungberg: From underwear model to Arsenal manager

Freddie Ljungberg is an Arsenal and Sweden legend, but what else do we know about the Gunners' new caretaker manager?
BBC News - Published

Sweden charges EU parliament member with sexual molestation

Prosecutors on Friday charged a Swedish member of the European Parliament with sexual molestation, a move challenged by the politician, Peter Lundgren of the anti-immigrant nationalist party the Sweden..
Reuters - Published

Swedish court rejects appeal by Russia's Gazprom in gas transit dispute with Ukraine's Naftogaz

swedish court rejects appeal by russia's gazprom in gas transit dispute with ukraine's naftogaz
Sweden's Svea Court of Appeal on Wednesday upheld an earlier arbitration decision forcing Russian energy major Gazprom to pay Ukraine's Naftogaz $2.56 billion in an ongoing gas transit dispute...
WorldNews - Published

Homes says Trump and Sondland talked about A$AP Rocky

In his testimony at the impeachment hearing Thursday, State Department official David Holmes described hearing President Trump and Ambassador Gordon Sondland discuss the case of rapper A$AP Rocky, who..
CBS News - Published

Swedish prosecutor drops Assange rape investigation

Sweden's prosecution authority said Tuesday it had dropped its investigation into WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a 2010 rape allegation, even though prosecutors found the plaintiff's claim..
France 24 - Published Also reported by •ReutersBBC News

Sweden drops Assange rape investigation after nearly 10 years

A Swedish prosecutor said on Tuesday she would not proceed with an investigation into an allegation of rape against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after a review of the evidence.
Reuters - Published Also reported by •BBC News

Sweden's Saab says UAE plans to buy two new surveillance aircraft

The United Arab Emirates intends to buy two additional GlobalEye aircraft for surveillance from Saab, the Swedish defense firm said on Tuesday, lifting its shares by 3%.
Reuters - Published

North Korea says US proposals for talks on denuclearisation were a ‘trick’

north korea says us proposals for talks on denuclearisation were a ‘trick’
North Korea has said that the United States had proposed resuming talks on denuclearisation in December, but warned that Pyongyang was not interested unless Washington was ready to meet its terms. And..
WorldNews - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

China envoy threatens to ban Swedish minister over Gui Minhai award

Sweden's minister for culture will be banned from entering China if she attends a literary award ceremony on Friday for detained Swedish bookseller Gui Minhai, Beijing's ambassador to the Nordic..
Reuters - Published

China envoy threatens Sweden over award to detained writer Gui Minhai

China threatened Sweden with unspecified "counter measures" if its culture minister attends a literary award ceremony on Friday for Gui Minhai, a Swedish citizen who was abducted in Thailand in 2015..
Reuters - Published

Anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats take opinion poll lead

The anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats have overtaken the Social Democrats to become Sweden's most popular party for the first time, an opinion poll showed on Friday, nine years after winning its first..
Reuters - Published

Sweden detains Iranian on suspicion of murder in Iran in 1988

A 58-year-old Iranian citizen has been arrested in Sweden on suspicion of murder in Iran in 1988, prosecutors said on Wednesday, and national news agency TT said the case involved killings of political..
Reuters - Published

Ex-Preston, Fulham & Man City midfielder Etuhu guilty of match-fixing

Former Nigeria international Dickson Etuhu is found guilty of attempted match-fixing by an appeals court in Sweden.
BBC News - Published

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