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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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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..
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To counter Huawei, U.S. 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..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Sweden


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.

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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.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:30Published

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

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:02Published

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

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..

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..

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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

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

 

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.
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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

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

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

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

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

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..
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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

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

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

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

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 says it is dropping Assange rape investigation

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

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

Sweden's 100 explosions this year: What's going on?

Swedish police are dealing with unprecedented levels of attacks, in city centres and suburbs.
BBC News - Published

Sweden charges man with spying on Ahwazi community for Iran

Sweden's state prosecutors have charged an Iraqi Swede with spying on the Ahwazi community in Sweden and elsewhere in Europe and passing the information to Iranian authorities.
Reuters - Published

Brexit: What can the UK learn from Norway's EU border?

Norway's border with Sweden – and the EU – is a potential hotspot for smugglers. How is it policed?
BBC News - Published

Spain score injury-time equaliser to book place at Euros

Three-time champions Spain qualify for Euro 2020 courtesy of Rodrigo's injury-time strike in a draw in Sweden.
BBC News - Published

Henrik Larsson: Southend United talks over manager role collapse

Former Celtic and Sweden striker Henrik Larsson will not be the new manager of Southend United after talks broke down.
BBC News - Published

Sweden to push for EU weapons embargo against Turkey

Sweden will push for a European Union weapons embargo against Turkey at an EU foreign ministers meeting on Monday, the Swedish parliament decided on Friday, state radio reported.
Reuters - Published

Denmark sets up temporary border control with Sweden after attacks

Denmark is to impose temporary border controls at the Swedish border next month, after Swedes were suspected of being behind a number of serious attacks this year in the Danish capital Copenhagen, the..
Reuters - Published

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