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  • London Police End 24-Hour Watch at Embassy Housing Julian Assange
    The WikiLeaks founder has been holed up in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London since 2012, avoiding extradition to Sweden on a rape accusation.
    Dan Bilefsky.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 12 Oct 2015 16:10:03 GMT.
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  • Angus Deaton wins 2015 Nobel Prize for Economics
    British economist Angus Deaton won the 2015 economics Nobel Prize for "his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare," the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said on Oct. 12
    Hurriyet.  Mon, 12 Oct 2015 14:25:00 +0200.
  • Past Winners of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science
    The award was established in 1968 in Alfred Nobel’s memory, to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Sweden’s central bank, the world’s first.
    International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 12 Oct 2015 12:18:40 GMT.
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  • Conservative Swedish Party Votes For NATO Membership
    Sweden's Christian Democrat Party has voted to push for the country's NATO membership, meaning that all four conservative opposition parties now favor joining the alliance.
    Radio Liberty.  Sat, 10 Oct 2015 10:18:56 +0000.
  • Refugees guest-edit Danish newspaper
    A Danish newspaper hands over the reins to 12 refugees for a special edition to give their take on Europe's migration crisis.
    BBC News.  Fri, 09 Oct 2015 21:19:55 GMT.
  • Foreo Rethinks the $200 Toothbrush
    Why Swedish beauty company Foreo thinks your luxury toothbrush is overdue for an upgrade.
    By Sarah Wu.  Forbes.  Fri, 9 Oct 2015 14:30:00 GMT.
  • VIDEO: Young Eritrean refugees flown to Sweden
    A group of young Eritreans are flown from Italy to begin a new life in Sweden, the first refugees to be resettled under a new EU relocation plan.
    BBC News.  Fri, 09 Oct 2015 09:45:56 GMT.
  • Trio share Nobel chemistry prize for work on DNA repair
    The Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2015 has been awarded to Sweden's Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich of the United States and American-Turkish scientist Aziz Sancar for their work on DNA repair.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Wed, 7 Oct 2015 05:58:09 EDT.
  • Africa: Sweden - Staff Concluding Statement of the 2015 Article Iv Mission
    [IMF] A Concluding Statement describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the end of an official staff visit (or 'mission'), in most cases to a member country. ...
    All Africa.  Thu, 01 Oct 2015 12:03:46 GMT.
  • Tuning Up: The System vs. the Dignity of the Soul
    Splattered eggs, “Norwegian Wood,” and sexy vigilante assassins—what the hell is PG’s Shawn Hammond on about this time?
    Premier Guitar.  Fri, 18 Sep 2015 16:00:00 -0400.
Norway map, showing Oslo, its capital city, as well as other Norwegian cities
Sweden map, showing Stockholm, the capital city of Sweden, and parts of adjacent Scandinavian countries
Denmark map, showing Copenhagen, its capital city, and other Danish cities

Facts About Scandinavia

The Scandinavian countries of northern Europe include Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, as well as Finland and Iceland.  For more news and official information about the nations of Scandinavia, please visit the national government websites highlighted below.

The Kingdom of Norway's capital city is Oslo, and its currency is the Norwegian Krone.  Norwegian is the official language of Norway, and in 2007, the estimated population of Norway was 4,628,000.

The Kingdom of Sweden's capital city is Stockholm, and its currency is the Swedish Krona.  Swedish is the official language of Sweden, and in 2007, the estimated population of Sweden was 9,031,000.

The Kingdom of Denmark's capital city is Copenhagen, and its currency is the Danish Krone.  Danish is the official language of Denmark, and in 2007, the estimated population of Denmark was 5,468,000.

The Republic of Finland's capital city is Helsinki, and its currency is the Euro.  Finnish is the official language of Finland, and in 2007, the estimated population of Finland was 5,238,000.

The Republic of Iceland's capital city is Reykjavik, and its currency is the Krona.  Icelandic is the official language of Iceland, and in 2007, the estimated population of Iceland was 302,000.

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