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  • Kent scout Charlie Girling, 12, dies at Finland jamboree
    A 12-year-old scout from Kent collapses and dies at an international jamboree in Finland.
    BBC News.  Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:36:58 GMT.
  • Swedish Ex-Prime Minister Thorbjorn Falldin Dies at 90
    Mr. Falldin, who was born into a farming family, led the agrarian Center Party to power in 1976, ending 40 years of Social Democratic government in Sweden.
    The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:49:53 GMT.
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  • Reverse Greenland?
    From the Reverse Greenland to the Norway Model; what are Scotland's options for retaining ties with the EU after Brexit?
    BBC News.  Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:03:07 GMT.
  • What’s on TV Monday
    Hillary Clinton prepares to make history as the Democratic National Convention begins. “Borgen,” about a fictional female prime minister of Denmark, puts a fictional spin on women in power.
    Kathryn Shattuck.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:24 GMT.
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  • Revealed: The $30 Billion Formula One Backers From Sweden
    It is no secret that Formula One teams have high-octane running costs. Average annual budgets have hit around $220 million making the racing series a playground for blue chip brands and auto manufacturers like Mercedes and Ferrari. ...
    By Christian Sylt.  Forbes.  Sun, 24 Jul 2016 22:33:00 GMT.
  • Munich Attacker Had 'Obvious Link' To Norway Killer Breivik
    German police said that there is “no evidence” of links to the Islamic State group found in the home and room of the Munich shooting suspect.
    Radio Liberty.  Sat, 23 Jul 2016 07:54:58 +0000.
  • Autoliv net income gains 8.5% in Q2 as airbag business grows
    Swedish safety products supplier Autoliv said it posted gains across all its product lines during the second quarter as it generated more airbag business than expected in the wake of the Takata recall crisis.  Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:46:45 EST.  Subscription required.
  • Henrik Stenson Wins British Open Golf in Record Fashion
    In one of the all-time great performances in golf history, Sweden's Henrik Stenson won the British Open Sunday at Royal Troon in Scotland. ...
    Voice of America.  Sun, 17 Jul 2016 21:37:28 -0400.
  • Survey: Opinions on Self-Driving Cars Vary Between New Yorkers, Texans
    Volvo is aggressively pushing for self-driving cars. It’s putting 100 autonomous cars on public roads in Gothenburg, Sweden by next year and another 100 on London’s streets by 2018. ...
    Kelly Pleskot.  Motor Trend.  Wed, 29 Jun 2016 19:45:51 +0000.
  • FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA to review study examining use of oral fluconazole (Diflucan) in pregnancy
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is evaluating the results of a Danish study1 that concludes there is a possible increased risk of miscarriage with the use of oral fluconazole (Diflucan) for yeast infections.
    Food and Drug Administration.  Tue, 07 Jun 2016 15:01:00 -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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