A farmer from Burkina Faso who popularized an ancient farming technique to reverse desertification is among the winners of Sweden's "alternative Nobel prize," announced on Monday. ...
Voice of America. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 23:35:32 -0400.
Astonishing footage has emerged of a Danish man brazenly feeding a hungry saltwater crocodile in the Northern Territory's Top End before jumping on its back for a selfie.
Daily Mail. Tue, 25 Sep 2018 01:24:18 +0100.
(Reuters Health) - More patients with heart rhythm problems that put them at high risk for stroke are taking daily pills to prevent clotting - and they're having fewer strokes as a result, a Swedish study suggests.
Reuters. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 17:04:03 -0400.
Swedish truck-maker AB Volvo has stopped assembling trucks in Iran because U.S. sanctions are preventing it from being paid, a spokesman for the company told Reuters.
Radio Liberty. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 18:18:06 +0000.
An interview with Niklas Ekvall, CEO of AP4, a Swedish public pension fund with assets of $40 billion which pioneered portfolio decarbonization in 2012.
By Christopher P. Skroupa, Contributor. Forbes. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:52:00 -0400.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - A Russian national has been arrested in Norway on suspicion of spying after he attended a conference on strengthening cooperation between Europe's parliamentary administrations, his lawyer said Monday. ...
Washington Times. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 03:09:17 -0400.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - The Right Livelihood Award - known as the "Alternative Nobel" - was awarded Monday to three jailed Saudi human rights defenders and two Latin American anti-corruption crusaders. ...
Jan M. Olsen. Washington Times. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 03:00:59 -0400.
The major blocs vow not to join with Sweden Democrats, a party with racist roots, but do not want to work together. With no one near a majority, Sweden wonders who will blink first.
Christina Anderson. New York Times. Sun, 23 Sep 2018 12:58:36 GMT.
The ejection of a family of Chinese tourists from a hostel in Sweden sparks a diplomatic dispute, with China alleging police "brutally abused" its citizens and dumped them at a cemetery.
Michael Walsh. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:09:04 +1000.
China on Monday urged Sweden to respond to its complaints about the alleged mistreatment of a Chinese family removed by police from a hotel in Stockholm.
Fox News. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 09:41:36 GMT.
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.