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  • Sweden country profile
    Provides an overview of Sweden, including key events and facts about this European country.
    BBC News.  Thu, 11 Feb 2016 15:41:48 GMT.
  • Sweden Cuts Key Interest Rate Further Below Zero
    Sweden's central bank, worried about a long period of low inflation, decided Thursday to cut its key interest further below zero to a record minus 0.50 percent — and didn't rule out further action.
    The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:45:44 GMT.
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  • Mylan in $7.2 Billion Deal for Meda, a Swedish Drug Maker
    Mylan is buying greater exposure to over-the-counter products, which represent 40 percent of Meda’s product sales, and an entry into emerging markets.
    Leslie Picker.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 10 Feb 2016 22:33:45 GMT.
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  • Ikea recalls lamps over safety issues
    The Swedish retailer, Ikea, asks customers to return two popular glass ceiling lampshades because of concerns about their safety.
    BBC News.  Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:08:50 GMT.
  • The Falcon Social Story: How A Social Media Management Solution Gives Brands The Bigger Picture
    Falcon Social CEO Ulrik Bo Larsen has admired the Danish Design Centre in central Copenhagen ever since it was built in 2001. ...
    By Edmund Ingham.  Forbes.  Mon, 8 Feb 2016 16:04:00 GMT.
  • AKP moves to nominate Turkish town hosting Syrians for Nobel Prize
    A deputy head of Turkey’s ruling party has filed an application with the Norwegian Nobel Committee to nominate Kilis for the Nobel Peace Prize given that it is now hosting as many Syrians as its total population
    Hurriyet.  Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:06:00 +0200.
  • EU Warns Kyiv That Russia Sanctions Could Hinge On Reforms
    Denmark's foreign minister has said that if Ukraine does not implement modernization reforms it risks undermining European Union support for maintaining sanctions against Russia.
    Radio Liberty.  Fri, 05 Feb 2016 17:34:27 +0000.
  • Julian Assange should be freed, compensated: UN human rights panel
    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been "arbitrarily detained" by Britain and Sweden since December 2010, and should be freed and compensated, a UN human rights panel says.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Fri, 5 Feb 2016 04:02:35 EST.
  • Aston Martin DB11 Caught Testing in Snowy Sweden
    The Aston Martin DB11, the successor to the aging DB9, has been spotted once again. This time, Aston’s future 2+2 was caught in the midst of winter testing in frigid Lule√•, Sweden. ...
    Alex Nishimoto.  Motor Trend.  Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:34:52 +0000.
  • Africa: Protect Refugees With Mobile Banking
    [SciDev.Net] "Mean spirited", "inhumane" and desecrating the spirit of the Refugee Convention are some of the milder criticisms levelled at Denmark's harsh new asylum laws, passed last week. Among new measures is a decision
    All Africa.  Thu, 04 Feb 2016 14:24:55 GMT.
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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