- Jenny Hval: Norwegian artist says periods should be celebrated
Norwegian musician Jenny Hval receives praise after releasing her sixth album, Blood Bitch, which features a song celebrating menstruation.
BBC News. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:48:57 GMT.
- Sweden to join NATO strategic comms centre: director
Non-aligned Sweden will join NATO's Strategic Communications Centre based in nearby Latvia amid heightened tensions with Russia in the Baltic Sea region, the centre said Friday. ...
Yahoo. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:41:35 -0400.
- Denmark ‘impressed’ by Turkey’s anti-coup stance
Denmark has voiced support for Turkey’s “counter-terrorism efforts” and its people’s role in suppressing the deadly July 15 failed coup
Hurriyet. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:01:00 +0200.
- Interview with Queen Margrethe II of Denmark: 'I Would Not Say We Are a Multicultural Country'
What is the job of today's European monarchs? Voicing political opinions on issues certainly isn't one of them, but Denmark's Queen Margrethe II wants to make an exception.
Spiegel Online. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:55:00 +0200.
- Alterra Power Agrees to First Stage Refinancing of $72 Million Icelandic Bond
VANCOUVER, Sept. 30, 2016 - Alterra Power Corp. ...
PR Newswire. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:00:00 EDT.
- Iraqi Women's Rights Activist Wins Norway's Rafto Prize
Activist Yanar Mohammed has been awarded Norway's 2016 Rafto Prize for her "work on behalf of women and minorities in war-torn Iraq."
Radio Liberty. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:10:54 +0000.
- Review: In ‘A Man Called Ove,’ Don’t Let That Scowl Fool You
Adapted from a best-selling Swedish novel, this film stars Rolf Lassgard as a gruff, unemployed railroad worker who befriends immigrants who are his new neighbors.
Glenn Kenny. New York Times. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:15:41 GMT.
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- Spectacular Northern Lights Over Iceland
The northern lights are particularly vivid this week and the Reykjavik City Council ordered street lamps to be turned off in most neighborhoods to improve visibility for watching the dancing lights.
New York Times. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:21:00 GMT.
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- The Swedish guitarist taking Spanish flamenco by storm
Swedish guitarist Robi Svard tells the BBC's Anna Holligan why he is passionate about flamenco.
BBC News. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:57:32 GMT.
- Hasselblad Reinvents Itself with Swedish-Engineered Digital Medium-Format Cameras
Digital technology nearly killed Hasselblad, the company weathering near-death crises between 1998 and early 2015 that included a financial rescue by the Chinese distributor, and more recently a period selling badge-engineered Sony DSLRs. ...
By Mark Ewing. Forbes. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:05:00 GMT.
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.