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  • Norway killer's father 'feels guilt'
    The father of Norwegian mass murderer Andres Breivik expresses feelings of guilt and responsibility over his son's actions in a book.
    BBC News.  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:33:05 GMT.
  • The Swedish Clarinetist Martin Frost Wants to Move Beyond Traditional Concert Formats
    At 43, the Swedish clarinetist Martin Frost has developed an urge to move beyond the traditional concert format.
    By George Loomis.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:28:07 GMT.
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  • Swedish town celebrates link to the Bronx
    Nearly four centuries after Jonas Bronck set foot in America, his birthplace in southern Sweden is finally recognizing its historical link to the New York borough that bears his name.
    Miami Herald.  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:12 EDT.
  • Iceland volcano still set to blow
    Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano remains poised to erupt, with an evacuation order still in force for an area to the north.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:49:04 EDT.
  • Sports Briefing | College Football: Volcano Threatens Game
    Penn State’s season opener, set to be played in Ireland next week against Central Florida, may be in peril because of a possible volcanic eruption in Iceland.
    By The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:54:48 GMT.
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  • Iceland evacuates area near volcano
    Authorities in Iceland complete the evacuation of an area close to the country's Bardarbunga volcano over fears of an impending eruption.
    BBC News.  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:14:54 GMT.
  • Iceland evacuates area north of rumbling volcano
    Iceland's civil protection agency has decided to evacuate an area north of the country's Bardarbunga volcano, saying it could not rule out an eruption. ...
    Voice of America.  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:57:58 -0400.
  • Estonia says Finland, Russia meeting could undermine EU unity - The Baltic Times
    Estonia's Foreign Minister Urmas Paet has criticized a meeting between Finnish President Sauli Niinisto and Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying it could undermine EU unity. "I think ...
    Baltic Times.  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT.
  • Saab's owner seeks partner to secure brand's future
    Saab's owner, National Electric Vehicle Sweden, says it is in discussions with potential partners as it seeks to restart car production and develop future models.  Tue, 19 Aug 2014 05:15:15 EST.  Subscription required.
  • Iceland Raises Volcano Alert Level to Second-Highest
    Iceland's Met Office on Monday raised its risk level to the aviation industry for an eruption at its Bardarbunga volcano to orange, which is the fourth level on a five-grade scale. ...
    Voice of America.  Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:14:14 -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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