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  • Sweden recognizes Palestinian state
    Sweden on Oct. 30 officially recognized the state of Palestine, Stockholm's foreign minister said, less than a month after the government announced its intention to make the controversial move.
    Hurriyet.  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:29:00 +0200.
  • Sweden cuts interest rates to zero
    The Swedish central bank cuts its main interest rate to zero in an attempt to combat deflation.
    BBC News.  Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:37:13 GMT.
  • Two genes linked with violent crime
    Two genes are associated with repeat violent offenders, according to a genetic analysis of almost 900 criminals in Finland.
    BBC News.  Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:00:21 GMT.
  • Itineraries: Directing Planes, by Remote Control
    A small airport in northern Sweden is showcasing technology that many expect will eventually transform the way air traffic is managed worldwide.
    By Nicola Clark.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:58:32 GMT.
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  • Nokia Will Return, Hints At 2016 For Finland's Next Smartphone
    Nokia is making sure everyone knows when their lock-up period on using the Nokia brand for smartphones is up. If you believe in Chekhov's Gun, Nokia have pinned their smartphone intentions on the wall for all to see. ...
    By Ewan Spence.  Forbes.  Sun, 26 Oct 2014 23:46:00 GMT.
  • Prototype: Selling a Smaller Soccer Ball
    A Danish nonprofit wants to reduce female soccer players’ injuries. Its answer? A soccer ball that is lighter and slightly smaller in circumference.
    By Claire Martin.  International Herald Tribune.  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:30:02 GMT.
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  • GM wins appeal, dismissal of Spyker lawsuit upheld
    GM persuaded a federal appeals court to uphold the dismissal of a $3 billion lawsuit in which Spyker accused it of derailing a plan to sell the Swedish automaker Saab to a Chinese company.
    AutoNews.com.  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:48:54 EST.  Subscription required.
  • Sweden Says 'At Least One' Submarine Was In Its Waters
    Sweden says "at least one" foreign submarine may have been operating in its waters off Stockholm.
    Radio Liberty.  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:25:15 +0000.
  • Sweden Ready to Use Force Against Suspected Underwater Vessel
    Sweden's military says it may use force to bring a suspected foreign vessel photographed underwater in the Stockholm archipelago to the surface. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:58:25 -0400.
  • Sweden PM visits Baltics amid possible Russia submarine sighting in Baltic - The Baltic Times
    Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven is in the Baltics today amid the possible sighting of a Russian submarine in Swedish waters last week. The Swedish army say they received credible ...
    Baltic Times.  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 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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