- Julian Assange denied funeral pass request
Sweden refuses to suspend a warrant for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange so he can attend a funeral.
BBC News. Fri, 28 Oct 2016 16:40:41 GMT.
- Iceland’s left, center to seek new coalition government
Iceland’s four left-wing and center opposition parties announced on Oct. 27 that they had reached an agreement to form a coalition ahead of a snap election which they are on course to win.
Hurriyet. Fri, 28 Oct 2016 16:21:00 +0200.
- The Man Behind ‘A Man Called Ove,’ Sweden’s Latest Hit Novel
Fredrik Backman’s book is among his country’s most popular literary exports since “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.” Here, he talks about rejection.
Alexandra Alter. New York Times. Fri, 28 Oct 2016 14:22:58 GMT.
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- Iceland is poised to elect a party of hackers and internet-freedom activists
The past few years have been stormy for Iceland, a country threatened by volcanoes and brought low by bankers. Now, Icelanders are thinking of putting their trust in pirates.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:34:17 EDT.
- Anti-establishment Pirates in Tight Race to Win Icelandic Election
Iceland's anti-establishment Pirate Party is in a tight race to become the largest party in parliament after an election Saturday called when the prime minister resigned as a result of the Panama Papers scandal. ...
Voice of America. Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:20:33 -0400.
- Pirates of the north
Iceland's Pirate Party could make history by entering a coalition government after Saturday's election.
BBC News. Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:07:33 GMT.
- Pope heads to Sweden, where Catholics thrive after 500 years
After the Protestant Reformation five centuries ago, Sweden became a grim place for Roman Catholics: Those who rejected the new Lutheran faith were punished with deportation or death. ...
Voice of America. Fri, 28 Oct 2016 10:03:50 -0400.
- Upstart Pirate Party senses victory in Iceland elections
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — The past few years have been stormy for Iceland, a country threatened by volcanoes and brought low by bankers. Now, Icelanders are thinking of putting their trust in pirates.
Yahoo. Fri, 28 Oct 2016 09:49:38 -0400.
- Review: ‘Into the Inferno,’ Staring Down the Terrors of Nature
Werner Herzog’s documentary, a collaboration with a buoyant scientist, takes you to the precipice of volcanoes from Iceland to North Korea to Vanuatu.
Manohla Dargis. New York Times. Thu, 27 Oct 2016 21:28:09 GMT.
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- Nordic Europe Rocks High-Speed Internet Access
The Nordic countries of Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland have high-speed internet access that makes ISPs in the United States look like amateur league players. ...
By Kevin Murnane, Contributor. Forbes. Wed, 26 Oct 2016 02:11:00 -0400.
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.