Sweden

Country Sweden
Capital Stockholm
Continent Europe
Currency Swedish krona(SEK)
Languages Swedish

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A military power during the 17th century, Sweden has not participated in any war for almost two centuries. An armed neutrality was preserved in both World Wars. Sweden's long-successful economic formula of a capitalist system interlarded with substantial welfare elements was challenged in the 1990s by high unemployment and in 2000-02 and 2009 by the global economic downturns, but fiscal discipline over the past several years has allowed the country to weather economic vagaries. Sweden joined the EU in 1995, but the public rejected the introduction of the euro in a 2003 referendum.

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New government leaflets tell Swedes to prepare for war - Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

New government leaflets tell Swedes to prepare for war
Chicago Tribune
In a country that hasn't been at war for more than 200 years, preparing for the worst means going back to the basics. "Good hand hygiene is important for avoiding infection," cautions a new leaflet that is due to be distributed to all 4.8 million ...
New government leaflets tell Swedes to be prepared for warWashington Post
Sweden sends out leaflets on how to prepare for warBBC News
Stockpile tortillas and wet wipes if crisis comes, Sweden suggestsThe Straits Times
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Sweden sends letters to citizens on how to prepare for war - New York Post

New York Post

Sweden sends letters to citizens on how to prepare for war
New York Post
Sweden is sending pamphlets to every home in the country telling its citizens how to prepare for war. The Nordic nation has begun dishing out the documents to all 4.8 million households as tensions with Russia rise. Along with war, accidents, severe ...



Belarus restores ties with Sweden after teddy bear rift - Washington Post

Washington Post

Belarus restores ties with Sweden after teddy bear rift
Washington Post
Belarus expelled the Swedish ambassador and recalled its envoy from Sweden after the Studio Total advertising agency air-dropped hundreds of parachute-wearing teddy bears holding the human rights messages. The July 2012 stunt came amid Western ...
Six years after teddy bear row, Belarus revives ties with SwedeneNCA

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Sweden's most powerful families are backing Spotify founder's 'creative Davos' conference - Business Insider Nordic

Business Insider Nordic

Sweden's most powerful families are backing Spotify founder's 'creative Davos' conference
Business Insider Nordic
Stockholm-based conference Brilliant Minds has received backing from some of Sweden's most powerful business families, the Financial Times reports. The event was set up in 2015 by Spotify founder Daniel Ek and music promotor Ash Pournouri, late DJ ...



More and more abortions completed at home in Sweden: in stats - The Local Sweden

The Local Sweden

More and more abortions completed at home in Sweden: in stats
The Local Sweden
Part of the reason is the introduction of medical abortion in Sweden in the 1990s, a non-surgical procedure for which the woman takes what's often referred to as "the abortion pill" to bring about the abortion. In 2017, 93 percent of abortions were ...



'Yotes Notes: Oliver Ekman-Larsson leads Sweden to World ... - Arizona Sports

Arizona Sports

'Yotes Notes: Oliver Ekman-Larsson leads Sweden to World ...
Arizona Sports
Sweden won its second straight gold medal at the IIHF World Championship in Copenhagen, Denmark on Sunday. Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson ...

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Hot and dry weather creates risk of wildfires across Sweden, weather agency warns - The Local Sweden

The Local Sweden

Hot and dry weather creates risk of wildfires across Sweden, weather agency warns
The Local Sweden
Much of Sweden has had barely any precipitation in recent weeks, and that is forecast to continue in the main cities Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö for the near future, as well as further north in Umeå and Kiruna. The cause is a high pressure area ...



IN PICTURES: Thawing snow causes floods in northern Sweden - The Local Sweden

The Local Sweden

IN PICTURES: Thawing snow causes floods in northern Sweden
The Local Sweden
That is the case for the Vindelälven river in northern Sweden, where fast-melting snow caused the river to burst its banks and flood nearby buildings as the water level almost doubled. Photographer Grahame Soden, who captured dramatic images of the ...



Sweden World Cup guide: Squad, record, path to final, manager, team news, latest odds and star man - The Sun

The Sun

Sweden World Cup guide: Squad, record, path to final, manager, team news, latest odds and star man
The Sun
SWEDEN have reached their first World Cup finals since 2006 – and dumped out former ever-presents Italy in the process. Hopes will be high for the Swedes because when they do reach the finals they usually do well and haven't failed to get out of the ...



Sweden builds life-size slot-car track for long-distance electric-car charging - Green Car Reports

Green Car Reports

Sweden builds life-size slot-car track for long-distance electric-car charging
Green Car Reports
Like so many things, Sweden is taking a different approach to charging electric cars for long trips. The country has built a 1.2-mile-long slot-car track into a road near Arlanda airport outside Stockholm to test a new approach to charging electric ...