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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Sweden steps up preparations for a no-deal Brexit - The Local Sweden

The Local Sweden

Sweden steps up preparations for a no-deal Brexit
The Local Sweden
In Sweden, this means that companies and authorities need to prepare for the UK leaving the EU without a deal, Linde said, adding that ministries had been asked to investigate what would happen if Britons were considered third-country nationals after ...



Sweden coaches win appeal against ban for removing medals at world championship - ESPN

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Sweden coaches win appeal against ban for removing medals at world championship
ESPN
Three Sweden coaches who quickly took off their silver medals after losing the title game at the World Junior Ice Hockey Championship have won appeals against bans. The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled in favor of Sweden head coach Tomas Monten ...

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Little Girl Pulls 1500-Year-Old Sword Out of Lake, Is Now the King of Sweden - GQ Magazine

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Little Girl Pulls 1500-Year-Old Sword Out of Lake, Is Now the King of Sweden
GQ Magazine
It's been a mixed bag of a week for monarchs. On one hand, evidence has mounted that Saudi crown prince Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud almost certainly ordered the brutal execution of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, betting that a horrid ...
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This 8-Year-Old Girl Pulled a 1500-Year-Old Sword Out of a Lake in SwedenELLE.com
Girl Who Found Ancient Sword in Lake: "People Are Saying I Am the Queen of Sweden"Revolver Magazine
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Sweden May Now Face Budget Fight as Government Talks Drag On - Bloomberg

Bloomberg

Sweden May Now Face Budget Fight as Government Talks Drag On
Bloomberg
A joint opposition budget is unlikely since the Center Party and the Liberals have said that they don't want to form a government or present budgets that rely on the support from the Sweden Democrats. But a budget presented only by the Moderates still ...

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I pulled a 1500-year-old sword out of a lake - The Guardian

The Guardian

I pulled a 1500-year-old sword out of a lake
The Guardian
People on the internet are saying I am the queen of Sweden, because in the legend of King Arthur, he was given a sword by a lady in a lake, and that meant he would become king. I am not a lady – I'm only eight – but it's true I found a sword in the lake.



Telia warns Sweden reforms to take another year, shares fall - Reuters

Telia warns Sweden reforms to take another year, shares fall
Reuters
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Telia Company (TELIA.ST) expects reforms in Sweden to take a year longer than planned, the Nordic telecoms company warned on Friday, sending its shares lower despite beating quarterly profit forecasts and raising its outlook.

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American forced to leave Sweden despite running successful brewery - The Local Sweden

The Local Sweden

American forced to leave Sweden despite running successful brewery
The Local Sweden
Lincoln runs a local brewery south of Stockholm, which he launched in 2013 after first moving to Sweden to study in Umeå four years earlier. His great-grandparents moved from Sweden to the US, and he says he considers it "one of [his] homes". But he ...



Chabad leader accuses Sweden of 'persecuting' couple who home-school their kids - Cleveland Jewish News

Chabad leader accuses Sweden of 'persecuting' couple who home-school their kids
Cleveland Jewish News
The Namdars, who serve as Chabad emissaries in Gothenburg, have lived in Sweden for 27 years. In their request to home-school their children they cited their religious sensibilities and the vulnerability of Jewish institutions, including schools, to ...

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Classical music concert in Sweden descends into brawl over rustling chewing gum packet - The Independent

The Independent

Classical music concert in Sweden descends into brawl over rustling chewing gum packet
The Independent
A classical music concert in Sweden ended in farce after a fight broke out over a rustling packet of chewing gum. One audience member became so distracted by a woman next to him opening a new packet of gum that he grabbed it from her and threw it to ...



Breeding wolverines from Sweden move into Detroit Zoo | MLive.com - MLive.com

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