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Sweden: Country on the Scandinavian peninsula
Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and north, Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund Strait. At 450,295 square kilometres (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the largest country in Northern Europe, the third-largest country in the European Union, and the fifth largest country in Europe. The capital city is Stockholm. Sweden has a total population of 10.4 million; and a low population density of 25 inhabitants per square kilometre (65/sq mi). 87% of Swedes live in urban areas, which cover 1.5% of the entire land area. The highest concentration is in the central and southern half of the country.

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Beijing launches campaign against human rights abuse 'lies' [Video]

Beijing launches campaign against human rights abuse 'lies'

Some Chinese consumers are punishing foreign companies including Swedish clothing brand H&M for raising concerns about the use of forced labour in Xinjiang textile factories.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:10Published
Passenger trains between Finland and Sweden moves a step closer [Video]

Passenger trains between Finland and Sweden moves a step closer

Despite sharing a 545-kilometre border, Sweden and Finland have lacked a working passenger train connection for long-distance travel.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:05Published
Nyman offers a masterclass on closing day of Antalya Grand Slam [Video]

Nyman offers a masterclass on closing day of Antalya Grand Slam

On the final day of the Antalya Grand Slam, it was the turn of the heavyweights to put on their show and Sweden’s Marc Nyman offered a masterclass in newaza, or floor-based judo.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 03:00Published
China warns foreign brands over Xinjiang [Video]

China warns foreign brands over Xinjiang

Chinese officials on Monday said Sweden's H&M and other foreign companies should not make rash moves or step into politics after the companies raised concerns about forced labor in Xinjiang, sparking..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:56Published
Ibrahimovic marks Sweden return with assist in win over Georgia [Video]

Ibrahimovic marks Sweden return with assist in win over Georgia

The man who will be 40 in October did not see as much of the ball as he would have liked against opponents 69 places below Sweden in the world.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic sheds tears upon return to Sweden squad [Video]

Zlatan Ibrahimovic sheds tears upon return to Sweden squad

Zlatan Ibrahimovic became emotional after being asked what his family thought of his return this week to the Sweden national team after a nearly five-year hiatus.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:13Published
Norway, Sweden and Denmark wait before restarting AstraZeneca vaccinations [Video]

Norway, Sweden and Denmark wait before restarting AstraZeneca vaccinations

Norway, Sweden and Denmark will wait before restarting AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccinations despite the EU regulator's verdict that the jab is "safe and effective".

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 02:58Published
Norway, Sweden, Denmark wait before restarting AstraZeneca vaccinations [Video]

Norway, Sweden, Denmark wait before restarting AstraZeneca vaccinations

Norway, Sweden and Denmark will wait before restarting AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccinations despite the EU regulator's verdict that the jab is "safe and effective".

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:59Published
AstraZeneca vaccine suspension: Expert says decision is irresponsible and bizarre [Video]

AstraZeneca vaccine suspension: Expert says decision is irresponsible and bizarre

Sweden and Latvia join other European countries in suspending the use of the jab amid reports of dangerous blood clots in some people recipients

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 02:05Published
Shocking Video as Train SLAMS Into Bus [Video]

Shocking Video as Train SLAMS Into Bus

Dramatic footage shows a train crushing a public bus in Hisingen, Sweden on Monday morning. It’s unclear why the bus appeared stuck on the railway crossing. Report by Chanda. Like us on Facebook..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:49Published
'India-EU FTA will be negotiated at aggregate level': Swedish envoy [Video]

'India-EU FTA will be negotiated at aggregate level': Swedish envoy

Sweden envoy Klas Molin spoke on the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between European Union and India. Molin said FTA will be negotiated at an aggregate level as per the mechanism set up during the last..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 01:53Published
India-EU FTA will be negotiated at aggregate level: Swedish envoy [Video]

India-EU FTA will be negotiated at aggregate level: Swedish envoy

Sweden Ambassador to India, Klas Molin, on March 06 said that the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the European Union (EU) and India will be negotiated at an aggregate level as per the special..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:07Published
High-level interaction between India-Sweden reflects strong commitment for deepening multifaceted partnership: MEA [Video]

High-level interaction between India-Sweden reflects strong commitment for deepening multifaceted partnership: MEA

While addressing a press conference in the national capital on March 05, the Secretary (West) in Minister of External Affairs (MEA), Vikas Swarup spoke on India-Sweden virtual summit. Swarup said,..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:36Published
PM Modi holds virtual summit with Swedish counterpart [Video]

PM Modi holds virtual summit with Swedish counterpart

Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended India-Sweden Summit via video-conferencing and discussed various matter to his Swedish counterpart Stefan Lofven. PM Modi said, "I express solidarity to the people..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:04Published
Swedish police raid apartment after knife attack [Video]

Swedish police raid apartment after knife attack

Police have raided an apartment in the southern Swedish town of Vetlanda believed to be the home of a man who stabbed and wounded seven people with a knife in a rampage, local media said on Thursday...

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Swedish police probe ‘terror attack’ after axe-wielding man injures eight [Video]

Swedish police probe ‘terror attack’ after axe-wielding man injures eight

A man armed with an axe has injured eight people in a town in southern Sweden before being shot and arrested.Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said a possible terrorist motive was being investigated.

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Stockholm City Hall transformed into vaccination centre [Video]

Stockholm City Hall transformed into vaccination centre

The hall in Sweden is known for hosting the Nobel Prize banquets.

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:02Published

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