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Sweden: Constitutional monarchy in Northern Europe
Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian Nordic country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and north and 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 by area. The capital city is Stockholm. Sweden has a total population of 10.3 million of which 2.5 million have a foreign background. It has a low population density of 22 inhabitants per square kilometre (57/sq mi) and the highest urban concentration is in the central and southern half of the country.

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Greta Thunberg on the "gift" of Asperger's in fighting climate change: "We need people who think outside the box"

At 16, climate activist Greta Thunberg has been called the greatest threat to the world's fossil fuel industry. The teenager first made headlines last year with her solitary strike against climate..
CBS News - Published

Man requests TRUMP vanity license plate, Sweden rejects it, calls it 'offensive'

The man reportedly "was drunk and thought it was fun to apply," because the car is American, according to Swedish news outlet Aftonbladet.
USATODAY.com - Published

Videos for Sweden

Tyson Fury set to take on underdog Otto Wallin [Video]Tyson Fury set to take on underdog Otto Wallin

Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury returns to the ring to take on undefeated Swede Otto Wallin

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:42Published

U.S. Doctors Prescribe Opioid Painkillers To 75% Of Patients Following Low-Risk Surgery [Video]U.S. Doctors Prescribe Opioid Painkillers To 75% Of Patients Following Low-Risk Surgery

New research shows that U.S. doctors are more likely to prescribe opioids to patients after surgery than those in other countries. Studies show that over 75% of patients in the U.S.are prescribed..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Alpine skiing-Austrian great Hirscher announces retirement [Video]Alpine skiing-Austrian great Hirscher announces retirement

Eight-time World Cup winner Marcel Hirscher announces his retirement during a live press conference in Salzburg, Austria

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:14Published

Watch: Mariachis gather in Guadalajara for Mexican music festival [Video]Watch: Mariachis gather in Guadalajara for Mexican music festival

Musicians came from 25 countries including Australia, Sweden, Peru and the United States to Guadalajara, considered the capital of traditional Mexican culture and music

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:20Published

Greater Risk Of Stroke, Heart Disease Linked To This Tiring Condition [Video]Greater Risk Of Stroke, Heart Disease Linked To This Tiring Condition

UPI reports insomnia may raise the risk of cardiovascular disease, heart failure and stroke. Swedish researchers looked at data from multiple studies for 1.3 million people with and without heart..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

State spox grilled over A$AP Rocky's liberation [Video]State spox grilled over A$AP Rocky's liberation

State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus was asked on Thursday why top U.S. hostage negotiator Robert O'Brien was sent to Sweden during rapper A$AP Rocky's assault trial, to which she replied,..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:16Published

Judge releases A$AP until assault trial verdict [Video]Judge releases A$AP until assault trial verdict

U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky and two of his friends were released from custody in Sweden on Friday three days into their highly publicized assault trial. Freddie Joyner reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:22Published

A$AP Rocky pleads not guilty in Stockholm assault case [Video]A$AP Rocky pleads not guilty in Stockholm assault case

The American rapper A$AP Rocky has pleaded not guilty to a charge of assault in relation to a street fight last month in Sweden. Joe Davies reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:07Published

Rapper ASAP Rocky attends court in Sweden [Video]Rapper ASAP Rocky attends court in Sweden

American rapper ASAP Rocky and two other men believed to be members of his entourage have gone on trial in Sweden in a high-profile legal case that has caught the attention of US President Donald Trump..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:58Published

A$AP Rocky's mother, lawyer arrive at Swedish court [Video]A$AP Rocky's mother, lawyer arrive at Swedish court

A$AP Rocky's mother and lawyer were seen arriving at the Stockholm District Court on Tuesday as the rapper's trial got underway. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:54Published

Homeless World Cup underway as fans flock to Cardiff [Video]Homeless World Cup underway as fans flock to Cardiff

Almost 50 countries take part in the Homeless World Cup football tournament

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:16Published

Cricket in Sweden: Afghan refugees boost player numbers [Video]Cricket in Sweden: Afghan refugees boost player numbers

For the players, it is also a chance to break through social boundaries and speak their already-fluent Swedish.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:12Published

 

Swedish trade minister Linde shifting to foreign affairs: TV

Sweden's trade minister and Social Democratic party veteran Ann Linde will succeed Margot Wallstrom as foreign minister, public broadcaster SVT reported on Monday, citing unidentified sources.
Reuters - Published

Lawyer who represented A$AP Rocky shot in Sweden

Swedish press reports shooter at large; woman arrested is fellow lawyer who had been banned from contacting him
CBS News - Published

Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom to resign

Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said on Friday she would resign from her post to spend more time with her family.
Reuters - Published

Iran has released seven crew members of seized tanker Stena Impero: Sweden foreign minister

Iran has released seven of the 23 crew members of the British-flagged tanker Stena Impero that was seized earlier this summer, Sweden's foreign minister said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Stena Bulk tanker seized by Iran could be released soon: Sweden's SVT broadcaster

Sweden has received "very strong indications" that a British oil tanker seized last month by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz is to be released soon, Swedish public service broadcaster SVT reported on..
Reuters - Published

Swedish police arrest two more suspects in Copenhagen blast investigation

Two more suspects have been arrested in Sweden on suspicion of involvement in an explosion outside the Danish Tax Agency in Copenhagen earlier this month, Sweden's prosecution authority said on..
Reuters - Published

Swede suspected of Copenhagen blast to be extradited to Denmark

A man detained in Sweden on suspicion of being behind an explosion near a Danish government agency is to be handed over to Denmark, Swedish radio reported.
Reuters - Published

Sweden detains man on suspicion of plotting 'terrorist crime'

Police have detained a man in central Sweden on suspicion of conspiracy to commit "a terrorist crime", the country's Prosecution Authority said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Denmark considers more control with Swedish border after Copenhagen blast

Denmark's government is considering strengthening controls at its border with Sweden after a bomb attack aimed at a government agency in Copenhagen that led to two Swedes being charged, the Danish..
Reuters - Published

A$AP Rocky found guilty in Sweden assault case, fined $1,300 but will not serve jail time

A Swedish court ruled Wednesday that American rapper A$AP Rocky is guilty of assault for his role in a June 30 street brawl in Stockholm.
USATODAY.com - Published

A$AP Rocky convicted of assault in Sweden

But the American rapper has been given only a "conditional sentence," and that means no more jail time and no fine
CBS News - Published

Child Victims Act, A$AP Rocky case, Julián Castro’s anti-Trump ad: 5 things to know Wednesday

New York sex abuse victims get new chance to seek justice, A$AP Rocky to receive verdict on assault case in Sweden and more things to start your Wednesday.
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16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg says meeting with Trump would be a "waste"

Greta Thunberg has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize and she is just 16 years old. She's sailing from Europe to New York to call on world leaders to protect the planet. Roxana Saberi met her in..
CBS News - Published

The Global Machine Behind the Rise of Far-Right Nationalism

Sweden was long seen as a progressive utopia. Then came waves of immigrants — and the forces of populism at home and abroad.
NYTimes.com - Published

U.S. Told Sweden Keeping ASAP Rocky in Prison Could Cause ‘Negative Consequences’

A special envoy for hostage affairs sent a letter to Swedish authorities suggesting the rapper be held at a hotel instead.
NYTimes.com - Published

U.S. warned Sweden of 'negative consequences' if A$AP Rocky were not released from jail for trial

A special U.S. presidential envoy warned of "potentially negative consequences" to U.S.-Swedish relations if American rapper A$AP Rocky were not released from prison and allowed to live in a hotel..
USATODAY.com - Published

A$AP Rocky's legal ordeal isn't over after release

A$AP Rocky's release was an unexpected turn of events in what was already an extraordinary case involving the leaders of the United States and Sweden. Imtiaz Tyab reports
CBS News - Published

Trump cheers as rapper A$AP Rocky freed in Swedish assault case

U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky and two of his friends were released from custody in Sweden on Friday three days into their highly publicised assault trial, a development hailed by President Donald Trump who..
Reuters - Published

A$AP Rocky says he tried to avoid confrontation in Sweden assault case

An American rap star on trial in Sweden for assault could discover his fate on Friday. A$AP Rocky along with his cousin and friend are accused of attacking a 19-year-old man in Stockholm last month...
CBS News - Published

U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky's Stockholm assault trial enters final scheduled day

The trial in Sweden of U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky on a charge of assault went into what is likely to be its final day on Friday, with the 30-year-old and two of his entourage facing up to two years in..
Reuters - Published

Trump and Sweden don't see eye to eye – on anything

President Donald Trump has a thing about Sweden. He likes bashing it.
USATODAY.com - Published

A$AP Rocky set to testify in Swedish assault trial

Rapper A$AP Rocky is expected to testify shortly, on day two of his assault trial in Sweden. Rocky, along with his cousin and friend, is accused of attacking a 19-year-old man in Stockholm last month,..
CBS News - Published

A$AP Rocky pleads not guilty to assault charges

American rapper A$AP Rocky pleaded not guilty to assault charges in Sweden. He could face up to two years in prison. But as Roxana Saberi reports, President Trump sent a top diplomat to lobby for him.
CBS News - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Rapper A$AP Rocky pleads not guilty as trial begins in Sweden

The rapper A$AP Rocky says he was acting in self-defense during an alleged assault in Sweden. He pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday. CBS News' Roxana Saberi reports from Stockholm.
CBS News - Published

Rapper A$AP Rocky's high-profile assault trial begins in Sweden, could face two years in prison

Rapper A$AP Rocky and two other men believed to be members of his entourage went on trial Tuesday in Sweden in a high-profile legal case.
USATODAY.com - Published

What We Know as ASAP Rocky’s Trial Begins

The rapper’s trial on an assault charge has started in Sweden. The case has snowballed into an international incident.
NYTimes.com - Published

Second Democratic debate, A$AP Rocky's trial in Sweden: 5 things to know Tuesday

The second Democratic presidential debate begins in Detroit, A$AP Rocky's trial gets started in Sweden and more things to know Tuesday.
USATODAY.com - Published

"Sunday Morning" Full Episode 7/28

This week "Sunday Morning" presents its annual "Money issue," with guest host Martha Teichner, featuring Tony Dokoupil's report on people who have gladly quit their jobs. Plus: Conor Knighton visits..
CBS News - Published

Sweden is going cashless

The Swedish band ABBA has been singing about "Money, Money, Money" for years. But if you try to buy a ticket to the pop group's museum exhibition in Stockholm with cash, you're out of luck; it's one of..
CBS News - Published

Rapper RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan says arrested A$AP Rocky is a hostage in Sweden

RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan says he’s concerned over what he calls a hostage situation for fellow rapper A$AP Rocky, who’s charged with assault in Sweden.
USATODAY.com - Published

Sweden rejects Trump's demand to intervene in A$AP Rocky's assault case

The Swedish government on Friday rebuffed Trump's pointed attempt to get Prime Minister Stefan Lofven to intervene in the case of A$AP Rocky.
USATODAY.com - Published

Sweden rebuffs Trump over US rapper charges, saying courts independent

Sweden on Friday dismissed an angry outburst from U.S. President Donald Trump after prosecutors charged U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky with assault, saying the country's judicial system was independent of..
Reuters - Published

Swedes defend judicial system as Trump blasts A$AP Rocky charges

After Trump demands Sweden "give A$AP Rocky his FREEDOM," officials stress independence of courts and laws that differ from America's
CBS News - Published

Rapper A$AP Rocky charged with assault over fight in Sweden

Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, has been in custody since July 3 as authorities investigate a fight he was allegedly involved in on June 30 before appearing at a music festival.
USATODAY.com - Published Also reported by •CBS News

Sweden in talks with Iran, UK, others over seized tanker

Sweden said on Wednesday it was holding talks with Iran, Britain and others over a Swedish-owned, British-flagged tanker seized last week by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz.
Reuters - Published

A$AP Rocky's family on rapper's Sweden arrest: "I couldn't eat, I couldn't sleep"

American rapper A$AP Rocky is expected to learn tomorrow whether Swedish prosecutors will charge him with assault. The rapper has been detained in Sweden for three weeks, along with his cousin and a..
CBS News - Published

Colombia could spend $1 billion on new air force planes: sources

Colombia is examining proposals from the United States, Spain and Sweden as it look to replace its aging military aircraft, the South American country's air force said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Trump working with Swedish authorities to get A$AP Rocky released

President Trump is personally advocating for an American rapper facing legal trouble in Sweden. But Sweden's prime minister says the president cannot influence how A$AP Rocky is treated in an assault..
CBS News - Published

Trump offers to vouch for A$AP Rocky's bail in Sweden

The platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated artist has been in custody since early this month over an alleged fight
CBS News - Published

President Trump addresses A$AP Rocky's Sweden arrest: 'We hope to get him home soon'

President Trump said in a tweet he'd be calling Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven about rapper A$AP Rocky, who has been detained since June 30.
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump says his black friends asked him to help A$AP Rocky

The rapper is currently detained in Sweden as police finish an investigation into an alleged assault in Stockholm
CBS News - Published

Swedish prosecutor wants to keep A$AP Rocky in custody for another week

American rapper A$AP Rocky has been in jail in Sweden for two weeks -- and now, a Swedish prosecutor wants to keep him in custody for another week. Some U.S. lawmakers are demanding Rocky's release,..
CBS News - Published

Britain and Sweden agree to co-operate on fighter plans

Britain and Sweden agreed on Friday to study air combat co-operation and opened the door to other potential partners in a move that could see the Scandinavian country join a planned next-generation UK..
Reuters - Published

Burger King Challenge: Meat or no meat?

Burger King is testing customers taste buds with new 50/50 menu in Sweden.
USATODAY.com - Published

Nine killed as plane crashes during skydiving trip in Sweden

Nine Swedes were killed when their plane crashed during a skydiving trip near Umea, a small university city in northern Sweden, authorities said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

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