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The Fight to Stop Swedish Teens from Joining the Islamic State

Last month, three teenagers were stopped at Umeå Airport by volunteers from the nonprofit organization SATA. The teens were allegedly on their way to Syria.<p><i>This post originally appeared in VICE Benelux</i><p>Last month, three Swedish teenagers tried to make their way to Syria to allegedly join the …

Extremism

Sweden Is Undergoing An Unprecedented Political Crisis

Many are shocked that the government collapsed and had to call a new election only two months after taking office.<p>After all, Sweden had been a rare beacon of success in Europe in the years since the 2008 global financial crisis. So what happened?<p>The immediate cause of the government's demise was …

Europe

Amy Poehler, Aubrey Plaza, Patrick Duffy, and Illeana Douglas on Welcome to Sweden.

Welcome to Sweden <i>is NBC’s summer sitcom starring Greg Poehler (Amy’s brother) as a Midwestern accountant named Bruce who moves to Sweden to be with</i> …

Welcome to Sweden vs. real-life Sweden: How to say "Golden Girls" in Swedish.

Welcome to Sweden <i>is NBC’s summer sitcom starring Greg Poehler (Amy’s brother) as a Midwestern accountant named Bruce who moves to Sweden to be with</i> …

Welcome to Sweden vs. real-life Sweden: Ace of Base edition.

<i>Welcome to Sweden</i>, <i></i>NBC’s summer sitcom starring Greg Poehler (Amy’s brother) as a Midwestern accountant named Bruce who moves to Sweden to be with his …

CBC Radio

15 Things An American Learns About Sweden After Moving There

After falling in love with a Swedish girl, Greg Poehler uprooted his life in New York and moved to Sweden. Here's what he learned through the culture shock, which he's now retelling on his NBC sitcom Welcome to Sweden.

Comedy

Sustainable living in Sweden

Living for the future<p>Sweden ranks first in the EU in consumption of organic foods, leads the way in recycling drinks cans and bottles, and gets the …

Top ten: An idiot's guide to Swedish politics

(In alphabetical order after the parties' Swedish names)<p><b>Centre Party (Centerpartiet)</b><p>Top candidate: Kent Johansson<p>The party has always had close ties …

Europe

Why do Swedes like to be 'alone together'?

Upon arriving in Sweden, I joined a well-populated local exercise club. When I work out there it's usually full of people, but very few words are …

Europe

Google makes 'ungoogleable' unusable in Sweden

The company has reportedly placed pressure on the Language Council of Sweden for trying to add "ungoogleable" to its list of new words.<p>Google has put some pressure on Sweden's Language Council after it tried to add "ungoogleable" to its list of words, according to a report out of the …

Internet

Have Sweden’s permissive parents given birth to a generation of monsters?

As the children spared the rod come of age, doubts about the practice are growing, Judith Woods finds<p>My five-year-old is extravagantly furious at being thwarted. I have infringed her human rights by mildly suggesting that she turn off the television and put some clothes on.<p>I can see the dark storm …

The challenge of learning Swedish

Newly arrived<p>I arrived in Sweden in August 2002 armed with <i>Prisma’s Abridged English-Swedish and Swedish-English Dictionary</i> and an eight-week …

Finns, Swedes don't like each other

<i>The Olympic hockey tournament has reached the semifinals and there are plenty of storylines to explore in each game.</i><p><i>What should fans look for when</i> …

Should Sweden's school age be raised?

<b>NO says 18-year-old Ann</b><p>"The poor results the Swedish school system are not due to a shortage of time, but rather a consequence of how poorly that …

Stockholm is the 'most prolific' billion-dollar startup hub behind Silicon Valley

Sweden lacks the scale to be Europe's main tech hub, but that hasn't stopped it producing the most billion-dollar online companies over the past …

Venture Capital

Why would a Russian submarine enter Swedish waters?

If a Russian submarine really has been stranded off the coast of Sweden, it raises the question - what could it have been getting up to? Roland Oliphant explains<p>If the Swedish navy’s <b>hunt for a missing “Russian submarine”</b> sounds like a throw-back to the Cold War, it is no coincidence.<p>Diplomats in …

Why Is Russia Getting So Aggressive Toward Sweden?

Russian fighter jets have been flying dangerously close to Swedish airspace and tension between the two countries has been on the rise. Is Sweden prepared to deal with a new antagonist?<p><i>Russian fighter jet SU-27 closing up on a Swedish signals intelligence plane. Photo by FRA</i><p>Russia seems to be …

Russia

Swedish PM Says Supporting Economy Is Crucial Amid Debt Risk

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Loefven said making sure the economic expansion is on track must take precedence over efforts to cool household debt …

Beware Stockholm Syndrome- Why Sweden's Prisons May Not Be Perfect

I am looking forward to hearing the head of Sweden’s prison service, Nils Oberg, give the Longford Lecture tomorrow about how the country has reduced …

The Swedish Approach to Road Safety: 'The Accident Is Not the Major Problem'

Sweden's top traffic safety strategist visits New York to share lessons from the original "Vision Zero."<p>Matts-Åke Belin has a job title that might sound a little foreign to an American ear, but one that’s very important in his home country of Sweden: traffic safety strategist. He holds that …

Sweden's Spotify turns up volume as losses fall

Revenue reached €746.9 million ($931 million), 91 percent of which came from premium members -- paying users -- and nine percent from advertising, …

The Sound of Sweden

Who rules the pop charts? Swedes.<p>Do you like Swedish pop music? The answer is probably yes, even if you can’t name a single artist born in Sweden. Do you like Katy Perry’s “Hot N Cold”? Pink’s “Please Don’t Leave Me”? Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone”? Many of the songs on the new Taylor Swift …