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The Trauma of Facing Deportation

The Apathetic<p>Why are refugee children falling unconscious?<p>Georgi, a Russian refugee who came to Sweden with his family when he was five years old, could talk at length about the virtues of the Volvo. His doctor described him as “the most ‘Swedeified’ in his family.” He was also one of the most …

Asylum Seekers

Trump cited a nonexistent incident in Sweden during his rally on Saturday

President Donald Trump cited a nonexistent incident in Sweden while talking about the relationship between terror attacks and refugees around the world during a rally in Melbourne, Florida, on Saturday.<p>"You look at what's happening in Germany. You look at what's happening last night in Sweden ... …

Donald Trump

Journalist convicted of smuggling for helping Syrian boy migrate to Sweden

Fredrik Önnevall met teenager in Greece while filming documentary about the migration crisis<p>A Swedish court has found a TV journalist guilty of smuggling for helping a Syrian boy migrate to the country and given him a suspended sentence.<p>In the spring of 2014, Fredrik Önnevall was filming a …

Refugees

This Scandinavian Design Trend Is Proven to Boost Happiness

<i>Hygge</i> might have been the décor buzz word of 2016, but this year, a Swedish concept is set to change the way we decorate our homes and look after our …

‘Borg/McEnroe,’ ‘The Square,’ ‘Darling’ Set For Goteborg’s Industry Days

Janus Metz Pederson (“Armadillo”)’s “Borg vs McEnroe” with Shia LaBeouf, and Ruben Ostlund’s “The Square” with Elisabeth Moss are among the most …

Goodbye Hygge, hello Lagom: the secret of Swedish contentment

There’s a reason that January is such a drab month: moderation has never been sexy. As a society, Britain favours excess and eccentricity; we prefer our writers deliriously gin-soaked, our musicians debauched and our fashion designers delightfully barmy. And we extend our love of extremes into …

How Does It Feel

I was born in Chicago on December 30, 1946, within the vortex of a huge snowstorm. My father had to help the taxi-driver navigate Lake Shore Drive with the windows wide open, while my mother was in labor. I was a scrawny baby, and my father worked to keep me alive, holding me over a steamy washtub …

Bob Dylan

Put Your Day on Pause and Take a Peek at the Swedish Royals Channeling Disney Princesses

Seeing real-life princesses rock gowns and crowns, it's impossible not to make the comparison; they're Disney characters, here in the flesh, channeling all the magic and glamour we see in movies. At least that's the case when Sweden's royals get together. Attending 2016's Nobel Prize Banquet, the …

Swedish Journalists Report on Fake Banana Phone Research

This week, Swedish newscasters reported on a fake story about how bananas are the most popular fruit for pretending to make phone calls.<p><b>The Onion, a</b> …

Mouse-sized art appears on Swedish street

...as found by BBC Monitoring<p><b>A miniature street scene has been created at pavement level in a Swedish city, apparently to cater to the local mouse population.</b><p>The scene is built into the wall of a building on Bergsgatan, a major thoroughfare in Malmo, and is raising a smile from passers-by who are …

You Don't Have to Wait for Winter Anymore to Stay in Sweden's Ice Hotel

Every year since 1989, ICEHOTEL in Sweden is rebuilt for the winter season. Ironically, thanks to the sun, there's a new set of permanent …

You need to see this picture of a woman hitting a neo-Nazi with her purse

If you haven’t seen it, a cathartic meme of a badass Swedish woman hitting a neo-Nazi with a purse is circulating in some progressive corners of the …

Swedish Christmas goat burns on 50th anniversary

STOCKHOLM – Sweden's Christmas Goat — a giant decorative goat made of straw and wood — didn't last long on its 50th anniversary.<p>The straw goat, an annual Yuletide tradition in the city of Gavle since 1966, went up in flames just hours after it was inaugurated on Sunday.<p>Arsonists just cannot stay …

Sweden

The ethical guide to the not-so green Swedes

Does the Nordic nation deserve its reputation for sustainability?<p>It’s impossible not to feel a bit envious of Nordic nations. Norway, Denmark and Sweden were so accomplished at recycling that by 2014 they had no need for landfill. Just like Nordic prisons, the landfills are empty. Now Denmark even …

Sustainability

Swedish media chiefs call for action over Turkey's press freedom clamp

Newspaper editors and broadcasting executives write open letter to Sweden’s foreign ministry arguing that Turkey is the world’s biggest prison for journalists<p>Sweden’s leading media editors and executives have written an open letter to their government calling on it to act to help Turkey’s stricken …

Sweden

The boy on the bus

The boy sitting at the back of the bus was maybe 10 or 12 years old. Dark haired and dark eyed, he leaned against the foggy window, hunkered down in …

overgaard.dk - Thorsten Overgaard Photo Workshop in Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm<p>My goal is to instill enthusiasm in any photographer and raise his or her skill level, self-confidence and production volume. And I do.<p>By: …

Swedish government to abolish solar energy tax

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The Swedish government proposes to effectively abolish a newly introduced tax on solar energy after heavy criticism from environmental experts and the opposition, the country's finance minister said on Monday.<p>Earlier this year, Sweden's center-left government introduced an …

Step Inside The Ultimate Scandinavian Family Home

Stockholm is home to some of the world’s finest living quarters. Don’t believe us? Check out the best apartments Stockholm has to offer. But before …

Working less to live well: Work-obsessed Americans should take a cue from Swedes

Over-worked people cost companies time and money, because they increase need for health care and time off<p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation.</i><p>“You’re very … industrious.”<p>This was how I was described by one resident when I was living and working in Sweden. And trust me — it was …

Sweden PM Olof Palme murder: New prosecutor appointed

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sweden has named a new chief prosecutor to lead the inquiry into the 1986 unsolved murder of the country's then-Prime Minister Olof Palme.<p>Palme was gunned down as he took a late-night walk after visiting a local cinema with his wife, Lisbet on February 28, 1986. Despite eyewitness accounts …

Crime

10 ways speaking Swedish will ruin your English

Learning a foreign language is a satisfying experience, but it can also be an embarrassing one once the immersion in the new tongue really starts to …

Swedish Nazi group hails Trump in largest demo yet

Five people were arrested and two were injured in Stockholm on Saturday as an estimated 600 far-right demonstrators marched from the central …

A Swedish ad agency is offering Americans jobs far away from Trump

A Swedish advertising agency has made an open call for frustrated American creatives to submit their portfolios now that Donald Trump has won the presidential election.<p>Round and Round, one of the leading agencies for major Swedish brands, tells visitors on its newly listed website, "The Great Trump …

Hiking

Happy Fall! Prince Oscar Enjoys the Season in His Most Adorable Photo Yet

Prince Oscar is loving fall!<p>Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria‘s shared a photo of her 8-month-old son playing in the leaves outside the family’s royal …

Royal Family

Sweden declares Raoul Wallenberg dead 71 years after disappearance

Mystery remains over death of ‘Swedish Schindler’ who saved thousands of Jews from Holocaust and was then held by Soviet Union<p>The Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who saved thousands of Jews during the second world war, has finally been declared dead by his homeland, 71 years after disappearing …

European History

The reformer pope heads to Sweden to mark Luther's reforms

LUND, Sweden – Pope Francis is heading to secular Sweden to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, a remarkably bold gesture given his very own Jesuit religious order was founded to defend the faith against Martin Luther's "heretical" reforms five centuries ago.<p>While the visit …

Christianity

Household Income, Sweden and Germany Rank with Kentucky

By , Mises<p>Last year, I posted an article titled “If Sweden and Germany Became US States, They Would be Among the Poorest States” which, produced a …