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Sweden proves ‘surprisingly slow’ in achieving herd immunity

June 17, 2020 7:01 pm

After leaving schools, shops and restaurants open throughout the pandemic, contagion rates in Sweden are much higher than anywhere else in the Nordic region. Its Covid-19 mortality rate is among the worst in the world.

Explained: Why Olof Palme matters – to Sweden, the world and India

June 19, 2020 9:31 pm

According to one theory, the former Swedish Prime Minister, who was friends with Rajiv Gandhi, had helped Bofors secure the howitzer deal – and that he was killed because he had come to know about the dirty money that had changed hands.

Sweden drops probe into 1986 murder of Prime Minister Olof Palme

June 10, 2020 4:32 pm

Prosecutors dropped their investigation into the unsolved murder of former Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme, saying that the main suspect in the case is dead. Palme was shot dead in downtown Stockholm in 1986.

Man behind Sweden’s controversial virus strategy admits mistakes

June 03, 2020 8:02 pm

“If we were to encounter the same illness with the same knowledge that we have today, I think our response would land somewhere in between what Sweden did and what the rest of the world has done,” Anders Tegnell said in an interview with Swedish Radio.

Man behind Sweden’s controversial virus strategy admits mistakes

June 03, 2020 2:11 pm

At 43 deaths per 100,000, Sweden’s death rate is among the highest globally and far exceeds that of neighboring Denmark and Norway, which imposed much tougher lockdowns at the outset of the pandemic.

Explained: Sweden’s approach to fighting coronavirus

March 30, 2020 12:15 pm

Sweden's PHA has urged those who feel ill with symptoms such as sniffing, coughing or fever to stay at home. It says that they should “try not to meet other people”.

Coffee with Wallander and following the footsteps of the girl with the dragon tattoo

December 15, 2019 8:15 am

From the Stockholm of the Millennium Trilogy to peaceful villages that inspire the darkest fictional crimes — the Nordic noir tour is a must for those hooked to Scandinavian crime fiction.

Swedish royals impress Indians on social media by carrying their own bags at airport

December 02, 2019 5:52 pm

The 73-year-old king was spotted carrying his bag in the airport to the car, which impressed Indians on social media. The royal couple landed in Delhi, and are scheduled to visit Mumbai and Uttarakhand as well.

Explained: The Monarchy in Sweden, and the role of the King

December 02, 2019 6:16 pm

The Swedish monarchy is one of the oldest in the world. According to the website of the Swedish Royal Court, the country has had a monarch for more than 1,000 years.

Coca-Cola’s first market to adopt fully recycled plastic is Sweden

November 23, 2019 2:33 pm

The shift, to take place next year, will cut the use of new plastic by 3,500 tons annually, according to Coca-Cola AB and local bottler Coca-Cola European Partners Plc.

SWEDEN PHOTOS

Swedish royal couple visits Jama Masjid, pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on Day 1

December 03, 2019 2:29 pm

The King and Queen visited Jama Masjid, Red Fort and Gandhi Smriti. Apart from Delhi, the royal couple is scheduled to visit Mumbai and Uttarakhand. It is King Gustaf's third visit to India.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's seven years in the Ecuadorean embassy

April 13, 2019 11:08 am

A look back at WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's seven years inside the Ecuadorean embassy, after his South American hosts abruptly revoked his asylum and he was arrested by British police.