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Kristersson given the task of forming government

The negotiations among the parties - the Moderates, the Christian Democrats, the Liberals and the Sweden Democrats that could become the base for Sweden's next coalition government - "are going well but may take a few weeks," was Kristersson's comment after meeting with the Speaker of the Riksdag.
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SWEDEN TODAY

Gingerbread cheesecake

Swedish American love story with a Christmas twist: cheesecake with a taste of gingerbread and lingonberries. The best of two, maybe even three worlds?
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HMS Falken in Philly

The Swedish Royal Navy's training vessel docks in Philadelphia after a brief visit to Wilmington.
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Swedish News:

Eurovision Song contest: Swedish Sanna on third (bearded lady wins..). Only 6 in 10 trust Reinfeldt. Choosing vacation
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John Anderson

“The U.S. needs a third party.”
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Allemansrätten - 'Everyman’s right'

There are certain things that are so Swedish, they could be symbols for the country. Not just traditional ornaments like a midsommarstång or a Lucia krona...
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In search of new frontiers

"With the help of the James Webb telescope, we will be able to see parts of the universe and other things we have not been able to see before. And what we have already been able to see, we will be able to see better." - astronomer Jens Melinder at the Department of Astronomy at Stockholm University.
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AWESOME and SWEDISH

Summer salad with salmon

Swedes love fish and what's not to love when it's combined with fresh, spicy ingredients?
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Putin does the unthinkable

The invasion of Ukraine and the war that Kreml begun February 24 is an attack on the entire European collective of nation states, goes against international law and indeed common sense.
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Sweden condemns Russia’s actions

Putin's recognition of two pro-Russian breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine and subsequent invasion unilaterally condemned.
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The box that changes the way we wash

This is how a small-scale innovation that started at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden got its founder into Forbes '30 under 30' list.
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Swedes and citrus in the Sunshine State

They're a symbol of the Sunshine State. When you think oranges in the United States, you think Florida. You certainly don't think Sweden.
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We take the rough with the smooth, the ups with the downs ..

The first issues of our 149th year of consecutive publishing of Nordstjernan, have been published.
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Walkabout Tour of Stockholm I

.. walk in the city of my youth: Leif Rosqvist goes for a walk through his old neighborhoods in the heart of Stockholm.
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Building on tradition

From the Royal Family and their summer mansion on the island of Öland, to the apartment-dwelling Swede who spends summer evenings on the outskirts of town at a quaint little "shed" in his own miniature garden - the act of getting away from conventional residential surroundings is a passion built into the Swedish national mentality.
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Record number of people shop food online

Not surprisingly the online food trade has doubled in Sweden during the pandemic.
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Orienteering: It's all about finding your way

Orienteering is a sport that mirrors the Scandinavian spirit - a love of the outdoors, a rational approach to detail and a respect for healthy competition.
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Mountain Hiking in Sweden

- it’s for everybody not just for survivalists and hardcore connoisseurs.
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Hiking trails in Sweden

Some are 4 or 5 hours away by car, others accessible from any of the major cities by night train or an hour and a half by air.
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Food in the wintry north

Sami culinary traditions in Jokkmokk, kaffeost (coffee cheese) in Kangos and food served on ice in Jukkasjarvi.
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Learning (and teaching) Swedish

As we work on offering you more opportunities to practice your Swedish, we had the opportunity to hear from a teacher of Swedish in Sweden.
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Moving to Sweden

What is it like to actually move to Sweden? A recently relocated Californian about his first year in Stockholm.
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A Swedish Midsummer!

'Svensk Midsommar' - the traditions, the table and a selection of the most popular recipes.
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