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Latest Stories Grant Wahl: Uncertain future awaits U.S. women's soccer players after Olympicsupdated: Thu Aug 02 2012 16:59:00

NEWCASTLE, England -- When the U.S. women's soccer team meets New Zealand in the Olympic quarterfinals (Friday, 9:30 a.m. ET, NBCSN), tournament organizers will hand out team sheets to the media that include all the players' names and the clubs they play for.

Sweden: Assange deadline for extradition loomsupdated: Sat Jul 07 2012 05:31:00

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces a Saturday deadline to be extradited to Sweden for questioning in sexual assault allegations, Swedish authorities said.

Swedish nuclear security boosted after explosives findupdated: Thu Jun 21 2012 08:31:00

Security has been heightened at Sweden's nuclear power plants after explosives were discovered on a vehicle entering a protected nuclear site, authorities said Thursday.

Zookeeper killed by wolves in Swedenupdated: Mon Jun 18 2012 08:13:00

A female zookeeper died Sunday morning when she was attacked by wolves in an enclosure at the Kolmarden Zoo in Sweden.

Soccer Live: Ukraine vs. France, Sweden vs. Englandupdated: Fri Jun 15 2012 11:47:00

Rolling commentary and live pictures from Euro 2012 as France take on Ukraine, followed by England vs.Sweden.

Foul-mouthed Bieber-hating mother takes over @Swedenupdated: Wed Jun 13 2012 20:22:00

Sweden's tourist board decided to try to drum up interest in the country recently by handing control of the national Twitter account to a different Swedish citizen every week.

Soccer Live: Ukraine v Swedenupdated: Mon Jun 11 2012 14:34:00

CNN's live text reporting on the Euro 2012 match between England and France, followed by Ukraine against Sweden in Monday's other Group D game.

Melodifestivalen: Sweden's not-so-guilty Eurovision pleasureupdated: Fri May 25 2012 03:57:00

To the rest of the world, Sweden seems to represent all that is enviably European. Scandinavia's largest country has a reputation for being stylish, progressive and glacially cool -- in short, everything the Eurovision Song Contest is not.

'Racist' cake sparks outrage in Swedenupdated: Wed Apr 18 2012 16:39:00

An Afro-Swede group wants the arts minister to resign for helping cut a cake that depicted an image some feel is racist.

Sweden's new princess is bornupdated: Thu Feb 23 2012 11:09:00

Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria gives birth to a daughter, now second in line to inherit the throne after her mother.

Europeans join "Occupy Wall Street" amid threat of banking crisisupdated: Sat Oct 15 2011 18:47:00

The "Occupy Wall Street" movement went global Saturday, crossing the Atlantic to many European cities, where protesters turned out by the thousands for largely peaceful demonstrations. In many cities, handfuls of protesters donned masks portraying a sinister, smiling face with a pointy black mustache and a thin lip beard taken from the movie "V for Vendetta" about a masked hero who fights against totalitarianism.

Four arrested over terror plot in Swedenupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 12:06:00

Four people have been arrested in Gothenburg, Sweden, suspected of plotting terror acts. CNN's Per Nyberg reports

Sweden terror suspects accused of plotting murderupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 12:06:00

Swedish prosecutors Tuesday asked a judge to extend the detention of four terror suspects, telling the court they were "planning to commit murder," according to legal documents obtained by CNN.

Swedish terror suspects are Somali and Iraqi, authorities sayupdated: Mon Sep 12 2011 11:20:00

Three of the four men who were arrested this weekend on suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack in Sweden are of Somali origin, and the fourth is Iraqi, Swedish authorities told CNN on Monday.

4 terror suspects arrested in Swedenupdated: Mon Sep 12 2011 05:41:00

A Swedish SWAT team backed by local police arrested four people overnight on suspicion of plotting terror attacks, the Swedish Security Service told CNN Sunday. Georgina Turner: U.S. women vs. Sweden play-by-play analysisupdated: Wed Jul 06 2011 16:47:00

The USWNT heads to Wolfsburg to play Sweden to decide which team will top the Group C table. Both teams are already guaranteed passage into the knockout stages, but topping the group will probably mean avoiding Brazil in the quarterfinal, which looks an attractive option after Marta's performance against Norway at the weekend. She's the only player in the world so good that no one, not even the referee, cared that she'd blatantly knocked a Norwegian defender to the floor before scoring her first; you don't want to play that kind of showbiz just yet. Georgina Turner: Selection dilemmas for Sundhage as U.S. prepares to face Swedenupdated: Tue Jul 05 2011 17:53:00

Only a smattering of the most expensive seats remain unsold, which means there will be another horn-tooting queue of Volkswagens edging through Wolfsburg toward the stadium after work on Wednesday when the U.S. meets Sweden (Wednesday, 2:45 p.m. ET). The game will decide who tops Group C and in all probability (any permutation that begins "Equatorial Guinea must beat Brazil" looks doubtful) that means putting off any meeting with the Brazilians, who dazzled Wolfsburg at the weekend, until the final weekend of the tournament. Complete 2011 NHL Draft round by round resultsupdated: Mon Jun 27 2011 11:54:00

1 EDM Ryan Nugent-Hopkins C 6' 0" 171 WHL Red Deer

'The Hypnotist' unleashes terrifying eventsupdated: Sun Jun 26 2011 04:21:00

In the frigid cold of Sweden, police discover a savage triple homicide, a family murdered, a killer still on the loose. There is a sole survivor, a young boy, gravely wounded, his family killed before his eyes.

Sweden's economy booms with cautious turn to the rightupdated: Tue Jun 14 2011 08:47:00

Sweden is making a political right turn, in a very Swedish way: cautiously, consensually, unflamboyantly. But decisively even so.

Final repository for nuclear wasteupdated: Mon Apr 25 2011 10:35:00

Sweden is set to have the world's first final storage for spent nuclear fuel. CNN's Per Nyberg reports.

The town that wants nuclear wasteupdated: Mon Apr 25 2011 10:35:00

Like the energy source itself, it's the question that won't go away: what can be done with spent nuclear fuel?

Sweden: Why we criminalized purchase of sexual servicesupdated: Thu Mar 31 2011 09:42:00

In 1999 Sweden became the first country in the world to criminalize the purchase, but not the sale, of sexual services. Over the years the interest from abroad about our legislation has grown, mainly because we can see a clear link between prostitution and human trafficking.

Sweden combats sex traffickingupdated: Thu Mar 31 2011 09:42:00

Sweden prohibits the purchase of sex, penalizing the men who buy it, not the women who sell it. CNN's Atika Shubert reports.

Police: UK arrest could be connected to Sweden bombingsupdated: Tue Mar 08 2011 07:40:00

An investigation shows there may be a connection between a man arrested in Scotland Tuesday and a December suicide bombing in Sweden, police said.

Australia wants Assange treated fairly if he is extradited to Swedenupdated: Fri Feb 18 2011 05:51:00

The Australian government expects WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to be treated fairly if he is extradited to Sweden, the Australian ambassador to Sweden said in a letter to the country's justice minister.

Sweden defends deporting 26 Iraqi asylum-seekersupdated: Fri Jan 21 2011 11:00:00

Sweden is defending its decision to deport 26 Iraqi asylum-seekers.

Sweden plans to deport Iraqi refugeesupdated: Fri Jan 21 2011 11:00:00

Sweden decides to deport Iraqi refugees back to Baghdad. CNN's Jomana Karadsheh reports.

U.N.: Sweden deports 26 Iraqi asylum-seekersupdated: Thu Jan 20 2011 11:33:00

Despite appeals by the United Nations' refugee agency to European countries asking them not to deport Iraqi asylum-seekers, Sweden on Wednesday deported 26 Iraqi men, the agency said.

Dead birds in Sweden killed by 'external blows'updated: Thu Jan 06 2011 20:58:00

A large number of dead birds were found in the city of Falkoping, Sweden, Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, according to a press release on the website of the Swedish National Veterinary Institute.

Bombing raises fears in Swedenupdated: Fri Dec 24 2010 10:26:00

Sweden's top terrorism expert tells CNN's Per Nyberg that tensions are high after a recent suicide bombing.

Stockholm subway station shut over suspicious itemupdated: Fri Dec 24 2010 10:26:00

A Stockholm subway station shut Thursday night as Swedish police converged on an item made to look like a bomb.

Swedish report assesses terrorist threatupdated: Thu Dec 16 2010 06:11:00

Swedish Security Police have identified almost 200 individuals, mostly young males, as Islamic extremists who advocate violence, but there's no indication their number is growing, a new report said Wednesday.

Terror in Europe: Why Sweden is in the crosshairsupdated: Wed Dec 15 2010 21:52:00

The people of Sweden are coming to terms with the first suicide bombing on their soil, an attack which stunned the nation and in the words of the country's foreign minister could have been "catastrophic."

Cartoons, threats preceded Sweden bombingupdated: Tue Dec 14 2010 19:05:00

The people of Sweden are coming to terms with the first suicide bombing on their soil, an attack which stunned the nation and in the words of the country's foreign minister could have been "catastrophic."

Swedish security police: Violence was 'an act of terrorism'updated: Sun Dec 12 2010 21:50:00

The explosions that killed one person and wounded two others in central Stockholm, Sweden, were "an act of terrorism," a Swedish police official said Sunday.

Explosions in Stockholm believed to be failed terrorist attackupdated: Sat Dec 11 2010 21:37:00

A failed terrorist attack in a central Stockholm district full of Christmas shoppers could have been catastrophic, Swedish authorities said late Saturday.

Sweden launches criminal investigation of U.S. intelligence activitiesupdated: Mon Nov 08 2010 12:20:00

Swedish prosecutors launched a formal criminal investigation into "unlawful intelligence activity" conducted by the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm, according to a statement posted Monday on the Swedish Prosecution Authority's website.

Sweden investigating alleged U.S. spyingupdated: Sat Nov 06 2010 22:29:00

The Swedish security police have launched an investigation into "unlawful intelligence activities" conducted by the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm, according to a statement released Saturday.

Serial shooter In Swedenupdated: Tue Oct 26 2010 17:50:00

A serial shooter targeting immigrants is keeping Malmo, Sweden on edge. CNN's Per Nyberg reports.

Train derails in Scandinavia; injuries reportedupdated: Fri Oct 01 2010 13:55:00

A Stockholm, Sweden-bound train carrying at least 270 passengers derailed Friday, the train operator confirmed to CNN.

Sweden raises its threat levelupdated: Fri Oct 01 2010 07:23:00

Sweden has raised its threat level in response to reports that the country could be targeted by terrorists, the Swedish Security Service said Friday.

Plane makes emergency landing in Swedenupdated: Mon Sep 27 2010 09:19:00

A plane en route to Pakistan makes an emergency landing in Stockholm, Sweden after a potential threat.

Far-right success in Swedish electionsupdated: Tue Sep 21 2010 12:14:00

The far-right party took 20 seats in the Swedish parliament after a nail-biter of an election.

Swedish far-right leader: Success due to immigration backlashupdated: Tue Sep 21 2010 12:14:00

The historic success of a far-right party in Swedish elections is a response to the country's "extreme immigration policies," which have "shattered" Swedish society, the party leader said Monday.

From astronauts to ABBAupdated: Mon Sep 20 2010 12:05:00

In the latest Global Connections, Connect the World viewers find some surprising links between Sweden and Malaysia.

Your connections between Sweden and Malaysiaupdated: Mon Sep 20 2010 12:05:00

Every week, Global Connections chooses two countries and asks you to find connections between them.

Swedes hit polls in historic electionupdated: Mon Sep 20 2010 08:49:00

Residents in Sweden turned out to the polls to vote in what could become a historic election. CNN's Per Nyberg reports.

Q&A: Why does Sweden's election result matter?updated: Mon Sep 20 2010 08:49:00

Sweden's ruling center-right coalition secured a return to power in Sunday's election. But the alliance -- which includes the Moderate Party, Liberal People's Party, Christian Democrats and the Center party -- lost its outright majority. CNN's Per Nyberg looks at the significance of the vote.

Sweden's center-right coalition wins re-election, but not majorityupdated: Sun Sep 19 2010 21:12:00

Sweden's ruling center-right coalition won re-election Sunday, marking a historic moment as a non-socialist government was elected to a second term for the first time in the country's political history.

Sweden and Malaysia's island paradisesupdated: Sat Sep 11 2010 11:43:00

With its freezing, dark winters and summer days that in the north of the country that literally never end, Sweden wouldn't appear to share much in common with the equatorial heat of Malaysia.

Robyn: 'I'm proud of Swedish culture'updated: Tue Sep 07 2010 05:25:00

From global pop sensation to self-styled electro-dance songstress, no mould comfortably fits Swedish singing sensation, Robyn. Ann Killion: Gothia Cup an annual celebration of world youth soccerupdated: Tue Jul 27 2010 11:23:00

GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN -- Can an event with 71 countries and more than 35,000 athletes participating be a secret?

Baby names: Can you or can't you?updated: Mon Jul 05 2010 12:21:00

What baby names are out in Sweden? How about in Germany? CNN's Fredricka Whitfield and Karen Maginnis chat about it.

Oh no, you can't name your baby THAT!updated: Mon Jul 05 2010 12:21:00

Here in the U.S., you can name your kid almost anything, but that's not the case everywhere in the world. Let's take a look at some countries with pretty strict or otherwise fascinating baby-naming laws. Princess Victoria of Sweden Marries Gym Ownerupdated: Sun Jun 20 2010 21:47:00

The 32-year-old princess met her former personal trainer Daniel Westling eight years ago

Ferries freed from ice off Swedish coastupdated: Fri Mar 05 2010 06:22:00

Four ferries carrying about 1,000 passengers have been freed from heavy ice off the coast of Sweden and were back in port Friday, said the Maritime Search and Rescue Center.

Passenger ships stuck in ice off Swedenupdated: Thu Mar 04 2010 17:48:00

Thirty to 40 ships -- including several passenger ships -- were stuck Thursday in ice off the coast of Sweden, said a spokesman for the Maritime Search and Rescue Center in Gothenburg, Sweden. Men's Olympic hockey scheduleupdated: Wed Feb 24 2010 03:13:00

United States vs. Switzerland, 3 p.m. Russia vs. Canada, 7:30 p.m. Finland vs. Czech Republic, 10 p.m. Sweden vs. Slovakia, 12 mid. Elin Nordegren to Spend Holidays in Sweden Without Tigerupdated: Thu Dec 17 2009 08:32:00

Although she bought a $2.3 million estate outside Stockholm, she's expected to return the U.S., a source says Czech Republic tops Oly hockey champ Swedenupdated: Sat Sep 05 2009 16:06:00

KARLOVY VARY, Czech Republic (AP) -- The Czech Republic scored three goals in the second period and held on to beat Olympic champion Sweden 5-2 in the Czech Hockey Games on Saturday.

Sweden passes same-sex marriage lawupdated: Wed Apr 01 2009 22:52:00

Sweden's parliament on Wednesday approved same-sex marriage legislation, according to the parliament's Web site.

Sweden's Icehotel the ultimate place to chillupdated: Tue Mar 10 2009 09:41:00

I've never been a fan of the cold. As a kid, my favorite part of skiing was the hot chocolate, and I relished blizzards for the snow days, not the snowball fights. So when I booked a trip to the Icehotel in northern Sweden, my family and friends were amused -- and a bit concerned, especially when I got sick days before my flight. "You can't go to the Arctic with a cold!" my mother admonished.

Fed extends deal to four more central banksupdated: Wed Sep 24 2008 03:08:00

The Federal Reserve Bank announced a deal with four nations Wednesday meant to help global financial markets. Sweden's Model Approach to Financial Disasterupdated: Wed Sep 24 2008 02:00:00

Yes, even in banking crises, the Nordics do it better. Can Washington learn a lesson from them?

Swedish miners trapped after fireupdated: Thu Jul 03 2008 14:27:00

An official says eight miners are trapped in a mine in northern Sweden after a fire. Swedish Law Allows Eavesdroppingupdated: Thu Jun 19 2008 12:00:00

Sweden's Parliament narrowly approved a law Wednesday that gives authorities sweeping powers to eavesdrop on all e-mail and telephone traffic that crosses the Nordic nation's borders

Round-up: Sweden booed off after defeatupdated: Mon Jun 02 2008 13:54:00

Ukraine beat Sweden 1-0 in a lackluster final Euro 2008 warm-up match in Stockholm, with the home side being booed off after a disappointing display. Soccer America: Bradley's roster vs. Sweden has been left threadbareupdated: Fri Jan 18 2008 14:37:00

Two players have left camp and at least one other is injured, so the choices for U.S. coach Bob Bradley will be limited somewhat when he names his 18 players who will face Sweden on Saturday at Home Depot Center (Fox Soccer Channel, 8:30 p.m. ET).

Animal waste: Future energy, or just hot air?updated: Mon Jan 07 2008 19:30:00

While the meat-producing community is often condemned for its contribution to climate change, some observers of late have become as interested in what the animals expel as the animals themselves: Manure.

Farmers turn waste to wattsupdated: Mon Jan 07 2008 19:30:00

Farmers in South Korea look into the untapped potential of pig power. CNN's Andrew Stevens reports.

Victory gives Sweden finals placeupdated: Wed Nov 21 2007 17:16:00

Sweden sealed their place at Euro 2008 with a 2-1 Group F victory over Latvia in Solna which rendered Northern Ireland's bid to win in Spain irrelevant.

Late Lafferty strike denies Swedenupdated: Wed Oct 17 2007 17:09:00

Sweden's march towards the Euro 2008 finals was stopped in its tracks as Northern Ireland claimed a superb 1-1 draw in Stockholm, depriving the home side of the three points that would have sealed qualification from Group F.

Sweden given win after ref attackupdated: Fri Jun 08 2007 06:33:00

Sweden have been awarded a 3-0 victory over Denmark after a fan ran onto the pitch and attempted to attack referee Herbert Fandel in the final minutes of the European Championship qualifier in Copenhagen last Saturday.

Sweden extend their perfect startupdated: Wed Oct 11 2006 16:29:00

Sweden were made to work hard by Iceland for a 2-1 victory that maintained their perfect start to Euro 2008 qualifying Group F on Wednesday.

Ljungberg adds to Sweden's worriesupdated: Mon Oct 09 2006 06:04:00

Fredrik Ljungberg will miss Sweden's European Championship qualifier at Iceland on Wednesday after injuring his calf during the 2-0 win against Spain on Saturday.

Swedes maintain their perfect runupdated: Sat Oct 07 2006 16:40:00

Sweden maintained their perfect start to their Euro 2008 qualifying campaign with a comprehensive 2-0 defeat of Spain in Group F in Stockholm on Saturday.

Business 2.0: Does Swedish Tobacco Have the Right Snuff?updated: Mon Oct 02 2006 11:20:00

When Americans think of Sweden, they tend to envision boxy blue Ikea stores or blonds in bikinis. North Carolina-based giant R.J. Reynolds Tobacco is hoping to add another item to that list: snus (...

Sweden braced to take on Cup hostsupdated: Wed Jun 21 2006 08:51:00

Sweden hope the pressure of being World Cup hosts will get to Germany when the two nations meet in the second round on Saturday, coach Lars Lagerback said on Wednesday.

Last-gasp Ljungberg saves Swedenupdated: Thu Jun 15 2006 16:58:00

Sweden midfielder Freddie Ljungberg scored a priceless late goal to grab a 1-0 Group B win that eliminated Paraguay from the World Cup.

Sweden lose goalkeeper for openerupdated: Thu Jun 08 2006 09:11:00

Goalkeeper Andreas Isaksson will miss Sweden's World Cup opener against Trinidad and Tobago because of a mild concussion.

Sweden draw in final warm-up matchupdated: Fri Jun 02 2006 17:06:00

Sweden drew 1-1 with Chile in their final warm-up match before the World Cup finals.

Swedes complete ice hockey doubleupdated: Sun May 21 2006 15:45:00

Olympic champions Sweden blanked titleholders Czech Republic 4-0 in the world championship final in Riga on Sunday, to complete a unique golden double.

Sweden on course for hockey doubleupdated: Sat May 20 2006 16:40:00

Olympic champions Sweden beat Canada 5-4 with the help of a lucky own goal by a Canadian defenseman to reach the ice hockey world championship final.

Sweden hold Swiss in curling finalupdated: Thu Feb 23 2006 16:21:00

Sweden beat Switzerland 7-6 in extra ends in the Olympic women's curling final, staving off a gallant Swiss fightback from 5-2 down.

Swedes complete a sprinting doubleupdated: Tue Feb 14 2006 07:43:00

Sweden claimed their first gold medals of the Winter Olympics on Tuesday when their men and women triumphed in the cross-country skiing team sprint races in Pragelato.

Win enough to put Sweden in finalsupdated: Wed Oct 12 2005 16:00:00

Sweden eased through to the World Cup finals with a 3-1 home win over Iceland after recovering from a goal down midway through the first half.

Striker Allback heads for Denmarkupdated: Thu Jun 30 2005 12:14:00

Sweden striker Marcus Allback is joining FC Copenhagen on a free transfer from Bundesliga side Hansa Rostock, the Danish club said on Thursday.

Ljungberg double sees Sweden homeupdated: Sat Mar 26 2005 13:14:00

Two goals from Fredrik Ljungberg and another from Erik Edman gave Sweden a comfortable 3-0 victory over 10-man Bulgaria to increase their grip on World Cup Group Eight.

Iraqi-Swedish politician freedupdated: Fri Mar 18 2005 11:19:00

An Iraqi-Swedish Christian politician who was kidnapped in Baghdad in January has been freed, Sweden's foreign ministry said on Friday.

Trio are added to Bulgarian squadupdated: Mon Mar 14 2005 09:51:00

Bulgaria coach Hristo Stoichkov has added forward Georgi Ivanov and midfielders Alexander Alexandrov and Daniel Borimirov to his squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Sweden and Hungary.

Teen tells of losing 5 of familyupdated: Fri Jan 07 2005 05:59:00

Mesmerized by giant waves approaching his family's Thai beach resort, Christian Olsson's father called out to his son to come and take a look.

Swedes pay homage as bodies arriveupdated: Tue Jan 04 2005 08:01:00

Sweden has begun paying homage to the many nationals who died in the Indian Ocean tsunami, putting on a formal and symbolic ceremony for the first bodies returning to home soil.

Danish coach plans to play to winupdated: Mon Jun 21 2004 09:47:00

Denmark coach Morten Olsen has rejected suggestions that neither side will play to win when the Danes meet Sweden in their final Group C match at Euro 2004 on Tuesday.

Ibrahimovic gives Sweden late drawupdated: Fri Jun 18 2004 16:37:00

Zlatan Ibrahimovic struck a late goal to give Sweden a battling 1-1 draw with a vastly-improved Italy side in an absorbing Group C clash on Friday.

Sweden objects to Israeli diplomat's action over artworkupdated: Sat Jan 17 2004 11:25:00

The Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs says it plans to scold the Israeli ambassador to Sweden for damaging artwork depicting a Palestinian suicide bomber.

Fortune: Who Knew? The Swedish Model Is Working ECONOMICS: THE VINDICATION OF SCANDINOMICS?updated: Mon Oct 25 1999 00:01:00

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Fortune: MAYBE THE SWEDES ARE RIGHT updated: Mon Mar 08 1993 00:01:00

Anders Ahlbom is hardly a revolutionary. Sitting in his tidy, light-filled office at Stockholm's Karolinska Institute medical school, the researcher whose results are frightening a lot of people se...

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