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Advertising Week Europe Announces European Roadshow To Visit Berlin, Amsterdam, and Stockholm

Advertising Week | Posted 02.23.2016 | Business
Advertising Week

BERLIN SCHOOL OF CREATIVE LEADERSHIP, DUTCH DIGITAL DESIGN, FUTURE FOUNDATION, THE AD CLUB AND THE MARKETING SOCIETY JOIN INAUGURAL ROADSHOW, WITH SPE...

Why It Matters That Refugees Aren't Feeling the Bern

Daniel Kushner | Posted 02.22.2016 | Politics
Daniel Kushner

Bernie Sanders called for letting only 10,000 to enter the United States. That is isn't just a humanitarian issue; it's bad foreign policy. When our friends in the international community are asking us for help, it's all but ignoring their pleas.

British Rock Band Viola Beach Reported Killed In Car Crash In Sweden

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 02.14.2016 | Entertainment

LONDON/STOCKHOLM, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Britain's Foreign Office said five men, which Swedish media reported were the four members and manager of the roc...

Sweden Considers Medical Tests To Vet Age Of Young Refugees

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 02.04.2016 | World

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Under huge strain from an influx of unaccompanied children seeking asylum, the Swedish government faces political pressure to un...

Mediation: The Real Weapon for Peace

Timo Soini | Posted 01.29.2016 | World
Timo Soini

Promoting peaceful and secure societies for all cannot be done with the participation of just a selected few. For peace agreements to be sustainable, more women must contribute to peace negotiations.

Greenhouse Built Around A Home Is A Brilliant Way To Beat The Winter Blues

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 01.28.2016 | Good News

Do you dream of eternal spring? Here is something that will make a smile bloom on your face. Marie Granmar and Charles Sacilotto of Stockholm built a ...

American Democracy Down for the Count

Ann Jones | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
Ann Jones

Some years ago, I faced up to the futility of reporting true things about America's disastrous wars and so I left Afghanistan for another remote mountainous country far away. It was the polar opposite of Afghanistan: a peaceful, prosperous land.

A Push for TTIP

Mikael Damberg | Posted 01.28.2016 | Business
Mikael Damberg

Sweden has a long tradition of promoting free and open trade. Our prosperity as a nation has extensively been built upon our trade with the rest of the world.

A Brilliant Mind: Skype Founder Niklas Zennström leading an Entrepreneurial Movement in Europe

Natalia Brzezinski | Posted 01.25.2016 | Technology
Natalia Brzezinski

There couldn't be a more exciting time to invest in Europe -- the tech scene is booming, digital global value chains are interlocking across the conti...

Celebrate Snowpocalypse With A Giant Snow Penis

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 01.22.2016 | Weird News

The giant snow penis cannot be stopped. Emilian Sava, one of the workers who had to clear a giant snow penis from a park in Sweden, felt so guilty ab...

Martin Luther King Was a Democratic Socialist

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.18.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

King was a radical. He challenged America's class system and its racial caste system. He was a strong ally of the nation's labor union movement. He was assassinated in April 1968 in Memphis, where he had gone to support a sanitation workers' strike. In his critique of American society and his strategy for changing it, King pushed the country toward more democracy and social justice.

Is Sweden Training Migrants To Be Snipers?

Lev Raphael | Posted 01.22.2016 | World
Lev Raphael

Almost every day on Facebook there's some rumor or bizarre "news story" passed on by dozens or hundreds of people and outrage takes over. This mornin...

These Playful Pictures Of Toy Figures Pose Serious Questions

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 01.16.2016 | Arts

An artist from Sweden is going small to look at the bigger global picture. Camilla Hällgren places playful-looking miniature toy figures next to ever...

Refugees Fear Rising Anti-Muslim Backlash In Europe

Vocativ | Posted 01.14.2016 | World
Vocativ

After allegations that recent migrants assaulted young women at a Swedish music festival -- and that Swedish police covered it up -- Swedish asylum seekers are sharing fears of a backlash.

Some Syrian Refugees Struggle With New Life In Sweden

HuffPost Arabi | Sara Elkamel | Posted 12.28.2015 | World

STOCKHOLM -- Sweden’s government announced in November that the country needed “respite” from the influx of refugees, and would be toughening me...

Sweden's Gigantic Straw Christmas Goat Is Set Ablaze... Again

Associated Press | Lee Moran | Posted 12.27.2015 | Weird News

STOCKHOLM (AP) — In what's become a Christmas tradition to some Swedes, a giant decorative goat made of straw was set ablaze early Sunday and police...

Why Slashing Foreign Aid in Europe to Pay for Refugees Won't Help Solve the Long-Term Crisis

Adam Moe Fejerskov | Posted 12.23.2015 | World
Adam Moe Fejerskov

COPENHAGEN -- The same countries that now over-report refugee costs at home are part of an underfinancing of U.N.-managed refugee camps in the regions -- despite many of them publicly acknowledging regional accommodation as the better solution to the refugee crisis.

Foreign Liberals Shouldn't Be Liberal With American Lives and Money

Doug Bandow | Posted 12.21.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

Liberals from other nations will continue to lobby Washington to advance their home countries' interests. No surprise there. But they shouldn't complain if American liberals choose priceless domestic peace and prosperity over costly international charity and conflict.

Sweden Must Be Able to Say "No" to Refugees

Anders Persson | Posted 12.20.2015 | Politics
Anders Persson

Regardless of where one stands politically, a sound society should take in as many immigrants/refugees as it could reasonably handle. The problem is that this limit was reached 20 years ago in places like my hometown.

In the Norden, the liberal-democratic model is alive and well.

András Simonyi | Posted 12.07.2015 | World
András Simonyi

The obituary of the liberal-democratic model has already been written, waiting to be published. The doomsayers have made their prediction about the end of the free and democratic world as we know it.

The World's Oldest Tree Looks Very Familiar

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.08.2016 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

At just 16 feet tall, Old Tjikko is tiny compared to its 180-foot siblings on the Fulufjället Mountain in Sweden, but it has the proud stature of a great redwood -- standing a little straighter as the oldest single-stemmed clonal tree in the world.

If You're Looking for Your Next Unicorn, Head to Sweden

Ariel Kramer | Posted 12.04.2015 | Business
Ariel Kramer

There are more unicorns per capita in Sweden than anywhere else in the world besides Silicon Valley. Sweden has incubated household names such as Spo...

Every High School Sophomore In Sweden Got This Feminist Book

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 12.03.2015 | World

Several Swedish organizations are so determined to achieve gender equality, they gave a copy of We Should All Be Feminists to every high school sophom...

How I Got There: Renata Chlumska

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 12.02.2015 | Women
Lan Anh Vu

Renata Chlumska is a Swedish and Czech mountaineer, adventurer and motivational speaker. In 1999, Chlumska became the first Swedish and Czech woman t...

Travel has been my crush for as long as I can remember

THINK Global School | Posted 12.02.2015 | Travel
THINK Global School

Travel has been my absolute biggest crush for as long as I can remember. I could daydream for hours and hours about cities, countries, and continents ...