What Sweden means to you in just one Tweet
Published: 20 Aug 2014 09:36 GMT+02:00
The Local Sweden has been asking readers to squeeze their view of Sweden into just 140 characters or less. Here's what you came up with up for #SwedeninaTweet.
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Asylum seekers in Katrineholm, Sweden in February 2015. Photo: TT
The number of people applying for asylum in Sweden was cut in half in January, compared to figures from September 2014, but the country remains set to experience record refugee arrivals throughout the year.
Castle Craig. Photo: Castle Craig
One of the UK's leading drug and alcohol rehabilitation centres is opening its doors to Swedish drug addicts and expats living in Scandinavia amid concerns that the treatment in Sweden is hampered by bureaucracy and fails to offer therapy in English.
Alfred Nobel (right). Photo: TT
Alfred Nobel's will creating the prestigious awards that bear his name will go on public display for the first time in Stockholm next week, a spokeswoman has revealed.
Services out of Stockholm's Arlanda airport were cancelled on Wednesday. Photo: TT
Budget Scandinavian carrier Norwegian has asked Small Planet Airlines to operate some of its flights in Europe after around 700 of the company’s pilots went on strike. But dozens of services from cities including Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen remain cancelled.
Two men died in an apartment blast in Nyköping. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT
A 30-year-old man is being quizzed by police after two men died when a bomb exploded in an apartment in the Swedish town of Nyköping, it has emerged.
Sweden's Princess Madeleine and Chris O'Neill. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/TT
Sweden’s Princess Madeleine is set to give birth to her second child in June. The Queen let slip the month during a state visit to Nordic neighbour Finland.
Controversial Swedish artist Lars Vilks. Photo: Bertil Ericson/SCANPIX
UPDATED: The controversial Swedish artist who was the presumed target of one of the Copenhagen terror attacks last month was set to make his first public appearance on Friday. But the talk has been cancelled over security concerns.
Jay Z performing in Stockholm on his 2013 world tour. Photo: Jessica Gow/TT
A 464 million kronor bid ($56m) by rap mogul Jay Z to take over Scandinavian music streaming service Wimp – Spotify's biggest rival – has been blocked by the firm's Swedish owners.
Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallström. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT
Islamist extremist group Isis, a controversial Saudi arms deal and the Israel-Palestine conflict are likely to be hot topics when Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallström speaks at the opening of an Arab League meeting in Cairo on Monday.
Stockholm's Arlanda airport on Wednesday. Photo: TT
UPDATED: Budget airline Norwegian Air Shuttle (NAS) cancelled all flights in Scandinavia and several journeys to other European cities on Wednesday as Swedish and Danish pilots joined their striking colleagues in Norway.