Eight Swedish nationals are on a list of 89 people who are barred entry into Russia. Sweden has asked Russian authorities to provide a reason for the bans, but has received no response.
As if the marathon runners didn't have enough to deal with already, the heavens opened in Stockholm on Saturday, making for a very wet and windy race. But the damp didn't keep Swede Isabellah Andersson from taking home her seventh victory medal, with Yekeber Bayabel from Ethiopia winning the men's race.
The planned preclearance facility at Stockholm’s Arlanda airport is meant to improve the overall travel experience for customers and boost security. It’s a win-win situation, says Mark Brzezinski, the US ambassador to Sweden, in this editorial for The Local.
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Travelers from Stockholm will have an easier time entering the US in the future. The US has decided to make Arlanda a “preclearance” airport, meaning customs procedures will take place on Swedish soil.