Tag: Stockholm (Sweden)

Sweden Tries Out a New Status: Pariah State

Every summer for the past 13 years, fans of Nordic culture have gathered on the Norway side of the border with Sweden for the outdoor festival Allsang pa Grensen, which translates roughly to, “Singsong Along the Border.” But this summer, there will not be any Swedish singers in the live broadcast event, nor will there […]

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Sweden’s Ex-Ambassador to China Is Tried Over Secret Meetings on Detainee

A former Swedish ambassador to China went on trial on Friday in Stockholm, charged with overstepping the boundaries of her role by arranging what prosecutors said were secret back-room meetings over the fate of a detained Hong Kong bookseller who is a Swedish citizen. The charges against the diplomat, Anna Lindstedt, relate to meetings she […]

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I Live in Sweden. I’m Not Panicking About the Coronavirus.

STOCKHOLM — It’s noon here, and from the window of my home office I can see my two daughters playing in the yard at their preschool across the street. I reach for my phone to text my best friend, a nurse who lives in Westport, Conn., to share some family trivia I just discovered. She […]

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Coronavirus and the Sweden ‘Herd Immunity’ Myth

For countries battling the coronavirus pandemic, Sweden sets a seductive example. While the world’s biggest economies have shut down, one small, well-governed Scandinavian country has allowed most businesses to stay open. The strategy apparently relies on “herd immunity,” in which a critical mass of infection occurs in lower-risk populations that ultimately thwarts transmission. But the […]

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A Gorgeous Center for Photography, Far From Picture Perfect

In an image-saturated world, Fotografiska — a Stockholm institution that has recently established an outpost in New York — aims to lure people off their phones to venture out to see photographs displayed on walls. The strategy is brilliant: provide in the real world what people seek in virtual reality. Give them a community that […]

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