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Creator of Controversial Islam Cartoon Killed in Car Accident

Swedish artist Lars Vilks, known for his controversial cartoon of Islamic prophet Muhammad, died in a car accident -- along with police officers who had been assigned to protect him -- on Sunday. Vilks had lived under police protection for...

ABBA Return with New Pop-Music Album “Voyage”

The Swedish iconic band ABBA announced their return to pop music with their new album "Voyage," set to be released on November 5. The group shared two new tracks off of the album to accompany their announcement, "I Still...

Europe and Other Nations Across the World Help Greece Fight Fires

Aid from European countries including France, Romania, Sweden and Switzerland is coming to Greece to strengthen to fight against the fire fronts in Attica, Ilia and Evia

Swedish Foreign Minister Exchanges Barbs With Turkish Minister in Tense Meeting

In an unusual trading of barbs aimed at each other's countries, the foreign ministers of Sweden and Turkey exchanged pointed remarks at each other in front of the media on Wednesday. Standing next to Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde, Turkish...

Award-Winning Greek-Swedish Filmmaker Explores Roots in Acclaimed New Movie

In his award-winning film "Whose Reality 2.0?," Greek-Swedish actor and filmmaker Nico Falcone Georgiadis plays a Greek immigrant taxi driver who has recently lost his daughter and faces discrimination in his new home country. The film also highlights narratives of...

Greece Extends Entry Ban on Some Non-EU Nationals, Including US, Until July 31

The ban on entry into Greece of non-EU citizens has been extended until July 31, according to a new aviation directive (NOTAM) coming from the national authorities. Following the decision of the European Union to remove Serbia and Montenegro from...

Greece Bans Flights from the UK, Sweden Until July 15

Greek prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis confirmed on Monday that no flights from the UK and Sweden will be allowed until 15 July. The decision was reached during a meeting with officials, ahead of the country's opening to tourism on July...

A Greek Expat Debunks the Myths of Sweden’s Pandemic Strategy

While almost every EU member state has been on a partial or complete lockdown for weeks due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, Sweden has approached the situation quite differently. The very fact that Stockholm chose a different approach than nearly...

Greek Narrator Brings Folk Tales to Life in Stockholm

Anna Izountouemoi is a 25-year-old Greek psychologist who was born and raised in Athens by a Ugandan mother and a Nigerian father. She currently lives in the Swedish capital of Stockholm and has begun narrating fairy tales in the...

Congolese Gynecologist and Yazidi Activist Win 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

Denis Mukwege, a Congolese gynecologist who treats victims of sexual violence in his country, the Democratic Republic of Congo, along with Nadia Murad, a Yazidi activist for human rights and a survivor of sexual slavery by the Islamic State...