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  • War weary Syrians find new home in Sweden
    MAERSTA, Sweden (AFP) - Six-month-old Nour al Hodl smiles, perched on her mother's knee in the dining room of a spotless refugee reception centre in Maersta, north of Stockholm.When the Hodl family fled the bombings and violence in the Syrian city of Aleppo earlier this year they had just one goal in mind: to reach Sweden.This month the Scandinavian nation became the first in Europe to grant ...
    Sept. 22, 2013 - AFP via Yahoo! News
  • The World's 10 Happiest Countries
    This Scandinavian nation of 5.6 million isn't even in the top 10 in per capita GDP, but it reached No. 1 in the U.N.'s World Happiness Report this year thanks to high scores for a strong social support system, freedom to live as one please and low percieved business and government corruption. Pictured: statue of the Little Mermaid, inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen tale, in Copenhagen ...
    Sept. 20, 2013 - Forbes
  • Finland: Parliament to Consider Marriage Equality Bill
    A citizens initiative has forced the Finnish Parliament to reconsider a marriage equality bill. Finland's Parliament will consider the issue of same-sex marriage after supporters gathered 162,000 signatures in favor of it in the Scandinavian nation of 5.4 million people.
    Sept. 20, 2013 - Gayapolis

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