Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and the largest city in Scandinavia with almost one million inhabitants. As well as being the cultural, media, political, and economic center of Sweden, it is an important global city.
Stockholm has hosted many of the world's biggest events, including the Olympic Games, the European soccer Championships and the annual Nobel Prize ceremonies. In April 2017, the city was hit by a terror attack that claimed several lives. Here you can find an automatic compilation of DW content on Stockhom.
Survivors and their relatives were seeking multi-million damages against the French agency which certified the Estonia ferry seaworthy, and the German shipbuilder. Instead they were ordered to pay the companies' costs.
Will world peace ever be a reality? We certainly don't seem to be on course for it. Swedish research institute SIPRI says over the past five years, worldwide imports and exports have RISEN by 7.8%. The US tops the list of global arms dealers: providing at least 98 countries with combat aircraft, short-range cruise and ballistic missiles and guided bombs.
India is suffering the worst water crisis in its history, with millions of lives at risk, according to a recent report. Rajendra Singh is trying to reverse that. He has already restored the water supply to more than a thousand villages. He's won the Stockholm Water Prize a few years ago, and is still going strong.