Swedish travel industry sets record for 2007
Sweden

Swedish travel industry sets record for 2007

Last year was a new record for the travel industry in Sweden and the forecast for 2008 remains optimistic, with bookings for this year and next looking strong.

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Germany

German spy chief warns of new terror threats

German secret services are concerned that extremists in north Africa are reinforcing Al-Qaeda, the country's intelligence head said in an interview to be published Tuesday.

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Sweden

Samis sour over time lost to Kiruna move

Two Sami villages in northern Sweden have been denied compensation from the state-owned mining company LKAB for the time village representatives spent on planning for the relocation of Kiruna.

EU’s Pöttering threatens Olympic boycott
Germany

EU’s Pöttering threatens Olympic boycott

The president of the European Parliament, Hans-Gert Pöttering, said a boycott of this summer’s Olympic Games in Beijing should be considered if China does not rethink its actions in Tibet.

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Germany

Block thrown from bridge kills mother of two

A 33-year-old mother of two was killed on Sunday when an unknown person threw a wooden block from a motorway bridge. The block crashed through the windshield and hit the woman, who was sitting in the passenger seat.

More snow and ice for Sweden’s roads
Sweden

More snow and ice for Sweden’s roads

Sweden’s weather service is warning drivers returning home from Easter holiday to watch for treacherous road conditions, especially in Halland county on Sweden’s west coast.

Skin cancer figures rising in Sweden
Sweden

Skin cancer figures rising in Sweden

More Swedes are being diagnosed with skin cancer than in previous decades.

Football: Bayern deserve Bundesliga title, says Völler
Germany

Football: Bayern deserve Bundesliga title, says Völler

Bayer Leverkusen boss Rudi Völler admitted Bayern Munich deserve to be crowned German champions after his side were beaten 2-1 by the league leaders at the Allianz Arena.

Merkel to be firm on Afghanistan mission at NATO summit
Germany

Merkel to be firm on Afghanistan mission at NATO summit

Six years since the initial deployment of German troops to Afghanistan, politicians in Berlin have started to speak of a gradual withdrawal. A defence ministry official also says that Germany will not cave to US pressure to expand its presence there.

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Sweden

Social Democrats push help for employed entrepreneurs

The Social Democrats want to introduce economic support for entrepreneurs who also hold full-time jobs.

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Sweden

Suspicious pants point police to massive find

Three men pulled over in a routine traffic stop in the southern Swedish town of Karlskrona late Sunday night probably wished they had chosen different clothing.