Swedish music’s European tour
Sweden

Swedish music’s European tour

The summer is fast approaching, and with it Europe’s festival season. What better way to spend a couple of lazy months than checking out some of Sweden’s hottest acts as they wow audiences across the continent. David Bartram shines the spotlight on ten Swedish performers playing in ten different countries throughout the summer.

Bayern crowned league champions
Germany

Bayern crowned league champions

The beer flowed as Bayern Munich won the Bundesliga title on Sunday after a lacklustre 0-0 draw at VfL Wolfsburg gave them the precious point to be crowned German champions for the 21st time.

German middle class threatened by poor economy
Germany

German middle class threatened by poor economy

Germany’s middle class is under threat from a declining world economy, with less than half the population expected to have above-average incomes by 2020, according to McKinsey analysts.

New truth revealed about famous WWII Reichstag photo
Germany

New truth revealed about famous WWII Reichstag photo

Another piece of the story behind the iconic 1945 photograph of Red Army soldiers hoisting the hammer and sickle flag on the Reichstag in defeated Berlin, has been revealed.

Germans losing faith in state pension system
Germany

Germans losing faith in state pension system

Nearly three quarters of Germans think old-age poverty is likely to be one of the country’s biggest problems in the next few years, displaying a loss of faith in the once legendary social security system.

Schiller’s venerated skull found to be false
Germany

Schiller’s venerated skull found to be false

The skull of poet Friedrich Schiller is missing – DNA tests have shown the one in his tomb in Weimar to belong to someone else, according to weekly news magazine Der Spiegel.

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Sweden

Christians unite for Jesus in Stockholm

Christians from across Sweden united for a demonstration for Jesus in Kungsträdgården in Stockholm on Saturday.

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Sweden

Sweden to import ethanol produced in Ghana

As controversy rages over the ethics of producing biofuels at a time of soaring food prices, a Ghanaian company has announced it will start exporting ethanol to Sweden by the end of 2010.

Cowboys and Indians camp out across Germany
Germany

Cowboys and Indians camp out across Germany

Wannabe Native Americans and cowboys in Germany are having a ball this weekend, with two of Europe’s biggest meetings of Wild West enthusiasts taking place at opposite ends of the country.

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Swedish for Immigrants enrollment hits all time high

65,222 students attended Swedish for Immigrants (SFI) courses in 2007. The highest number ever and 24 percent up on 2006.

Bavarian election to delay troops en route to Afghanistan
Germany

Bavarian election to delay troops en route to Afghanistan

Christian Social Union (CSU) fears of suffering in the September Bavarian state election will allegedly lead to reinforcements for German troops in Afghanistan being delayed until October.

Feminist Initiative sets sights on EU elections
Sweden

Feminist Initiative sets sights on EU elections

Feminist Initiative (FI) has announced that it will contest the parliamentary elections in 2010 and the EU parliamentary elections in 2009.

Man held over double murder in Stockholm
Sweden

Man held over double murder in Stockholm

A man was arrested on Saturday evening in connection with a suspected double murder in a warehouse in Vallentuna north of Stockholm.

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Arboga murders suspect remanded into custody

The German woman suspected in connection with the Arboga child murders in March was remanded to remain in custody in Västerås on Saturday. The woman is also being held on suspicion of the attempted murder of the children's mother.