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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Christians from across Sweden united for a demonstration for Jesus in Kungsträdgården in Stockholm on Saturday.
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.
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.
65,222 students attended Swedish for Immigrants (SFI) courses in 2007. The highest number ever and 24 percent up on 2006.
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 (FI) has announced that it will contest the parliamentary elections in 2010 and the EU parliamentary elections in 2009.
A man was arrested on Saturday evening in connection with a suspected double murder in a warehouse in Vallentuna north of Stockholm.
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.