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Sweden

Five men wanted for Christmas Eve killing

Three men are now officially wanted on suspicion of the murder of a 26-year-old man at a Sundsvall refugee centre on Christmas Eve.

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Sweden

Economic crisis ends Russian Volvo race challenge

Team Russia has withdrawn from the round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race because of insufficient funding during the worldwide economic crisis, team backer Oleg Zherebtsov said.

Don’t slam the oompah, folk music expert says
Germany

Don’t slam the oompah, folk music expert says

The Society for German Hit-Parade and Folk-Music (ADS) has refuted suggestions that their much-maligned art form is going out of fashion.

Lafontaine balks at working with SPD
Germany

Lafontaine balks at working with SPD

Oskar Lafontaine, populist chairman of Germany's hard-line socialist Left party Die Linke, has reacted belligerently to the centre-left Social Democratic Party's apparent new openness to working together at the state level.

German music consumers shun new technologies
Germany

German music consumers shun new technologies

The German music industry is expecting a “single-figure” percent drop in turnover for 2008, according to the German Music Industry Association. Experts say that German music consumers are not quite ready for new technologies.

Moderates make gains in new poll
Sweden

Moderates make gains in new poll

Fredrik Reinfeldt's Moderate party strengthened its position in a new voter poll published on Friday. The recent decline in support for the opposition Social Democrats has slowed however.

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Sweden

Miracle baby survives Chistmas Day crash

A four-month-old baby miraculously survived a horrifc crash when a car somersaulted into a ditch alongside the E 18 motorway near Stockholm on Christmas Day.

Casino gunman remains on the loose
Sweden

Casino gunman remains on the loose

The police chase for the gunman who injured three people at the Casino Cosmopol in Stockholm on Christmas Eve has so far returned little result. On Friday morning the man remained on the loose.

Town wants Russian help with WWII killings
Germany

Town wants Russian help with WWII killings

For over 50 years, the inhabitants of Treuenbrietzen, a small eastern German town, kept quiet about a World War II massacre that happened in the final days of the war. And many today still have no wish to revisit the past.

Delayed stage version of ‘The Lives of Others’ almost finished
Germany

Delayed stage version of ‘The Lives of Others’ almost finished

Playwright Albert Ostermaier has almost finished his long-delayed stage version of the Oscar-winning German film 'The Lives Of Others.'

Tiefensee says eastern Germany is doing better
Germany

Tiefensee says eastern Germany is doing better

German Transport Minister Wolfgang Tiefensee, who is also commissioner for issues concerning eastern Germany, said on Friday that the former communist states are making good economic progress.

What’s on in Sweden: December 26 – January 1
Sweden

What’s on in Sweden: December 26 – January 1

What's on in Sweden: December 26th - January 1st. Vaudeville New Year and Miss Li in Stockholm; Nefertiti New Year and Cinderella in Gothenburg; Night Beat New Year and Led Zepellin in Malmö