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Sweden

Profiles: The Pirate Bay Four

The eyes of the world will be watching Stockholm during the trial of four men from The Pirate Bay charged with being accessories to copyright infringement:

Indian radioactive metal found in Germany
Germany

Indian radioactive metal found in Germany

German authorities have discovered more than 150 tonnes of radioactive metal imported from foundries in India in 12 federal states, according to a report by news magazine Der Spiegel.

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Sweden

Swedes approved secret Nazi loan: report

New documents have emerged that Swedish finance minister, Ernst Wigforss, approved secret Swedish bank credits to Nazi Germany in 1941. The documents were recently uncovered in a filing cabinet at the finance ministry.

Expert says Germany to continue dominating global exports
Germany

Expert says Germany to continue dominating global exports

The head of the German exporters’ federation, Anton Börner, said over the weekend that Germany stood a good chance of beating China to continue to be the world’s leading exporter in 2009 despite a deep recession.

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Sweden

Transport authority outraged over metro graffiti ‘art’

Stockholm county transport authority, SL, has demanded compensation from Sweden's University College of Arts, Craft and Design (Konstfack) after one of its students vandalized a metro car in a comment on graffiti.

Hertha tops league after beating Bayern
Germany

Hertha tops league after beating Bayern

Hertha Berlin striker Andrey Voronin admitted he was on cloud nine after firing his side to the top of the Bundesliga with both goals to beat Bayern Munich 2-1 on Saturday.

Karlsruhe student crowned ‘Miss Germany 2009’
Germany

Karlsruhe student crowned ‘Miss Germany 2009’

A 20-year-old student from Karlsruhe, Doris Schmidts, won the "Miss Germany 2009" title on Saturday night in a contest that attracted a record number of entries from women around the country.

Swede wins World Cup skiing classic
Sweden

Swede wins World Cup skiing classic

Swedish skier Anders Södergren claimed victory in the 15 kilometres Nordic skiing classical style race in Valdidentro in Italy on Saturday.

German birth rate climbs steadily
Germany

German birth rate climbs steadily

Family Minister Ursula von der Leyen has confirmed that Germans are having more children, saying that the tough economic situation is prompting growing numbers to seek security within the family.

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Sweden

Swedes key to US-Belarus diplomatic thaw

Sweden has played a key roll in the release of Aleksander Kozulin, Belarusia's most prominent political prisoner.

Zelmerlöw and H.E.A.T. win Eurovision heat
Sweden

Zelmerlöw and H.E.A.T. win Eurovision heat

Idol favourite Måns Zelmerlöv and rockers H.E.A.T. joined the line up for the Melodifestivalen final in Stockholm's Globen by winning the second heat in Skellefteå in northern Sweden on Saturday. Amy Diamond and Lili & Susie will contest the second chance in Norrköping.

Peruvian survivors’ tale wins top prize at Berlin film fest
Germany

Peruvian survivors’ tale wins top prize at Berlin film fest

A film on women's survival after two decades of guerrilla war in Peru, "The Milk of Sorrow," has won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival on Saturday.