The best live music in Sweden: April -June
Sweden

The best live music in Sweden: April -June

It’s not only warmer weather on the way to Sweden. A host of internationally renowned music acts play live throughout the country in the coming months. Here's the pick of the concerts from April to June.

Victoria and Daniel name the day
Sweden

Victoria and Daniel name the day

Crown Princess Victoria will marry fiancé Daniel Westling on 19th June 2010, the Royal Court has announced. The wedding will take place in Storkyrkan, Stockholm's cathedral, which is located next to the Royal Palace.

Students return to class after school massacre
Germany

Students return to class after school massacre

Normal lessons resumed on Monday for pupils at a school in Germany where a teenager massacred nine students and three teachers earlier this month, the school said.

The haus that Gropius built
Germany

The haus that Gropius built

Nine decades after Walter Gropius founded his revolutionary Bauhaus academy, dozens of exhibitions across Germany are celebrating a movement that embodied much more than simply aesthetics. Celeste Sunderland investigates.

Transfer rumours persist amid Zlatan’s scoring binge
Sweden

Transfer rumours persist amid Zlatan’s scoring binge

As rumours swirl regarding Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s possible transfer from Inter Milan, the head of the club said on Monday he can’t imagine his team without the star Swedish striker.

Swiss defence minister ditches Mercedes over Steinbrück
Germany

Swiss defence minister ditches Mercedes over Steinbrück

The squabble between Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück and the Swiss continues after the Swiss minister of defence returned his German-made limousine to protest controversial comments against the Alpine nation.

Ryanair forced to pay damages in Sweden
Sweden

Ryanair forced to pay damages in Sweden

Low-cost airline Ryanair has been ordered by a Swedish court to compensate a couple from Linköping for costs incurred returning home after their flight from Brussels was canceled at the last minute.

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Vomiting bug hits hundreds of pizza fans

A visit to a pizzeria in Jönköping in southern Sweden has left almost 600 customers clutching their stomachs.

Swede in US school exchange nightmare
Sweden

Swede in US school exchange nightmare

Swedish international education company EF has been ordered to pay 10,000 kronor ($1,200) to a high school student from Stockholm who was initially housed with criminals during an academic exchange programme in the United States.

Just kidding! Winter isn’t over yet
Germany

Just kidding! Winter isn’t over yet

A chilly weather pattern known as Märzwinter, or “March winter” will not spare Germany this year. Experts await Arctic air and snow showers throughout the week, despite the early signs of spring that gave false hope just days ago.

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Four years for breaking newborn’s arm

A 36-year-old Swedish man previously convicted for abusing his two week old daughter has had his one-year prison sentence lengthened to four years by the Svea Court of Appeal.

Danes flock to Sweden to shop
Sweden

Danes flock to Sweden to shop

Buoyed a strong domestic currency, Danish shoppers are travelling over the Öresund Bridge by the busload to snap up cross-border bargains, Hallands Nyheter reports.

Commerzbank predicts massive recession
Germany

Commerzbank predicts massive recession

Economists at Germany’s second largest bank, Commerzbank, said on Monday the country would experience the worst recession in modern memory this year, as the economy contracts up to 7 percent.

Westerwelle demands early elections
Germany

Westerwelle demands early elections

Guido Westerwelle, the head of Germany’s opposition Free Democratic Party (FDP), on Monday demanded the government bring forward this autumn’s general election to June in order to avoid political paralysis during times of economic crisis.

‘Fire devil’ arsonist running amok in Viersen farmland
Germany

‘Fire devil’ arsonist running amok in Viersen farmland

A “fire devil,” who has set eight blazes in less than two weeks, is on the loose in the North Rhine-Westphalian county of Viersen, daily Express reported on Monday.

Swede shortlisted for ‘best job in the world’
Sweden

Swede shortlisted for ‘best job in the world’

As Sweden awaits the imminent return of Robinson – the remote island reality TV show - to its screens, Felippe Melá is hoping for a shipwrecked story of his very own.

Abu Dhabi buys 9.1-percent of Daimler
Germany

Abu Dhabi buys 9.1-percent of Daimler

An Abu Dhabi state investment fund has agreed to take a 9.1-percent stake in Germany's Daimler, the manufacturer of Mercedes Benz cars and the world's biggest truck maker, the companies said Sunday.

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Charges filed over Swedish teen sex ring

A Stockholm-area businessman has been charged for using the internet to pimp Swedish school girls for violent group sex.

Military commissioner says troops get no love from Germans
Germany

Military commissioner says troops get no love from Germans

Parliamentary commissioner for the country’s armed forces, Reinhold Robbe, called on Monday for Germans society to offer greater recognition for its troops.

Merkel says Berlin won’t take stake in Opel
Germany

Merkel says Berlin won’t take stake in Opel

Political squabbling over the future of ailing German automaker Opel intensified over the weekend as Chancellor Angela Merkel ruled out taking a government stake in the company during a late night Sunday talk show.

Auschwitz museum struggling to preserve weathered ruins
Germany

Auschwitz museum struggling to preserve weathered ruins

Museum authorities at the former Nazi German Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in Poland are struggling to save the enduring symbol of the Holocaust from the impact of time and the elements.

Most Swedes support mandatory military service: poll
Sweden

Most Swedes support mandatory military service: poll

Amid concerns about moving to an all-volunteer military, a new poll shows the majority of Swedes want to retain the country’s current system of mandatory military service.

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Leftist politician attacked in Stockholm

A 29-year-old leftist politician from the Stockholm suburbs was beaten and attacked with a knife in Jordro south of Stockholm on Sunday night.