Air travel made easy with toddler in tow
Sweden

Air travel made easy with toddler in tow

Forget first class or pre-flight alcohol binging. If you want smooth travels by air, take along a baby.

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Sweden

Injured Ibrahimovic hungry for Budapest start

Swedish international striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said he remains optimistic about battling through a knee injury to line out for his country in a crucial World Cup qualifier in Budapest on Saturday.

ECB warns against taking eurozone recovery for granted
Germany

ECB warns against taking eurozone recovery for granted

The head of the European Central Bank stressed on Friday that the global financial crisis was not yet over, requiring eurozone monetary officials in Frankfurt to maintain special support measures despite growing optimism for a recovery in Germany and Europe.

UN probes fiery German battle with Taliban
Germany

UN probes fiery German battle with Taliban

At least 50 insurgents are dead after an altercation firefight that caused two tanker trucks to explode in northern Afghanistan, the German military reported on Friday. The United Nations has called for an investigation due to conflicting reports.

Deutsche Telekom reportedly seeking to unload UK mobile unit
Germany

Deutsche Telekom reportedly seeking to unload UK mobile unit

German telecommunications group Deutsche Telekom has opened talks with three potential buyers of its struggling British unit T-Mobile UK, the Financial Times newspaper reported on Friday.

Who should you contact if you think you’ve got swine flu?
Sweden

Who should you contact if you think you’ve got swine flu?

As regional health authorities continue to iron out their mass vaccination strategies, The Local speaks to Sören Andersson and Aase Sten at the Institute for Infectious Disease Control (Smittskyddsinstitutet) about Sweden's reaction to the new swine flu.

Indian summer to arrive after wet weekend
Germany

Indian summer to arrive after wet weekend

Germany will be treated to a fine dose of Indian summer next week after a cool and rainy weekend, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Friday.

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Sweden

Sweden calls for EU unity to curb bank bonuses

The Swedish government has called on EU leaders to agree to curb bankers' bonuses when they meet on September 17th ahead of G20 talks on the economic crisis, Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said on Friday.

Swedish hunters to target marauding raccoon dogs
Sweden

Swedish hunters to target marauding raccoon dogs

Swedish elk hunters have been encouraged to shoot on sight any raccoon dogs that they may chance across.

Overwhelming support for Reinfeldt over Sahlin
Sweden

Overwhelming support for Reinfeldt over Sahlin

60 percent of Swedes expressed faith in Fredrik Reinfeldt as prime minister in a new voter survey published by Sifo on Friday.

One dead in car transport train accident on island causeway
Germany

One dead in car transport train accident on island causeway

A 32-year-old man is dead after he was thrown from a cargo truck that fell from a vehicle transport train on the causeway to the German North Sea island of Sylt.

Controversial exhibition explores WWII in the developing world
Germany

Controversial exhibition explores WWII in the developing world

An exhibition examining the impact of World War II in the developing world has opened in Berlin amid criticism for including Nazi sympathisers.

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Sweden

Reinfeldt calls September EU summit

Sweden's prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has called a an extraordinary EU summit on September 17th to prepare for the upcoming G20 summit in Pittsburgh, the Swedish EU presidency announced in a statement on Friday.

No benefit to popular practice of holding students back, study finds
Germany

No benefit to popular practice of holding students back, study finds

The practice of requiring struggling students to repeat a school year costs German taxpayers almost €1 billion each year without creating any obvious pedagogical benefits, a new study found this week.

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Sweden

Sweden pledges billions to tackle sick leave lists

The Swedish government has announced the allocation of 17 billion kronor ($2.36 billion) in the autumn budget for initiatives to prepare the long-term sick for a return to the workplace.

Kids should not be given swine flu vaccine: agency
Sweden

Kids should not be given swine flu vaccine: agency

Children under three-years-old should not be vaccinated against the swine flu, the Swedish Medical Products Agency (Läkemedelsverket) has stated in a new recommendation.

Young watchmaker’s labyrinthine pieces gain global following
Germany

Young watchmaker’s labyrinthine pieces gain global following

A young German watchmaker is gaining international attention for his one-of-a-kind luxury timepieces using a technique he calls “skeletonising” that is so intricate he finishes just 50 watches per year.

Merkel rejects renewing grand coalition
Germany

Merkel rejects renewing grand coalition

Renewing Germany’s grand coalition government of her Christian Democrats (CDU) and the Social Democrats (SPD) would not provide stability for the nation, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday.

‘World’s longest TV show’ features a day in Berlin life after the Wall
Germany

‘World’s longest TV show’ features a day in Berlin life after the Wall

Billed as the longest programme in television history, a 24-hour panorama of work, fame, sex, the arts and poverty in Berlin two decades after the fall of the Wall will premiere on Saturday.

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Sweden

Agency condemns smelly herring claims as ‘illegitimate’

It sounded too good to be true that surströmming - the slimy, smelly, fermented Baltic herring consumed by some Swedish enthusiasts - could actually be good for you.

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Sweden

Fuglesang completes spacewalk

Swedish astronaut Christer Fuglesang and a US colleague have completed a spacewalk to conduct maintenance at the International Space Station (ISS).

‘New gene can help against breast cancer’: Swedish research
Sweden

‘New gene can help against breast cancer’: Swedish research

Cancer researchers in Lund in southern Sweden have found a new gene profile that can help in the treatment of breast cancer and save lives.