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The newest member of Sweden’s royal family, Prince Daniel, has made a roaring start to royal life. His confident yet emotional speech at the banquet following his wedding to Crown Princess Victoria has delighted Sweden’s media, royal experts and large swathes of the population.
German sportswear and equipment group Adidas said Monday that it expected record 2010 football-related sales thanks to the World Cup in South Africa.
The sons of a British man killed by an overdose administered by a German locum doctor in 2008 have been taken into police custody after confronting him at a medical conference, media reports said on Monday.
A male senior physician has been jailed by Stockholm District Court after he had unprotected sex with two men despite knowing that he was HIV positive.
Sweden's international prosecutor has said it will investigate Lundin Oil over whether it had any role in war crimes committed in Sudan. The probe threatens to draw in Foreign Minister Carl Bildt, who was on the board of the company during the period that the alleged war crimes took place.
Nobel Prize-winning US economist Paul Krugman launched a withering attack on Monday on Axel Weber, the head of Germany's central bank and the most likely successor to European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet.
Dresden’s historic Albertinum fine art museum has reopened following almost six years of renovations after being damaged in the catastrophic flooding of the Elbe River in 2002.
Swedish holding company Industrivärlden, Volvo Group's second largest shareholder, has confirmed its interest in buying some or all of Renault's stake in the Swedish truckmaker.
Swedes’ personal wealth increased 2.8 percent to 6,990 billion kronor in the first quarter of 2010, according to SEB bank. The figure means Swedes are richer than ever before.
A Russian rocket has successfully launched a new German earth observation satellite with plans to acquire a 3-D model of the planet, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) announced on Monday.
The summer solstice, the point in time at which the sun is at its highest point in the sky, will occur at 1.28pm Swedish time today before the long slide into winter darkness begins on Tuesday.
Development Minister Dirk Niebel on Monday renewed his criticism of the Israeli government for being refused entry into the Gaza Strip, but welcomed signs the country's blockade of the Palestinian area could soon be weakened.
Women are set to dominate professions that have traditionally been the reserve of men and within 20 years will be the majority among economists, lawyers, architects and doctors, a new forecast shows.
Anshu Jain already captains Deutsche Bank's cricket team, and a boardroom reshuffle last week means that the Indian big-hitter is now seen as a prime candidate to become chief executive too.
Four people at a home for addicts in the state of Lower Saxony died night in fire, authorities there reported on Monday.
Secret documents contain serious allegations of alcoholism and sexual abuse against controversial former Augsburg bishop Walter Mixa, media reports said on Monday.
The hunt for the Swedish strawberry could prove elusive this Midsummer holiday weekend with supplies a reported 14 days late due to the long cool spring.
Sveriges Television (SVT) is to send a strongly-worded letter to news agencies AFP, AP and Reuters who boycotted the royal wedding after an argument over rights, seriously affecting global exposure of the event.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has hailed the diverse German national football team as a force for acceptance of immigrants and integration of foreigners in the country.
Ivory Coast coach Sven-Göran Eriksson has said he thinks Brazil have got what it takes to be world champions for the sixth time after his team succumbed 3-1 in their group G match in Johannesburg on Sunday.