Big increase in prostitution reports
Sweden

Big increase in prostitution reports

The number of people reported to the police for buying sex has risen five-fold in Sweden in the past year, according to new figures.

Finnair starts Bromma service in August
Sweden

Finnair starts Bromma service in August

Finnair will launch a new connection from Helsinki to Stockholm through Bromma on August 16th in addition to its services to Arlanda, the airline has announced.

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Sweden

Young girl raped by stranger in Stockholm

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward on Tuesday after an eight-year-old girl was raped by a stranger in a Stockholm suburb.

Two killed in glacier accident on Kebnekaise
Sweden

Two killed in glacier accident on Kebnekaise

Two Finnish citizens, a 28-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman, died on Tuesday in an accident on Storglaciären in Kebnekaise, Sweden's highest mountain in the north, according to police.

Saab turns profit after 2009 crisis
Sweden

Saab turns profit after 2009 crisis

Crisis-hit carmaker Saab Automobile turned a profit of 3.9 billion kronor ($531 million) in 2009, but only thanks to deals with its creditors and a deal to sell equipment to a Chinese automaker, according to the company’s annual report, released on Tuesday.

Consumers join businesses in party mood
Germany

Consumers join businesses in party mood

German consumers are feeling upbeat following their country’s strong performance in the football World Cup, the warm summer weather and the good news from the job market, the GfK consumer climate study for July has found.

Mass murderer should stay in jail: prosecution
Sweden

Mass murderer should stay in jail: prosecution

Although mass murderer Mattias Flink's life sentence was commuted to 32 years earlier this month, the prosecution wants Flink stay in prison.

Kidnapped aid workers freed in Darfur
Germany

Kidnapped aid workers freed in Darfur

Two German aid workers were freed on Tuesday more than a month after they were kidnapped from their offices by gunmen in south Darfur, Germany's foreign ministry said.

Time for Europe to fix its finances
Sweden

Time for Europe to fix its finances

Many European countries are facing austerity measures in the wake of the financial crisis. Now it's time for the EU itself to get serious about tackling waste, writes Anna Kinberg Batra, chair of the Swedish Parliament's Committee on EU Affairs.

Daniel Craig lands Millennium lead role
Sweden

Daniel Craig lands Millennium lead role

Daniel Craig has officially signed on with Sony Picture to star in the lead role as journalist Mikael Blomkvist in the upcoming Hollywood film remake of Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Lufthansa cargo plane crashes in Saudi Arabia
Germany

Lufthansa cargo plane crashes in Saudi Arabia

A cargo plane owned by Lufthansa crashed in Riyadh on Tuesday injuring the two-man crew, the German airline said, confirming earlier statements by a Saudi official.

Depression and schizophrenia filling German hospital beds
Germany

Depression and schizophrenia filling German hospital beds

Mental illness has emerged as the overwhelmingly dominant cause of hospitalisation in Germany, with depression and schizophrenia accounting for the highest number of days spent by patients in clinic beds, a report revealed Tuesday.

Swedes impress at FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup
Sweden

Swedes impress at FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup

Although Sweden missed out on the World Cup in South Africa this year, the women's team at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Germany impressed the crowds in its tournament debut.

Guttenberg denies Afghanistan cover-ups
Germany

Guttenberg denies Afghanistan cover-ups

The government rejected opposition accusations of Afghanistan war cover-ups on Tuesday, following the release of more than 92,000 classified military documents by whistleblower internet site Wikileaks.

‘My girlfriend is dying. Please make some room!’
Germany

‘My girlfriend is dying. Please make some room!’

What was it like in the Duisburg tunnel where a massive crush left 20 dead and hundreds injured at the Love Parade on Saturday? Michael Remmert got a harrowing report from a young man who was thankful to make it out alive.

Merkel to interrupt holiday for Saturday Love Parade service
Germany

Merkel to interrupt holiday for Saturday Love Parade service

Angela Merkel is to break off her holiday to attend a memorial service for the victims of the Love Parade crush this Saturday, according to media reports.

Dream home for families close to schools: survey
Sweden

Dream home for families close to schools: survey

Close to local preschools and schools and newly renovated rooms for each child: this what the dream home for families with children would look like, according to a study by the Association of Swedish Real Estate Agents (Mäklarsamfundet).

Deutsche Bank posts higher quarterly profit
Germany

Deutsche Bank posts higher quarterly profit

Germany's biggest bank, Deutsche Bank, posted on Tuesday a second-quarter net profit of €1.2 billion, up from €1.1 billion in the same period a year earlier.

Scientists to count Baltic Sea porpoises
Sweden

Scientists to count Baltic Sea porpoises

Unsure of their actual number, authorities will now count how many porpoises there are in the Baltic Sea with the help of porpoise detectors that collect data from cetaecean sonar.

MPs push for end to pension guarantee
Germany

MPs push for end to pension guarantee

Germany’s 20 million pensioners face an income drop under a push by government MPs to abolish the “pension guarantee,” reports said Tuesday.

Probe looks at grocery food waste in Sweden
Sweden

Probe looks at grocery food waste in Sweden

The Nordic Council of Ministers will finance a major survey to investigate the reasons why thousands of tonnes of meat, fruit and vegetables are thrown away each year in Swedish grocery stores.

Political pressure steamrolled safety fears
Germany

Political pressure steamrolled safety fears

As the death toll from Saturday’s Love Parade stampede rose to 20, there were growing signs Tuesday that massive political pressure had pushed through plans for the festival against the concerns of police.