Flooding and ice wreak havoc across Sweden
Sweden

Flooding and ice wreak havoc across Sweden

Freezing conditions in northern Sweden and flooding in the south caused traffic chaos across the country on Sunday.

Swedish iPhone app saves US teen’s life
Sweden

Swedish iPhone app saves US teen’s life

An iPhone app developed by a Swedish doctor has been credited with saving the life of a young American basketball player.

Pharma experts doubt new drug testing system
Germany

Pharma experts doubt new drug testing system

As Germany introduces a new regime for assessing medicines when they come to the market, two major figures in the system have spoken out saying that patients are being put at risk with expensive, unproven drugs.

Milder weather set to continue through the week
Germany

Milder weather set to continue through the week

The warmer period is set to continue this week, with rain and fog the dominant factors rather than freezing temperatures and snow, weathermen said at the weekend.

Hacker cracks W-LAN password in 20 mins using Amazon cloud
Germany

Hacker cracks W-LAN password in 20 mins using Amazon cloud

A German hacker says he cracked the wireless LAN password of his neighbour in 20 minutes – using the cloud computing power available on Amazon in a demonstration which he says should sensitise people and businesses to security issues.

‘Swedish model’ of healthcare set for export
Sweden

‘Swedish model’ of healthcare set for export

The Swedish government is considering taking advantage of the good reputation its healthcare system has overseas and promoting the concept for export abroad.

New tulip named after Sweden’s Prince Daniel
Sweden

New tulip named after Sweden’s Prince Daniel

Not only have the Swedish people taken Prince Daniel to their hearts, they will soon be able to have him in their gardens and on their balconies as well, after a new tulip was named after him this week

Merkel offers to help Tunisia as tourists flee
Germany

Merkel offers to help Tunisia as tourists flee

As hundreds of German tourists returned from crisis-wracked Tunisia late into the night on Saturday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel offered to help the transitional government build a democracy after decades of authoritarian rule.

Swedish ‘indoor grill party’ goes wrong
Sweden

Swedish ‘indoor grill party’ goes wrong

The emergency services were called to a house in Bandhagen, south of Stockholm late on Saturday evening, when several people were left unconscious after lighting a barbeque indoors.

Lidl recalls peppers contaminated with growth chemical
Germany

Lidl recalls peppers contaminated with growth chemical

The discount supermarket Lidl has pulled a batch of peppers from its shops and is calling for those who have bought them to return them after they were found to contain too high levels of a growth regulator.

Germany could trade euro funding for thrift
Germany

Germany could trade euro funding for thrift

European heavyweight Germany might back a revamped eurozone rescue fund, but demand a stiff price from partners in the form of tighter economic controls, media and analysts say.