Voters in Saxony-Anhalt handed German Chancellor Angela Merkel a wake-up call Sunday after the Japan nuclear crisis helped the Greens more than double their support in the second of seven state elections this year.
AT&T on Sunday agreed to buy T-Mobile USA from Germany's Deutsche Telekom for $39 billion (€27.5 billion) in a blockbuster deal in the US wireless telecommunications sector.
Following the Japan crisis the EU-commission has urged member states to begin measuring radioactivity levels in imported Japanese foods, but according to National Food Administration (Livsmedelsverket) there is little risk to Swedish consumers.
The summer vacation usually means a chance to earn some much needed cash for young people in Sweden, but for those that can’t get hired, going back to school may prove the most viable option.
The decision to make Håkan Juholt new leader of the Social Democrats has still to prove it is the boost in popularity hoped for.
World champion Vitali Klitschko defended his WBC heavyweight title on Saturday night in Cologne amid farcical scenes with a first-round knockout of Cuban challenger Odlanier Solis.
The Green party continues to gain popularity among voters in the wake of the nuclear crisis in Japan. The ecology party in Baden-Württemberg has surpassed the Social Democrats just before critical elections there.
The news of polar bear Knut's unexpected death in a Berlin zoo on Saturday has shocked and saddened people around the world, although other voices are criticizing the way he was raised.
A Swedish man has reported a charcuterie in the north of Sweden to the Consumer Agency (Konsumentverket). The reason – according to the label there is too much meat in the sausages.
A majority of Germans support the current military action against Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi although most are not in favour of German participation in the mission, according to a poll published on Sunday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel braced for a voter backlash Sunday in a state election in Saxony-Anhalt, the first vote since the Japan disaster forced her into a sudden U-turn on nuclear policy.
A police helicopter that had last week been carrying Angela Merkel lost power a few hours after dropping her off. It fell 1,000 metres before the crew could restart its engines, the Bild am Sonntag newspaper reported Sunday.
On his personal blog Carl Bildt expressed satisfaction Saturday that initial attacks on Libya have destroyed some of Qaddafi’s combat vehicles in the eastern parts of the country.
The Swedish foreign ministry has advised Swedes within a 250 km radius of the Fukushima Daiichi power plant to take Iodine tablets as a preventive measure.