Swedish women one step closer to quarter finals
Sweden

Swedish women one step closer to quarter finals

Sweden once again struggled to score but secured their second straight 1-0 victory on Saturday, beating North Korea to take a big step towards reaching the 2011 Women's World Cup quarter-finals.

Thousands of people march in world’s longest parade
Germany

Thousands of people march in world’s longest parade

Over 10,000 people marched through the streets of Hannover on Sunday in the traditional Schützenausmarsch or Marksmen’s Parade, in what is claimed to be longest parade in the world.

Fishing industry quiet on worms in cod: report
Sweden

Fishing industry quiet on worms in cod: report

A growing seal population in the Baltic sea has brought with it an unwanted consequence - the cod worm (anisakis), which can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and intense stomach aches if ingested, is steadily becoming more common in the Baltic area.

Berlin hosts global climate change summit
Germany

Berlin hosts global climate change summit

Berlin hosts an international gathering on climate change on Sunday to prepare the ground for the United Nations summit in South Africa.

Ministers call for Facebook parties ban
Germany

Ministers call for Facebook parties ban

After a number of Facebook-oragnized parties that have spun out of control, several state interior ministers are demanding tougher measures, including banning the gatherings in advance.

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Sweden

Former Swedish minister ‘sex-chatted’: newspaper

Former employment minister Sven Otto Littorin chatted anonymously on internet forums for sex contacts while in office, according to Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.

Green Party hopes to lure Swedish youth back to school
Sweden

Green Party hopes to lure Swedish youth back to school

One in four Swedes leave their teenage years behind without completing high school (gymnasium). This is costing society six billion kronor ($957 million) per year, according to the Greens, scheduled to be first to take the podium at the political week in Almedalen on Sunday.

Thunderstorms leave southern Sweden reeling
Sweden

Thunderstorms leave southern Sweden reeling

Southern Sweden has been struck with flooded roads and railroads, closed stores, fires caused by lightning strikes and thousands of homes left without power, after a heavy thunderstorm hit the area on Saturday.

USA and Sweden advance to World Cup quarter-finals
Germany

USA and Sweden advance to World Cup quarter-finals

Group C favourites the United States and Sweden advanced to the quarter-finals of the women's World Cup on Saturday beating Colombia 3-0 and North Korea 1-0 respectively.

Internal documents suggest Bahn hid true costs of Stuttgart 21
Germany

Internal documents suggest Bahn hid true costs of Stuttgart 21

Deutsche Bahn did not reveal the true costs of its controversial Stuttgart 21 train station construction project, according to Der Spiegel magazine which has seen internal company documents.

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Sweden

Almedalsveckan costs authorities millions

And so it's time again - buckle your seatbelt, sit up straight and get ready for another veritable orgy of politics, economy and debate.

Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior III takes shape
Germany

Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior III takes shape

In a vast hangar in a north German shipyard, environmental pressure group Greenpeace's latest weapon is nearing completion: the state-of-the-art Rainbow Warrior III.