Sweden’s Alshammar swims home new gold
Sweden

Sweden’s Alshammar swims home new gold

Sweden's superstar swimmer Therese Alshammar finally snagged her gold after winning the women's 50m freestyle title at the world championships on Sunday.

Saab bribes probe re-opened in South Africa
Sweden

Saab bribes probe re-opened in South Africa

South African police have re-opened their investigation into a controversial arms contract after Swedish defence group Saab last month admitted paying millions in bribes to seal the deal.

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Sweden

Bride-to-be collapses, dies at hen party

Sunday was to be the day she exchanged vows with her beloved. Instead, relatives in central Sweden are planning a bride-to-be’s funeral after she collapsed during her hen party on Saturday.

Steady rain causes flooding in eastern Germany
Germany

Steady rain causes flooding in eastern Germany

The continuous rain over the last few days has led to overflowing rivers and flooded streets in parts of eastern Germany. Emergency services have been called out and sand bags distributed to some residents.

Social Democratic leader pushes for far-right party ban
Germany

Social Democratic leader pushes for far-right party ban

The head of Germany's Social Democrats, Sigmar Gabriel, is calling for a ban on the country's far-right National Democratic Party (NPD). He has a majority of Germans on his side, but fewer politicians.

Big majority in favor of gender quota for execs
Germany

Big majority in favor of gender quota for execs

A new poll has found that 70 percent of Germans are in favor of a mandatory quota for women in executive positions at German companies. Even a majority of men have signed on to the idea.

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Sweden

Housing woes worsen for Sweden’s refugee children

A lack of local housing for refugee children without parents means that many remain stuck in temporary transit accommodation, unable to enter Swedish society. Authorities now demand the state take back responsibility for the issue.

Germany happy with World Cup qualifying draw
Germany

Germany happy with World Cup qualifying draw

Germany has often had the luck of the draw in World Cup qualifying selection, and the story was no different on Saturday night in Rio de Janeiro. While its Group C competitors aren't lightweights, the challenge is manageable, officials say.

Gonorrhoea on the rise in Stockholm: report
Sweden

Gonorrhoea on the rise in Stockholm: report

A recipe of summer fun, a little sun, and unprotected sex have brought a spike in the number of cases of gonorrhoea in Stockholm, according to new statistics from the Stockholm Disease Control (Smittskydd Stockholm).

Two teams have shock exits from German Cup
Germany

Two teams have shock exits from German Cup

Bayer Leverkusen and six-time winner Werder Bremen were both eliminated from the German Cup at the first hurdle on Saturday, but Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund eased into round two.

Swedish football hooligans strike again
Sweden

Swedish football hooligans strike again

A hotly contested Allsvenskan football match between Malmö FF and Stockholm's Djurgården was terminated after only 12 minutes of play Saturday afternoon after several fireworks were thrown onto the pitch.