Chewing gum helps Swedish students learn
Sweden

Chewing gum helps Swedish students learn

Students at elementary school Parkskolan in Älvsbyn, a small town in northern Sweden, chew gum in class, supported by studies that show gum chewing increases concentration and study results.

Famous Swedish director still missing
Sweden

Famous Swedish director still missing

Well-known Swedish film director Daniel Lind Lagerlöf, 42 years old, has been missing since Thursday, somewhere in Bohuslän in southern Sweden.

Hackers crack German government spy software
Germany

Hackers crack German government spy software

Hackers from the Chaos Computer Club on Sunday said the German government’s controversial spy software contained dangerous security flaws while allowing potentially illegal activity.

Vettel defends F1 crown
Germany

Vettel defends F1 crown

German Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel defended his title on Sunday, after securing a third-place finish in Japan.

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Sweden

Swedes’ confidence in Juholt plummets

Swedes' confidence in Social Democrat leader Håkan Juholt has plummeted, according to a new poll from TV channel TV4 and market research company Novus.

Support for Pirate Party surges nationwide
Germany

Support for Pirate Party surges nationwide

Just weeks after the Pirate Party’s surprising success in the Berlin state election, support for the upstart political outfit has surged to nine percent in a new national poll.

Wall Street protests spread to Sweden
Sweden

Wall Street protests spread to Sweden

The anti-capitalism protests against Wall Street have spread like wildfire across the United States and the rest of the world, and have now reached Swedish shores.

Merkel and Sarkozy agree to bolster Europe’s banks
Germany

Merkel and Sarkozy agree to bolster Europe’s banks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday that Paris and Berlin agreed Europe had to shore up its banks amid the ongoing sovereign debt crisis.

NBA’s Kaman, Nowitzki targetted by Bayern Munich
Germany

NBA’s Kaman, Nowitzki targetted by Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich's pro basketball team is hoping to lure German stars Chris Kaman and Dirk Nowitzki to Bavaria should the NBA season be wiped out following a 100-day lockout of players.

Protestors storm Syrian embassy in Berlin
Germany

Protestors storm Syrian embassy in Berlin

A group of about 30 demonstrators stormed the Syrian embassy in Berlin overnight Sunday and confronted the ambassador to Germany, police said, following similar protests in other European capitals.

Prosecutor probes possible Nobel leak
Sweden

Prosecutor probes possible Nobel leak

A Swedish prosecutor said Saturday he would investigate rumours that the name of poet Tomas Tranströmer was leaked before he was awarded the Nobel Literature Prize.