Suspicious bag shuts down Swedish airport
Sweden

Suspicious bag shuts down Swedish airport

Air traffic at Gothenburg's Landvetter airport in western Sweden was halted on Sunday afternoon after the discovery of a bag with suspicious-looking contents.

Giving sausage a face
Germany

Giving sausage a face

A Berlin initiative is on a mission to revolutionise meat consumption. At Meine Kleine Farm, consumers can see a picture of the pig they're eating on the packaging. They can even choose which pig will be slaughtered to make their sausages.

Mystery Braunschweig donor strikes again
Germany

Mystery Braunschweig donor strikes again

An anonymous philanthropist has struck again in the northern German city of Braunschweig, leaving €10,000 at the doorstep of a hospice.

Frankfurt Airport strike resumes Sunday evening
Germany

Frankfurt Airport strike resumes Sunday evening

Germany’s busiest airport in Frankfurt faces another debilitating strike beginning Sunday evening and lasting until early Thursday morning, according to the airport workers union (GdF). Travellers will have to reckon with further cancellations and delays.

Star of Bergman films dies in Sweden
Sweden

Star of Bergman films dies in Sweden

Swedish actor, writer and director Erland Josephson, star of several of world renowned film director Ingmar Bergman's films, has died at the age of 88, his family told national radio station Sveriges Radio (SR).

Spring on the way to Sweden: expert
Sweden

Spring on the way to Sweden: expert

Spring has arrived at last to Sweden's southern-most region Skåne, and other areas of the country are awakening as well, with such signs of spring as startled butterflies and the yearnful cooing of hormonal pigeons, according to the Swedish Museum of Natural History (Naturhistoriska riksmuseet).

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Sweden

Record high number of flu cases in Sweden

The number of flu cases reported in Sweden last week was at an all-time high, with some 100,000 simultaneous sufferers, according to estimates from the Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control (Smittskyddsinstitutet).

Interior minister: Greece should exit eurozone
Germany

Interior minister: Greece should exit eurozone

With German Chancellor Angela Merkel facing a parliamentary vote Monday on a second Greek bailout, her interior minister, Hans-Peter Friedrich came out over the weekend in favour of Greece leaving the eurozone.

Swedish man dead in US airport car crash
Sweden

Swedish man dead in US airport car crash

A Swedish man is believed to have died in a runway car crash, in an accident that occurred at Tracy Municipal Airport in California on Thursday.

Lagerfeld loves Merkel’s ‘beautiful blue eyes’
Germany

Lagerfeld loves Merkel’s ‘beautiful blue eyes’

Top German designer Karl Lagerfeld - notorious for making catty comments on the appearance of other celebrities - has gone relatively easy on Chancellor Angela Merkel, even complimenting her “beautiful blue eyes.”

‘It was just like Bambi’: elk rescuer
Sweden

‘It was just like Bambi’: elk rescuer

Slippery ice proved a challenge for elk in Sweden this weekend, with two similar dramatic incidents with calves stuck on ice occurring on Saturday.

WBA heavyweight Povetkin beats Huck
Germany

WBA heavyweight Povetkin beats Huck

Russia's Alexander Povetkin defended his WBA heavyweight title on Saturday night with a majority decision win over Germany's Marco Huck, who was making his debut in the division from cruiserweight.