‘No concrete global warming proof in polar region’
Sweden

‘No concrete global warming proof in polar region’

Are the ices of the Arctic north about to melt away for good? Rami Abdelrahman gets the views of a range of Swedish researchers.

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Sweden

Georgia and Abkhazia hold secret talks in Sweden

Georgia held rare talks with representatives of its rebel Abkhazia region in Sweden last week, a senior Georgian official revealed on Saturday. However, no progress was made in solving the long-running conflict.

Bikers invade Hamburg for Harley fest
Germany

Bikers invade Hamburg for Harley fest

Hamburg is filling up with a horde of bikers this weekend for the port city’s annual Harley Davidson festival – this year the great-grandson of the firm's legendary founder is even putting in an appearance.

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Sweden

Midsummer weather ‘unpredictable’

Weather forecasts indicate changeable conditions over the Midsummer holiday weekend.

US nuclear weapons in Germany considered insecure
Germany

US nuclear weapons in Germany considered insecure

American nuclear weapons in Europe, including at a base in Germany, are being stored in unsafe conditions, according to a report of the Federation of American Scientists.

Obesity threatens man’s best friend
Sweden

Obesity threatens man’s best friend

Every fourth dog in Sweden suffers from obesity and weight problems, Dagens Nyheter reports. Dog owners shoulder the blame, experts argue.

Dresden might lose world heritage site status in July
Germany

Dresden might lose world heritage site status in July

Dresden could lose its coveted ranking as a world heritage site when the Unesco committee meets in Quebec next month.

Marburg makes solar power mandatory
Germany

Marburg makes solar power mandatory

The Hessian town of Marburg has decided to make the installation of solar panels compulsory on all new buildings, and any older ones which are renovated or altered.

Germans to investigate WWII massacre in France
Germany

Germans to investigate WWII massacre in France

A team of German investigators is preparing to head for the French village of Maille to try to shed light on a World War II massacre and possibly find the perpetrators.

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Sweden

Social welfare numbers decline

The number of social welfare recipients continues to decline in Sweden. The new statistics paint a mixed picture however.

Jubilant Turks to face Germany in semifinals
Germany

Jubilant Turks to face Germany in semifinals

Berlin and other big German cities had barely recovered from Thursday night celebrations when Germany got through the European Championship quarterfinals when the Turkish team did the same on Friday – after penalties – and the celebrations started all over again.

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Sweden

Drunken disorder plagues Midsummer

Midsummer celebrations were typified by drunken revelry, fighting, assault, drink driving, an alleged rape and three shootings. Calmer than usual, police report.