McCain attacks Obama over Berlin visit
Germany

McCain attacks Obama over Berlin visit

Republican presidential candidate John McCain has attacked his Democratic rival, Barack Obama, for cancelling a visit to an American military base during his stop in Germany on Thursday.

Sweden’s heat wave endangers elderly
Sweden

Sweden’s heat wave endangers elderly

Sweden’s current heat wave isn’t all sunshine as death rates for the elderly rise steadily with thermometer increases.

Jazz festival coverage needs to be more about the music
Sweden

Jazz festival coverage needs to be more about the music

Music fan Gene Oberto wishes critics would change their tune when it comes to the Stockholm Jazz Festival.

Looming Lufthansa strike threatens Swedes’ holidays
Sweden

Looming Lufthansa strike threatens Swedes’ holidays

Lufthansa airlines’ strike is due to start at midnight on Sunday and threatens to paralyze thousands of Swedish holiday plans.

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Sweden

General Motors to build Saab in Mexico

US car giant General Motors is to start production of a new Saab car model in Mexico next year. This is part of an attempt to turn around GM’s disastrous sales figures.

German pilot imposter held in Sri Lanka
Germany

German pilot imposter held in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan police on Sunday detained a German man on suspicion that he used false documents to secure a job as a top pilot for Sri Lanka's national carrier, a spokesman said.

Poles and Germans in nude bathing war
Germany

Poles and Germans in nude bathing war

Nude bathers carrying on the proud East German tradition of “free body culture” (FKK) are clashing with their more modest Polish neighbours in the Baltic Sea resort of Usedom, the Bild am Sonntag newspaper reported Sunday.

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Sweden

Prejudice stops women from studying maths

Boys and girls are equally good at mathematics, but far less Swedish women continue to study mathematics or technology at a higher education level.

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Sweden

Toddler found home alone with dead mother

Police now believe the 22-year-old woman found dead in Hjo in western Sweden on Friday afternoon may have been killed on Wednesday, which means her three-year-old daughter was home alone with her murdered mum for almost 48 hours.

Dozens of cities hit by erratic weather
Germany

Dozens of cities hit by erratic weather

While some parts of Germany basked in sunshine on Saturday, dozens of cities in western and southern Germany were hit by severe flash floods and thunderstorms.

Nokia to reimburse German state to end plant closure row
Germany

Nokia to reimburse German state to end plant closure row

Nokia will reimburse the German state of North Rhine-Wesphalia more than €1.3 million ($2 million) to resolve a plant closure dispute that has cost the mobile phone giant tens of millions already, officials said Sunday.