BP’s Svanberg breaks silence on oil spill
Sweden

BP’s Svanberg breaks silence on oil spill

BP's Swedish Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg has broken his silence on last month's Gulf of Mexico spill, addressing Swedish media about the tragedy for the first time.

Biofuel use shows large climate benefit: study
Sweden

Biofuel use shows large climate benefit: study

Ethanol and biogas use in Sweden shows a large climate benefit, resulting in between 65 to 140 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than petrol and diesel, even when so-called direct and indirect soil effects are included, a new research study shows.

Sun gives way to rain and storms as summer still fails to materialise
Germany

Sun gives way to rain and storms as summer still fails to materialise

The sunny weather which graced much of the holiday weekend will not hold, but rather dissolve into rain – with downpours in central areas of the country.

Wedding prompts huge foreign media interest
Sweden

Wedding prompts huge foreign media interest

Over 500 foreign journalists have said they plan to come to Stockholm to cover the royal wedding of Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling next month. The international interest will make the wedding on June 19th one of the largest media events in Sweden for years.

Hysteria as ‘Hornet’s Nest’ hits US shelves
Sweden

Hysteria as ‘Hornet’s Nest’ hits US shelves

The US is in the grip of Stieg Larsson fever as the third instalment of the Swedish author's Millennium trilogy, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, prepares to go on wide release in book stores across the nation on Tuesday.

Wedding party turns into mass fight with restaurant staff
Germany

Wedding party turns into mass fight with restaurant staff

A wedding party in Bavaria turned into such a nasty fight that police are investigating for a possible attempted murder charge.

Westerwelle attacked from within FDP for poor polls and low profile
Germany

Westerwelle attacked from within FDP for poor polls and low profile

Disastrous polling figures have led to serious public squabbling within the Free Democrats, with former leader Wolfgang Gerhardt leading the charge against party leader Guido Westerwelle.

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Sweden

Film company seeks hairy Swedish nudists

A Swedish-Norwegian co-production is close to completing its recruitment drive for a team of 70 hairy, naked extras to fill the backdrop of a new movie to film in Trollhättan in June.

Four die in helicopter crash but group in hot air balloon unhurt
Germany

Four die in helicopter crash but group in hot air balloon unhurt

Four men died on Sunday when the helicopter they were flying in suddenly lost altitude and crashed near a motorway.

Auschwitz theft suspect claims persecution
Sweden

Auschwitz theft suspect claims persecution

Swedish former neo-Nazi leader Anders Högström, held in Poland in connection with the theft of the "Arbeit Macht Frei" sign from Auschwitz, has reported the tax agency (Skatteverket) for denying him protected identity, arguing that he is being victimized.

Amusement park in running for socks-on-line world record
Germany

Amusement park in running for socks-on-line world record

Staff at a German amusement park reckon they have broken a world record – not for how many times they have been on the rollercoaster - but for creating the longest sock washing line ever.

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Sweden

‘Firms report recession corruption increase’

Fraud and corruption has increased during the recession with Swedish firms harder hit than the global average, a new survey by consultancy firm Ernst & Young shows.

‘Traumschiff’ cruise ship evacuated after fire
Germany

‘Traumschiff’ cruise ship evacuated after fire

The famous cruise ship MS Deutschland, the setting for the long-running ZDF television soap opera Traumschiff, has been evacuated after it caught fire while docked in a Norwegian fjord.

Swedes settle for world hockey bronze
Sweden

Swedes settle for world hockey bronze

Sweden rounded off their World Hockey Championships with a 3-1 win over hosts Germany to claim the bronze in the the third-place play-off in Cologne on Sunday.

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Sweden

Sweden Democrats continue slide: poll

The far-right Sweden Democrats have continued their slide in voter support and are now well below the threshold for parliamentary seats, the centre-left meanwhile increased their lead over the centre-right, a new poll from Skop shows,

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Sweden

Swedes more positive to immigrants: report

Swedish attitudes to immigration and refugee centres have become more positive, with urbanites, women and young people among the most favourable, a new report from the SOM institute in Gothenburg shows.