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Pollution at nearly a quarter of Germany’s beach swimming spots is at unacceptably high levels, posing the danger of gastrointestinal illnesses, skin rashes and inflammations, a survey released Tuesday found.
One of 200 Swedes is now a millionaire. In total, 48,300 people in Sweden had assets worth more than $1 million (7.74 million kronor) last year, excluding home and collectible values, according to Capgemini and Merrill Lynch Wealth Management's 14th annual World Wealth Report.
However, across Europe, pigs can still be legally fed with feed containing pig blood, disgusting Agriculture Minister Eskil Erlandsson, who called it "shocking."
There was no rush of tourists to Stockholm’s hotels during last weekend’s Royal Wedding, with occupancy rates roughly similar to any other June weekend, according to Stockholm Visitors Board.
Stockholm's AIK Football team has appointed Scotsman Alex Miller as its new head coach, the club announced on Tuesday.
Britain, France and Germany have agreed to introduce levies on banks to make them help pay for global recovery, the European heavyweights said in a joint statement Tuesday.
A Swedish citizen has been arrested in the Stockholm suburb of Rinkeby on suspicion of terrorist offences. The man is believed to have connections to Somalian terror group al-Shabaab, which is linked to al-Qaeda.
The mood among Germany’s top companies is as good as it was before the financial crisis, the Ifo economic institute announced Tuesday.
The Moderates are currently the largest parliamentary party with the support of 29.9 percent of the electorate, according to a new United Minds poll while the Sweden Democrats on 5.6 percent threaten the Alliance coalition's hope of a majority.
Norrköping hopes to raise its profile in the hopes of becoming a European music capital after its recent success hosting the Wilhelm Stenhammar International Music Competition (WSIMC), writes Angela Hur.
Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel are reported to have arrived in French Polynesia for their honeymoon.
Hollywood actor Bruce Willis caused some hot and steamy commotion in Frankfurt over the weekend by taking a shower so sweltering that it set off the fire alarm in his luxury hotel suite, officials told The Local on Tuesday.
Germany’s military reportedly faces cuts that are even deeper than previously feared under provisional plans that could see defence personnel slashed by 100,000.
New unemployment figures from Statistics Sweden (SCB) for the month of May show no increase in the number of unemployed for first time in 18 months, with 434,000 people out of work, corresponding to 8.8 percent of the workforce.
Kai Diekmann, the editor-in-chief of Germany's sensationalist daily Bild, racked up €42,000 in wireless roaming charges after blogging from abroad while on vacation. Despite a personal appeal to the head of Deutsche Telekom his newspaper still had to pay up.
Pippi Longstocking by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren has been named among the top 100 books of all time in a major survey of 100 eminent writers from 54 countries and released by the Norwegian Book Clubs.
Kevin-Prince Boateng has revelled in his 'ghetto kid' image in the past but the Berliner will need all his streetwise skills when the Ghanaian midfielder comes up against Germany in their final World Cup group match on Wednesday.
A Hessian has court handed the so-called “Viernheim bomber” a 12-year prison sentence for staging two bomb attacks in the neighbouring cities of Viernheim and Weinheim in August 2009.
The German federal government won’t have to take on nearly as much debt in this year as previously feared, a media report said on Tuesday.
A German man wearing a burka and carrying a pistol was arrested in northwest Pakistan Monday after travelling from an area known as a hub for Al-Qaeda-linked militants, police said.
Sweden's Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has joined his German counterpart, Guido Westerwelle, on Monday to express their deep concern over the ongoing violence in the central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan urging international intervention.
Nigeria coach Lars Lagerbäck on Monday described the death threats levelled at Super Eagle's midfielder Sani Keita after his sending off against Greece as "a sad situation", while a spokesperson tried to play down its importance.
Swedish car firm Volvo has announced the recall of 29,299 of its cars worldwide over a gear stick problem which could make it harder for drivers to shift gears.