Berlin artists protest against Tacheles closure
Germany

Berlin artists protest against Tacheles closure

The remaining artists of the art complex Tacheles organized a protest Saturday against the impending clearance of Berlin's trendy tourist trap and art icon.

Swedish king makes secret Afghanistan visit
Sweden

Swedish king makes secret Afghanistan visit

King Carl Gustaf has just visited Swedish troops in Afghanistan in secret and for several days. He left Afghanistan to return to Sweden on Saturday.

Nuke shutdown could boost energy profits
Germany

Nuke shutdown could boost energy profits

Energy corporation RWE confirmed Saturday that if electricity prices rose as a result of nuclear power station closures, the company stands to make a bigger profit in the long term.

placeholder image
Sweden

Saab staff upbeat on loan news

The Swedish government decided on Friday that Saab Automobile could sell its real-estate company to battle its liquidity issues. That decision gave hope to Saab employees who have been worried about their jobs.

Brüderle wants Libya’s assets for relief aid
Germany

Brüderle wants Libya’s assets for relief aid

Economy Minister Rainer Brüderle wants to confiscate the financial assets of Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi frozen in Germany to fund humanitarian relief.

Late goal keeps Mainz on course for Europa League
Germany

Late goal keeps Mainz on course for Europa League

Mainz striker André Schürrle scored a late goal to seal his side's 1-0 win over bottom side Borussia Mönchengladbach in the German league on Friday to keep his team on course for a place in Europe.

Industrial espionage a growing threat
Germany

Industrial espionage a growing threat

The German domestic intelligence agency, or Verfassungsschutz, has warned mid-sized companies to be more vigilant of cyber-attacks, which increased in 2010.

Swedish coffee to flood US market
Sweden

Swedish coffee to flood US market

The Swedish coffee brand Gevalia will be available for purchase in supermarkets, mass merchandisers and other retail outlets across the US by the end of the summer, Kraft Foods Inc. announced in a press release Friday.

placeholder image
Sweden

Millennium films rain cash on Stockholm

A new report commissioned by regional authorities around Stockholm estimates that the Swedish films based on Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy have brought $155 million in terms of marketing value exposure to the region.

Industry boss sentenced to jail in Italy
Germany

Industry boss sentenced to jail in Italy

An Italian court on Friday sentenced German steelmaker ThyssenKrupp's director-general in Italy to 16.5 years in jail for the deaths of seven workers after a fire at its Turin plant in December 2007.

Greek diplomat fired over ‘Swedish women’ slur
Sweden

Greek diplomat fired over ‘Swedish women’ slur

A Greek diplomat in Stockholm was fired after he told a Swede that he should be ashamed over “Swedish women's behaviour”.