Norway terror suspect member of Nazi web forum: advocacy group
Sweden

Norway terror suspect member of Nazi web forum: advocacy group

The suspect in the twin attacks that killed at least 92 people in Norway was a member of a Swedish neo-Nazi Internet forum, a group monitoring far-right activity said Saturday.

Sweden honours Norwegian terror victims
Sweden

Sweden honours Norwegian terror victims

As the full extent of Friday's horror in neighbouring country Norway slowly starts to sink in, people and organisations all over Sweden are getting together in a number of ways to honour victims.

Copy of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre for sale on eBay
Germany

Copy of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre for sale on eBay

The head of a Shakespeare troupe in Berlin has been forced to auction off on eBay a life-sized replica of the famed Globe Theatre used in a film by Hollywood director Roland Emmerich.

SPD politician calls for ‘no politics’ day
Germany

SPD politician calls for ‘no politics’ day

Andrea Nahles, general secretary of the Social Democratic Party, and new mother, has called on German politicians to take "one day off politics" every week.

German banks contribute €4.5 billion to Greece
Germany

German banks contribute €4.5 billion to Greece

German banks, insurance companies and investment funds are reportedly set to contribute €4.5 billion to the new Greek bailout plan agreed last week.

Suzuki losing patience with VW, reports say
Germany

Suzuki losing patience with VW, reports say

Japanese automaker Suzuki is getting increasingly frustrated with its larger partner Volkswagen and is eyeing deeper ties with Italian giant Fiat, German media said Saturday.

Germany sends condolences to Oslo
Germany

Germany sends condolences to Oslo

Germany's political leaders were united in dismay and grief following the two attacks in Norway that led to over 90 deaths. President Christian Wulff sent a telegram of sympathy to his counterpart King Harald.

“Our thoughts are with Norway”: Reinfeldt
Sweden

“Our thoughts are with Norway”: Reinfeldt

"Our thoughts are with Norway today," said prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt at a press conference on Saturday, commenting on yesterday's attacks in Norway.

Honey-craving bear attacks beehives
Sweden

Honey-craving bear attacks beehives

There's more truth than one might think to bears' mythical fondness for honey. Beekeeper Lars Höglund, based outside Härnösand in northern Sweden, has had to learn this lesson the hard way.

Thunderstorms disrupt train schedules
Sweden

Thunderstorms disrupt train schedules

Violent thunderstorms are the source of major headaches for train passengers in south-eastern Sweden. The weather has caused large disturbances in train schedules, which will likely continue all weekend.

FDP threatens to abolish solidarity tax for former East Germany
Germany

FDP threatens to abolish solidarity tax for former East Germany

The Free Democratic Party, junior partner in Germany's ruling coalition, wants to force the end of the "solidarity tax" that helps to develop the former communist eastern half of the country, if parliament blocks other tax cuts.

Nowitzki joins Germany for Euro championships
Germany

Nowitzki joins Germany for Euro championships

Dirk Nowitzki, whose MVP heroics helped Dallas Mavericks win the NBA title, will play for Germany at the European championships, hoping to lead his country to the 2012 Olympics.

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Sweden

Swedes slam centrally negotiated wages

A majority of Swedes, 60 percent, want to arrange their own salary raises through individual negotiations with their boss, shows a survey published Friday by employer organisation Almega.