Swedish banks ‘a safe haven’ from euro crisis
Sweden

Swedish banks ‘a safe haven’ from euro crisis

Swedish and Norwegian banks say they have seen an influx of foreign investors looking for a safe haven from the turmoil of the troubled eurozone.

Discover the splendour of Segovia
Sweden

Discover the splendour of Segovia

This breath-taking Spanish city, situated north of Madrid, dates back 2,000 years. The story of its complex past, told through ancient architecture, is preserved today through the World Heritage Site status of Segovia’s old quarter.

German workers ‘most loyal in Europe’
Germany

German workers ‘most loyal in Europe’

German employees are more likely than other Europeans to remain loyal to their companies and to stay longer on the job, a new study finds.

Berlin to EU: ‘Get tougher on Iran’
Germany

Berlin to EU: ‘Get tougher on Iran’

Germany's foreign minister called Sunday for tougher European Union sanctions against Iran, on the eve of a meeting to decide on harsher measures against Tehran over its disputed nuclear drive.

Sweden Democrats climb in new poll
Sweden

Sweden Democrats climb in new poll

The Sweden Democrats are Sweden's fourth largest political party, according to a new poll, while the opposition parties maintained their lead over the Alliance government.

Westerwelle in Turkey to calm Syria tensions
Germany

Westerwelle in Turkey to calm Syria tensions

Peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi and German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle met in Turkey on Saturday for talks on the Syrian conflict amid tensions between Damascus and Ankara.

Riding teacher charged with sexual abuse
Germany

Riding teacher charged with sexual abuse

A riding teacher from Brandenburg, eastern Germany, is facing 13 charges of sexual abuse of children and teens at his riding school.

Man dies after setting self on fire at Reichstag
Germany

Man dies after setting self on fire at Reichstag

A 32-year-old man died after stabbing himself and then setting himself on fire in front of the Reichstag in Berlin early Saturday afternoon.

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Sweden

Family hurt after crash with hijacked taxi

A family of four were taken to hospital on Saturday evening after a 26-year-old man crashed into their car while driving into oncoming traffic in a hijacked taxi.

Swedish cheese makers fear Norway import tariffs
Sweden

Swedish cheese makers fear Norway import tariffs

Swedish dairy producers fear that massive hikes in tariffs on the import of cheese and meat into Norway will put an end to exports.

Swedish nobility threatened by data law
Sweden

Swedish nobility threatened by data law

Sweden's House of Nobility (Riddarhuset), which keeps lists of the country's aristocracy, is concerned that it will no longer be able to track its members after losing the legal entitlement to information from the National Registration.

Readers hot for erotic books in Frankfurt
Germany

Readers hot for erotic books in Frankfurt

Flush with the success of "Fifty Shades of Grey," erotic literature is increasingly finding ardent fans among women seduced by the discretion afforded by ebooks, publishers at the Frankfurt Book Fair say.