Swiss skier Gut wins season’s first GS race
Switzerland

Swiss skier Gut wins season’s first GS race

Switzerland's Lara Gut won the World Cup season-opening giant slalom race in Sölden on Saturday, taking her first ever victory in the discipline.

Swiss president raps US for spying on ‘friends’
Switzerland

Swiss president raps US for spying on ‘friends’

Swiss President Ueli Maurer said in comments broadcast on Saturday that he was outraged at revelations of sweeping US surveillance on allies, insisting the snooping would weaken rather than strengthen Washington.

Federer to face Del Potro in Swiss Indoors final
Switzerland

Federer to face Del Potro in Swiss Indoors final

Switzerland's Roger Federer fought past Canada's Vasek Pospisil, taking nearly three hours on Saturday to earn a 6-3, 6-7 (3/7), 7-5 victory which put him into the final at his home Swiss Indoors tennis tournament.

VIDEO: Haydn killed by Swedish mobile phone
Sweden

VIDEO: Haydn killed by Swedish mobile phone

See how German concert pianist Christian Zacharias reacts when a mobile phone starts ringing in the middle of a recent performance of Haydn's Piano Concerto in Gothenburg in western Sweden.

Sweden signs up to UN plan to curb US spying
Sweden

Sweden signs up to UN plan to curb US spying

Sweden has joined forces with 20 other UN countries to draft a general resolution to rein in the spying programs carried out by America's National Security Agency (NSA).

Sweden set for British ‘hurricane’
Sweden

Sweden set for British ‘hurricane’

Hold on to your hats! Sweden's Meteorological and Hydrological Institute have issued a class two warning urging people to stay indoors ahead of a storm which may have hurricane strength gusts.

Greenpeace activist protests on Eiffel Tower
France

Greenpeace activist protests on Eiffel Tower

A Greenpeace activist on Saturday staged a two-hour protest in a tent suspended from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower against Russia's detention of 30 members of the environmental lobby group.

Spy chiefs head to US over phone tap row
Germany

Spy chiefs head to US over phone tap row

German spy chiefs will travel to the United States next week to demand answers following allegations that US intelligence has been tapping Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone, as a row over widespread US snooping threatened to hurt transatlantic ties.

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Sweden

The week’s news from Sweden in ten pictures

Bear attacks, unsafe safes, frozen arrows, sports and sex videos... have you missed the top stories of the week? We've got the remedy with a gallery of the week's most interesting and important news stories.

Sweden’s oldest man turns 108
Sweden

Sweden’s oldest man turns 108

Eric Gottfrid Andersson from western Sweden will blow out the candles for the 108th time this weekend and attributes his long life to not smoking and eating healthy food.

Tim Roth to play Sepp Blatter in FIFA movie
Switzerland

Tim Roth to play Sepp Blatter in FIFA movie

Better known for roles such as a bloodied undercover cop in heist-gone-wrong movie "Reservoir Dogs", Tim Roth is set to depict life in the corridors of football power by playing FIFA boss Sepp Blatter.

Britain complains of Spain boat off Gibraltar
Spain

Britain complains of Spain boat off Gibraltar

Britain said Friday it would complain to Spain about a Spanish research boat that it said unlawfully entered disputed waters off Gibraltar, reviving a simmering diplomatic dispute.

Eritrean refugees rally in Rome after tragedy
Italy

Eritrean refugees rally in Rome after tragedy

Eritrean refugees staged a small rally outside the Italian parliament on Friday after a shipwreck tragedy earlier this month in which 366 migrants - most of them fleeing Eritrea - drowned.

French MS sufferer plans Everest skydive
France

French MS sufferer plans Everest skydive

A multiple sclerosis sufferer hoping to become the first disabled person to skydive over Mount Everest says he wants his feat of daring to send "a message of hope" to others with the disease.

Nazi criminal’s grandson: Change my name
Germany

Nazi criminal’s grandson: Change my name

The Argentine grandson of Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke wants to change his last name, just weeks after the death of his grandfather sparked turmoil when various countries refused his body.