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Sweden tops first global Web Index

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'Cool Stockholm' most competitive Nordic capital

Sweden has (second) best reputation in the world

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Sweden's mortality rates world's second lowest

Sweden a good place to die – but Britain is best

Children in Sweden have best lives

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How Sweden became an innovation frontrunner

Nordic countries world's most food-secure

Sweden the world’s best country – politically

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Swedish brands climb in global ranking

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Sweden among world's least corrupt nations

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Analysts: BP can cope with 20 billion oil fund

BP is strong enough financially to set aside 20 billion dollars to pay claims from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, although it would have to borrow more, analysts said Wednesday.


BP will not pay shareholder dividends

BP's embattled chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg said on Wednesday the company would halt shareholder dividends for the rest of the year, as it battles to save its reputation after a massive Gulf oil spill.


BP agrees to 20-billion-dollar oil spill fund

BP on Wednesday agreed to pay 20 billion dollars into an independently run fund to meet the spiralling costs of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, bowing to tough demands from President Barack Obama.


Svanberg arrives at White House for Obama talks

BP chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg armed with legal advisors.

BP agrees to 20-billion-dollar oil spill fund
Svanberg in the limelight   • Obama will make BP pay for its 'recklessness'


Obama will make BP pay for its 'recklessness'

WASHINGTON (AFP) - President Barack Obama was to meet with senior BP officials for the first time on Wednesday, a day after vowing to make the firm pay for the "recklessness" that led to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.


White House takes BP questions via YouTube

The White House is taking to YouTube to answer questions from the public about the Gulf oil disaster.


BP suspends dividend: media report


US doubles Gulf oil flow estimate

NEW ORLEANS, June 11, 2010 (AFP) - The United States more than doubled Thursday the estimated size of the Gulf of Mexico oil leak, while BP's chairman was summoned to a White House meeting with President Barack Obama.


White House battle fuels BP takeover speculation

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2010 (AFP) - BP's brutal conflict with the White House over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill has fanned speculation about the British firm's long-term health, making whispers about a possible takeover ever more audible.


Pamela Anderson appeals to Putin over baby seals

Ex-Baywatch star Pamela Anderson has appealed to Russian strongman Vladimir Putin to ban imports of baby seal pelts, a newspaper reported Friday.


Israel planning massive attack on Gaza


Israel: aid ship motives not humanitarian

Israel's UN representative said Monday that the flotilla attacked by Israeli forces en route to Gaza had motives other than humanitarian aid.


World in shock after deadly Gaza ship raid

Shock and outrage swept the globe Monday after Israeli commandos stormed a flotilla of aid ships bound for the Gaza Strip, as the Jewish state's foes and allies closed ranks in condemning the deadly raid.


Clashes as Israeli forces storm Gaza aid boat

Several people were wounded as Israeli commandos stormed at least one ship loaded with pro-Palestinian activists bound for Gaza, Hamas-run TV reported, showing pictures of the wounded.


Europe's new austerity measures to slash debts

Country-by-country: New tough austerity measures across Europe.

Swedish economy grows faster than expected


EU opens for visa-free travel for Albania, Bosnia

The European Commission on Thursday formally recommended EU member countries and the European parliament to grant visa-free travel rights to Albania and Bosnia.


Oil stops coming up ruptured BP well

Energy giant BP's "top kill" effort to plug its leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico has stopped oil and gas from coming up and "stabilized the wellhead," Coast Guard commandant Thad Allen said Thursday.


Amnesty slams global injustice

Amnesty called Thursday for the US, China and Russia to sign up to the International Criminal Court, in a hard-hitting report alleging powerful governments have blocked advances in global justice.


Global tourism industry optimistic - despite subdued world recovery

Global tourism faces a challenging year due to the downturn but the future is bright, with a growing middle class in emerging markets eager for travel, industry executives meeting in Beijing say.


Volcanic ash cloud hurts air traffic recovery

Airlines association IATA said Thursday that international passenger traffic slumped 2.4 percent in April, as flight cancellations due to the volcanic ash cloud from Iceland slammed the brakes on recovery.


'Terrorism' warrant issued for ex-PM Thaksin

A Thai court on Tuesday approved an arrest warrant for fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra on terrorism charges in connection with recent deadly street protests, an official said.


Picasso and Matisse masterpieces nicked from Paris museum - worth 500 million euros

PARIS (AFP) - Five works including paintings by modern masters Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso have been stolen from a Paris museum, officials connected to the investigation told AFP on Thursday.


Bangkok violence far from over: analysts

BANGKOK (AFP) - Two months of chaos on the streets of Bangkok are likely just a foretaste of political violence that could sweep through Thailand as protest movements become increasingly militant, analysts say.


First European bail-out loan handed to Greece

Eurozone countries have honoured their promises to Greece.


Main Dutch airports closed


Ryanair cancells flights Monday - full list

Irish budget airline Ryanair cancells hundreds of flight Monday.


London's Heathrow airport hit by flight ban

London's Heathrow, the busiest air hub in Europe, was among airports closing in southern England early Monday .

SAS: Flights to London on schedule
Ryanair cancells flights Monday - full list   • Main Dutch airports closed


Several British and Irish airports closed Sunday

Manchester airport will close Sunday  • Flights to London to be cancelled
Ryanair fined over volcano cancellations  • Eruptions not coming to an end

Airports shut in Ireland due to ash cloud


Ryanair fined over volcano cancellations

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