SWEDEN – Princess Madeleine has become engaged to her long-time boyfriend, the American banker Chris O’Neill, the Royal Court has announced.
NORWAY – Former Norwegian cyclist and Lance Armstrong team-mate Steffen Kjærgaard has admitted using drugs since 1998.
Grow a mo
DENMARK – Cancer associations Movember and Danish Cancer Society are encouraging men to grow a moustache in November to raise money for research.
SWEDEN – Men are better at multi-tasking than women, though their skills vary across the menstrual cycle, a study by the Stockholm University revealed.
DENMARK – Up to 12,500 new jobs in the private and public sectors will be created in 2013, according to plans announced by Helle Thorning-Schmidt’s government.
Spy vs spy
NORWAY – Foreign countries are spying more on Norway now than during the Cold War, the National Police Security Service’s chief officer Benedicte Bjørnland claims.
SWEDEN – The first Star Trek-inspired marriage in the UK was conducted in London, where a Swedish couple made their vows in costume and using the Klingon language.