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You clap, so I clap: Peer pressure drives applause

If you have just seen a play that you privately think is drivel, will you keep silent when everyone around you demands an encore?

You clap, so I clap: Peer pressure drives applause
Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Christopher O'Neill. ©REUTERS/Jonas Ekstromer/Scanpix Sweden
Sweden's latest royal couple fail to win over public

In their plush Manhattan apartment, Sweden's Princess Madeleine and her future husband, Anglo-American Christopher O'Neill, live a life far away from the Swedish throne.

Sweden's latest royal couple fail to win over public
Eurovision winner gets triumphant welcome in Denmark
Eurovision winner gets triumphant welcome in Denmark

Exuberant Copenhageners braved the chill Sunday to celebrate Eurovision Song Contest winner Emmelie de Forest in Denmark's iconic Tivoli Gardens amusement park.

Eurovision winner gets triumphant welcome in Denmark
Eurovision fever hits the land of ABBA
Eurovision fever hits the land of ABBA

Fans from around the world have descended on the Swedish city of Malmoe for Saturday's final of the Eurovision Song Contest, with ABBA's Benny Andersson and Bjoern Ulvaeus expected to appear.

Eurovision fever hits the land of ABBA
Lesbian kiss and Greek crisis in this year's Eurovision
Lesbian kiss and Greek crisis in this year's Eurovision

A song inspired by the Greek debt crisis, a gay marriage anthem and a male opera singer on Thursday made it through to this weekend's Eurovision Song Contest final.

Lesbian kiss and Greek crisis in this year's Eurovision
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European Film Week to be held in Almaty

Movies from ten European countries (Turkey, UK, Latvia, Hungary, Italy, Germany, Sweden, France and Poland) will be screened in the Festival.

European Film Week to be held in Almaty
ABBA The Museum to open in Stockholm
ABBA The Museum to open in Stockholm

Fans of the legendary Swedish disco group ABBA can hardly wait: in just a few weeks, Stockholm will open the doors to the world's first museum dedicated to the iconic foursome.

ABBA The Museum to open in Stockholm
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EU lawmakers face close vote on pollution credit freeze

Controversial plans to revive the EU's faltering carbon cap-and-trade system so as to cut greenhouse gas emissions face a tough test in the European Parliament.

EU lawmakers face close vote on pollution credit freeze
Austerity putting children at risk: UN
Austerity putting children at risk: UN

The UN warned Wednesday that austerity measures are hitting children hard, as it published a ranking of kids' well-being in rich countries topped by northern European countries and showing Britain climbing out of the bottom tier.

Austerity putting children at risk: UN
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Bidding war erupts for Russian mobile operator

Swedish telecoms operator Tele2 on Thursday announced it had agreed to sell its Russian subsidiary to Russian state bank VTB.

Bidding war erupts for Russian mobile operator
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Children born outside marriage in Europe rise to 40 percent of total

The number of children born outside marriage in Europe has doubled over two decades to 40 percent, with Estonia, Slovenia and France registering almost three out of every five births out of wedlock.

Children born outside marriage in Europe rise to 40 percent of total
Official visit of Yerlan Idrissov to Sweden. Photo courtesy of press-service of Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry
Kazakhstan to open embassy in Stockholm

Kazakhstan Foreign Minister Yerlan Idrissov rendered the official visit to Sweden.

Kazakhstan to open embassy in Stockholm
Julia Galysheva. ©Tengrinews.kz
Freestyle: Kazakhstan athlete won silver at Freestyle Ski World Cup

Kazakhstan athlete Julia Galysheva won silver at the Freestyle Ski World Cup in women's dual moguls.

Freestyle: Kazakhstan athlete won silver at Freestyle Ski World Cup
Princess Lilian of Sweden dies aged 97
Princess Lilian of Sweden dies aged 97

Swedish Princess Lilian, who waited over three decades to marry her lifelong love Prince Bertil, passed away at her Stockholm home on Sunday at the age of 97.

Princess Lilian of Sweden dies aged 97
Ikea pulls meatballs from Europe stores as horsemeat found
Ikea pulls meatballs from Europe stores as horsemeat found

Swedish furniture giant Ikea has withdrawn its own-label meatballs from sale in at least 16 European countries after Czech authorities found horsemeat in the product.

Ikea pulls meatballs from Europe stores as horsemeat found
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Russia names its Eurovision-2103 participant; Kazakhstan candidate outflanked

Russia's Dina Garipova will represent Russia in the Eurovision-2013 song contest with What If song. Kazakhstan's Luina bid unsuccessful.

Russia names its Eurovision-2103 participant; Kazakhstan candidate outflanked
Kazakhstan's singer Luina. Photo courtesy of producer of the singer
Kazakhstan singer applies for Eurovision-2013

Russia has accepted the Kazakhstan singer's application. Channel One will define Russia’s Eurovision-2013 participant.

Kazakhstan singer applies for Eurovision-2013
Brussels calls for DNA tests, EU police in horsemeat crisis
Brussels calls for DNA tests, EU police in horsemeat crisis

The EU's executive called in Europe's law enforcers and urged bloc-wide DNA food testing on Wednesday to restore consumer confidence in a widening scandal over horsemeat-tainted processed food.

Brussels calls for DNA tests, EU police in horsemeat crisis
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Bandy: Kazakhstan team secures its second victory at World Championship

Kazakhstan national bandy team is ranked third overall thanks to its victory over Finland and Norway.

Bandy: Kazakhstan team secures its second victory at World Championship
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Antidepressants don't increase pregnancy risks: study

The use of antidepressants during pregnancy is not linked to a higher overall risk of stillbirth and death in newborns, a study said Tuesday, confounding a long-held opposing view of such drugs.

Antidepressants don't increase pregnancy risks: study