Shares fall despite reports that the year “has gotten off to a good start”. Photograph: EPA

Hennes and Mauritz AB (H&M) said the stronger US dollar will weigh on costs this year, taking the shine from results showing the steepest gain in (...)

1960: Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg in Rome’s  Trevi Fountain during the shooting of Federico Fellini’s film La Dolce Vita. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images/File photo

Anita Ekberg, the Swedish actress who gained global fame dancing in Rome’s Trevi Fountain in Federico Fellini’s film La Dolce Vita, has died aged 83.T(...)

H&M managing director Carlos Duarte in the company’s new outlet on College Green.

H&M, the Swedish fashion retailer that opened a new flagship store on College Green in Dublin on Friday, is seeking new locations for expansion in(...)

Kristian Persson Elements: Let It Go
  • Music
  • December 16, 2014, 16:00

Young Swedish trombonist Kristian Persson was one of the stand-out players at this year’s 12 Points festival of new European jazz. Here he(...)

‘I’m not political, but the Irish nation has now been forced to be (political) and to come out on the streets,’ Glen Hansard said .Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Not content to let the politicians take centre-stage at Wednesday’s anti-water charge protest, a number of well known musicians also converged on Dubl(...)

Europe is awash with opera festivals. There’s the Savonlinna Festival in Finland, where a three-towered island fortress provides a stunning medieval b(...)

Ett Hem, in Stockholm: “feels just like you’re staying at your (very stylish) friend’s home”

After decades of designers borrowing style ideas from hotel interiors it’s a relief to see that the tables have finally turned. Nowadays homeliness(...)

Self-portrait by Tove Jansson, creator of the Moomin characters. © Moomin Characters™

Celebrations are taking place today across Finland, the beautiful Nordic country of lakes and islands as the 97th anniversary of the day Finns declare(...)

Sweden’s prime minister Stefan Lofven (left), defence minister Peter Hultqvist (centre) and  Supreme Armed Forces Commander Gen Sverker Goranson arrive for a news conference in Stockholm today.  Sweden has secured conclusive evidence a foreign submarine did enter its waters last month. Photograph: Claudio Bresciani/Reuters

Sweden has proof that a small foreign submarine operated illegally in its waters last month, its top military officer said today following a mysteriou(...)

Kate McGrew is a sex worker currently starring in a reality TV show who is against the drive to criminalise men who purchase sex. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision 4:06

Kate McGrew is not a “prostitute”. She is, she says, a sex worker. “To me the word ‘prostitute’ is used by people who look down on what I do, w(...)