Tunnel could save Dresden’s UNESCO status
Germany

Tunnel could save Dresden’s UNESCO status

Last year UNESCO threatened to take Dresden's World Heritage Site distinction if the German city built a bridge over the River Elbe. Now the organization has offered an alternative solution.

Putin warns Merkel: Medvedev to be tough on the West
Germany

Putin warns Merkel: Medvedev to be tough on the West

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday that relations with the West would be no easier under his successor Dmitry Medvedev.

Paper: Passengers lambast Lufthansa after near crash
Germany

Paper: Passengers lambast Lufthansa after near crash

Passengers on the Lufthansa flight that narrowly avoided crashing at the Hamburg airport last week have heavily criticized how the airline has handled the incident, a German newspaper reported on Saturday.

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Sweden

Editor threatened over Jesus defecation poster

The editor of a Swedish newspaper has received death threats for publishing a picture of Jesus being defecated on by the devil.

Senior civil servant arrested with Russian prostitute
Sweden

Senior civil servant arrested with Russian prostitute

A senior civil servant has been arrested by police with a Russian prostitute in a Stockholm hotel, writes Sundsvalls Tidning.

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Germany

Schäuble says SPD ‘damaged’ German government

German Interior Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said on Saturday the Social Democrats had seriously damaged Germany’s ruling coalition with his Christian Democrats by swinging to left politically.

Where did all the women go?
Sweden

Where did all the women go?

Peter Vinthagen Simpson speaks to actress Ann Petrén, one of the leading lights of the Swedish theatre scene, about the ongoing Modern Women project and the mysterious disappearance of a generation of female dramatists who once gave August Strindberg a run for his money.

German railway fights strike in court
Germany

German railway fights strike in court

German state-owned rail operator Deutsche Bahn on Friday said it had gone to court in a bid to block a threatened strike by train drivers next week.

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Sweden

Stock market falls across the board

The Stockholm stock exchange fell across the board on Friday. Commodities and finance stocks led the decline.

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Germany

Austrian officials receive acid packages from Germany

Suspicious packages containing acidic substances have been sent from Germany to three city councillors in the Austrian capital Vienna, slightly injuring one of them.

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Sweden

Bildt condemns Jerusalem shootings

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has condemned the shootings in Jerusalem which caused the deaths of eight students.

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Sweden

Sweden Democrats under constant threat

Leaders of the far-right Sweden Democrats live under constant threat of violence, according to new report from the Swedish security service Säpo.

Women prefer Reinfeldt over Sahlin
Sweden

Women prefer Reinfeldt over Sahlin

Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt is more popular among voters than opposition leader Mona Sahlin, a new poll by Demoskop shows.