Snowflake-mania hits Nuremberg
Germany

Snowflake-mania hits Nuremberg

Thousands of visitors thronged Nuremberg’s zoo on Saturday, all with the same destination – the enclosure occupied by Germany’s latest baby polar bear celebrity, Snowflake.

Merkel ready to meet Dalai Lama again
Germany

Merkel ready to meet Dalai Lama again

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday she was ready to meet the Dalai Lama again despite the trouble her last meeting with him caused for German-Chinese relations.

Muslim woman receives damages for headscarf slight
Sweden

Muslim woman receives damages for headscarf slight

A 20-year-old Malmö woman has been awarded damages after she was asked to leave a bus for wearing a veil.

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Germany

Siemens wins €1.3 billion Belgian train deal

Belgium's public railway company SNCB announced on Friday it will order 305 electric passenger trains from Germany's Siemens worth €1.3 billion ($2.05 billion).

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Sweden

GE figures sink Stockholm bourse

A weak report from US white good giant General Electric sank the Stockholm bourse as the trading week ended on Friday. The OMXS index closed down 1.5 percent.

Steinbrück lauds German economy at G7 meeting
Germany

Steinbrück lauds German economy at G7 meeting

German officials struck a positive note on their country’s economic performance at Friday’s G7 meeting in Washington, saying there is no cause for doom and gloom.

Köhler eyes second term as president
Germany

Köhler eyes second term as president

Federal President Horst Köhler will run for a second term, according to reports in the Saturday edition of Bild. He already has a broad base of support from the parties, and the approval of Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Germans honour activist Dutschke 40 years after attack
Germany

Germans honour activist Dutschke 40 years after attack

Hundreds of Germans marked the 40th anniversary Friday of an assassination attempt on socialist student leader "Red" Rudi Dutschke by placing bicycles across the busy Berlin street where he was shot.

Reinfeldt to meet China’s president
Sweden

Reinfeldt to meet China’s president

Swedish prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt will meet China's president Hu Jintao today in connection with a conference on the Chinese island of Hainan.

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Sweden

Acupuncturist to face charges for quackery

An acupuncturist in northern Sweden has been indicted under the act restricting medical quackery after having treated a baby for colic.

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Sweden

‘Wrong names’ stop Western Union transfers

Western Union has stopped the private money transfers of Arab men with typical Arab names. The company gave the men's names as justification for their action.