Deutsche Telekom eyes Sprint Nextel
Germany

Deutsche Telekom eyes Sprint Nextel

Deutsche Telekom is considering a partial or even full take over of America’s third-largest mobile phone provider, Sprint Nextel, a move which would put it on a par with the US market leader AT&T Wireless.

Amnesty takes human rights torch on German run
Germany

Amnesty takes human rights torch on German run

Human rights campaigners started a torch run through Germany on Saturday to draw attention to abuses in China and the situation in Tibet.

Schily will not fight next election
Germany

Schily will not fight next election

Former German interior minister and stalwart of the Social Democratic Party Otto Schily will exit politics next year according to a report in weekly magazine Der Spiegel.

Barnyard air benefits unborn babies
Germany

Barnyard air benefits unborn babies

Women can significantly reduce the chance of their children developing allergies by paying regular visits to dairy farms and breathing in the air, according to researchers in Germany.

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Sweden

Baltic Sea ice hits record low

Ice levels in the Baltic Sea region hit record lows in the past winter. New figures from Sweden's meteorological agency SMHI indicate the lowest levels for over 100 years.

Germany to cut neo-Nazi party tax breaks
Germany

Germany to cut neo-Nazi party tax breaks

The government is drawing up plans to cut tax privileges currently granted to the neo-Nazi NPD party according to the Munich-based newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung.

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Sweden

Swedes enjoy ‘Jesus in Guantanamo’

A comedy sketch entitled 'Jesus: The Guantanamo Years' by Irish comedian Abie Philbin Bowman has proved a hit among Swedes on YouTube and iTunes.

Fraudsters target foreign students
Sweden

Fraudsters target foreign students

Foreign students at Swedish universities are being targeted by fraudsters. Criminals are stealing students' identities and buying goods in their names, reports Dagens Nyheter.

Berlin’s Tegel to close without debate
Germany

Berlin’s Tegel to close without debate

With Berliners still halfway focused on the row over the future of Tempelhof airport, it emerged on Saturday that the fate of the German capital's far more heavily-used Tegel airport has already been decided.

Sweden Democrats call for end to Sami privileges
Sweden

Sweden Democrats call for end to Sami privileges

The Sweden Democrats have called for an end to privileges enjoyed by Sami reindeer herders at their annual party congress which began in Karlstad on Friday.

German universities struggle to keep foreign students
Germany

German universities struggle to keep foreign students

Unfriendly students and an unstructured curriculum are two reasons Germany is struggling to draw and keep foreign students, AFP's Brett Neely writes.

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Sweden

Threats against journalists on the rise

Journalists in Sweden are increasingly subjected to threats and violence. Almost two in three editorial offices have been threatened, according to a new report by Reporters Without Borders.