Germany condemns deadly Pakistan attack
Germany

Germany condemns deadly Pakistan attack

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Sunday strongly condemned the suicide bombing in Pakistan that killed more than 50 people and injured seven Germans.

Reporter meets one of ‘Germany’s dumbest bankers’
Germany

Reporter meets one of ‘Germany’s dumbest bankers’

With Germans wondering how employees at the KfW bank came to sink over €300 million ($500 million) into Lehman Brothers just hours before the Wall Street firm collapsed, one paper has gone straight to the source.

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Sweden

Unemployment insurance to cost less

The Swedish government has promised to cut the cost of subscribing to unemployment insurance funds (A-kassa). Those on parental leave, sick leave or currently unemployed will also be allowed to join.

USA retain Ryder Cup lead despite Swedish inspiration
Sweden

USA retain Ryder Cup lead despite Swedish inspiration

Some inspired golf from Swedish golfer Robert Karlsson was insufficient to claw back the deficit in the Ryder Cup on Saturday. At the end of the fourballs the USA led Europe by 9-7.

Baader-Meinhof epic takes on RAF’s ‘terrorist chic’
Germany

Baader-Meinhof epic takes on RAF’s ‘terrorist chic’

A German film taking a new look at the bloody legacy of the Baader Meinhof Gang will open this week, aiming to blot out the "terrorist chic" image of the 1970s urban guerrilla outfit.

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Germany

German kidnapped in northern Somalia

A German national and his Somali wife were kidnapped by gunmen in the northern Somali breakaway state of Puntland, according to local officials.

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Sweden

Karlstad woman admits to patricide

The daughter to a 65-year-old man found dead in a house in Karlstad on Saturday has admitted that she suffocated her father to death. The woman has been held on suspicion of murder with an alternative charge of manslaughter.

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Sweden

Poll: ‘Government will lose election’

Sweden's electorate expects the Alliance government to lose the next general election, a new poll indicates. Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt remains the most capable government leader, however.

Thousands join march against globalization
Sweden

Thousands join march against globalization

Over 10,000 people joined a march against globalization and environmental destruction at the European Social Forum in Malmö on Saturday. The march passed off without incident.

Bavaria’s first lady sparks ‘dirndl-gate’
Germany

Bavaria’s first lady sparks ‘dirndl-gate’

There's no dress code at Oktoberfest, but the pressure for women to make a fashion statement via their choice of dirndl is great. One prominent female visitor though, has spawned “dirndl-gate” by rejecting the garment in favour of a more modest jacket.