Hospital workers stage huge protest in Berlin
Germany

Hospital workers stage huge protest in Berlin

Some 130,000 hospital workers from all over Germany made their opposition to the country's healthcare policy loud and clear Thursday with a noisy demonstration in central Berlin.

German police arrest suspect in murder of Nottingham gamer
Germany

German police arrest suspect in murder of Nottingham gamer

German police in the state of Hesse on Thursday have arrested a man suspected of murdering a 20-year-old student from Nottingham, England in an incident that appears to have been sparked by an online dispute.

Steinbrück slams US for sparking global financial crisis
Germany

Steinbrück slams US for sparking global financial crisis

German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück on Thursday slammed the United States for allowing its lax regulation to spark a worldwide financial crisis.

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Sweden

Three charged in people smuggling case

Three men have been charged for arranging to have 49 foreign citizens smuggled into Sweden.

Malmö club and concert tips: September 26 – 27
Sweden

Malmö club and concert tips: September 26 – 27

Get your Malmö club compass pointing in the right direction with night life orienteering experts Djungeltrumman.

Pupil threatens to ‘shoot up’ school
Sweden

Pupil threatens to ‘shoot up’ school

A Swedish high school was evacuated on Thursday after threats of a planned shooting were uncovered, said police. Just two days after 11 people died in a Finnish school massacre, the school was cleared and all pupils sent home.

British Army deploys ferret forces to Münster
Germany

British Army deploys ferret forces to Münster

British forces stationed in Münster have welcomed furry reinforcements in the form of two royal regimental ferrets just prior to their deployment in Iraq.

Stockholm weekend club guide: September 26 – 27
Sweden

Stockholm weekend club guide: September 26 – 27

It’s the weekend, it’s the end of the month, and it’s time to find some good quality dancing shoes. Let Djungeltrumman's be your cobbler.

What’s on in Sweden: September 26 – October 2
Sweden

What’s on in Sweden: September 26 – October 2

What's on in Sweden: September 26th - October 2nd. Vintage clothes fair, New Model Army & Aussie comedy in Stockholm; International book fair & NHL hockey stars in Gothenburg; The Lemonheads and funky swamp rock in Malmö.

Desert kidnappers demand Germany pay €6-million ransom
Germany

Desert kidnappers demand Germany pay €6-million ransom

Bandits who kidnapped 11 tourists in the Egyptian desert have asked for Germany to be responsible for paying a ransom of €6 million ($8.8 million), an Egyptian security official said on Thursday.

No reprieve for embattled Swedbank
Sweden

No reprieve for embattled Swedbank

Calls by Swedbank for Swedish financial authorities to implement a ban on the short selling of stock have fallen on deaf ears.

US Ambassador to Sweden unveils clean tech top 50
Sweden

US Ambassador to Sweden unveils clean tech top 50

US Ambassador to Sweden Michael M. Wood unveiled his new list of Swedish alternative energy companies at the New York Green Summit on Wednesday.

Engla’s mother lashes out at lawyer of daughter’s killer
Sweden

Engla’s mother lashes out at lawyer of daughter’s killer

The mother of Engla Juncosa Höglund, the 10-year-old girl killed by Anders Eklund earlier this year, stormed out of the court room in tears on Thursday following comments by Eklund’s defence lawyer.

German suspected of Swedish child murders deemed fit for jail
Germany

German suspected of Swedish child murders deemed fit for jail

Christine Schürrer, the German woman suspected of murdering two children in Arboga this March, was given a clean bill of health when the results of a psychiatric evaluation were released on Thursday morning.

Every fourth German butter brand ‘impure’
Germany

Every fourth German butter brand ‘impure’

Every fourth German butter product is “impure,” according to test results released by consumer advocacy group Stiftung Warentest on Thursday.

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Sweden

Cop cleared over savoury tart bribe

A policeman in Lund has been cleared by the Court of Appeal of charges of soliciting a savoury tart from a trombonist.

German woman ‘can be jailed’
Sweden

German woman ‘can be jailed’

A German woman accused in Sweden of killing two children and trying to murder their mother is sane, said a psychiatric assessment published Thursday, paving the way for a prison sentence.

Daimler wants to sell remaining Chrysler stake to Cerberus
Germany

Daimler wants to sell remaining Chrysler stake to Cerberus

German automaker Daimler has said it wants to sell its remaining 19.9-percent interest in its former US subsidiary Chrysler to private equity firm Cerberus, which last year acquired a majority stake in Chrysler from Daimler.

What’s on in Germany: September 25-October 1
Germany

What’s on in Germany: September 25-October 1

Goverment getting closer to surveillance law compromise
Sweden

Goverment getting closer to surveillance law compromise

A proposal to introduce a special court to decide when Sweden can monitor cross-border communications traffic is expected to help unify the governing parties around a new version of the country’s controversial surveillance law.

Bundeswehr AWACs in Afghanistan could direct combat sorties
Germany

Bundeswehr AWACs in Afghanistan could direct combat sorties

Plans to send AWAC reconnaissance aircraft to coordinate NATO air missions in Afghanistan could run into more resistance in the German parliament than previously thought.

Berlin zoo monitoring Knut following keeper’s death
Germany

Berlin zoo monitoring Knut following keeper’s death

Officials at Berlin’s zoo have said they are paying extra attention to their world-famous polar bear Knut following the shocking death of the man who raised him as cub.

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Sweden

Teachers report sexism common in Swedish schools

A new survey shows that 73 percent of Sweden’s teachers feel they’ve experienced disturbing examples of sexism while on the job.

Steinmeier says Europe warned US on financial crisis
Germany

Steinmeier says Europe warned US on financial crisis

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said during a visit to Wall Street on Wednesday that European states had long tried to convince the United States to approve measures that would have averted the current financial market crisis.

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Sweden

YouTube clip leads to arrest of Swedish teen

A 16-year-old boy from Köping in central Sweden was detained on Wednesday for violating Sweden’s weapons laws and endangering others after police were tipped off that the teen had uploaded a suspicious video clip on YouTube.