Internet ‘phishing’ increasing in Germany amid financial crisis
Germany

Internet ‘phishing’ increasing in Germany amid financial crisis

Internet users beware - hucksters are taking advantage of the global financial crisis with an ever-rising number of frightening spam emails in Germany designed to get you to reveal your private information.

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Sweden

Government rules out gay marriage compromise

The Moderates, Liberal party (Folkpartiet) and Centre party have rejected calls from the Christian Democrats for a compromise over proposed gay marriage legislation.

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Sweden

Swedes trail leaders in Volvo race

The Swedish yacht, Ericsson 4, was among the five teams sharing the leadership of the Volvo Ocean Race as it passed the first 'scoring gate' en route to the first stop in Cape Town, South Africa.

Migration Board: ‘Hamas is a liberation movement’
Sweden

Migration Board: ‘Hamas is a liberation movement’

A Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket) employee with 20 years' experience sued his employers alleging that he was demoted due to his pro-Israel political views. The board's counsel in the hearing has courted controversy by calling Hamas 'a liberation movement.'

Daylight Saving Time ends
Germany

Daylight Saving Time ends

The darker days of winter are upon us across Europe with the end of Daylight Saving Time on Sunday morning, with clocks going back an hour.

Merkel warns of hard economic times ahead
Germany

Merkel warns of hard economic times ahead

German chancellor Angela Merkel warned of tough times ahead for the world's third largest economy due to the global financial crisis, and called for a comprehensive overhaul and more oversight of the financial system.

Chelsea blocks Ballack crisis talks
Germany

Chelsea blocks Ballack crisis talks

English Premier League leaders Chelsea have refused to allow Michael Ballack to travel to Germany to meet coach Joachim Löw for crisis talks which could determine the famed football player’s international future.

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Sweden

Windy weekend awaits

Gale force winds, heavy rain across the country and snow in some parts of Sweden are forecast for the weekend by meteorological agency SMHI. Sunday is set to be nasty and damp as the late autumn draws in.

Fruit and veg imports behind rise in food poisoning
Sweden

Fruit and veg imports behind rise in food poisoning

An increasing number of Swedes suffer food poisoning after eating imported fruit and vegetables. The National Food Administration (Livsmedelsverket) reveals that waste water used to grow the produce is to blame.

Rail passengers face delays amid train recall
Germany

Rail passengers face delays amid train recall

Tens of thousands of railway passengers in Germany faced delays and cancellations on Saturday, after railway operator Deutsche Bahn recalled scores of its high-speed train fleet over ongoing safety concerns following a derailment in July.