Nobel literature laureate Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio explores the paradoxes of his profession and argues that the eradication of hunger and illiteracy go hand-in-hand, writes Charlotte West.
Sweden’s opposition political parties held a Sunday afternoon press conference to announce plans for building a united coalition government following the 2010 Riksdag elections.
Car manufacturer Audi has withdrawn from sponsorship of Team Germany, effectively ending the German sailing team's bid to win the America's Cup, but co-ordinator Jochen Schümann insisted Sunday he will fight on.
Swedes are still expected to spend more than last year during the Christmas period despite the global financial crisis, though the increase will be less than usual, a trade group said on Saturday.
The neo-Nazi National Party of Germany (NPD), riven by internal conflicts and financial sanctions, is faltering, said a law enforcement official in the latest issue of news magazine Focus.
Social welfare board routines stipulate that a paternity suit should be completed within a year. A case in Lund in southern Sweden took 14 years without result.
German children usually wake up to presents on their doorstep on December 6th, St. Nikolaus Day. But two families in Bavaria woke up to discover that thieves had absconded with the holiday loot, police told daily TZ on Sunday.
Poland's Tomasz Sikora won the men's biathlon World Cup 12.5 kilometres pursuit race in Östersund in northern Sweden on Sunday.
High levels of toxic substances found in Irish pigs have prompted the German government to pull Irish pork out of groceries, a government spokeswoman said Sunday.
Police took 470 activists into custody at Saturday's demonstrations in Salem, south of Stockholm. 15 were arrested as police reported a "successful day".
The Left party is now Sweden's third largest party, after the Social Democrats and the Moderates. A new poll from Demoskop, published in Expressen, gives the Left party 7.7 percent of the vote.
A suspect in a mail box bomb attack was arrested Saturday evening; soon after police defused a possible home-made bomb related to the attacks, hidden underneath a clothing donation container, Berlin police reported.
The details of bank accounts held by 21 million Germans are for sale on the black market for €12 million euros, the news magazine Wirtschaftswoche reported Saturday.