Government meets experts to discuss economic rescue package
Germany

Government meets experts to discuss economic rescue package

The government met a host of representatives from the world of business and employment as well as experts for an economics summit on Sunday, promising to keep the preservation of jobs a priority.

US general damages Steinmeier with thanks for Iraq war help
Germany

US general damages Steinmeier with thanks for Iraq war help

Despite all its denials, Germany is said to have been instrumental in helping the US military wage its war against Iraq – after a former American general thanked the secret service for its help.

Pärson records season best in Spain slalom
Sweden

Pärson records season best in Spain slalom

Swedish skier Anja Pärson recorded her best performance of the season in claiming fifth place in the World Cup event in La Molina in Spain on Sunday.

Deutsche Bahn increases prices on tickets and discount cards
Germany

Deutsche Bahn increases prices on tickets and discount cards

Travelling by train in Germany became more expensive again on Sunday, with Deutsche Bahn announcing a 3.9 percent increase in ticket prices.

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Sweden

Landlords lend helping hand to Stockholm homeless

A property owner group in Stockholm has promised to provide apartments for homeless people. Up to 100 trial and training homes could be on offer.

Czech shoppers head across the border to Germany for bargains
Germany

Czech shoppers head across the border to Germany for bargains

Czechs have turned old economic clichés around and are flooding into Bavaria – to go on cheap shopping sprees.

Swedish beauty queen arrested for assault
Sweden

Swedish beauty queen arrested for assault

Anna Anka, the former beauty queen and Swedish wife of US entertainer Paul Anka has been arrested for assaulting her husband, 29 years her senior.

Germany suggests widening Iran sanctions to banks and transport
Germany

Germany suggests widening Iran sanctions to banks and transport

Germany wants further sanctions to be imposed against Iran, hitting the banking and transport sectors, according to Der Spiegel magazine on Sunday.

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Sweden

Thousands still without electricity

Thousands of households in areas of northern Sweden were still without electricity on Sunday morning. Heavy snow and thick layers of ice are hampering repair work.

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Sweden

Poll: Gap halves between political blocs

The gap between the opposition and the Alliance government has almost halved in a year, from 14 to 7.2 percentage points, according to a new poll by Sifo.

‘Neo-Nazi’ tried to kill Passau police chief
Germany

‘Neo-Nazi’ tried to kill Passau police chief

A neo-Nazi is thought to have stabbed Passau's police chief after he increased pressure against far-right groups this year, media reports said on Sunday.