State-aided firms urged to withhold dividends
Germany

State-aided firms urged to withhold dividends

German companies receiving financial aid from the government should not pay shareholder dividends but use any profits to safeguard jobs, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Sunday.

Merkel calls for more women to join politics
Germany

Merkel calls for more women to join politics

Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged women to play a greater role in politics, saying that Germany needs to catch up with other European nations in boosting its number of female politicians.

Passengers stranded as airline loses licence
Sweden

Passengers stranded as airline loses licence

Nordic Airways, a carrier operating flights between Sweden and Iraq, has had its operative licence revoked by the Swedish Transport Agency (Transportstyrelsen).

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Sweden

Nurse suspected of injecting drugs

A Stockholm-based nurse is suspected by police of drug offences after allegedly stealing and injecting medicine while on duty on at Danderyd Hospital on Saturday night, local media report.

Roth calls Europe’s refugee policy ‘shabby’
Germany

Roth calls Europe’s refugee policy ‘shabby’

The head of Germany’s environmentalist Green Party, Claudia Roth, slammed the EU’s stance on refugees and asylum-seekers as the party wrapped up a weekend conference to prepare for European elections in June.

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Sweden

Woman stabs boyfriend during reconciliation dinner

A 47-year-old woman from a small town in northern Sweden has been arrested after stabbing her partner during a romantic get-together designed to repair their rocky relationship.

Auto parts firm Continental gets new boss
Germany

Auto parts firm Continental gets new boss

The supervisory board of German auto parts and tyre maker Continental said on Saturday its chairman would be replaced by a man backed by ex-rival Schaeffler, which took over the group this month.

Sweden falls to United States in winter friendly
Sweden

Sweden falls to United States in winter friendly

Rising US star Sacha Kljestan scored a hattrick on Saturday as a makeshift Swedish side lost 3-2 to their hosts in Los Angeles.

Government closes in on opposition: poll
Sweden

Government closes in on opposition: poll

Sweden's governing coalition is continuing its comeback in the opinion polls, with the Left and Green parties both losing ground, according to a new Sifo survey.

Study says Turks are Germany’s worst integrated immigrants
Germany

Study says Turks are Germany’s worst integrated immigrants

A new study shows that immigrants of Turkish origin in Germany lag behind other migrant groups when it comes to education and jobs, news magazine Der Spiegel reported.

Savage storms create chaos in Germany
Germany

Savage storms create chaos in Germany

Savage gales and heavy snowfall killed two people, injured several and caused a string of accidents and traffic snarls in southern and western Germany on Saturday.