Thousands protest against neo-Nazi march in Dresden
Germany

Thousands protest against neo-Nazi march in Dresden

Thousands of people took to the streets of Dresden on Saturday to protest against a neo-Nazi march to commemorate the victims of the 1945 Allied bombing raids on the eastern German city.

Germany to appoint Afghanistan envoy
Germany

Germany to appoint Afghanistan envoy

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier is to appoint Germany's ambassador to India, Bernd Mützelburg, as a point man to coordinate strategy with the US in dealing with Afghanistan and Pakistan, according to a news report.

Merkel criticises banks for paying hefty bonuses to executives
Germany

Merkel criticises banks for paying hefty bonuses to executives

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has slammed banks planning to pay out millions of euros to senior executives in end-of-year bonuses, news magazine Der Spiegel reported.

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Sweden

Recession hits demand for prison produce

The recession has also hit demand for items produced at Sweden's prisons. Prisoners are now at risk of being left with idle hands.

German mayors push to keep US military bases
Germany

German mayors push to keep US military bases

The mayors of Mannheim and Heidelberg who visited Washington this week to rally support to retain US army bases in the southwestern German region say there’s a chance they might succeed.

Masses bid “Ingo” Johansson final farewell
Sweden

Masses bid “Ingo” Johansson final farewell

Swedish boxing legend Ingemar "Ingo" Johansson was buried in Gothenburg on Friday. More than 1,300 people were there to see the former world champ laid to rest.

Bayer Leverkusen crush league leaders Hoffenheim
Germany

Bayer Leverkusen crush league leaders Hoffenheim

Germany striker Patrick Helmes scored twice as Bayer Leverkusen pulled off a spectacular 4-1 win against Bundesliga leaders Hoffenheim on Friday.

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Sweden

Swedish supermarket ends sales of ‘sexy’ child bra

Swedish supermarket chain Ica has announced that it is to stop selling bras for 7-year-olds in its Ica Maxi stores in response to customer protests.

German man arrested for smuggling rare coral into US
Germany

German man arrested for smuggling rare coral into US

American authorities arrested a German man and charged him Friday in a district court in Alexandria, Virginia for having smuggled endangered coral into the United States where he sold it, the Justice Department said.

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Sweden

Police officer suspended for ‘station whore’ jibe

A senior police officer in Kalmar in southern Sweden has been suspended for referring to a female colleague as the "station whore".

Swede dies in Australian inferno
Sweden

Swede dies in Australian inferno

A 44-year-old Swede has fallen victim to the catastrophic fires that have hit the southern Australia province of Victoria in recent weeks.