EU tackles economic crisis at Berlin summit
Germany

EU tackles economic crisis at Berlin summit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the heads of Europe's other largest economies agreed to new measures to tackle the global financial crisis at a summit in Berlin on Sunday.

Germany to work with US to try to save Opel
Germany

Germany to work with US to try to save Opel

Germany’s new economy minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg said in remarks published on Sunday he would lobby for Washington to rescue struggling GM’s European unit Opel during a US visit next month.

SPD pushes for synthetic heroin to be rated medicine for addicts
Germany

SPD pushes for synthetic heroin to be rated medicine for addicts

The Social Democrats (SPD) are calling for legislation which would allow for synthetic heroin to be prescribed to the worst addicts before the summer.

Westerwelle says he is ready to take on foreign minister role
Germany

Westerwelle says he is ready to take on foreign minister role

Guido Westerwelle, leader of Germany’s biggest opposition party, used to make headlines for moving into TV’s Big Brother house for a few hours, painting his party’s election goal on the soles of his shoes, and coming out of the closet.

Scorpions, Peter Fox and Lindenberg get Echo awards
Germany

Scorpions, Peter Fox and Lindenberg get Echo awards

Germany’s biggest music prizes, the Echos, were awarded on Saturday in a particularly Teutonic ceremony, with huge international bands ranking among Germany’s classic favourites.

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Sweden

Medical errors can cost hospitals dear

A mistake or erroneous diagnosis can be expensive for individual hospitals after the introduction of new routines to improve patient safety as a part of a review of Stockholm healthcare.

Hamburg police plan to ban punks from city
Germany

Hamburg police plan to ban punks from city

Hamburg’s police force has drawn up highly controversial plans to clear the city centre of homeless people, punks and drinkers during shopping hours.

Bayern ‘should say sorry’ for third loss
Germany

Bayern ‘should say sorry’ for third loss

Bayern Munich goalkeeper Michael Rensing said his side owed their fans an apology after slumping to their third loss in four league games on Saturday with a 2-1 defeat by Cologne.

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Sweden

Bloggers defend man’s ‘right to pee in public’

Bloggers have come out in support of a car-test driver in Arvidsjaur in northern Sweden who has been fined for urinating in public.

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Sweden

Norwegian women abort girls in Sweden

Pregnant Norwegian woman have been allowed to undergo abortions in Sweden after finding out the sex of their child, according to new revelations from a medical ethics consultant in Oslo.

Ibrahimovic influential as Inter close in on title
Sweden

Ibrahimovic influential as Inter close in on title

Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic was again dominant as Inter showed title form in beating Bologna on Saturday. Coach Jose Mourinho told his players to show no fear ahead of Tuesday's clash with Manchester United.

E.M.D and Molly Sandén win Eurovision heat
Sweden

E.M.D and Molly Sandén win Eurovision heat

The third Melodifestivalen heat in Leksand in central Sweden on Saturday left the hot favourites dreaming of glory in the Globen final. Pop trio E.M.D and teen sensation Molly Sandén claimed the final places.