Financial crisis protests lead to arrests
Germany

Financial crisis protests lead to arrests

Tens of thousands in Berlin and Frankfurt took part in the international demonstrations against the consequences of the financial crisis on Saturday.

Deutsche Bahn boss stubborn despite resignation calls
Germany

Deutsche Bahn boss stubborn despite resignation calls

Hartmut Mehdorn, head of the German national rail service Deutsche Bahn is stubbornly laughing off calls for his resignation, despite coming under increasing political pressure at the weekend over new revelations in the ongoing data scandal.

Sweden draws blank in World Cup qualifier
Sweden

Sweden draws blank in World Cup qualifier

Sweden came away from their World Cup qualifier in Portugal with a valuable point after a 0-0 draw in Oporto on Saturday.

Swedish politicians in secret meetings over Dawit release
Sweden

Swedish politicians in secret meetings over Dawit release

Former Swedish foreign minister, Jan Eliasson, claims to have met secretly with Eritrea's president Isaias Afwerki to push for the release of jailed Swedish journalist Dawit Isaak.

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Sweden

Clocks go forward an hour

Summertime began in Sweden on Saturday night, meaning a lost hour's sleep for many and a shorter Sunday for others.

Thousands evacuated for WWII bomb clean up
Germany

Thousands evacuated for WWII bomb clean up

Around 15,000 inhabitants of Langenhagen near Hannover were evacuated from their homes Sunday morning while authorities prepared to defuse several World War II bombs.

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Sweden

Asylum seekers buy fake adresses

Asylum seekers from Latin America are buying fake residential addresses from a network in Stockholm in order to secure temporary work permits, Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) reports.

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Sweden

‘Chinese firms too small for Volvo takeover’

Chinese car makers are too small to take over troubled Swedish firm Volvo despite the persistent rumours of an imminent bid, market analysts have said.

CDU politician calls for coffee machine scrapping bonus
Germany

CDU politician calls for coffee machine scrapping bonus

The row over the government's scrapping bonus for old and environmentally-unfriendly cars became a little sillier on Sunday, when an economy expert from the Christian Democrat Union called for it to be introduced for old office furniture and coffee machines instead.

Oliver Kahn turns down Schalke team manager job
Germany

Oliver Kahn turns down Schalke team manager job

Former Germany captain Oliver Kahn has turned down the chance to become team manager of Bundesliga side Schalke 04, it was revealed on Saturday.

Germany to buy stake in HRE bank
Germany

Germany to buy stake in HRE bank

Germany's government will take an 8.7 percent stake in the troubled bank Hypo Real Estate, which it is seeking to nationalise, the Munich-based lender said Saturday, reporting a net loss of €5.46 billion for 2008.