Gay games open in Berlin amid Turkish poster boy controversy
Germany

Gay games open in Berlin amid Turkish poster boy controversy

"Respect Gaymes," an event meant to promote tolerance towards homosexuals, opened on Saturday amid controversy with a Turkish footballer refusing to be part of the advertising campaign after being the target of slurs and ridicule.

Security officials warn of terror before poll
Germany

Security officials warn of terror before poll

Security officials are warning of an increased likelihood of al-Qaida terrorist attacks against German nationals before the country's general election in September, news magazine Der Spiegel reported.

Central bank bombshell sparks debt debate
Germany

Central bank bombshell sparks debt debate

German Chancellor Angela Merkel may have sought to score political points by slamming central banks last week, but she also echoed fears over growing public debt and waning bank independence.

Abba great’s donation to boost feminists’ EU bid
Sweden

Abba great’s donation to boost feminists’ EU bid

Composer Benny Andersson of Abba fame has contributed one million kronor ($128,000) to ensure that Swedish voters have a chance to vote for Gudrun Schyman’s Feminist Initiative (Feministiskt initiative - FI) political party in Sunday's EU parliamentary elections.

Magazine says Kurras reported Stasi defectors to East Germany
Germany

Magazine says Kurras reported Stasi defectors to East Germany

Heinz Kurras, the recently exposed Stasi spy and former West German police officer, provided explosive information on defectors and prisoners to his East German masters, according to news magazine Der Spiegel.

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Sweden

Social Democratic backslide as June List surges: poll

According to the latest opinion poll from TV 4/Novus opinion, the Social Democrats have lost significant ground ahead of Sunday's EU-parliamentary elections.

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Sweden

‘Refugee spy’ remanded into custody

A Chinese Uyghur who was arrested on suspicions of spying on refugees was remanded into custody on Friday by the Stockholm district court.

Every fourth voter unaware of EU elections
Sweden

Every fourth voter unaware of EU elections

One in four Swedish voters still doesn’t know that EU-parliamentary elections are on Sunday, according to a poll from Synovate published by Dagens Nyheter (DN) newspaper.

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Sweden

Cyber attack shuts down June List website

The June List (Junilistan) party website was shut down for several hours on Friday due to a cyber attack, according to party press secretary Björn Jonasson.

Merkel rules out state aid for retailer Arcandor
Germany

Merkel rules out state aid for retailer Arcandor

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday said she was against bailing out struggling retail giant Arcandor and accused the company’s management of making serious mistakes.

Politicians split over using undercover teens to buy alcohol
Germany

Politicians split over using undercover teens to buy alcohol

Should undercover teenage shoppers be allowed to expose the illegal sale of alcohol to underage consumers? Germany’s state interior ministers remained divided on the issue at an annual conference in Bremerhaven on Friday.