German firms eye brighter future
Germany

German firms eye brighter future

The majority of German businesses believe the financial crisis is over and the state of Europe's top economy will improve in the next 12 months, according to a new study to be published on Monday.

Scholz to raise permitted personal savings for Hartz IV
Germany

Scholz to raise permitted personal savings for Hartz IV

German Employment Minister Olaf Scholz announced Sunday he intends to raise the permitted limit of personal savings for people receiving unemployment benefit Hartz IV.

S-Bahn managers face criminal probe
Germany

S-Bahn managers face criminal probe

Berlin state prosecutors are to extend their investigation into the mismanagement that led to the current chaos on the city’s S-Bahn public transport system, newspaper Berliner Morgenpost reported Sunday.

Couples lock lips in Malmö make-out fest
Sweden

Couples lock lips in Malmö make-out fest

Malmö's Möllevången district was the scene of a make-out manifestation on Saturday as many perfect strangers found one another and helped to spread the enduring message of peace and love.

German politicians get into hot water on holiday
Germany

German politicians get into hot water on holiday

One is in hot water after her car was stolen in Spain, another found himself in alligator-infested waters in Florida: the holiday season has been anything but relaxing for two German politicians.

Experts propose school shooting alarm
Germany

Experts propose school shooting alarm

A committee of experts has proposed that schools be equipped with an alarm system for shooting sprees, news magazine Der Spiegel reported Saturday.

Developing world to wait for climate change cash
Sweden

Developing world to wait for climate change cash

The developing world may have to wait until the December UN climate talks in Copenhagen before being told how much EU money will be available to help fight the effects of global warming, the Swedish EU presidency said on Saturday.

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Sweden

Fire fight Swedes return to Afghanistan base

The Swedish and Finnish troops that came under fire in Afghanistan on Saturday were able to return safely to base on Sunday morning.

Thousands demonstrate in Stockholm for a free Iran
Sweden

Thousands demonstrate in Stockholm for a free Iran

Thousands of demonstrators gathered in in Swedish cities and around the world to protest the re-election of Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, calling for the release of political prisoners.

Six die in Stockholm apartment fire
Sweden

Six die in Stockholm apartment fire

A 42-year-old Somali woman and five of her daughters, aged one to 16, have died in a fire that broke out in an apartment in Rinkeby in western Stockholm on Saturday evening.

Day care workers’ wage dispute close to breakthrough
Germany

Day care workers’ wage dispute close to breakthrough

Salary negotiations for around 220,000 kindergarten teachers and social education workers in the public sector are to enter the final round in Frankfurt on Sunday, a union spokeswoman announced.