EU criticises NATO air strike called by Germans
Germany

EU criticises NATO air strike called by Germans

EU foreign ministers on Saturday slammed a NATO air strike called by the German Bundeswehr that left scores dead in northern Afghanistan. But the Defence Ministry in Berlin defended the action.

50,000 join anti-nuclear power march in Berlin
Germany

50,000 join anti-nuclear power march in Berlin

Some 50,000 anti-nuclear protestors demonstrated in Berlin on Saturday against Germany possibly reversing a decision to abandon atomic energy and extending the life of its nuclear power plants.

Fire stops traffic on Stockholm metro
Sweden

Fire stops traffic on Stockholm metro

A fire broke out in the Stockholm subway’s central station late Saturday morning, shutting down large portions of the city’s metro system.

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Sweden

Swedish military ready to battle swine flu

Sweden’s military is well-equipped to defend itself against an outbreak of the A/H1N1 flu virus, and to assist in swine flu vaccination programmes run by public health authorities.

Germany keen to impress in friendly against South Africa
Germany

Germany keen to impress in friendly against South Africa

Germany coach Joachim Löw insists his team will impress in Saturday's friendly against South Africa as the national side looks to improve its performance ahead of their World Cup qualifiers.

NRW premier Rüttgers apologises after insulting Romanians
Germany

NRW premier Rüttgers apologises after insulting Romanians

The state premier of North Rhine-Westphalia, Jürgen Rüttgers, has come under heavy criticism and been forced to apologise for saying that Romanian workers are undisciplined and do not know what they are doing.

Bank refuses to replace €500 note man claims was eaten by his cat
Germany

Bank refuses to replace €500 note man claims was eaten by his cat

A man who said his cat had eaten most of a €500 note has been refused a replacement by the German Bundesbank.

Four German soldiers hurt in bombing after air strike on tankers
Germany

Four German soldiers hurt in bombing after air strike on tankers

A day after NATO forces in Afghanistan blew up two hijacked fuel tankers killing between 50 and 90 Afghans, four German soldiers have been injured by a suicide bomber in the same area.

GM reportedly to keep Opel for fear of Russians
Germany

GM reportedly to keep Opel for fear of Russians

US car giant General Motors has reportedly decided not to sell the German carmaker despite months of negotiating with potential buyers for fear of handing technology to Russian competitors.

Criminals caught up in benefits cheat probe
Sweden

Criminals caught up in benefits cheat probe

A campaign by Sweden’s social insurance agency (Försäkringskassan) to root out benefits cheats has found that about 100 seasoned criminals have received millions in unwarranted payments.

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Sweden

Six-year-old survives seven storey fall

A six-year-old boy survived a fall from a seventh floor apartment in Gothenburg on Friday evening, due in part to the actions of a quick-thinking passerby.

Sweden says EU ready for ‘talks or confrontation’ with Iran
Sweden

Sweden says EU ready for ‘talks or confrontation’ with Iran

The Swedish EU presidency is ready to talk to or confront Iran over its nuclear programme, characterizing as a “provocation” the appointment of a terror suspect as the country’s defense minister.