Coalition infuriates Greens with nuclear power compromise
Germany

Coalition infuriates Greens with nuclear power compromise

The negotiating government coalition partners seem to have agreed on the outlines of a future energy policy – with nuclear power as a key component to bridge the time until renewable sources such as wind and solar supply what is needed.

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Sweden

Söderling sets sights on Stockholm Open success

Swedish tennis star and French Open finalist Robin Söderling resumes his fight to earn one of the three remaining spots in the ATP World Tour Finals when he plays as top seed at his home Stockholm Open starting Monday.

Drunk bicyclist fined after asking police for alcohol test
Germany

Drunk bicyclist fined after asking police for alcohol test

A drunk bicyclist got more than he bargained for when he went into a police station in the middle of the night and asked them to test his alcohol level.

More than 100 arrests in Leipzig neo-Nazi and anarchist clashes
Germany

More than 100 arrests in Leipzig neo-Nazi and anarchist clashes

More than 100 people were arrested in Leipzig on Saturday evening after police broke up a demonstration by neo-Nazis and then tackled a large group of anarchists.

Government to get special swine flu vaccine
Germany

Government to get special swine flu vaccine

Just a week after it emerged that the German armed forces was getting a different kind of A/H1N1 vaccine to the general population, Der Spiegel magazine reports that the government will also get special treatment.

Beltran demands retrial in rape case
Sweden

Beltran demands retrial in rape case

Swedish-Chilean opera singer and convicted rapist Tito Beltran has submitted a petition for a retrial in the Supreme Court. Beltran claims that former justice minister Thomas Bodström's involvement in the case amounted to a breach of the constitution.

Thai waxworks cuts saluting Hitler poster after protests
Germany

Thai waxworks cuts saluting Hitler poster after protests

A Thai waxworks museum has apologised and covered up a giant billboard of Adolf Hitler giving a Nazi salute after the Israeli and German embassies lodged complaints, its director said on Sunday.

Swedish swimmer sets double world records
Sweden

Swedish swimmer sets double world records

Swedish swimmer Therese Alshammar showed explosive form at the World Cup meet in Durban, South Africa on Saturday chalking up two new world records.

Academic slams Google’s library plans
Germany

Academic slams Google’s library plans

“Garbage” and “hysterical propaganda” was one angry reaction at the world's biggest book fair this year when Internet search service Google defended plans to turn millions of books into electronic literature available online.

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Sweden

Red Cross fraud hits donor confidence

Public faith in the Swedish Red Cross (Röda Korset) has taken a beating in the wake of the embezzlement scandal involving its former communications chief, Johan af Donner.

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Sweden

Opposition hold the upper hand: poll

The opposition red-green coalition have the support of 49.2 percent of the Swedish electorate, an established lead over the governing Alliance on 44.4 percent, a new voter poll from Sifo shows.