Next week’s weather: All grey, all the time
Germany

Next week’s weather: All grey, all the time

The low-pressure system Fritz will bring gloom and precipitation to large parts Germany next week, the German Weather Service reported Sunday.

Every eighth German wants the Wall back
Germany

Every eighth German wants the Wall back

With celebrations underway across Germany to celebrate the opening of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Communist East German regime, a new survey says a surprising number of Germans wouldn’t mind seeing the barrier go back up.

Wall anniversary celebrations kick off
Germany

Wall anniversary celebrations kick off

Berlin warmed up Sunday for the 20th anniversary of the Wall's fall with celebrations throughout the city, as crowds gathered to relive the ecstatic scenes that heralded the demise of European communism.

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Sweden

Government official held for drugs offences

A senior administrative officer at the Government Offices has been detained for serious drugs offences.

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Sweden

Annika Östberg gets her day in Swedish court

Annika Östberg Deasy, currently serving life for a double murder in the USA 28 years ago, will face a Swedish court for the first time on Monday to plead her case for release.

Putin feels ‘nostalgia’ for East Germany
Germany

Putin feels ‘nostalgia’ for East Germany

Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who was posted as a KGB agent in Dresden under communism, has said he feels nostalgia for the former East Germany, in an interview to be broadcast Sunday.

More construction in former West Germany called for
Germany

More construction in former West Germany called for

After 20 years of reconstruction, the former East Germany has some of the world’s finest infrastructure. Now, Germany’s new transport minister says it’s time for the country to once again invest heavily in the former West Germany.

Germans against offering aid to GM-owned Opel
Germany

Germans against offering aid to GM-owned Opel

After last week’s shock decision by General Motors to hold onto Opel rather than selling it to the Canadian company Magna, a new poll shows that a clear majority of Germans against offering aid to the company if it asks for state aid.

Bayern player slams own team over transfer policy
Germany

Bayern player slams own team over transfer policy

Germany defender Philipp Lahm on Saturday slammed his club Bayern Munich for their policy of buying in talent rather than nurturing home-grown stars - and his words could land him in hot water.

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Sweden

Union anger at Dutch inspection of Swedish schools

Dutch school inspectors have been hired to review English language teaching in 30 Swedish schools. The decision has been met with irritation by teacher unions, according to the Dagens Nyheter (DN) newspaper.

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Sweden

Malmö Moderates open to SD cooperation

The Malmö branch of the Moderate party has not ruled out cooperating with the far-right Sweden Democrat (SD) party after next year's general election, writes local newspaper Sydvenska Dagbladet.

AIK see off Gothenburg to win historic double
Sweden

AIK see off Gothenburg to win historic double

AIK added the Swedish cup on Saturday to their Allsvenskan league championship win to claim a historic double - the first for the Solna based side.