Whistles for Wowereit at Tempelhof park opening
Germany

Whistles for Wowereit at Tempelhof park opening

Around 50 demonstrators whistled through Berlin mayor Klaus Wowereit's speech at the opening of a new park on the former Tempelhof airfield on Saturday.

Ash cloud stops six Frankfurt flights
Germany

Ash cloud stops six Frankfurt flights

Six flights to and from Frankfurt airport and Spain were cancelled on Saturday because of another ash-cloud from the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull.

Professor devises Germany’s World Cup-winning formula
Germany

Professor devises Germany’s World Cup-winning formula

A physics professor from Dortmund has devised a formula that explains why Germany will definitely win the football World Cup in South Africa this summer.

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Sweden

Three found dead in Swedish village

A man and two children have been found dead at a house in Gudhem, a village 130 kilometres east of Gothenburg.

Liberal MP: Legalize prostitution
Sweden

Liberal MP: Legalize prostitution

Liberal Party member of parliament Camilla Lindberg has argued that Sweden should legalize prostitution and provide greater social security for practitioners of the "oldest profession".

Pope accepts Mixa’s resignation
Germany

Pope accepts Mixa’s resignation

Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of controversial Augsburg Bishop Walter Mixa following Friday's revelations about his alleged sexual abuse of children.

Left Party retains call for six-hour workday
Sweden

Left Party retains call for six-hour workday

The Left Party's governing board was forced into a climbdown on Saturday morning as delegates at the party's annual congress voted to continue pushing for a six-hour workday.

Attacks on police rise dramatically
Germany

Attacks on police rise dramatically

The number of attacks on German police officers rose drastically last year, according to figures released Saturday by the federal police authority in Potsdam.

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Sweden

Firm sues Sweden over dislodged Muslim lawyer

A law firm is suing the Swedish state for discrimination after one if its lawyers, a Muslim woman, was removed from a case following a complaint from a Christian asylum seeker.

Merkel braces for blow in vital state election
Germany

Merkel braces for blow in vital state election

Candidates in Germany's most populous state were wrapping up campaigning Saturday as angry voters appeared ready to punish Chancellor Angela Merkel's party over a colossal aid package for Greece.

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Sweden

UN blasts Sweden over Egypt expulsion

Sweden breached the rights of an Egyptian man when it deported him to his home country where he was later tortured, the United Nations Committee on Torture ruled on Friday.

German ice hockey team stuns US
Germany

German ice hockey team stuns US

A sudden-death winner by Felix Schutz gave hosts Germany a shock 2-1 win over Vancouver Olympics runners-up the United States in the world championship's opening match on Friday.