Schäuble ‘conscious’ after allergic reaction
Germany

Schäuble ‘conscious’ after allergic reaction

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble was "conscious" in a Brussels hospital on Sunday after suffering an allergic reaction during crisis talks to protect the eurozone, his spokesman said.

CDU suffers defeat in North Rhine-Westphalia
Germany

CDU suffers defeat in North Rhine-Westphalia

The Christian Democrats (CDU) on Sunday suffered a bruising election defeat in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, robbing Chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right coalition of its majority in the upper house of parliament.

Volcano forces closure of Munich airport
Germany

Volcano forces closure of Munich airport

A second ash cloud from the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull currently drifting over southern Europe forced the closure of Munich and Stuttgart airports Sunday afternoon.

End-of-season football riots break out
Germany

End-of-season football riots break out

Police reported several serious riots on the final day of the German football season, as fans of relegated clubs released their frustrations.

Five pupils injured in school chemistry experiment
Germany

Five pupils injured in school chemistry experiment

Five pupils at a school in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate suffered burns in a chemistry experiment they had been practising all week.

Indian police seek spycam Swedish model: report
Sweden

Indian police seek spycam Swedish model: report

Police in India said they were continuing their hunt for Swedish photo model Lucky Mångårda after the 34-year-old whistleblower claimed to have further video evidence of links between Goa police and the region's drug mafia, New Delhi TeleVision (NDTV) reports.

Merkel in Moscow to mark VE Day
Germany

Merkel in Moscow to mark VE Day

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday took part in Moscow ceremonies to mark the end of World War II in Europe. Her invitation by President Dmitry Medvedev is seen as a sign of improving relations between Germany and Russia.

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Sweden

Sweden best in EU for competition: ranking

Sweden's economy remains the most competitive in the European Union, according to a new ranking from the Geneva-based World Economic Forum.

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Sweden

Court raises glass to late night outdoor drinking

A ruling in Sweden's Supreme Administrative Court has paved the way for bars and restaurants to allow customers to sit outside with their drinks until half an hour after closing time, even if last orders outdoors are taken at 11pm.

Polls open in crucial state election
Germany

Polls open in crucial state election

Polls in Germany's most populous state opened for a key election Sunday, with surveys showing voters angry at the bailout for Greece could hand Chancellor Angela Merkel's party a bitter defeat.

Rail worker panned for ‘negro ball’ gaffe
Sweden

Rail worker panned for ‘negro ball’ gaffe

Train passengers were left reeling on Thursday by an announcer's use of the antiquated term 'negro balls' (negerbollar) to describe a type of chocolate treat on sale in the bistro carriage, public broadcaster Sveriges Radio reports.

Bayern win league title
Germany

Bayern win league title

Goals by Croatia striker Ivica Olic and two from Dutch winger Arjen Robben

Alliance manifesto touts fiscal responsibility
Sweden

Alliance manifesto touts fiscal responsibility

Sweden's four-party governing coalition talked up fiscal responsibility as one of its cornerstone policies when presenting its electoral programme on Saturday ahead of the September general election.