Sweden drops warrant for WikiLeaks founder
Sweden

Sweden drops warrant for WikiLeaks founder

The warrant for the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been withdrawn, the Swedish Prosecution Authority has confirmed.

Economy Minister wants points system for immigration
Germany

Economy Minister wants points system for immigration

Economics Minister Rainer Brüderle says he wants to change the German immigration system along the lines of the Canadian points system, in order to identify and attract more well-qualified immigrants.

AIK could face million euro hooligan fine
Sweden

AIK could face million euro hooligan fine

Swedish football club AIK can expect to face fines of up to €1 million ($1.27 million) after violent scenes marred Thursday's Europa League play-off clash with Levski Sofia.

Officials seize Love Parade documents from organiser’s offices
Germany

Officials seize Love Parade documents from organiser’s offices

The Duisburg public prosecutor sent officials to seize documents from the offices of Love Parade organiser Rainer Schaller, as well as two private security firms who were involved in the event last month in which 21 people died.

Chancellery allegedly ousted top pharma critic
Germany

Chancellery allegedly ousted top pharma critic

The chancellery played an until-now secret role in removing Germany’s top medicines examiner, whose departure from heading the country’s drug watchdog prompted accusations of political interference, according to a new book.

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Sweden

Red Cross sends aid to freezing berry pickers

Bangladeshi berry pickers working in the woods of northern Sweden received warm clothes from the Red Cross on Friday as temperatures dropped to just above zero.

Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg and Hannover bid to host Eurovision
Germany

Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg and Hannover bid to host Eurovision

Four German cities are competing to host next year’s Eurovision Song Contest when it comes to Germany as a result of teenager Lena Meyer-Landrut winning this year’s competition.

WikiLeaks founder suspected of rape
Sweden

WikiLeaks founder suspected of rape

A warrant has been put out for the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is wanted on suspicion of rape.

Stuttgart protest attracts 20,000 silent demonstrators
Germany

Stuttgart protest attracts 20,000 silent demonstrators

Around 20,000 people marched in silence through Stuttgart on Friday evening to protest the controversial Stuttgart 21 construction project – and promised to come back every day.

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Sweden

Father suspected of strangling daughter

A 48-year old man has been arrested on suspicion of killing his 2-year-old daughter on the island of Orust in south-west Sweden.

Bayern trumps Wolfsburg in Bundesliga opener
Germany

Bayern trumps Wolfsburg in Bundesliga opener

Bayern Munich's Bastian Schweinsteiger scored an injury-time winner on Friday night as the German champions beat Wolfsburg 2-1 in the opening match of the new Bundesliga season.

Hanson shoots into Ryder Cup contention
Sweden

Hanson shoots into Ryder Cup contention

Swedish golfer Peter Hanson moved a step closer to an automatic Ryder Cup place on Friday as he shared the lead at the Czech Open with fellow countryman Fredrik Widmark.