Travel advisories issued for Germany, Europe
Germany

Travel advisories issued for Germany, Europe

Both the US State Department and the British Foreign Office heightened warnings Sunday for European travel, days after reports that intelligence agencies had learned of a terrorist plot to attack targets in Germany and elsewhere in Europe.

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Sweden

Swedish researchers in womb transplant success

Swedish researchers have moved a step closer to performing the world's first womb transplant, providing women unable to have children an alternative to adoption.

Christopher Plummer nabs ‘Dragon Tattoo’ role
Sweden

Christopher Plummer nabs ‘Dragon Tattoo’ role

Veteran Canadian actor Christopher Plummer is the latest star to be cast in the Hollywood remake of Stieg Larsson's "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo", the first of his Millennium thriller trilogy.

German business eyes friendlier future with the Green Party
Germany

German business eyes friendlier future with the Green Party

Germany's resurgent Green party is setting records in the opinion polls and being tentatively courted by unlikely new suitors: industry types who long saw the environmentalists as adversaries.

German President Wulff honours 20th Unity Day
Germany

German President Wulff honours 20th Unity Day

Germany's President Christian Wulff Sunday paid tribute to the courage of those who threw off the shackles of communism, as the country celebrated 20 years since reunification after decades of Cold War division.

Social network site to photograph thousands of German schools
Germany

Social network site to photograph thousands of German schools

"Stayfriends," a German online networking website that allows members to connect with old classmates, intends to photograph thousands of schools nationwide – without previous permission, according to a Saturday news report.

Bahn CEO hits back at Stuttgart 21 opposition
Germany

Bahn CEO hits back at Stuttgart 21 opposition

Deutsche Bahn CEO Rüdiger Grube took aim at Stuttgart 21 opponents in a commentary published Sunday, arguing that resistance to the rail construction project, which has sparked massive protests in recent weeks, is not justified.

Swedish football clubs threatened by their fans
Sweden

Swedish football clubs threatened by their fans

Players, coaches and referees plying their trade in the Swedish Allsvenskan top flight are increasingly becoming the target of threats from supporters, often from their own clubs, according to a survey by broadcaster TV4.

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Sweden

Elmander goals continue as Bolton claims draw

Swedish striker Johan Elmander continued his rich vein of goalscoring form as Bolton Wanderers claimed a point in their Premier League clash with West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

Germany marks 20 years of reunification
Germany

Germany marks 20 years of reunification

Germany Sunday was celebrating the 20th anniversary of its reunification, when the capitalist West and communist East merged after decades of Cold War division that ended with the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Dutch politician Wilders draws protests in Berlin
Germany

Dutch politician Wilders draws protests in Berlin

Far-right Dutch populist politician Geert Wilders warned against the "Islamisation" of Europe and criticised German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a speech in Berlin on Saturday that sparked public protests.

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Sweden

Thai berry pickers head home empty-handed

Around 135 Thai berry pickers left Åsele in Sweden's north on Saturday evening to return to Thailand empty handed after the owners of their employer, Lömjsö Bär, allegedly emptied the firm of cash and fled.