Swedish soldier killed in Afghanistan
Sweden

Swedish soldier killed in Afghanistan

A Swedish soldier was killed in Afghanistan on Saturday when an armoured modular vehicle (AMV) was blown up by an improvised explosive device west of Mazar-i-Sharif.

Christian Democrats mull name change
Sweden

Christian Democrats mull name change

The Christian Democrats are contemplating changing the name of the party to the "Family Party Christian Democrats" in a bid to halt a slide in popular support, reported the Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) daily.

Sweden considers healthcare for illegals
Sweden

Sweden considers healthcare for illegals

Sweden's new integration minister Erik Ullenhag is hopeful that Sweden will extend the right to healthcare and schooling to illegal immigrants.

Turkish president encourages Turks to integrate in Germany
Germany

Turkish president encourages Turks to integrate in Germany

Turkish President Abdullah Gül on Saturday encouraged Germany's 2.5-million-strong Turkish community to better integrate into German society.

Poultry farmers launch attempt to clean up image
Germany

Poultry farmers launch attempt to clean up image

German poultry farmers are launching an image campaign to counter increasing opposition to the methods they use to produce the average 18.6 kilos of poultry each German eats per year.

Police expecting riots to greet next radioactive waste transport
Germany

Police expecting riots to greet next radioactive waste transport

Police are expecting massive demonstrations and riots next month when a transport of 11 containers of highly-radioactive waste is due to be brought from France to Gorleben, Lower Saxony.

Seehofer tells youth wing multiculturalism is dead
Germany

Seehofer tells youth wing multiculturalism is dead

Bavarian state premier Horst Seehofer continued his anti-immigrant attacks on Friday night, addressing the youth wing of the conservatives and telling them "multiculturalism is dead."

Drone attack target was 20-year-old from Wuppertal
Germany

Drone attack target was 20-year-old from Wuppertal

One of the three Germans killed at the start of the month in a US army drone attack in Pakistan was a 20-year-old from the Wuppertal region, according to Essen-based WAZ newspaper group.

Merkel and Sarkozy to meet Medvedev ahead of Nato summit
Germany

Merkel and Sarkozy to meet Medvedev ahead of Nato summit

Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy will host Russia's President Dimitry Medvedev next week at a seafront summit designed to bind Moscow more closely into a partnership with the West.

Stuttgarters to march despite mediated talks
Germany

Stuttgarters to march despite mediated talks

Tens of thousands of Stuttgart 21 protesters are expected to take to the streets of the city on Saturday despite talks between their representatives and those from the construction project.

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Sweden

W.A.S.P. gig turns bloody as guard loses ear

A stage guard had part of his ear bitten off during a concert by US hard-rock legends W.A.S.P. in Örebro, Sweden on Friday after he was attacked by a drunk 40-year-old man.

4,000 travellers hit after cancelled trains
Sweden

4,000 travellers hit after cancelled trains

Swedish national rail operator SJ cancelled around 20 trains on Friday after cracks were found in a couple of wheels, affecting 4,000 passengers, with more interruptions expected over the weekend.

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Sweden

Swedish model tips Obama election doom

The die is already cast for Barack Obama's Democratic Party allies which stands to lose a swathe of seats in the House of Representatives, at least according to new Swedish research.