Dead Swede returns to Afghanistan base
Sweden

Dead Swede returns to Afghanistan base

A memorial service for Kenneth Wallin, the Swedish soldier who died near Mazar-i-Sharif in Afghanistan on Saturday, is to held by Swedish forces on Sunday after the return of his body to Camp Northern Light.

Merkel joins Seehofer to bury multiculturalism
Germany

Merkel joins Seehofer to bury multiculturalism

Chancellor Angela Merkel positioned herself closely to controversial Bavarian state premier Horst Seehofer at the weekend, saying the concept of multiculturalism had failed utterly.

Wilders deems Swedish citizenship ‘undesirable’
Sweden

Wilders deems Swedish citizenship ‘undesirable’

The Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders, whose Freedom Party (PVV) supports the new conservative minority government, has demanded that a new minister revoke her Swedish citizenship, reported the Dutch De Telegraaf daily.

First northern snow hails cooler weather nationwide
Germany

First northern snow hails cooler weather nationwide

The first northern snow of the season fell in the Harz mountains on Saturday, yet the temperatures of about one degree above freezing ensured nothing much remained by lunchtime.

Munich firm patents ‘night milk’ to help the sleepless
Germany

Munich firm patents ‘night milk’ to help the sleepless

A Munich firm has patented "night milk" taken from cows during the night, which it claims has high levels of "sleep hormone" melatonin and can improve the sleep of people who drink it.

Ikea takes German planning rules to EU
Germany

Ikea takes German planning rules to EU

Swedish furniture giant Ikea is calling upon European authorities to stop German local governments limiting where it can build its superstores.

Citizens alienated by politics taking to streets for single issues
Germany

Citizens alienated by politics taking to streets for single issues

Germans are increasingly taking to the streets in order make their point on political matters which might otherwise be considered best debated in places such as parliament or local government.

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Sweden

Woman reports rape in Örebro

A 34-year-old woman was raped in Örebro in central Sweden on Friday night, the latest in an extended string of attacks in the city.

Eriksson Leicester debut ends in stalemate
Sweden

Eriksson Leicester debut ends in stalemate

Sven-Göran Eriksson's first game in charge of struggling Championship side Leicester ended in a disappointing 1-1 draw against Hull on Saturday.

Banned Audrey Hepburn stamps sold for €430,000
Germany

Banned Audrey Hepburn stamps sold for €430,000

A strip of banned stamps bearing a picture of Audrey Hepburn in the film "Breakfast at Tiffany’s" were sold for €430,000 in Berlin on Saturday.