Cold and rainy November days ahead across the country
Germany

Cold and rainy November days ahead across the country

Coats and umbrellas are must-haves as Germany enters the second week of November: The German Weather Service's latest forecast includes plenty of rain, plus markedly colder – and even frosty – temperatures for the coming days.

Nuclear waste train enters Germany
Germany

Nuclear waste train enters Germany

A train carrying what activists claim is "the most radioactive ever" cargo of nuclear waste ran the gauntlet of hundreds of protesters Saturday as it crossed the Rhine from France to Germany.

Swedish minister ‘tired’ of refugees from Greece
Sweden

Swedish minister ‘tired’ of refugees from Greece

Swedish Migration Minister Tobias Billström is 'tired' of Greece and its problems in dealing with asylum seekers.

Berlin mulls security ‘black list’ for airports
Germany

Berlin mulls security ‘black list’ for airports

The German government is considering a "black list" for airports that do not meet security standards, according to a Saturday report – a move Berlin hopes will boost cargo controls following two parcel bomb incidents in recent weeks.

Swedish justice minister confirms US surveillance
Sweden

Swedish justice minister confirms US surveillance

Swedish Justice Minister Beatrice Ask has confirmed that the US embassy in Sweden has undertaken similar secret surveillance measures since 2000 that have also occurred in Norway and Denmark.

Merkel says full employment in Germany is possible
Germany

Merkel says full employment in Germany is possible

German Chancellor Angela Merkel waxed optimistic about Germany's labour market in an interview published Saturday, saying universal employment was not a utopian goal.

German states look to skip court OK on blood tests for drunk drivers
Germany

German states look to skip court OK on blood tests for drunk drivers

Germany's upper house of parliament agreed Friday to support a draft law making it easier for police to administer blood tests to drivers suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Swedish aid agency tops Afghanistan funding
Sweden

Swedish aid agency tops Afghanistan funding

A Swedish aid agency will invest 90 million kronor ($13.65 million) in a project to support Afghanistan's efforts to reduce poverty by establishing self-governing village councils.

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Sweden

Police seek witnesses in Stockholm murder

Police have identified the dead man who was found bloodied on a Stockholm slope on Friday morning and are currently looking for witnesses who may have passed the area during the early morning hours.

Künast to run for Berlin mayor in 2011
Germany

Künast to run for Berlin mayor in 2011

A leading light of Germany's opposition Greens said Friday she was ready to stand for mayor of Berlin next year. Opinion polls show she could become the party's first state premier – pitting her against Social Democratic incumbent Klaus Wowereit.

Söderling powers into Valencia semis
Sweden

Söderling powers into Valencia semis

Sweden's Robin Söderling put his title credentials on display after dominating Frenchman Gael Monfils in the quarter-finals of the Valencia Open 500 on Friday.