Swedish ire stopped CIA ‘terror flights’
Sweden

Swedish ire stopped CIA ‘terror flights’

Suspicions that the United States was transporting terror suspects via Sweden on clandestine flights resulted in a diplomatic crisis, according to documents released by WikiLeaks.

Sahlin criticises Social Democrats’ job policy
Sweden

Sahlin criticises Social Democrats’ job policy

Outgoing Social Democratic leader Mona Sahlin called for a new jobs policy that makes it worthwhile to work and was critical of cooperation with the Left Party said in a speech to the party's advisory committee on Saturday.

Swedes name China most innovative in future
Sweden

Swedes name China most innovative in future

A new Swedish study has revealed that respondents from six countries believe that China will become the world's most innovative country in 10 years, followed by India and the US.

Shark kills German woman at Red Sea resort
Germany

Shark kills German woman at Red Sea resort

A shark mauled to death a German woman tourist snorkeling off Sharm el-Sheikh on Sunday, in the third shark attack in Egypt's popular Red Sea resort in a week, local officials said.

Swedish King opens new Malmö City Tunnel
Sweden

Swedish King opens new Malmö City Tunnel

Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf opened the Malmö City Tunnel at 5.30pm on Saturday afternoon, with the opening ceremony attended by an estimated 6,000 spectators at the city's Posthusplatsen.

Accused leftist extremists fight extradition from France
Germany

Accused leftist extremists fight extradition from France

Two German suspected extremists will go to the European Court of Human Rights to fight extradition from France to Germany, their lawyer said on Saturday.

Wahl-O-Mat blackout in Saxony-Anhalt ahead of March election
Germany

Wahl-O-Mat blackout in Saxony-Anhalt ahead of March election

The computer programme Wahl-O-Mat which helps voters decide how to cast their ballot by comparing answers to a range of questions to the manifestoes of political parties will not be available to people in Saxony-Anhalt ahead of the March 20 state election.

Neo-Nazis march with burning torches through central Berlin
Germany

Neo-Nazis march with burning torches through central Berlin

People living in the Tiergarten area of Berlin were shocked on Friday night to see a group of neo-Nazis marching through the neighbourhood holding burning torches and singing fascist songs.

Bayern’s defeat by Schalke leave them trailing in Liga stakes
Germany

Bayern’s defeat by Schalke leave them trailing in Liga stakes

Bayern Munich's hopes of retaining their Bundesliga title suffered a major setback on Saturday when a 2-0 defeat at rivals Schalke 04 left them 14 points behind leaders Dortmund.

Revved up German jobs motor only idling in some areas
Germany

Revved up German jobs motor only idling in some areas

The German jobs motor is turbo-charged these days but stark regional differences point up the potential and pitfalls in Europe's biggest economy.

Wetten, dass? stopped after on-air accident
Germany

Wetten, dass? stopped after on-air accident

One of Germany’s biggest television shows, Wetten, dass? was ended early on Saturday night, before global stars including Take That and Justin Bieber could perform, after a candidate seriously injured himself in a stunt.

Sweden’s Jönsson wins cross-country World Cup
Sweden

Sweden’s Jönsson wins cross-country World Cup

Sweden's Emil Jönsson won his sixth title on the World Cup circuit on Saturday when he crossed the line first in the cross-country freestyle sprint final in Düsseldorf, Germany.

WikiLeaks shifts domains as PayPal cuts donations
Sweden

WikiLeaks shifts domains as PayPal cuts donations

WikiLeaks battled to stay online on Saturday after Sweden issued a new arrest warrant for its elusive publisher Julian Assange, while PayPal axed donations to the whistleblowing website.