Witnesses tell of Stockholm bomb terror
Sweden

Witnesses tell of Stockholm bomb terror

Eyewitnesses have told of the moment an apparent suicide bomber blew himself up just a stone's throw from Stockholm's busiest shopping street on Saturday.

One dead after suicide bombing in Stockholm
Sweden

One dead after suicide bombing in Stockholm

Two nearly simultaneous explosions rocked central Stockholm on Saturday evening, killing one person and injuring two others in what is believed to be a suicide attack.

Global demonstrations call for Assange’s release
Sweden

Global demonstrations call for Assange’s release

A number of demonstrations are set to take place around the world on Saturday to call for the release of beleaguered WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from a London prison, where he awaits possible extradition to Sweden to face rape charges.

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Sweden

Newlywed Swedish man kidnapped in Pakistan

A Swedish businessman has been kidnapped in Pakistan after travelling to the country to get married, newspaper Expressen reported on its website on Saturday.

The euro will not fail, Schäuble says
Germany

The euro will not fail, Schäuble says

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble on Saturday warned speculators on the financial markets not to bet against the euro, as European leaders prepared for a summit next week to shore up the embattled currency.

Röttgen points to progress in climate talks
Germany

Röttgen points to progress in climate talks

German Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen waxed positive Saturday on the outcome of United Nations climate talks in Cancún, Mexico, saying the negotiations had "fulfilled expectations."

Ikea owner ‘distressed’ over Russian expansion
Sweden

Ikea owner ‘distressed’ over Russian expansion

Iconic Swedish furniture giant Ikea's founder, Ingvar Kamprad, is "distressed" by the company's troubled expansion into Russia after a review of its operations in Russia revealed major shortcomings.

Berlin critical of Afghan leaders, report says
Germany

Berlin critical of Afghan leaders, report says

An assessment of the situation in Afghanistan set to be presented to German parliamentarians on Monday underscores the government's dissatisfaction with President Hamid Karzai's administration, according to a Saturday news report.

H&M opens world’s largest store in Vegas
Sweden

H&M opens world’s largest store in Vegas

Swedish clothing retailer H&M will open its largest store in the world in Las Vegas on Saturday.

Deutsche Telekom preps for Serbian telecom bid
Germany

Deutsche Telekom preps for Serbian telecom bid

Seven companies, among them Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom, have purchased tender documentation for the upcoming sale of a majority stake of state-controlled Telekom Serbia, officials said Friday.

Bundeswehr to attract volunteer troops with better pay, bonuses
Germany

Bundeswehr to attract volunteer troops with better pay, bonuses

With just months to go before military conscription is set to be suspended in Germany, the government is looking toward pay hikes and monthly bonuses to encourage volunteers to join the armed forces, according to a Saturday news report.

Slain Swedish bride’s husband freed from jail
Sweden

Slain Swedish bride’s husband freed from jail

Shrien Dewani, who is wanted in South Africa for his involvement in the murder of his Swedish bride on their honeymoon, left prison on bail on Friday, with his spokesman saying he would continue "bereavement counselling."

Karlsruhe robbers thought to be evasive “Gentlemen” duo
Germany

Karlsruhe robbers thought to be evasive “Gentlemen” duo

Police said Friday evening that two bank robbers killed during a shoot-out with cops in Karlsruhe were likely the "Gentlemen Robbers," who have stolen some €2 million and evaded police custody for the past 15 years.