Winter once again wreaks havoc across Sweden
Sweden

Winter once again wreaks havoc across Sweden

Swedes were coping with yet another round of fierce winter weather on Sunday as a band of snow showers moved north across the country, sending cars off the roads and dumping up to 20 centimetres of fresh snow in its wake.

WikiLeaks cable embarrasses Left leader
Germany

WikiLeaks cable embarrasses Left leader

The Left party's parliamentary leader Gregor Gysi was left with some explaining to do after an American diplomatic cable revealed he apparently told US Ambassador Philip Murphy that his party's opposition to NATO was only for show.

Prince Harry visits Berlin Wall memorial site
Germany

Prince Harry visits Berlin Wall memorial site

British Prince Harry visited the Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin Wall memorial site on Sunday in the company of British ambassador Simon McDonald.

FDP dips below five percent in regional polls
Germany

FDP dips below five percent in regional polls

The Free Democratic Party (FDP), junior partner in Germany's governing coalition, would fail to enter two state parliaments if elections were held there this weekend, a new poll shows. FDP leader Guido Westerwelle is under pressure.

Travel chaos reigns at Frankfurt airport
Germany

Travel chaos reigns at Frankfurt airport

Frankfurt airport, Germany's busiest, cancelled some 490 flights Sunday due to heavy snowfall, and Lufthansa is advising people booked on domestic flights to exchange their tickets for rail tickets.

SPD calls for varying terror-threat levels
Germany

SPD calls for varying terror-threat levels

The Social Democratic Party's security spokesman Thomas Oppermann has called for the introduction of varying terror-threat levels as in other western countries. More variation means the public is less numb to the threat, he said.

Swedish woman wakes to find stranger’s tongue on her arm
Sweden

Swedish woman wakes to find stranger’s tongue on her arm

A woman in eastern Sweden awoke with a start recently to find a strange man lying next to her in bed licking her arm.

New details emerge about Assange accusers
Sweden

New details emerge about Assange accusers

As WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange vows to fight against his extradition to Sweden, police reports have shed more light on the women and the events at the centre of the sex crime allegations against him.

Sweden slammed for new Iraqi deportations
Sweden

Sweden slammed for new Iraqi deportations

Sweden’s migration minister has refused to respond to concerns from the United Nations and the Council of Europe about Sweden’s decision to resume the deportation of Iraqis.

Mainz edge closer as Dortmund stumble
Germany

Mainz edge closer as Dortmund stumble

Mainz closed the gap at the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday to 10 points with a tense 4-2 win at wintry St Pauli as leaders Borussia Dortmund were beaten 1-0 at Eintracht Frankfurt.

Snow blower snatchers take Stockholm by storm
Sweden

Snow blower snatchers take Stockholm by storm

Sweden’s exceptionally snowy winter has police chasing a new class of thieves who may simply be looking for a way to give their weary backs a rest.