Sweden’s 2010 to end with snowfall
Sweden

Sweden’s 2010 to end with snowfall

2010, which has been one of the coldest years on record in Sweden, is to end as it started: with a heavy snowfall.

Elderly Swede dies while ice sailing
Sweden

Elderly Swede dies while ice sailing

A 71-year-old man died last night in western Sweden after becoming lost while ice sailing.

Friends of slain Swedish bride plead with husband
Sweden

Friends of slain Swedish bride plead with husband

Friends of Swede Anni Dewani who was murdered during her honeymoon in South Africa, have written an open letter to her husband urging him to answer accusations that he plotted her death.

Lucky Swedish pigs live to see 2011
Sweden

Lucky Swedish pigs live to see 2011

Almost a hundred pigs made a lucky escape on New Years Eve after the roof of their pigsty collapsed under the weight of the snow.

Policeman shoots woman dead in Munich
Germany

Policeman shoots woman dead in Munich

A Munich policeman shot a 49-year-old woman on Thursday evening, after she reportedly threatened him with a knife. The woman died in hospital not long afterwards.

Porsche wins legal battle over failed takeover
Germany

Porsche wins legal battle over failed takeover

German sportscar maker Porsche said Friday a US court has thrown out a lawsuit brought by US hedge funds claiming more than two billion dollars in damages over its failed 2008 attempt to acquire Volkswagen.

No room for tax cuts, says ‘wise man’
Germany

No room for tax cuts, says ‘wise man’

Wolfgang Franz - chairman of Germany's so-called 'wise men' on the German Council of Economic Experts - has said that the government should balance its books before considering tax cuts.

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Sweden

Police wish motorists a fine Christmas

Police in Västra Götland in western Sweden have been writing more than just Christmas cards this festive period.

Politicians call on unemployed not to buy fireworks
Germany

Politicians call on unemployed not to buy fireworks

Two politicians have caused outrage in Berlin by demanding that recipients of the unemployment benefit known as Hartz IV not waste their money on fireworks.

Swedish suspect linked to convicted terrorists
Sweden

Swedish suspect linked to convicted terrorists

The 29 year old Swedish man arrested in Denmark on Wednesday on suspicion of plotting a terrorist act against the Jyllands-Posten newspaper has close links to two men convicted in Sweden of terror-related crimes, according to media reports

Deep freeze to lift in the New Year
Germany

Deep freeze to lift in the New Year

After the sub-zero temperatures of New Year's Eve, the weather is likely to get milder in the first few days of January, but dangerous ice is expected to form on roads.

Merkel urges euro-faith in New Year’s address
Germany

Merkel urges euro-faith in New Year’s address

Chancellor Angela Merkel used her New Year's address to stress the importance of the euro to Germany, after polls showed voters going cool on the single currency following the Greek and Irish debt crises.