Icy conditions overwhelm Swedish hospitals
Sweden

Icy conditions overwhelm Swedish hospitals

The recent slippery conditions across Sweden have resulted in record overcrowding in the country's emergency rooms.

Sweden’s Egypt travel warning unchanged
Sweden

Sweden’s Egypt travel warning unchanged

Sweden's foreign ministry has maintained its travel warning against Egypt in despite the resignation of former president Hosni Mubarak late on Friday.

Fischer describes row with Schröder over Iraq
Germany

Fischer describes row with Schröder over Iraq

Former Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer has described the breakdown in relations between himself and former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder during the build-up to the 2003 Iraq invasion.

Teen footballer’s evening goal raises questions on youth workers
Germany

Teen footballer’s evening goal raises questions on youth workers

Questions have been raised about the application of youth work protection rules for teenage footballers after Julian Draxler scored the winning goal for Schalke 04 against Nuremberg last week – after 8 pm.

Merkel compares Egypt to Eastern Europe
Germany

Merkel compares Egypt to Eastern Europe

Chancellor Angela Merkel has drawn parallels between the popular ousting of autocratic leaders in Egypt and Tunisia with the democratic revolution in Eastern Europe 20 years ago.

Michelle Obama wears $35 H&M dress on TV
Sweden

Michelle Obama wears $35 H&M dress on TV

American First Lady Michelle Obama's television appearance in a dress from Sweden's H&M has prompted an exhaustive hunt for the elusive item, which has sold out in a number of stores in the US.

Army set to open ranks to foreigners
Germany

Army set to open ranks to foreigners

Foreigners living in Germany could soon be able to join the country's army, according to a proposal being put together by the Defence Ministry to make the new, professional fighting force more attractive.

One million Swedes hit by winter bus chaos
Sweden

One million Swedes hit by winter bus chaos

Up to 1 million passengers were affected when bus services in Stockholm county shut down completely on Friday due to slippery conditions caused by heavy snowfall and strong winds.

Weber says he ducked ECB job due to lack of European support
Germany

Weber says he ducked ECB job due to lack of European support

Bundesbank president Axel Weber says he decided not to run for leadership of the European Central Bank (ECB) because he did not enjoy the support of enough European governments.

Sweden’s Forsberg loses in NHL comeback
Sweden

Sweden’s Forsberg loses in NHL comeback

Sweden's Peter Forsberg return to the NHL with his old team, the Colorado Avalanche, was not enough to lift them against the Columbus Blue Jackets, who skated away with a 3-1 victory.

Germany joined by Brazil, India and Japan in UN challenge
Germany

Germany joined by Brazil, India and Japan in UN challenge

Germany was joined by Brazil, India and Japan on Friday in announcing that they would press for concrete action this year to open up the UN Security Council to new members.