Swedish unions have become obsolete: leaders
Sweden

Swedish unions have become obsolete: leaders

Two of Sweden's union leaders have singled out the failure of the organisations to modernise their approaches to collective bargaining as a major reason an increasing number of Swedes choose not to become members.

Wenders and Herzog take art-house cinema 3D at Berlinale
Germany

Wenders and Herzog take art-house cinema 3D at Berlinale

Art-house cinema broke into the next dimension at the Berlin film festival Sunday with hotly awaited 3D premieres from European veterans seeking to reclaim the format from Hollywood blockbusters.

Fruits, vegetables may trigger child allergies
Sweden

Fruits, vegetables may trigger child allergies

A new study led by a Karolinska Institute researcher suggests that fruit and vegetable consumption may actually trigger allergies in children.

Steinbrück slaps down candidacy for ECB job
Germany

Steinbrück slaps down candidacy for ECB job

Former Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück has rejected his Social Democratic colleague Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s suggestion that he stand for the position of head of the European Central Bank (ECB).

Dresden marks bombing amid neo-Nazi march
Germany

Dresden marks bombing amid neo-Nazi march

Thousands of people Sunday formed a human chain in the eastern German city of Dresden to mark the 66th anniversary of the deadly Allied firebombing during World War II and to protest against a neo-Nazi march.

Chill easterly winds bring winter back to north and east
Germany

Chill easterly winds bring winter back to north and east

The relatively mild temperatures which have graced much of Germany recently have gone, replaced by wintry weather likely to last well into the new week, the German Weather Service (DWD) said on Sunday.

More than six million guns in private hands
Germany

More than six million guns in private hands

As details of gun ownership are gathered in Germany for a new national register, it has emerged that 6.3 million weapons are registered in private households in the country.

SPD and Greens set for power in Hamburg
Germany

SPD and Greens set for power in Hamburg

A centre-left coalition of Social Democrats (SPD) and Greens looks set to win next week's election in the city-state of Hamburg, according to the latest opinion poll published in Focus magazine.

Söderling defends ATP Rotterdam title
Sweden

Söderling defends ATP Rotterdam title

Swedish French Open finalist Robin Söderling defended his ATP Rotterdam title with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 defeat of France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Sunday.

Gottschalk leaves Wetten dass..? after accident
Germany

Gottschalk leaves Wetten dass..? after accident

Thomas Gottschalk, host of Germany’s most successful television show Wetten, dass..? will step down at the end of the season after a contestant was paralysed during a stunt performed on the show.

Stockholm bomb victim estimate ‘well below 30’
Sweden

Stockholm bomb victim estimate ‘well below 30’

A Swedish military agency that is testing the bombs that were found after the terrorist attack in Stockholm estimates that the number of people who could have been killed would have been "well below 30" if they had successfully detonated.

Sweden Democrat criticises ‘race mixing’
Sweden

Sweden Democrat criticises ‘race mixing’

A replacement municipal councillor for the Sweden Democrats in eastern Sweden may be expelled from the party after writing in an online forum that he is against "race mixing" and that Europeans have children with "niggers, Asians, etc."