Olof Palme paid homage in Stockholm
Sweden

Olof Palme paid homage in Stockholm

Prime Minister Olof Palme who was murdered 25 years ago on the 28th February was paid homage today at a seminar in Stockholm. Former ministers, party colleagues and family members all paid tribute at the ABF-huset in Stockholm.

Wolf spotted in Stockholm back garden
Sweden

Wolf spotted in Stockholm back garden

A wild wolf walked within metres of a house in Rimbo on the Roslagen area of Stockholm County, just 20 minutes north as the crow flies, from the capital.

Turkey demands support for EU membership
Germany

Turkey demands support for EU membership

A day before he is due in Germany, Turkish President Tayyib Erdogan has harshly criticized Germany’s policy towards Turkish efforts to join the European Union, saying it should support full membership.

Germany and UK to cooperate on pressuring Qaddafi clan
Germany

Germany and UK to cooperate on pressuring Qaddafi clan

The leaders of Germany and Britain agreed on Saturday that severe international sanctions should be imposed as quickly as possible on the Libyan regime, Berlin said.

Academics attack Guttenberg over plagiarized thesis
Germany

Academics attack Guttenberg over plagiarized thesis

Embattled Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg withstood harsh criticism in parliament at the end of the week for copying large sections of his doctoral thesis only to be further attacked by academics at the weekend.

Airlines suggest €50 charge for claims mediation
Germany

Airlines suggest €50 charge for claims mediation

German airlines have suggested that passengers seeking refunds or compensation for travel problems should pay €50 to have their case heard by a mediator in order to reduce the number of unjustified claims.

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Sweden

Swedish museum head in prison for bribes

A former museum director from Skövde in central Sweden has been sent to prison for accepting bribes.

Singer shoots down <i>Bild</i> advertising approach
Germany

Singer shoots down Bild advertising approach

An attempt to recruit the band Wir Sind Helden for this year’s Bild newspaper advertising campaign, which features an honest appraisal of the controversial paper, has failed spectacularly.

Swedish man paid salary of two kronor
Sweden

Swedish man paid salary of two kronor

When salesman Rickard Dunker opened his payslip he got something of a shock. For one month's work he had been paid a total of three kronor. After tax had been deducted, his monthly income was reduced to a grand total of two kronor.

More than 50 ex-Stasi work for files authority
Germany

More than 50 ex-Stasi work for files authority

More than 50 former Stasi members still work for the authority which administers the former East German secret police files, it was revealed on Saturday.

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Sweden

Drunk gunman held two kids hostage

A drunken gunman held two children hostage on Friday night in a flat in Timrå, northern Sweden. After a long police negotiation the gunman gave himself up.