Huge anti-nuclear protests hit the streets
Germany

Huge anti-nuclear protests hit the streets

More than 200,000 people took to the streets around Germany Saturday to protest against nuclear power, upping the pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel on the eve of a critical state election.

Summer time begins amid safety warnings
Germany

Summer time begins amid safety warnings

The clocks will be moved forward an hour on Saturday night to mark the beginning of daylight saving time. Drivers are being warned to expect a higher chance of wildlife accidents on country roads.

Sunny days to resume next week
Germany

Sunny days to resume next week

The rainy cold front that is sweeping Germany this weekend is expected to yield to warmer, sunnier weather as next week begins, according to the latest report from the German Weather Service (DWD).

Modern art stolen from Deutsche Bank
Germany

Modern art stolen from Deutsche Bank

Art thieves stole two pictures by German modern artist Joseph Beuys from the art collection of Deutsche Bank, the police reported Saturday.

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Sweden

Elderly man lay dead for over three years

An elderly man was found dead in his apartment in Tumba in southern Stockholm last Wednesday with police believing that he could have been dead for over three years without anyone having noticed.

De Maizière makes first trip to Afghanistan
Germany

De Maizière makes first trip to Afghanistan

Defence Minister Thomas de Maizière visited German soldiers in Afghanistan on Saturday for the first time since he took office a few weeks ago.

Juholt: ‘There is another way, a different choice’
Sweden

Juholt: ‘There is another way, a different choice’

Håkan Juholt, the new leader of Sweden's Social Democrat party, attacked the government's record on youth unemployment, child poverty and 'growing divides' in society, in his inaugural speech on Saturday.

Most Germans support Libyan abstention
Germany

Most Germans support Libyan abstention

A majority of Germans support their government's decision not to take part in the military action against Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, a survey revealed Saturday.

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Sweden

Swedish boy mauled by bear

A 12-year-old boy was bitten in both legs by a brown bear on Friday after he disturbed the hibernating animal while out skiing in Funäsdalsberget in northern Sweden.

Olofsson in the dark over Vattenfall pay off
Sweden

Olofsson in the dark over Vattenfall pay off

The Swedish government has denied that it, or enterprise minister Maud Olofsson, had any knowledge of the golden parachute payment that led to the sacking of Vattenfall chair Lars Westerberg.

Zlatan to miss Milan derby despite ban cut
Sweden

Zlatan to miss Milan derby despite ban cut

Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic's ban for violent conduct was on Friday reduced from three games to two but the Sweden forward will still miss next weekend's Milan derby.