Protests at NPD marches against new EU workers
Germany

Protests at NPD marches against new EU workers

The neo-Nazi NPD held demonstrations in a number of cities in Germany over the weekend in protest at the May 1 opening of the labour market to Eastern European countries.

Hutu leaders on trial for organising Congo atrocities from Germany
Germany

Hutu leaders on trial for organising Congo atrocities from Germany

Two senior Rwandan Hutu rebel leaders go on trial Wednesday in Germany, accused of masterminding atrocities in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Schlecker caught with ‘to fire’ list of problematic staff
Germany

Schlecker caught with ‘to fire’ list of problematic staff

German drug store chain Schlecker, long attracting negative publicity for its poor payment of staff and the leak of personal information of its customers, has stepped in it again – with the emergence of a list of workers it seemingly wants to fire.

Greens in household services u-turn
Sweden

Greens in household services u-turn

Sweden's Green Party has ditched its long-held opposition to a controversial centre-right government scheme allowing tax deductions for household services.

Tax breaks for home help and nannies planned for middle class
Germany

Tax breaks for home help and nannies planned for middle class

Family Minister Kristina Schröder says she is working on plans for tax breaks for those who employ home help or nannies in an effort to make it easier for middle class families.

Norway stun Sweden with historic hockey win
Sweden

Norway stun Sweden with historic hockey win

Norway came from behind to claim a first ever ice hockey win over Sweden on Saturday as the teams opened their Group C campaigns at the world championships in Slovakia.

Martin Olsson nets vital Blackburn winner
Sweden

Martin Olsson nets vital Blackburn winner

Swedish midfielder Martin Olsson scored the only goal as Blackburn beat Bolton on Saturday to take a potentially crucial step away from the Premier League drop zone.

Walpurgis Night relatively peaceful in Berlin and Hamburg
Germany

Walpurgis Night relatively peaceful in Berlin and Hamburg

There were only minor incidents in Berlin and Hamburg on Saturday evening as the expected Walpurgis Night stand-offs between party-goers, rioters and police ahead of May Day did not materialise.

Drunken chaos mars Walpurgis celebrations
Sweden

Drunken chaos mars Walpurgis celebrations

Police in Uppsala responded to reports of rape, assault and drunken behaviour as they struggled to contain revellers during chaotic Walpurgis Night celebrations in the city on Saturday.

Sweden’s king celebrates 65th birthday
Sweden

Sweden’s king celebrates 65th birthday

Well-wishers gathered at the royal palace in Stockholm on Saturday as King Carl XVI Gustaf celebrated his 65th birthday and vowed not to retire from his royal duties.

Dortmund crowned Bundesliga champions
Germany

Dortmund crowned Bundesliga champions

Borussia Dortmund were crowned Bundesliga champions on Saturday after a 2-0 win at home against Nuremberg gave them their first German league title since 2002.