Koch-Mehrin keeps European Parliament seat despite plagiarism
Germany

Koch-Mehrin keeps European Parliament seat despite plagiarism

Free Democrat politician Silvana Koch-Mehrin, who was stripped of her doctorate after it was found that she plagiarized parts of her thesis, will keep her mandate in the European Parliament, it was reported on Saturday.

Opposition ridicules Merkel’s bailout deal
Germany

Opposition ridicules Merkel’s bailout deal

Germany's opposition parties have poured scorn on the compromise brokered between Angela Merkel and French president Nicolas Sarkozy on a new Greek bailout package, which calls for the private sector to contribute voluntarily.

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Sweden

Young Swedish woman murdered in Spain

A 20 year-old Swedish woman was murdered on the night between Friday and Saturday, in the Spanish city Fuengirola.

Midsummer forecast recommends both umbrella and sandals
Sweden

Midsummer forecast recommends both umbrella and sandals

Bring both rain boots and summer sandals to next Friday's midsummer eve party says weather experts. Current weather forecasts show that most revelers in Sweden can count on both sunshine and showers making an appearance.

Shorter parental leave for immigrants: minister
Sweden

Shorter parental leave for immigrants: minister

Immigrant parents with young children should have a shorter parental leave when the family moves to Sweden Centre Party's leader and minister for enterprise and energy Maud Olofsson said in an interview with Sveriges Radio (SR).

Facebook-posted party turns into riot
Germany

Facebook-posted party turns into riot

A huge party in the western town of Wuppertal organized anonymously via Facebook resulted in a riot on Friday night, leaving 16 people injured and three charged with public order offences.

Bonn climate talks end with Kyoto Protocol left hanging
Germany

Bonn climate talks end with Kyoto Protocol left hanging

New talks on global warming ended in Bonn on Friday with the UN's climate chief calling on world leaders to help resolve the fate of the Kyoto Protocol ahead of a key meeting six months down the road.

Deadly E. coli found in Frankfurt stream
Germany

Deadly E. coli found in Frankfurt stream

The dangerous strain of E. coli that has claimed the lives of nearly 40 Germans has been found in a stream in Frankfurt, it was confirmed Friday evening. But authorities said there was no risk to the city's water supply.

Malmö police station attacked by gunfire
Sweden

Malmö police station attacked by gunfire

The police station in Malmö district Rosengård, in the south of Sweden, was fired upon early Saturday morning.

France raises concern over nuke-free Germany
Germany

France raises concern over nuke-free Germany

France's Energy Minister Eric Besson is urging the European Commission to consider the knock-on effects of Germany's decision to abandon nuclear power, fearing energy supplies problems, in a letter seen on Friday.

Customs row ‘a misunderstanding’: Danish minister
Sweden

Customs row ‘a misunderstanding’: Danish minister

Widespread objections to Denmark's plan to reintroduce permanent customs checks at its borders are based on a misunderstanding, Danish Foreign Minister Lene Espersen insisted Friday.

Riksdag votes to extend Libya mission
Sweden

Riksdag votes to extend Libya mission

Lawmakers voted by a large majority on Friday to extend Sweden's participation in NATO's Libya bombing campaign for another three months.