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Sweden

Masses greet Stockholm Pride march

Thousands of people lined the streets of Stockholm on Saturday to take part in what organisers claim to be the single largest event in Scandinavia, The Stockholm Pride Parade.

Air traffic controllers threaten new strike
Germany

Air traffic controllers threaten new strike

Germany's air traffic controllers are threatening a new strike next week, despite a court ruling banning planned action last Thursday. Transport Minister Peter Ramsauer is exasperated at their demands.

E.ON planning even bigger job cuts
Germany

E.ON planning even bigger job cuts

The downsizing of one of Germany's leading energy companies could be much more devastating than previously expected. E.ON may be considering cutting up to 10,000 jobs worldwide.

CDU finds no respite from ‘navel-gazing’
Germany

CDU finds no respite from ‘navel-gazing’

Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling Christian Democratic Union continued to bicker about its policy direction on Saturday, with parliamentary leader Volker Kauder insisting it was time for the party to stop "navel-gazing."

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Sweden

Several youths reported missing at scout event

Several people have been reported missing from the World Scout Jamboree currently taking place in Rinkaby, outside Kristianstad in Southern Sweden.

Merkel pledges new steps to punish Syria
Germany

Merkel pledges new steps to punish Syria

The leaders of Germany and France joined US President Barack Obama on Friday in pledging to consider new steps to punish Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad and his government over "indiscriminate" attacks on civilians.

Giant water nymph causes a stir in Hamburg
Germany

Giant water nymph causes a stir in Hamburg

The new "bathing woman" sculpture set in Hamburg's Binnenalster - an artificial lake in the city centre - has had a few problems since being unveiled. Not only did she nearly sink, local residents struggled to see her artistic merits.

Former athlete reveals drug taking past
Sweden

Former athlete reveals drug taking past

Former high jump record holder Patrik Sjöberg has revealed how he slipped into a world of drug taking and partying as a way of dealing with his injuries.

Reinfeldt to visit scout camp
Sweden

Reinfeldt to visit scout camp

Fredrik Reinfeldt will address a scout meeting in Kristianstad on Saturday along with his Finnish and Danish counterparts as a mark of solidarity in the wake of the atrocities in Utøya and Oslo last month.

Germany’s last millstone mason gets busier
Germany

Germany’s last millstone mason gets busier

An organic food boom in Germany is creating demand for flour ground the old way, but the country only has one person left with the skills needed to carve and maintain millstones.

Saab investors line up new meeting – reports
Sweden

Saab investors line up new meeting – reports

Employees at beleaguered car maker Saab are cautiously optimistic after receiving their salaries for July this week and the news that further talks with Pang Da could take place over the weekend.

Toilet cleaner hid €40,000 in small coins from the taxman
Germany

Toilet cleaner hid €40,000 in small coins from the taxman

Officials in Bonn are counting pennies after raiding a woman thought to have hoarded around €40,000 in small-denomination coins she earned looking after public toilets – and failed to declare to the tax office.