Greens to challenge government over Libyan mission
Germany

Greens to challenge government over Libyan mission

The Green party is to file a constitutional complaint against the German government over the army's evacuation operation in Libya in February. The party says Chancellor Angela Merkel is ignoring parliament too often.

Germany takes over EU anti-pirate mission
Germany

Germany takes over EU anti-pirate mission

Germany took control of the European Union's anti-pirate mission Operation Atalanta in a ceremony in Djibouti on Saturday.

Germans stay positive despite global crash
Germany

Germans stay positive despite global crash

The catastrophic news from the world's financial markets has not put out the average German, a new survey has found. A slim majority are apparently optimistic about the next 12 months.

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Sweden

Swedish soldier injured in Afghanistan

A Swedish soldier was injured neary Mazar-e-Sharif in Afghanistan on Saturday morning. The Swedish troop was on a routine mission together with Afghan security forces, when they were fired upon north of the village Chimtal.

Bulls deployed to catch runaway cow
Germany

Bulls deployed to catch runaway cow

Efforts by animal lovers to catch runaway cow Yvonne before hunters find her, have been stepped up with Ernst the bull and soon her own son Friesi being deployed to tempt her out of woods in Bavaria.

Fewer foreign berry pickers in Sweden
Sweden

Fewer foreign berry pickers in Sweden

This year has seen a significant drop in the number of berry pickers coming to Sweden from countries outside the EU, since requirements and regulations have been sharpened for companies employing foreign berry pickers.

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Sweden

New lead on Stockholm preschool blast: police

A Stockholm preschool, in the southern suburb Farsta, was hit by an explosion on Thursday. Stockholm police now have two leads in the investigation of the explosion.

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Sweden

Man arrested for filming child rapes

A 34 year-old man from Gävle, in eastern Sweden, was arrested on Friday afternoon on suspicion of among other things four cases of child rape, wrote regional newspaper Arbetarbladet on their website.

Maltreatment reports increasing in Swedish geriatric care
Sweden

Maltreatment reports increasing in Swedish geriatric care

Bed sores, humiliating treatment and incorrect drug dosages. Many are now reporting maltreatment of elderly to the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen), and cases are increasing in several parts of the country, according to a survey conducted by news agency TT.

Germany may import Austrian energy in winter
Germany

Germany may import Austrian energy in winter

Germany is considering buying electricity from Austria, fearing it will run low on power this winter due to plans to shut down eight nuclear plants, an Austrian daily reported on Friday.

Berlin remembers building of the Wall
Germany

Berlin remembers building of the Wall

Germany marks on Saturday the 50th anniversary of the Berlin Wall going up with solemn ceremonies across the city and the opening of an expanded memorial for its victims.