BMW to develop electric car for Chinese market
Germany

BMW to develop electric car for Chinese market

BMW is to develop a new brand of electric cars exclusive to China, giving into pressure from the Chinese authorities.

Ballack left waiting for place against former team Chelsea
Germany

Ballack left waiting for place against former team Chelsea

Bayer Leverkusen's Michael Ballack must wait to find out if he will face his former club Chelsea on Tuesday in the Champions League despite a commanding performance in the German league.

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Sweden

Okay for carers to deny patients sex purchase aid

Personal care assistants cannot be forced to help their patients to buy sex while on vacation, concluded the National Board for Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen).

Half of Sweden’s road fatalities failed to buckle up
Sweden

Half of Sweden’s road fatalities failed to buckle up

Every other person killed in a traffic accident with cars, trucks or busses in urban areas was not wearing a seatbelt, reported the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket), after analysing all fatal accidents over the past five years.

Schäuble tipped to be next Eurogroup chief
Germany

Schäuble tipped to be next Eurogroup chief

Germany’s Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble is the favourite to replace the current head of the Eurogroup of finance ministers.

Italy and Germany go to UN Court over Nazi reparations
Germany

Italy and Germany go to UN Court over Nazi reparations

Germany and Italy will argue before the United Nations' highest court next week in a dispute over reparation claims for victims of Third Reich abuses that have been lodged before Italian courts.

No money for abused foster kids: minister
Sweden

No money for abused foster kids: minister

The thousands of Swedes mistreated in foster care will not be receiving any economic compensation, stated Maria Larsson, minister for children and elderly, to news agency TT.

Germany sends ‘Pina’ to the Oscars
Germany

Germany sends ‘Pina’ to the Oscars

Veteran German director Wim Wenders is carrying the torch for Germany in next year’s Oscars with his 3D documentary “Pina.”

Young man murdered in Gamla Stan stabbing
Sweden

Young man murdered in Gamla Stan stabbing

A man in his mid-twenties died after being stabbed in the stomach in Gamla Stan, in central Stockholm.

100 Germans involved in NATO Libya mission
Germany

100 Germans involved in NATO Libya mission

More than 100 German soldiers have taken part in NATO’s Libya operation, 10 times more than previously thought, the government has admitted.

‘No salary cash at Saab’: Muller
Sweden

‘No salary cash at Saab’: Muller

Saab Automobile's CEO Victor Muller has changed his tune since yesterday's announcement. There is no money to pay employee salaries at Saab.

Berlin suspects charged with planning terror attack
Germany

Berlin suspects charged with planning terror attack

The two men arrested on Thursday in Berlin on suspicion of planning a terror attack have been remanded in custody by a judge.