Anti-capitalist demos continue overnight
Germany

Anti-capitalist demos continue overnight

Around 200 people camped out in front of the European Central Bank building in Frankfurt overnight, organizers said, as anti-capitalism protesters planned a fresh demonstration in Berlin Sunday.

VW to increase workforce to half a million
Germany

VW to increase workforce to half a million

German automaking colossus Volkswagen plans to extend its worldwide workforce to 500,000 by 2018, CEO Martin Winterkorn announced. This would make VW the world's biggest car manufacturer.

Rights groups criticize upcoming Ethiopia trial
Sweden

Rights groups criticize upcoming Ethiopia trial

Freelance reporter Martin Schibbye and photographer Johan Persson, who have been charged with terrorism in Ethiopia, will face trial on Tuesday, with human rights organisations already criticizing the process.

Justice minister praises Chaos Computer Club
Germany

Justice minister praises Chaos Computer Club

German Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger has praised hackers in the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) for bringing to light the scope and capabilities of spyware used by the state to catch criminals.

Swedish roosters bred to become lip fillers
Sweden

Swedish roosters bred to become lip fillers

Swedish roosters are bred for the sole purpose of serving as raw material in lip enhancements and anti-wrinkle creams, according to Sveriges Radio (SR).

Neo-Nazi boss to appeal to top court for hotel ban
Germany

Neo-Nazi boss to appeal to top court for hotel ban

Udo Voigt, chairman of the far-right National Demcrocratic Party, is preparing to appeal to the German Federal Court of Justice (BGH) in Karlsruhe, after he was allegedly barred from a hotel for his political views.

German man possibly eaten by cannibal on South Sea island
Germany

German man possibly eaten by cannibal on South Sea island

A German traveller and a local hunter have been missing for a week on the French-governed island of Nuku Hiva in the Pacific Ocean. On Saturday, human remains were found in a dead campfire.

Porn attack shuts down Marabou’s Facebook
Sweden

Porn attack shuts down Marabou’s Facebook

Swedish chocolate maker Marabou's thriving Facebook community was shut down after being hit by a sabotaging spammer who uploaded pornographic images to the page, according to a report by media trade paper Dagens Media.

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Sweden

Teenage refugee shot in the face

A 16-year-old refugee was shot and severely injured in Eslöv, southern Sweden, on Saturday evening at a refugee housing facility.

Wall Street protesters march in Sweden
Sweden

Wall Street protesters march in Sweden

Following a wave of Wall Street protests worldwide on Saturday, raised voices against corporate greed were also heard in Sweden, with demonstrations in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö and several other cities.

Wulff makes surprise trip to Afghanistan
Germany

Wulff makes surprise trip to Afghanistan

German President Christian Wulff vowed Sunday that Germany would continue to support Afghanistan after the troops have left, as he made a surprise trip to Kabul for talks with President Hamid Karzai.

Bayern Munich juggernaut rolls on
Germany

Bayern Munich juggernaut rolls on

Bayern Munich continued their early season charge for the Bundesliga title with a 4-0 rout of Hertha Berlin on Saturday that gave them a five-point lead at the top.