Bid to halt Stuttgart 21 rail project fails
Germany

Bid to halt Stuttgart 21 rail project fails

Opponents of the controversial Stuttgart 21 rail project failed to get enough votes in Sunday's referendum to force the state to stop funding it.

Berlin faces isolation on ECB euro rescue role
Germany

Berlin faces isolation on ECB euro rescue role

Germany faced mounting pressure Sunday to let the European Central Bank (ECB) save the crisis-hit eurozone, as reports surfaced of IMF contingency bailout planning for a re-modelled Italy.

Germany backs peace talks with the Taliban
Germany

Germany backs peace talks with the Taliban

Germany's foreign and defence ministers called Sunday for the Taliban to be included in Afghanistan peace talks, ahead of a major international conference for the war-ravaged country next month.

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Sweden

Ex-staff speak out about bullying claims

A tasteless stage play in which a terrified boy had his face smeared with avacado and was forced to drink a “disgusting concoction” was what finally convinced the two former staff members at boarding school Lundsberg to report the school to the Schools Inspectorate.

Greens weigh support for NPD ban
Germany

Greens weigh support for NPD ban

The Greens will only support a new attempt at banning the neo-Nazi NPD political party if there is a good chance the effort will succeed, members said Sunday at their party conference in Kiel.

Berlin-Hamburg train route re-opens after fire
Germany

Berlin-Hamburg train route re-opens after fire

Trains are running once again between Berlin and Hamburg after workers cleared the rail lines Saturday evening following a suspected arsonist fire on the tracks.

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Sweden

Man stabbed at indoor football tournament

The World Deaf Futsal Championship was marred by a stabbing incident at the closing ceremony of the indoor football tournament in Örebro on Saturday.

Stuttgart 21 vote underway
Germany

Stuttgart 21 vote underway

Voters in the German state of Baden-Württemberg go to the polls Sunday to let authorities know whether the controversial, multi-billion euro Stuttgart 21 rail project should get state government support or not.

Neo-Nazis may have stolen army TNT
Germany

Neo-Nazis may have stolen army TNT

Investigators looking into the neo-Nazi terrorist group based in Thuringia are worried that far-right extremists may be in possession of the remaining 38 kilos (83.8 pounds) of TNT stolen from the German army’s storage unit in the area.

Police clear protestors from nuke train path
Germany

Police clear protestors from nuke train path

Police early Sunday began to clear thousands of anti-nuclear protestors from railroad tracks to allow the passage of a train carrying radioactive waste from France for to a storage facility in Lower Saxony.

Swedish town erects giant Christmas goat
Sweden

Swedish town erects giant Christmas goat

Advent Sunday means it is time for the inauguration of the famous 13 metre tall Christmas goat (Gävlebocken) in the main square of Gävle, on the east coast of Sweden.

New blow for Håkan Juholt: survey
Sweden

New blow for Håkan Juholt: survey

Social Democrat leader Håkan Juholt has taken another blow in the opinion polls, with a new survey revealing that he is further behind prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt than ever before.

Class 3 warning issued as storms lash Sweden
Sweden

Class 3 warning issued as storms lash Sweden

With parts of southern Sweden still reeling from the damage caused by the storm dubbed Berit, residents have been warned that even worse weather is on its way and have been warned not to go out unless it is absolutely necessary.