GM ‘won’t support’ new plans to save Saab
Sweden

GM ‘won’t support’ new plans to save Saab

General Motors (GM) said on Saturday it cannot accept any of the proposed solutions presented so far to help save Swedish automaker Saab Automobile, which continues to teeter on the brink of bankruptcy.

Swedish woman charged for Austria ski ‘accident’
Sweden

Swedish woman charged for Austria ski ‘accident’

A skiing trip turned bad has led to a Swedish woman being charged in Austria for seriously injuring another woman who claims the Swede pushed her off a lift.

Politics played a role in Stark’s exit from ECB
Germany

Politics played a role in Stark’s exit from ECB

Political reasons played an important role in his decision to leave his job at the European Central Bank, outgoing ECB chief economist Jürgen Stark told the Wirtschaftswoche magazine.

White Christmas likely in southern Germany
Germany

White Christmas likely in southern Germany

Chances for a White Christmas are running around 60 to 70 percent – especially if you’re in southern Germany, according to private weather forecasting firm Donnerwetter.

Two more suspected in brutal farm murders
Sweden

Two more suspected in brutal farm murders

Another two people are now suspected of involvement in the murder of the elderly farmer couple in the village Långared, in southwestern Sweden.

Bayern Munich ‘will be even better’ in 2012
Germany

Bayern Munich ‘will be even better’ in 2012

The football powerhouse of Bayern Munich will be even stronger in 2012, when Bastian Schweinsteiger and Arjen Robben are fully fit, coach Jupp Heynckes predicted after a 10-man Bayern Munich routed Cologne 3-0 in their final German league match of the year.

‘New homes’ turn Swedes’ hair green
Sweden

‘New homes’ turn Swedes’ hair green

When several formerly blonde inhabitants of Anderslöv in southern Sweden suddenly had green hair, suspicion was immediately directed towards the municipal drinking water.

Metro riders force attacking youths to flee
Germany

Metro riders force attacking youths to flee

Yet another incidence of violence in the Berlin U-Bahn was reported – this time four unknown youths attacked a 27-year-old metro rider early Saturday morning, the Tagesspiegel newspaper reported.

‘Uncertainty’ over Swedish nuke waste storage: experts
Sweden

‘Uncertainty’ over Swedish nuke waste storage: experts

There are still questions surrounding some important points in the application for final disposition from Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management (Svensk kärnbränslehantering - SKB), concluded the international expert group from the OECD's Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), who reviewed the application.

Afghanistan troop withdrawl to begin in Jan
Germany

Afghanistan troop withdrawl to begin in Jan

The initial withdrawl of 100 German soliders from Afghanistan will not take place before Christmas and won’t be accompanied by a celebration, according to German Defence Minister Thomas de Maizière.

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Sweden

Man killed in post-Christmas party attack

The injuries sustained from an unprovoked attack on the streets of Ludvika led to a man's death. The 44 year-old man had been to a Christmas party, and was in the company of two other men, when at least two attackers jumped them.

Winter storm ‘Joachim’ blows over
Germany

Winter storm ‘Joachim’ blows over

The winter storm ‘Joachim’ had largely blown over Germany by Saturday morning and moved on to Poland, where at least four people were hurt, InfoRadio reported.