Westerwelle summons Iranian ambassador
Germany

Westerwelle summons Iranian ambassador

Germany's foreign ministry Saturday said it had summoned Iran's ambassador to demand the release of an Iranian-born Christian pastor whose death sentence Berlin fears will be carried out soon.

Integration study author criticizes interior minister
Germany

Integration study author criticizes interior minister

German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich has come under attack from the key author of “The Daily Life of Muslims in Germany” study, published by the Bild newspaper on Thursday.

States in conflict over unified school exam
Germany

States in conflict over unified school exam

Germany's 16 states disagree over whether the country should introduce a unified Abitur examination for graduating high school pupils.

Victims in Friday’s plane crash identified
Germany

Victims in Friday’s plane crash identified

The cause of a private plane crash in the western German state of Hesse on Friday remains unknown, but authorities have identified the five victims, the Bild newspaper reported.

Baby boar with broken leg saved
Germany

Baby boar with broken leg saved

A tiny baby boar with a broken leg is now recovering in a foster home, thanks to a young German family who went out for a walk and saw the helpless animal.

Police confiscate more amphetamines
Germany

Police confiscate more amphetamines

German authorities have seized nearly twice as many amphetamines over the last two years as they did in 2009, according to a report published Saturday.

Police ‘not told’ of stabbing suspect’s call
Sweden

Police ‘not told’ of stabbing suspect’s call

The 28-year-old man suspected of stabbing a 10-year-old girl in the throat at a Gothenburg school called and identified himself to emergency services immediately after the attack, but the information wasn't forwarded to the police.

Swedish schools deploy drug sniffing dogs
Sweden

Swedish schools deploy drug sniffing dogs

Sniffer dogs will be used to search schools in Landskrona municipality in southern Sweden after officials concluded that “attitudes toward narcotics have become more liberal”.

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Sweden

Swede denied right to call himself ‘black work’

A man from Märsta in northern Stockholm has been denied the right to adopt the word “Svartjobb” (literally: black work) as his name after tax authorities deemed it to have negative connotations and to be indicative of a poor work ethic.

‘Fusilli’ radio waves open up wireless world: study
Sweden

‘Fusilli’ radio waves open up wireless world: study

Radio waves that move like pasta spirals could help unclog the wireless world by boosting the power of radio communications, Italian and Swedish researchers said Friday.

20 injured in Stockholm Globe stage collapse
Sweden

20 injured in Stockholm Globe stage collapse

Some 20 people were taken to hospital after a section of stage gave way during a concert at the Globe Arena in Stockholm on Friday evening.