Frankfurt sees 20,000 protest austerity
Germany

Frankfurt sees 20,000 protest austerity

Around 20,000 people marched through the centre of Germany's financial capital Frankfurt on Saturday, police said. They were protesting against European austerity programmes.

Locals pull three from burning car wreck
Germany

Locals pull three from burning car wreck

Quick-witted locals living near the small German town of Coesfeld saved three young people whose car smashed into their courtyard entrance and caught fire.

Merkel denies suggesting Greek vote on euro
Germany

Merkel denies suggesting Greek vote on euro

As Greece prepared itself for new parliamentary elections, the sense of crisis was exacerbated by confusion over whether German Chancellor Angela Merkel had suggested a Greek referendum on keeping the euro.

Sea Shepherd offered bail, can’t leave Germany
Germany

Sea Shepherd offered bail, can’t leave Germany

Founder of radical environmental group Sea Shepherd Paul Watson has been told he can leave German custody on €250,000 bail – but cannot leave the country until a judge has assessed a possible extradition request.

Loreen visits Azerbaijani women’s shelter
Sweden

Loreen visits Azerbaijani women’s shelter

On Friday, Melodifestivalen winner Loreen visited a women’s shelter in Baku, proving that her visit in Azerbaijan is about more than just bringing home a European Song Contest win.

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Sweden

Rape of 7-year-old girl brought to court

A decade-old case of suspected rape and repeated sexual abuse of a seven year-old girl led to charges being pressed by Luleå district court on Friday.

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Sweden

Human uterine transplant gets go-ahead

A first attempt at human uterine transplants has been given the green light at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg, as the Ethical Review Board gave the project their approval.

Metalworkers get pay rise, vow to take on Opel
Germany

Metalworkers get pay rise, vow to take on Opel

Some 800,000 metalworkers in the south-western German state of Baden-Württemberg won a 4.3 percent pay rise after marathon negotiations, their union IG Metall said on Saturday.

Construction workers see fewer inspections
Sweden

Construction workers see fewer inspections

Sweden's work environment watchdog has made ten percent fewer inspections on construction sites over the past seven years, despite twice as many work-site employees since 2007, reported national radio station SR.

Support for file sharing remains high in Sweden
Sweden

Support for file sharing remains high in Sweden

File sharing is still going strong in Sweden. Levels have barely been affected by new, harsh laws, and most Swedes have no problem with file sharing, a new study from Lund University shows.