Swedes bask in record May highs
Sweden

Swedes bask in record May highs

Swedes were enjoying a real taste of summer heat on Friday with thermometers indicated record highs in some areas of the country, with more of the same promised over the weekend.

New Swedish union boss seeks welfare state boost
Sweden

New Swedish union boss seeks welfare state boost

Sweden's Trade Union Confederation (Landsorganisationen - LO) on Saturday elected as its new president Karl- Petter Thorwaldsson, who proceeded to call for a restoration of the Swedish welfare model.

East German death strip exodus ‘still traumatic’
Germany

East German death strip exodus ‘still traumatic’

People who were forced to move to make way for the East German border death strip 60 years ago should be compensated as many are still traumatised, the head of a memorial commemorating the division of Germany says.

Germany an ‘island of bliss’ for music festivals
Germany

Germany an ‘island of bliss’ for music festivals

Germany has more music festivals offering a wider spectrum of music styles than any other European country, a leading festival organizer said on Saturday.

Horse diapers could reduce pavement poop
Germany

Horse diapers could reduce pavement poop

Berlin, struggling with the problem of horse poop left on city streets from horsedrawn carriages hauling tourists around town, is considering forcing drivers to use “horse diapers” to catch the turds.

Grass attacks austerity forced on Greece
Germany

Grass attacks austerity forced on Greece

German Nobel literature laureate Günter Grass has followed his Israel-critical poem from last month with one tearing into European policy on Greece.

German woman fails to halt US deportation
Germany

German woman fails to halt US deportation

A US judge ruled has in favour of deporting a woman wanted on fraud charges in Germany despite an attempt by her son, who is accused of a four-day arson spree in Hollywood, to have her stay and testify at his trial.

Hertha Berlin loses relegation appeal
Germany

Hertha Berlin loses relegation appeal

The Berlin football club Hertha BSC lost on Friday its second attempt to stay in the Bundesliga’s top league, the Berliner Zeitung reported.

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Sweden

Swedish police hunt man for imam shooting

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a man in connection with the shooting of an Uzbek imam in northern Sweden in February.

Hillary Clinton lines up Sweden visit
Sweden

Hillary Clinton lines up Sweden visit

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will visit Sweden, Denmark, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Turkey in a weeklong trip starting May 31st, her spokeswoman said Friday.

Ibrahimovic pledges future to Milan
Sweden

Ibrahimovic pledges future to Milan

Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has quashed speculation surrounding his future by saying he will remain with AC Milan for a third season despite supposed financial problems at the club.