US airman emerges in Sweden after 28 years
Sweden

US airman emerges in Sweden after 28 years

An American man who deserted from a US Air Force Base in Germany in 1984 has come forward after living a secret life in Sweden for nearly three decades, despite being wanted as a fugitive by the US military.

Ukraine: blame Germany for Tymoshenko jail term
Germany

Ukraine: blame Germany for Tymoshenko jail term

The Ukrainian government has said it holds Germany partly responsible for the controversial seven-year prison sentence that former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is serving in her own country.

Left leader calls for 40k a month income cap
Germany

Left leader calls for 40k a month income cap

The new leader of Germany's socialist Left party has called for a 100 percent tax on any income above €40,000 a month, because beyond that point, "there's no additional life enjoyment anyway."

Merkel ally tells Greece: Vote right or euro’s gone
Germany

Merkel ally tells Greece: Vote right or euro’s gone

A leading German right-wing politician warned Saturday that if the far left wins Greece's elections this weekend, the country's exit from the eurozone "will be only a matter of time."

Rainy summer week ahead for Germans
Germany

Rainy summer week ahead for Germans

Low pressure fronts over the Atlantic and Scandinavia mean that Germany's watery summer looks set to continue over the weekend.

Man ‘kills flatmate and jumps from window’
Germany

Man ‘kills flatmate and jumps from window’

A German man apparently stabbed his 21-year-old flatmate to death before attempting suicide in Berlin on Friday morning. He is still critically injured.

Government popularity on the up in polls
Sweden

Government popularity on the up in polls

In April only 50 percent of Swedes considered the current centre-right government to be doing a good job, but a recent poll shows voters’ confidence has buoyed back up to 56 percent, breaking this year’s negative trend.

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Sweden

Drunk thieves crash stolen moped into flat

Two men in their twenties were injured on Friday after stealing a moped and crashing it straight through an apartment window.

‘Full-time for all public staff’: Social Democrats
Sweden

‘Full-time for all public staff’: Social Democrats

By the end of 2013, all publicly employed staff in Social Democrat governed municipalities will be offered full time work, and every new contract will be full time, the party promised on Saturday.

Germany’s class of 2010 ready to down Danes
Germany

Germany’s class of 2010 ready to down Danes

Midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has said Germany's rising stars have learnt a few lessons from the 2010 World Cup as they look to down Denmark on Sunday to reach the Euro 2012 quarter-finals.

Summer hols stressful for passport issuers
Sweden

Summer hols stressful for passport issuers

With vacations and summer holidays around the corner, travel figures are up, and Sweden’s passport-issuing police are buckling under the pressure.

Sweden out of Euros after England victory
Sweden

Sweden out of Euros after England victory

England remained on course for a place in the knockout rounds of Euro 2012 after coming from behind to send Sweden crashing out of the tournament with a 3-2 victory here Friday.