Ex-president ‘hid’ prize money in private account
Germany

Ex-president ‘hid’ prize money in private account

Former President Christian Wulff has been accused of putting prize money destined for charity into his personal bank account – and not declaring it. Prosecutors are considering whether to start proceedings against him.

Ecuador consults Sweden on Assange
Sweden

Ecuador consults Sweden on Assange

Ecuador's ambassador in Stockholm has been briefed by Swedish officials on the country's judicial system, as Quito mulls whether to offer WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange asylum, the justice ministry said Sunday.

Heavy rains to sweep Sweden
Sweden

Heavy rains to sweep Sweden

Swedish forecasters have issued a warning for heavy rains across much of central and southern Sweden which is set to soak the country over the next 24 hours.

Anti-<i>Bild</i> campaign mars paper’s birthday stunt
Germany

Anti-Bild campaign mars paper’s birthday stunt

Populist newspaper Bild made it into the record books for its 60th anniversary edition at the weekend, distributing a record 41 million free copies to German households. But not everybody shared in celebrating the tabloid’s birthday.

Germans panic-buy over-priced Swiss houses
Germany

Germans panic-buy over-priced Swiss houses

Wealthy Germans are being pushed into panic-buying property at sky-high prices in Switzerland as fears grow for the safety of their euro assets, a newspaper reported on Sunday.

Sweden second most expensive EU country
Sweden

Sweden second most expensive EU country

Sweden is the second most expensive country in the European Union, according to a new report by the statistical office Eurostat.

Finance minister: more political powers for EU
Germany

Finance minister: more political powers for EU

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble called for EU member states to hand more powers to the European Union in "major political areas", Der Spiegel news magazine reported Saturday.

Toxic gas found on German warships
Germany

Toxic gas found on German warships

Engineers on five new German navy warships must constantly wear gas masks after poison gas was found in the engine rooms, according to a newspaper report on Sunday.

Swedish House Mafia calls it quits
Sweden

Swedish House Mafia calls it quits

Swedish house DJ trio Swedish House Mafia have announced that an upcoming tour will be the last the group plays together, ending four years of massive commercial success.

Australia FM: ‘No hint’ of Assange US extradition
Sweden

Australia FM: ‘No hint’ of Assange US extradition

Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr said on Sunday that he had received "no hint" that the US would seek the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange were he to come to Sweden.

Gay pride parade targets Russian repression
Germany

Gay pride parade targets Russian repression

Camp costumes and colourful drag flooded the streets of Berlin on Saturday as hundreds of thousands took part in the city's annual Christopher Street Day gay pride parade.