‘Use foreign aid funds for scholarships’: report
Sweden

‘Use foreign aid funds for scholarships’: report

Sweden should use some of its foreign aid budget to pay for scholarships that would cover tuition fees for students from developing countries who want to study at Swedish universities, a new report argues.

German command of Kosovo force renewed
Germany

German command of Kosovo force renewed

German General Volker Halbauer took command of NATO's KFOR troops in Kosovo on Friday as the flaring ethnic tensions in the majority-Serb north remain a challenge for the 5,600-strong force.

Pippi’s missing body found in vet’s freezer
Sweden

Pippi’s missing body found in vet’s freezer

Pippi the cat, who was believed to have been buried in a mass grave in Malmö against her owner's will, turned up on Friday in the freezer of the local vet.

Sweden’s most international education – in Jönköping
Sweden

Sweden’s most international education – in Jönköping

As such there is a growing number of business schools with a wider geographical focus, both in terms of attracting foreign students and also to provide the next generations of fully mobile employees and employers.

Cabin crew union forces Lufthansa to talk
Germany

Cabin crew union forces Lufthansa to talk

Lufthansa and cabin crew union UFO were expected to hold talks on Friday evening to try to find a way to prevent further strikes like the one which forced more than 1,000 flights to be cancelled.

Most military leaders say reforms ‘will not last’
Germany

Most military leaders say reforms ‘will not last’

The vast majority of Germany's military leaders are unhappy with reforms reducing the size of the army and scrapping compulsory military service, a survey shows.

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France

Murder accused strips in front of court

A Frenchman accused of the 2008 murder of a Swedish student on Friday delayed the resumption of his trial by taking off all his clothes.

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Sweden

Man re-arrested for Dalarna murder mystery

A 36-year-old man has been remanded into custody, suspected of murdering a woman who was found dead in a burnt-out apartment in central Sweden in 2006.

Merkel: states must work with ECB on euro
Germany

Merkel: states must work with ECB on euro

Angela Merkel welcomed on Friday the conditions imposed by the European Central Bank under its new bond-buying programme aimed at solving the euro crisis, saying governments also had work to do.

Accused Frenchman gets naked in new trial delay
Sweden

Accused Frenchman gets naked in new trial delay

A Frenchman accused of the 2008 murder of a Swedish student on Friday delayed the resumption of his trial by taking off all his clothes.

Cuckoo clocks: kitsch, colourful and cheerful
Germany

Cuckoo clocks: kitsch, colourful and cheerful

The sandstone cliffs surrounding Triberg should have holes in them from which large wooden birds spring each hour, for the town is the heart of Germany’s cuckoo clock industry. Kate Hairsine investigated.