Germany threatened by massive strike
Germany

Germany threatened by massive strike

Postal services in Germany could be hit next week by strikes, the fallout of an ongoing public sector wage dispute that is far from being settled.

placeholder image
Sweden

Sweden puts the clocks forward

Sweden put the clocks forward an hour on Saturday night, as the country switched to summer time.

placeholder image
Germany

Telekom cycling soigneur to detail Ullrich’s doping

Former Team Telekom soigneur, Belgian Jef d'Hont, is set to release a second book in November which will include further details on the doping practises of Jan Ullrich.

placeholder image
Sweden

Teenage girls in hit and run robbery

Three teenage girls robbed a Lidl supermarket in Älmhult in southern Sweden on Saturday. They assaulted a cashier and escaped with a sum of money.

Secrets of Titanic survivor revealed
Sweden

Secrets of Titanic survivor revealed

When Lillian Asplund died in 2006 it was thought that she had taken her memories of the sinking of the Titanic with her. But a collection of personal items up for auction next month help piece together the story of a family tragedy.

Young violent offenders seldom punished
Germany

Young violent offenders seldom punished

Young people who commit violent crimes in Germany often go unpunished, according to a report in the newsmagazine Der Spiegel. Most cases are dropped or offenders given suspended sentences.

Most Germans would do away with time change
Germany

Most Germans would do away with time change

A majority of Germans could do without changing their clocks an hour twice a year, according to a new survey. Women especially don't care much for springing forward or falling back.

Tokio Hotel cancels US tour dates
Germany

Tokio Hotel cancels US tour dates

After calling off its sold-out European tour, German teen rock band Tokio Hotel has cancelled upcoming US dates, according to German tabloid daily Bild, because the group's lead singer is being treated for a cyst on his larynx.

Olympic athletes urged to wear human rights bracelet
Germany

Olympic athletes urged to wear human rights bracelet

Former German Olympic medallists on Friday called for those competing in the 2008 Olympics to wear a specially designed green and blue bracelet to protest human rights violations by China in Tibet.

Celebrity chef Tina claims Let’s Dance crown
Sweden

Celebrity chef Tina claims Let’s Dance crown

Celebrity chef Tina Nordström won Sweden's Let's Dance competition in dramatic fashion on Friday. Speedway driver Tony Rickardsson was runner up.

placeholder image
Germany

German inflation spikes to 3.1 percent in March

German inflation spiked to 3.1 percent in March from 2.8 percent in February, with the gain driven by higher food and oil prices.

placeholder image
Sweden

Social Democrats continue to lose big city voters

The opposition Social Democrats have continued to lose support to the governing Moderates, a new poll shows.

Muslim leader urges calm over ‘Satanic’ play in Potsdam
Germany

Muslim leader urges calm over ‘Satanic’ play in Potsdam

Ahead of Sunday's world premiere of a play based on Salman Rushdie's novel "The Satanic Verses" in Potsdam near Berlin, Germany's Central Council of Muslims urged followers of Islam to remain calm.

King turns off lights for environment
Sweden

King turns off lights for environment

King Carl Gustaf XVI has announced that the lights will be turned off for an hour at royal castles on Saturday.