Neo-Nazi march in Passau takes place amid protests
Germany

Neo-Nazi march in Passau takes place amid protests

A neo-Nazi demonstration planned for Saturday in the centre of Passau has been given the go-ahead despite an emotionally charged atmosphere in the Bavarian town after the suspected far-right stabbing of the police chief in December.

Bayern snap up Hamburg’s Olic
Germany

Bayern snap up Hamburg’s Olic

Bayern Munich have snapped up Hamburg's Croatian international star Ivica Olic, who will join the Bavarians in the summer, Bayern said Saturday on their website.

Steinmeier calls for blue helmets in Gaza
Germany

Steinmeier calls for blue helmets in Gaza

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has suggested the deployment of a United Nations peace-keeping force to resolve the crisis in the Middle East.

Dresdner Bank employees veto new Commerzbank manager
Germany

Dresdner Bank employees veto new Commerzbank manager

Factionalism and insecurity in the German banking system resurfaced on Saturday as employees of Dresdner Bank blocked the installation of Commerzbank chief Martin Blessing to accelerate Commerzbank's planned takeover.

Althaus conscious and speaking after accident
Germany

Althaus conscious and speaking after accident

Thuringia’s state premier Dieter Althaus was successfully revived from his artificial coma on Saturday morning and is able to speak, after his life-threatening collision with another skier in Austria on New Year’s Day.

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Sweden

Swedes survive sinking ferry in Bali

Five Swedes were among the foreign tourists which survived a sinking ferry in the sea outside of Bali in Indonesia.

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Sweden

Teenager in brutal mugging

A 15-year-old boy was mugged in the plush Stockholm suburb of Nacka early Saturday morning. Three masked men held an axe at his throat, a pistol at his head and sprayed him with pepper spray before making off, with his mobile phone.

Stock exchange in flying start to 2009
Sweden

Stock exchange in flying start to 2009

The Stockholm stock exchange had a flying to start to 2009 after last year's historic crash. The exchange closed almost 5 percent up on Friday on the back of gains worldwide.

Seehofer warns against relying on Merkel
Germany

Seehofer warns against relying on Merkel

Bavarian state premier Horst Seehofer has warned his fellow conservatives against going into this autumn’s general election too confident of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s popularity.

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Sweden

Missing man returns home in Dalarna

The 21-year-old man reported missing in Gagnef in Dalarna in central Sweden on New Year's Eve has returned home. A large party has been searching for him since New Year's Day. He returned home at around 5pm.

March in Stockholm over Gaza bombings
Sweden

March in Stockholm over Gaza bombings

More than 1,000 demonstrators marched through the Swedish capital on Friday to protest against Israel's deadly attacks on Gaza, waving Palestinian flags and banners decrying "Israel the child killer".

Green zones are a success, says environmental group
Germany

Green zones are a success, says environmental group

The German environment protection organisation Deutsche Umwelthilfe has declared controversial zones restricting traffic in urban areas highly successful in the fight against particulate matter air pollution.