Merkel demands tighter leash for global markets
Germany

Merkel demands tighter leash for global markets

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday called for tighter regulation of global financial markets ahead of a European Union summit in Berlin on the worldwide economic crisis.

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Sweden

Neo-Nazis ‘part of violent German-Swedish network’

Three Swedes suspected of involvement in a violent attack on left wing activists in Germany last weekend are part of a network of German and Swedish neo-Nazi groups, according to German media.

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Sweden

Snow falls forecast across Sweden

Snow falls are forecast across much of Sweden as Stockholm families head to the hills for half-term holidays, according to the Swedish meteorological agency (SMHI).

US soldier in Bavaria guilty in quadruple Iraq murder case
Germany

US soldier in Bavaria guilty in quadruple Iraq murder case

A US military court in Germany convicted an American soldier of murder in the killings of four blindfolded Iraqi prisoners in 2007 on Friday.

Jobless numbers set to leap in summer
Germany

Jobless numbers set to leap in summer

The finance crisis will lead to a wave of job losses this summer, economics experts are warning, while many firms will cut hours and shifts first in a bid to stave off the inevitable.

Karneval organisers cover up offensive procession figures
Germany

Karneval organisers cover up offensive procession figures

Karneval organisers in Mainz have altered a model of a nun in an airport scanner after protests that she was shown topless, wearing just suspenders pants and a tattoo under her clothes.

Schröder slammed for ‘private’ visit to Iran
Germany

Schröder slammed for ‘private’ visit to Iran

Former chancellor Gerhard Schröder is in Iran this weekend, on what has been billed as a private visit, which will include a meeting with president Mahmud Ahmadinejad and delivering a speech to the country’s national chamber of trade and industry.

Neo-Nazis in attack part of German-Swedish connection
Germany

Neo-Nazis in attack part of German-Swedish connection

Neo-Nazis wanted for a violent attack on trade unionists at a German motorway rest stop last weekend are reportedly part of a German-Swedish network of far-right extremists.

Social Democrat support ‘lowest since election’: poll
Sweden

Social Democrat support ‘lowest since election’: poll

The opposition Social Democrats are now at their lowest level of voter support since the 2006 general election, according to a new poll.

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Sweden

Police Academy to investigate racism charges

The Swedish National Police Academy (Polishögskolan) has reported itself to the police after details emerged of a culture of racism at the school.

Snow set to continue as road salt runs out
Germany

Snow set to continue as road salt runs out

The wintery weather currently testing the patience and road grit supplies across Germany is set to get even snowier, with up to a metre of new snowfall expected over the next few days in mountainous areas.

Swedish government rejects Saab plan
Sweden

Swedish government rejects Saab plan

The Swedish government has rejected US carmaker General Motors' reconstruction plan for its Saab subsidiary as "unsustainable".