Merkel and Steinmeier choose TV duet over duel
Germany

Merkel and Steinmeier choose TV duet over duel

Chancellor Angela Merkel and her challenger Frank-Walter Steinmeier sparred on Sunday night on minimum wages and nuclear power in an otherwise tepid TV debate two weeks before Germany's general election.

Merkel and Steinmeier square off in TV debate
Germany

Merkel and Steinmeier square off in TV debate

Angela Merkel and Frank-Walter Steinmeier were poised to battle it out Sunday in a TV debate seen as the latter's last chance to close the gap on the German chancellor two weeks before elections.

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Sweden

‘Streetracer’ arrested for trying to mow down cop

A 42-year-old man was arrested in Umeå in northern Sweden early on Sunday in connection with an illegal car race, a so-called 'streetrace'.

25,000 march for more privacy from authorities
Germany

25,000 march for more privacy from authorities

Around 25,000 people demonstrated against increasing monitoring and data gathering by authorities and companies on Saturday in Berlin.

Steinmeier plans to end Afghan ops by 2013
Germany

Steinmeier plans to end Afghan ops by 2013

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has released a ten-point plan to take Germany’s troops out of Afghanistan, setting what has been described as the surprisingly optimistic target of 2013 for the end of German operations there.

Solar panel thieves focus on rural roofs
Germany

Solar panel thieves focus on rural roofs

Organised gangs of thieves have become so expert in removing solar panels from rural roofs that the police force in Lower Saxony has formed a special task force to fight it.

Police use water cannon against Hamburg rioters
Germany

Police use water cannon against Hamburg rioters

Riots broke out in Hamburg again on Saturday night, after an all-day street festival had been held peacefully in the Schanzenviertel district.

Steam train collision injures 52
Germany

Steam train collision injures 52

More than 50 people were injured, four seriously, when two narrow-gauge steam trains collided in Radebeul, Saxony, on Saturday evening.

Opposition nose ahead in new poll
Sweden

Opposition nose ahead in new poll

A year before the Swedish general election the opposition have a slight lead in the opinion polls, a new voter survey by Sifo shows.

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Sweden

Sweden confirms Pakistan arrests

Sweden's foreign ministry confirmed on Saturday that three Swedes have been arrested in Pakistan.

Ibrahimovic goal leaves Barca top
Sweden

Ibrahimovic goal leaves Barca top

Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his second goal in as many games and helped Barcelona to 2-0 win over Getafe on Saturday.

Two teens arrested for beating man to death
Germany

Two teens arrested for beating man to death

Two German teenagers arrested after beating a 50-year-old man to death at a regional express train station in Munich are likely to be charged with attempted murder and could face long jail sentences, police said on Sunday.

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Sweden

Zimbabwe sanctions not discussed in EU meeting

The Swedish development aid minister Gunilla Carlsson has said that EU sanctions imposed on Zimbabe were not discussed at an EU meeting with President Mugabe on Saturday.