Open up medicine to solve doctor shortage, Rösler urges
Germany

Open up medicine to solve doctor shortage, Rösler urges

To deal with a looming doctor shortage in Germany, Health Minister Philipp Rösler called on Sunday for medical schools to broaden the way they accept students – including less emphasis on school grades.

Scientists use ‘naked scanners’ to probe mummies
Germany

Scientists use ‘naked scanners’ to probe mummies

German scientists have found a less controversial use for the “naked body scanners” being rolled out at European airports – investigating ancient Egyptian mummies.

Lazy job recruiter tries to blackmail boss with bomb threat
Germany

Lazy job recruiter tries to blackmail boss with bomb threat

A Bavarian job recruitment worker who decided his own job was too hard tried to extort his employer out of a seven-figure sum with a bomb threat, police said Sunday.

Crucial NRW election on knife edge
Germany

Crucial NRW election on knife edge

The coming North Rhine-Westphalia state election, which could reshape Germany’s political landscape, is on a knife edge according to Sunday poll, with neither a centre-right nor centre-left coalition possible.

Clouds part over Germany’s job market
Germany

Clouds part over Germany’s job market

The Federal Employment Agency and leading business groups have expressed strong confidence in Germany’s job market, with unemployment unlikely to reach anywhere near the heights feared a year ago.

Schumi forced out of Malaysian GP
Germany

Schumi forced out of Malaysian GP

Michael Schumacher has been knocked out of the formula one Grand Prix in Malaysia because of a mechanical failure, adding to the anti-climactic start to the world record holder’s comeback.

It’s war, says Guttenberg
Germany

It’s war, says Guttenberg

The Good Friday bloodshed in Afghanistan prompted German Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg to break a long-standing political taboo on Sunday and call the conflict a “war.”

Stockholm’s Green City award: it’s what you can’t see that counts
Sweden

Stockholm’s Green City award: it’s what you can’t see that counts

A fisherman braces to reel in a large, wriggling salmon, its scales glistening in the sun as he lays his catch down, not on a sandy river bank but on the bustling cobblestone walkway outside parliament, at the very heart of the Swedish capital.

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Sweden

Leg injury may keep Zlatan out of Champions League quarter finals

Following an injury to his right leg, Barcelona striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is unlikely to play during the Champions League quarter-final second leg clash with Arsenal on Tuesday.

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Sweden

Massive search launched for missing elderly woman

A massive search with police and canine units has been launched to find an 80-year-old woman who is missing in a forest outside of Glimåkra in Skåne in southern Sweden. The woman went for a walk in the woods on Saturday, but when she didn't come home relatives called police around 10.30pm.

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Sweden

Swedish state should focus on venture capital: report

The Swedish state should focus on developing new investment funds for risk capital as well as seeking out international and national capital, according to a proposal from SEB bank chairman Marcus Wallenberg and IF Metall trade union chairman Stefan Löfven, among other economic experts.

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Sweden

Car park murder suspect denies allegations

The 23-year-old main suspect in the assault that led to the death of a 78-year-old woman in Landskrona in southern Sweden has denied the allegations. The man is facing charges of murder and aggravated assault.