Police urge calm at mosque demo
Sweden

Police urge calm at mosque demo

Police in Gothenburg sought to ward off clashes on Sunday as neo-Nazi demonstrators opposed to the construction of a new mosque met with resistance from counter-demonstrators.

Nazi camp Buchenwald liberated 65 years ago
Germany

Nazi camp Buchenwald liberated 65 years ago

Survivors and dignitaries marked on Sunday 65 years since the US army liberated Buchenwald, one of the largest and most notorious Nazi concentration camps on German soil in World War II.

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Sweden

Swedes embroiled in Irish animal welfare row

Two Swedish students find themselves at the centre of an animal welfare controversy in Ireland after releasing a film of a hare dying in agony at a coursing event.

German press mourns Poland’s Kaczynski
Germany

German press mourns Poland’s Kaczynski

The sudden death of Polish president Lech Kaczynski in a plane crash prompted a raft of emotional headlines and editorials in the Sunday press in Germany, Poland's neighbour and close ally.

Germany triumphs in NASA’s ‘Great Moonbuggy Race’
Germany

Germany triumphs in NASA’s ‘Great Moonbuggy Race’

"Team Germany" from Leipzig has won the US Space Administration's "Great Moonbuggy Race," where student design, build and race vehicles that tackle challenges faced by engineers of the lunar rover.

Population free-fall continues
Germany

Population free-fall continues

Germany's demographic crisis shows no sign of abating, with a new prognosis out that predicts the country's population will fall by 12 million over the next four decades.

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Sweden

Swedish consumer group urges Israel boycott

A consumer organization in western Sweden with some 350,000 members has called on the country's Coop supermarkets to stop selling all goods from Israel.

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Sweden

Assault victim dumped in cemetery

A police unit in Gothenburg discovered a 22-year-old man in a cemetery on Saturday evening with one of his legs broken and his body covered in bruises.

After 3G hype, 4G frequencies to go on auction in Germany
Germany

After 3G hype, 4G frequencies to go on auction in Germany

A decade ago, telecoms paid big to snap up 3G mobile licenses and later regretted it. Now in Germany, the next generation 4G frequencies are about to go up for auction.

Woman sues over ‘Ossi’ discrimination
Germany

Woman sues over ‘Ossi’ discrimination

A woman born in the former East Germany is claiming discrimination after discovering the word "Ossi" preceded by a minus sign had been written on a job application rejected by a firm in western Germany. She's going to court.

Sweden to invest in new submarines
Sweden

Sweden to invest in new submarines

The Swedish military is set to shell out billions of kronor for two new state-of the-art submarines while also upgrading two older vessels, defence minister Sten Tolgfors has revealed, defence minister Sten Tolgfors has revealed.