Thousands protest neo-Nazis on May Day
Germany

Thousands protest neo-Nazis on May Day

More than ten thousand demonstrators demonstrated against neo-Nazi marches on Saturday across Germany. Around 200 extreme right wingers were detained.

Drunk driver plows into crowd, injures 14
Germany

Drunk driver plows into crowd, injures 14

A drunken motorist collided with a festive crowd in a small town in Germany on Saturday, hurting 14 pedestrians, including one who was critically injured.

Merkel and Sarkozy agree to act quickly on Greece rescue
Germany

Merkel and Sarkozy agree to act quickly on Greece rescue

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed during a telephone conversation on Saturday on the need to act quickly to unlock a rescue package for Greece, the French presidency said.

Geely reveals Volvo China production plans
Sweden

Geely reveals Volvo China production plans

Chinese car maker Geely plans to begin production in China of Volvo S60 cars and XC90 SUVs once it completes the purchase of the Swedish brand from US auto giant Ford.

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Sweden

Car owner fined over ‘bun money’ bribe

A man in western Sweden has been found guilty of bribery after enclosing 200 kronor ($28) worth of "bun money" in an application submitted to the Swedish Road Administration (Vägverket).

Germany reportedly slashing climate projects
Germany

Germany reportedly slashing climate projects

Germany's Finance Ministry has slashed the budget for several climate protection projects, reports Der Spiegel. The Ministry says the recession forced the cuts to be made.

MEP Koch-Mehrin calls for Europe-wide burka ban
Germany

MEP Koch-Mehrin calls for Europe-wide burka ban

After Belgium's parliament voted to ban Islamic full-face veils, the German vice-president of the European Parliament has called for a ban of the burka throughout Europe.

Controversial art project provides audio track for Berlin riots
Germany

Controversial art project provides audio track for Berlin riots

A group of artists is offering a controversial take on Berlin’s traditional May Day riots this year, providing live audio for what they consider a mass political performance. But are they simply glorifying the violence?

Google and government bury hatchet over ‘Street View’
Germany

Google and government bury hatchet over ‘Street View’

Google "has agreed to start its new 'Street View' service only when all the objections raised by citizens have been fully taken into account," said Consumer Protection Minister Ilse Aigner in a statement after talks.

Opposition flirts with single mums
Sweden

Opposition flirts with single mums

Sweden' left-green opposition is pledging to earmark 1.225 billion kronor ($170 million) in benefits for single parents as part of its push to bolster gender equality.

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Sweden

Drunken Swedes kicked out of Denmark

More than 100 Swedes were ejected from Helsingør in Denmark on Friday for starting fights, with the trouble continuing on the ferry back to Sweden.

Hamburg sees first May Day clashes
Germany

Hamburg sees first May Day clashes

In the night before May Day, clashes between police and leftist demonstrators in Hamburg left 14 people injured. In Berlin, however, the feared violence did not materialize.

Police busy on alcohol-soaked Walpurgis Night
Sweden

Police busy on alcohol-soaked Walpurgis Night

Police across Sweden were kept fully occupied on Friday as cells filed up amid traditional Walpurgis Night (Valborg) excesses.