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Sweden

City pays damages over job seeker headscarf row

The City of Stockholm is to pay 35,000 kronor ($4,500) in compensation to a woman who was forced to leave a municipal training course for wearing a long headscarf.

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Sweden

Speedboat splits small vessel in two

A father and son were fortunate to escape with only minor injuries on Midsummer Eve when a speedboat sliced their small craft in two off the coast of Gothenburg.

Mountain biker missing for four days found alive
Germany

Mountain biker missing for four days found alive

A mountain biker from the small town of Schwiegershausen in Lower Saxony, who lay injured in woods for four nights, was found alive by police on Saturday.

Germany to break climate aid promises
Germany

Germany to break climate aid promises

Germany will not deliver the financial aid to help developing countries deal with climate change it promised at the Copenhagen climate summit last December, media reports say.

Summer sun set to hit Sweden
Sweden

Summer sun set to hit Sweden

Sweden is set for a welcome spell of hot weather as holiday season kicks in for many over the Midsummer weekend.

Union ramps up pressure on auto industry
Germany

Union ramps up pressure on auto industry

The quick recovery in Germany's car industry has inspired the country's biggest metal-worker's union IG Metall to put more pressure on company managers.

Merkel claims harmony at G8 summit
Germany

Merkel claims harmony at G8 summit

Summit talks between G8 leaders reached "a lot of mutual understanding" on how to sustain the global economy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday.

Minister demands Apple transparency
Germany

Minister demands Apple transparency

German Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger has called on IT giant Apple to make clear what personal data it is keeping about its customers, for how long, and what for.

Police kept busy on Midsummer Eve
Sweden

Police kept busy on Midsummer Eve

Police in many parts of Sweden were fully occupied on Midsummer Eve dealing with everything from drunken fights to half naked men driving a lawnmower on the motorway.

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Sweden

Four men wanted over failed cash depot heist

Police have issued a nationwide alert after four men attempted to blast their way in to a secure cash depot in Växjö in southern Sweden on Friday evening.

Merkel and Cameron to watch big match together
Germany

Merkel and Cameron to watch big match together

The leaders of Britain and Germany may put aside historic rivalries and watch the crunch World Cup football match between England and Germany together at a G8 summit in Toronto, Canada, they said Friday.