Germany, France, UK warn Egypt on violence
Germany

Germany, France, UK warn Egypt on violence

British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Egypt's Hosni Mubarak to avoid violence "at all costs" in a joint statement Saturday.

Danube town hosts Europe’s biggest winter swim carnival
Germany

Danube town hosts Europe’s biggest winter swim carnival

More than 1,700 people braved the frigid waters of the Danube River on Saturday for Europe's biggest winter swim carnival, a colourful German tradition now in its 42nd year.

Tour operators ready for fast Egypt evacuation
Germany

Tour operators ready for fast Egypt evacuation

German travel operators say they can get holidaymakers out of Egypt quickly if need be, while trips to Cairo have been cancelled and customers are being offered free re-booking and refunds.

Bildt: North Africa faces ‘demographic tsunami’
Sweden

Bildt: North Africa faces ‘demographic tsunami’

Sweden's foreign minister Carl Bildt has described the challenge facing the countries of North Africa as a "demographic tsunami".

Swedish Sedin twins face off in NHL all-star game
Sweden

Swedish Sedin twins face off in NHL all-star game

Henrik and Daniel Sedin, the Swedish twins who play for the Vancouver Canucks, will line up on opposite sides for Sunday's NHL all-star game.

German student freed from Bagram airbase
Germany

German student freed from Bagram airbase

A German citizen of Afghan origin detained by US forces in Kabul earlier this month has been handed over to German custody, the Foreign Ministry said Saturday.

Two sailors from hijacked German ship found in lifeboat
Germany

Two sailors from hijacked German ship found in lifeboat

Two sailors on a German ship have been found in a lifeboat after pirates took control of their vessel last weekend in the Indian Ocean.

Sweatshop claims hit Adidas and Puma
Germany

Sweatshop claims hit Adidas and Puma

Adidas and Puma have come under fire for doing business with a sweatshop in El Salvador where people work in inhumane conditions to produce football shirts for Germany’s biggest sportswear firms.

Crucial papers to include organ donation will
Germany

Crucial papers to include organ donation will

Germany's top politicians want driving licenses and passports to include a person's declaration on whether they want to donate their organs after they die in a bid to boost donor numbers.

Ballack back on pitch to beat Hannover
Germany

Ballack back on pitch to beat Hannover

Germany captain Michael Ballack made his first start since September on Friday as his Bayer Leverkusen side defeated Hannover 2-0, cutting the gap on Bundesliga leaders Dortmund to eight points.

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Sweden

Translator loses cartoon child porn appeal

A Swedish appeals court imposed a fine of 5,600 kronor ($864) on translator of Japanese manga on Friday because drawings stocked on his hard drives were considered child pornography.

Swedes appeal Somalia terror plot conviction
Sweden

Swedes appeal Somalia terror plot conviction

As the appeals court trial of two Swedish men convicted of "planning terrorist crimes" in Somalia opened in Gothenburg on Friday, a lawyer for the defence argued that Sweden's anti-terror legislation does not cover the Al-Shabaab militia.

Sweden issues Cairo travel warning
Sweden

Sweden issues Cairo travel warning

Sweden on Friday recommended its citizens to avoid the Egyptian capital Cairo as unrest continued.