New nuclear pact ratified in Munich
Germany

New nuclear pact ratified in Munich

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton launched a landmark nuclear arms reduction pact with Russia in Munich on Saturday, a showpiece of Washington's "reset" of ties with its former Cold War enemy.

Künast calls inequality in top jobs unconstitutional
Germany

Künast calls inequality in top jobs unconstitutional

Green party parliamentary group leader Renate Künast said that Germany's constitution demands gender equality in managing positions in German industry, adding weight to increasing calls for a gender quota.

NPD banned from taking Frankfurt census
Germany

NPD banned from taking Frankfurt census

Members of the National Democratic Party (NPD) have been banned from taking the census in the state of Hesse, following the far-right party's call on its members to volunteer and collect data.

Union warns of new train drivers’ strike
Germany

Union warns of new train drivers’ strike

The train drivers' union GDL has warned that their new wage conflict with operator Deutsche Bahn could escalate into a large-scale industrial dispute similar to the one that caused massive disruption three years ago.

Winter winds prompt Swedish weather warning
Sweden

Winter winds prompt Swedish weather warning

Wind gusts of up to 90 kilometres an hour along the west coast of Sweden have resulted in reduced speeds across the Öresund bridge and warnings from Swedish weather agency SMHI.

Solidarity protest in Hamburg over housing project clearance
Germany

Solidarity protest in Hamburg over housing project clearance

A demonstration in Hamburg organized to show solidarity with the Berlin housing project that was cleared by police this week resulted in some property damage Friday night.

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Sweden

Sweden Democrat made to take Swedish lessons

A Sweden Democrat politician from Eslöv in southern Sweden is set to attend Swedish language classes after repeated complaints from fellow council members that they can't understand him.

Swedish journalists mull leaving Egypt
Sweden

Swedish journalists mull leaving Egypt

Swedish media groups contemplated calling back journalists who are covering the upheaval in Egypt as most Finnish reporters and photographers attempted to flee the country Friday.

Goalie heroics save draw for Schalke
Germany

Goalie heroics save draw for Schalke

Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer produced an outstanding performance on Friday to earn his side Schalke 04 a point after a goalless draw at Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund.

Assange sex crimes file leaked online
Sweden

Assange sex crimes file leaked online

Graphic details of the sex crime allegations against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can now be read on the internet following the leak of uncensored police reports.

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Sweden

Extradition looms for war crimes suspect

A man being held in Östersund in northern Sweden on suspicion of war crimes is set to be extradited to Bosnia-Herzegovina.