Lay-offs loom at Saab suppliers
Sweden

Lay-offs loom at Saab suppliers

Suppliers to beleaguered Swedish carmaker Saab have reported that they will be forced to start laying off staff if there is no decision by the European Investment Bank to approve the sale of real estate by the end of this weekend.

Germany enjoys better weather than the Med
Germany

Germany enjoys better weather than the Med

Germany is the warmest part of Europe this weekend, with temperatures well above those in the holiday spots of the Mediterranean.

Police called to investigate noise find lone jiggling vibrator
Germany

Police called to investigate noise find lone jiggling vibrator

Police called to a flat in Berlin by neighbours who said it sounded like someone was using an electric drill through the night smashed down the door to find a vibrator had switched itself on and was jiggling around on the floor.

Sunny weather puts a head on flat beer industry figures
Germany

Sunny weather puts a head on flat beer industry figures

The brewing industry celebrated the ‘Day of German Beer’ on Saturday, while summery weather over the long Easter weekend filled beer gardens across the country.

La Belle victims ask for Qaddafi money
Germany

La Belle victims ask for Qaddafi money

Victims of the 1986 La Belle Berlin disco bombing have called on the German government to use Muammar Qaddafi’s confiscated fortune to compensate those hurt and killed in his terrorist attacks.

Gothenburg police hunt for shootout suspects
Sweden

Gothenburg police hunt for shootout suspects

No suspects have been arrested in connection with a shootout at an ice cream cafe in Gothenburg Friday, police tell news agency TT.

Silent dancers descend on Frankfurt to break Christian law
Germany

Silent dancers descend on Frankfurt to break Christian law

More than 1,000 people met in the centre of Frankfurt on Friday to break the law that bans dancing in a public place on Good Friday.

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Sweden

Expert: parasite behind stomach flu outbreak

All indications point to the parasite Cryptosporidium as being the source behind the stomach flu epidemic that has affected thousands in the municipality of Skellefteå in Northern Sweden.

Merkel to meet Abbas as Europe mulls recognising Palestinian state
Germany

Merkel to meet Abbas as Europe mulls recognising Palestinian state

Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas in Berlin on May 5, the German government said Friday, as Europe mulls the recognition of a Palestinian state.

Alliance tax cuts top 100 billion kronor
Sweden

Alliance tax cuts top 100 billion kronor

The Swedish government has lowered taxes by over 100 billion kronor ($16 billion) since 2006, according to a new review of the Swedish Finance Department by Sveriges Radio's Ekot news programme.

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Sweden

Dad reports SOS operator after son’s death

The step-father of the 23-year-old man who died after being denied an ambulance is reporting the management of SOS Alarm to the police.