Jahn determined to remove ex-Stasi workers from files authority
Germany

Jahn determined to remove ex-Stasi workers from files authority

Roland Jahn, the new head of the national Stasi files archive, says he will remove all 47 members of his staff who used to work for the feared East German secret service.

Car industry must downsize, says new Green state premier
Germany

Car industry must downsize, says new Green state premier

Winfried Kretschmann, set to become Germany’s first Green state premier in Baden-Württemberg, says the auto industry must produce fewer vehicles and make sure they use less fuel.

Thousands march for nuclear-free peace
Germany

Thousands march for nuclear-free peace

The traditional German Easter marches for peace and against nuclear power drew thousands to the streets around the country over the weekend.

Father of dead boy arrested, admits killing son
Germany

Father of dead boy arrested, admits killing son

The father of a 12-year-old boy found battered to death in Berlin last week has been arrested after confessing the killing to police, it was confirmed on Sunday.

Schalke to reshuffle line-up for Manchester United clash
Germany

Schalke to reshuffle line-up for Manchester United clash

Schalke 04 boss Ralf Rangnick will reshuffle his team for Tuesday's Champions League semi-final against Manchester United after losing in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Sweden’s Vasa marks 50 years out of the water
Sweden

Sweden’s Vasa marks 50 years out of the water

Half a century has passed since the sunken 17th century royal warship Vasa was brought to the surface, but the story of how one of Sweden's biggest failures became a national treasure still fascinates.

Bishop says Europe must take refugees
Germany

Bishop says Europe must take refugees

Germany and Europe should open their doors to refugees fleeing North African unrest and instability rather than barricading the borders, according to the Evangelical Bishop of Central Germany, Ilse Junkermann.

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Sweden

Swede dies in avalanche in Norway

A 33-year-old Swedish skier died Saturday after he was carried away by a snow slide in Breidalen in western Norway.

Top Italian official blasts Ikea over gay advert
Sweden

Top Italian official blasts Ikea over gay advert

A top Italian official on Saturday called an Ikea advertisement with two gay men holding hands "in bad taste", invoking the ire of opposition parties and rights groups.

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Sweden

Boy survives Swedish campground ‘hanging’

An 11-year-old Norwegian boy was forced to stand on his tippy toes for 10 minutes to get air. Someone had hung him up in a tree at a camping site at Haganäset in Charlottenberg in Värmland County in western Sweden.