Duisburg dedicates Love Parade memorial
Germany

Duisburg dedicates Love Parade memorial

Almost a year after the deadly stampede at the Love Parade electronic music festival, the city of Duisburg has dedicated a monument to those who died and were injured at the 2010 event.

Germany to press China on human rights and artist Ai Weiwei
Germany

Germany to press China on human rights and artist Ai Weiwei

German politicians will address human rights issues at a joint meeting with Chinese officials this week, Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said on Sunday, including the conditions of artist Ai Weiwei's release from jail.

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Sweden

Tightened teaching rules cause trouble for students

All Swedish teachers will soon have a professional certificate. But this new requirement is posing difficulties.

Early retirement should be ‘difficult to get’
Sweden

Early retirement should be ‘difficult to get’

A new system to replace young persons' version of early retirement, known as activity compensation (aktivitetsersättning), has been suggested by the Liberal Party (Folkpartiet).

Finance Minister: Eurozone could survive Greek default
Germany

Finance Minister: Eurozone could survive Greek default

The eurozone is preparing for the worst in the Greek debt crisis and will cope should Athens default on its loans, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said in an interview published on Sunday.

Swedish teenagers in deadly crash
Sweden

Swedish teenagers in deadly crash

A 16 year-old was killed in a single vehicle accident just outside Lund, in the south of Sweden, at 5am on Sunday morning.

Seven-year-old found in forest was murdered
Germany

Seven-year-old found in forest was murdered

A seven-year-old girl from Thuringia, whose body was found Saturday morning, was murdered, police said on Sunday. Police are looking for her red school bag in the search for clues.

North Sea islanders vote on ‘reunification’
Germany

North Sea islanders vote on ‘reunification’

Residents of the small North Sea archipelago of Helgoland are voting on Sunday whether or not to reconstruct a land bridge between two islands that were once joined. The expansion would bring in more tourists, advocates say.

Germany kick off bid for third women’s World Cup title
Germany

Germany kick off bid for third women’s World Cup title

Germany launch their women's World Cup campaign on Sunday with a sell-out crowd expected at Berlin's Olympic Stadium against Canada as the hosts bid to win a third straight title.

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Sweden

Swedes’ environmental interest plummets: report

Public interest in climate issues has dropped to its lowest point in five years, according to the upcoming annual SOM report from the University of Gothenburg.

Mankell commits to Gaza aid trip
Sweden

Mankell commits to Gaza aid trip

Swedish crime author Henning Mankell vowed Saturday to carry on taking part in the flotilla taking aid to Gaza as long as Israel's blockade of the Palestinian territory continued.