Crucial UK extradition hearing for Assange
Sweden

Crucial UK extradition hearing for Assange

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange hopes to avoid extradition to Sweden by having his case heard by Britain's High Court of Justice, the final card in a legal battle that has lasted almost a year.

WWII bombs defused after huge evacuation
Germany

WWII bombs defused after huge evacuation

Explosive experts said they succeeded in defusing an enormous British World War II bomb and another, smaller American one nearby, after nearly half the people of Koblenz evacuated the city for the operation on Sunday.

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Sweden

Injured Swedish teen spent night outdoors

An 18 year-old man suspected of fleeing from a road traffic control, fell down a precipice and was stuck lying in the woods with both legs broken for roughly twelve hours.

SAP reaches for sky with cloud computing
Germany

SAP reaches for sky with cloud computing

German software giant SAP is hoping to improve its position in cloud computing with the acquisition of US web-based software company SuccessFactors.

‘Baron Cut-and-Paste’ dismisses new plagiarism claims
Germany

‘Baron Cut-and-Paste’ dismisses new plagiarism claims

Former Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg has defended himself against new plagiarism accusations, this time related to an article he wrote in 2004.

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Sweden

One dead in severe sailing accident

A severe sailing accident on Saturday evening had a fatal outcome. One person died after being fished out of the water after a sail boat sank outside Harstena in the Gryt archipelago in eastern Sweden.

Steinbrück rules out new grand coalition
Germany

Steinbrück rules out new grand coalition

Former Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück, a leading member of the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD), has categorically ruled out entering a new grand coalition under Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Social Democrats tighten stance on care profits
Sweden

Social Democrats tighten stance on care profits

The Social Democrats on Saturday promised to tighten their stance on allowing profits in the welfare system.

Women arm wrestlers bring home the gold
Sweden

Women arm wrestlers bring home the gold

When the dust had settled after the last match of the world championship in arm wrestling in Kazakhstan on Saturday, ten Swedish women held no fewer than twelve medals in different classes - four gold, seven silver, and one bronze.

Von Trier’s ‘Melancholia’ triumphs at European film awards
Germany

Von Trier’s ‘Melancholia’ triumphs at European film awards

Lars Von Trier’s apocalyptic “Melancholia” picked up the prize for best European film of 2011 at the European Film Awards in Berlin late on Saturday night.

Karzai slams Pakistan for boycotting Bonn talks
Germany

Karzai slams Pakistan for boycotting Bonn talks

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has accused Pakistan of undermining negotiations with the ban by boycotting an international conference on Afghanistan starting Monday in Bonn.