Laureates accept Nobel prizes in Stockholm
Sweden

Laureates accept Nobel prizes in Stockholm

The 2011 Nobel laureates in medicine, literature, economics, physics and chemistry received their prizes from Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf at a gala ceremony in Stockholm on Saturday.

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Sweden

Left Party proposes Sjöstedt as new leader

Sweden's Left Party's nomination committee suggested Jonas Sjöstedt take over as the party's new leader from Lars Ohly, who won't run for re-election in January.

Germany keeps door open for outcast Brits
Germany

Germany keeps door open for outcast Brits

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle is still holding out hope that Britain will join the new European fiscal union - which so far comprises 23 of the 27 European Union member states.

Germans rage against the road works
Germany

Germans rage against the road works

A new survey has given Germans the chance to vent over road works where nothing seems to be going on and other problems in the country's transport system.

Far-right demo creates chaos in Stockholm
Sweden

Far-right demo creates chaos in Stockholm

Right wing extremist groups are clashing with counter protesters at Mynttorget in Gamla Stan, as the annual demonstrations were moved from Salem to Stockholm.

100 snakes found in Cologne hotel
Germany

100 snakes found in Cologne hotel

Cologne police were faced with a slithery problem on Saturday, after 100 snakes, 70 tortoises and 20 brightly-coloured frogs were found in a hotel room.

Motorists trapped in flooded Gothenburg
Sweden

Motorists trapped in flooded Gothenburg

Emergency services are cautioning motorists in Gothenburg in western Sweden to take care as a recent wave of winter weather has left a number of roads in the city's road flooded.

Munich calls last orders on public transport drinking
Germany

Munich calls last orders on public transport drinking

Two thousand Munich residents will bid farewell to their right to drink alcohol on the S-Bahn on Saturday as they hop aboard for one last train party.

‘Wheelchair man’ jailed for four years for fraud
Sweden

‘Wheelchair man’ jailed for four years for fraud

A man in southern Sweden who scammed the Swedish social insurance agency (Försäkringskassan) for almost 14 million kronor ($2 million) has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Time slipping away for Durban climate deal
Germany

Time slipping away for Durban climate deal

Time is fast running out for a deal at the UN climate talks in Durban, South Africa, the German environment minister warned on Saturday as the conference went deep into an unscheduled 13th day.

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Sweden

Police slammed for botched deportation

Police from Gävleborg in eastern Sweden "deserve serious criticism" for deporting a man to the wrong country in October of last year, the Ombudsman for Justice has ruled.

Apple fights to save Christmas sales
Germany

Apple fights to save Christmas sales

Apple said Friday it would immediately appeal a German court ruling in favour of rival Motorola in a patent dispute that could see Apple's sales company prevented from selling iPhones and iPads in Germany.