Juholt resigns as Social Democrat leader
Sweden

Juholt resigns as Social Democrat leader

Håkan Juholt on Saturday announced his resignation as leader of the Social Democrats in a hastily called press conference in his home town of Oskarshamn in southern Sweden.

Megaupload founder hid from cops in panic room
Germany

Megaupload founder hid from cops in panic room

Police said Kim "Dotcom" Schmitz, the German founder of file-sharing site Megaupload, tried to avoid arrest for alleged major copyright infringement by locking himself inside a panic room in his New Zealand house.

Costa passengers seek damages after wreck
Germany

Costa passengers seek damages after wreck

Five German passengers who were on the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship when it ran aground off the Tuscan coast are demanding thousands of euros in compensation.

Bayern stung by ‘Gladbach’s goal-getters
Germany

Bayern stung by ‘Gladbach’s goal-getters

Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes admitted his side were found wanting as the German league leaders suffered a shock 3-1 defeat at Borussia Mönchengladbach on Friday.

Juholt expected to resign as Social Democrat head
Sweden

Juholt expected to resign as Social Democrat head

Despite Friday’s announcement by the Social Democrat Executive Committee (Verkställande Utskottet, VU) that embattled leader Håkan Juholt will remain at the helm, many now believe that he will announce his resignation on Saturday afternoon.

Wulff’s ex-spokesman faces fresh allegations
Germany

Wulff’s ex-spokesman faces fresh allegations

The former spokesman for embattled German President Christian Wulff has been hit with new accusations over alleged perks from an event manager. A new report claims Olaf Glaeseker was treated to free flights during his time as spokesman.

30 vehicles ensnared in mass crash
Germany

30 vehicles ensnared in mass crash

A huge pile-up on the A1 motorway near the town of Cloppenburg in northern Germany left 13 people injured on Friday, with the crash trapping several passengers inside their vehicles.

Alice and William top Swedish baby names list
Sweden

Alice and William top Swedish baby names list

Alice reclaimed top spot in the annual Swedish baby names list, with William riding a royal wave to ascend to the throne of top boy names.

Ericsson and ZTE settle patent dispute
Sweden

Ericsson and ZTE settle patent dispute

Swedish mobile network giant Ericsson and Chinese rival ZTE have settled their patent infringement disputes, Ericsson said in a statement on Friday.

Westerwelle counters US Europe-bashing
Germany

Westerwelle counters US Europe-bashing

Germany's foreign minister assured Americans Friday that Europe left socialism behind two decades ago, despite statements to the contrary by Republicans on the US presidential campaign trail.

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Sweden

Swedish court jails Serb over Kosovo war crimes

A Swedish court on Friday sentenced a Serbian man to life behind bars for war crimes in connection with his role in a massacre of 40 people in the village of Cuske in Kosovo in 1999.

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Sweden

Sweden mulls jail term for forced marriage

Forcing someone into marriage against their will could soon carry a punishment of up to two years imprisonment, according to an inquiry tasked with formulating a law criminalizing the practice under Swedish law.