Swedish uni in ‘Dirty Dancing’ quote furore
Sweden

Swedish uni in ‘Dirty Dancing’ quote furore

The rector of Karlstad University in central Sweden has been forced to defend the decision to adorn a new library building with a well known quote from the 1980s movie "Dirty Dancing".

Far-right activists stage anti-Muslim protest
Germany

Far-right activists stage anti-Muslim protest

A far-right group has staged a protest outside a Berlin mosque against what it says is the “Islamisation” of Germany. The protesters brandished a caricature of the Prophet Mohammed in a move likely to spark widespread anger.

‘We still believe in euro,’ say half of Germans
Germany

‘We still believe in euro,’ say half of Germans

Despite a fairly constant stream of bad news from the eurozone, a new survey has found that a slim majority of Germans remain loyal to the single currency.

Murder charges levelled at neo-Nazi suspect
Germany

Murder charges levelled at neo-Nazi suspect

Prosecutors have added murder charges to a list of allegations against National Socialist Underground member Beate Zschäpe. She has now been formally implicated in ten murders allegedly carried out by the neo-Nazi terrorist group.

Shooting at Germany’s biggest brothel
Germany

Shooting at Germany’s biggest brothel

Police in Berlin are searching for a gunman on Saturday after a shooting at Germany's largest brothel. The gunman injured three security men in an argument over the bill.

Facebook party brings trains to standstill
Germany

Facebook party brings trains to standstill

A house party organized on Facebook by teenage twins descended into chaos on Thursday night with the arrival of hundreds of uninvited revelers. Local police were forced to stop nearby trains when rioters got on the tracks.

Reinfeldt presents plan for 2014 election fight
Sweden

Reinfeldt presents plan for 2014 election fight

Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has underlined the need for the four party Alliance to develop a joint 2014 election manifesto, welcoming Centre Party leader Annie Lööf's invitation for talks at her Småland home.

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Sweden

Swedish pastor jailed for prayer circle rape

A Swedish Pentacostalist pastor has been sentenced to two years imprisonment for raping a member of a prayer group which he led at a church in Stockholm, according to a report in the Dagens Nyheter daily.

‘Tattoo’ star Noomi Rapace moves to London
Sweden

‘Tattoo’ star Noomi Rapace moves to London

Swedish actress Noomi Rapace has revealed that she plans to emigrate from Sweden and move to London, according to a report in the Aftonbladet daily.

Polar bear herpes case stumps scientists
Germany

Polar bear herpes case stumps scientists

A nasty case of herpes has hit polar bears at a German zoo, leaving one dead and another fighting for its life. The virus was first found in zebras, leaving scientists scratching their heads over how it was spread.

Correa: Assange set for indefinite embassy stay
Sweden

Correa: Assange set for indefinite embassy stay

Ecuador's president acknowledged Friday that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will remain in Quito's embassy in London as long as Britain refuses to give him safe passage out of the country.