Muted protests greet Wilders Malmö visit
Sweden

Muted protests greet Wilders Malmö visit

While protesters outnumbered those attending a speech by controversial Dutch politician Geert Wilders in Malmö in southern Sweden on Saturday, the event passed off without incident.

Rascal raccoons wreak havoc in suburbia
Germany

Rascal raccoons wreak havoc in suburbia

Hungry raccoons are increasingly entering German towns in search of food, causing damage in orchards, gardens and even living rooms, according to a report published on Saturday.

Composer Hans Werner Henze dead at 86
Germany

Composer Hans Werner Henze dead at 86

Hans Werner Henze, one of Germany's foremost composers, died Saturday at the age of 86, his publisher Schott Music said.

Surprise October snow hits central Germany
Germany

Surprise October snow hits central Germany

Winter appeared overnight in many parts of Germany on Saturday with unseasonal heavy snow fall and subzero temperatures hitting central and southern areas.

Clocks turn back to welcome winter
Sweden

Clocks turn back to welcome winter

Summer time comes to an official close on Saturday night as Swedes turn the clocks back and welcome in the darker days of the winter months.

Top German truck maker suspends production
Germany

Top German truck maker suspends production

German lorry manufacturer MAN announced Saturday it would be suspending production for a week in the face of falling demand in the financial crisis, affecting around 15,000 workers in factories in Munich and Salzgitter.

Outrage over German delegation visit to Iran
Germany

Outrage over German delegation visit to Iran

German politicians are due to arrive in Iran on Saturday for a controversial visit that has prompted outrage from Israeli and US politicians as well as the German Jewish community, who fear Tehran will exploit the trip for propaganda purposes.

Drunk Swede runs over cop in Segway getaway
Sweden

Drunk Swede runs over cop in Segway getaway

An inebriated man is suspected of drink driving and assault after running over a Malmö police officer while fleeing arrest on a Segway, according to a report in the Dagens Nyheter daily.

Swedish tourist found dead in Turkey
Sweden

Swedish tourist found dead in Turkey

A 55-year-old Swedish man has been found dead while holidaying in the Turkish resort of Alanya, according to a report in the Aftonbladet daily.

Finance minister: Greece only has self to blame
Germany

Finance minister: Greece only has self to blame

Germany's finance minister Friday kept up the pressure on Greece to continue its reforms, as eurozone ministers prepared for a series of crucial meetings next week on the future of the crisis-hit country.

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Sweden

Swedes to face Thai court over knife killing

Two Swedish men arrested in Phuket in Thailand in August 2011 for the killing of a 25-year-old man from the Gothenburg area are set to face court.

Correa: Sweden can talk to Assange in London
Sweden

Correa: Sweden can talk to Assange in London

Sweden can send a prosecutor to the Ecuadoran embassy in Britain to interrogate WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the South American country's president said Friday.