Dubai firm to open 162-million-franc school
Switzerland

Dubai firm to open 162-million-franc school

The location, in an industrial subdivision overlooking the Geneva-Lausanne highway, may not be the most promising for a school appealing to the international set.

Extradition trials delay Berlin killing charges
Germany

Extradition trials delay Berlin killing charges

While the family and friends of a young man who was beaten to death in Berlin have pleaded with the top suspect, who fled to Turkey, to return to Germany, officials say getting him back will not be easy, Die Welt reported on Sunday.

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Switzerland

‘Many-Splendoured’ author dies in Lausanne

Chinese-born writer and Swiss resident Elizabeth Comber, whose autobiographical novel was turned into the popular American film "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing", has died, aged 95.

SkyWork Airlines wins British-Swiss biz award
Switzerland

SkyWork Airlines wins British-Swiss biz award

Bern-based SkyWork Airlines was named company of the year at the 2012 British-Swiss Business Awards.

Sweden’s first genocide trial imminent
Sweden

Sweden’s first genocide trial imminent

A Swede of Rwandan origin is going before court in Sweden's first ever genocide trial.

AIK nab victory at final Råsunda match
Sweden

AIK nab victory at final Råsunda match

The legendary Stockholm football stadium Råsunda hosted its last ever game in Sweden's top football league, the Allsvenskan, with AIK beating Malmö FF 2-0.

Swedish ‘descendants’ vote Republican
Sweden

Swedish ‘descendants’ vote Republican

While a majority of Swedes are rooting for Barack Obama, Americans living in towns with Swedish origins overwhelmingly vote Republican.

Munich-Berlin train ‘will soon take four hours’
Germany

Munich-Berlin train ‘will soon take four hours’

The time it takes to travel by train from Munich to Berlin could soon be halved to just four hours, as plans solidify to expand and improve the European rail system.

Deutsche Bank talks austerity in posh hotel
Germany

Deutsche Bank talks austerity in posh hotel

Troubled Deutsche Bank has rented out the whole of one of Germany’s poshest hotels – for its top managers to spend three days taking about cutting costs and saving money, a magazine reported at the weekend.

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Sweden

Swedish teacher taped toddlers mouths shut

A teacher at a kindergarten in Hyssna in the west of Sweden taped shut the mouths of four children because they were being loud.

Counter-terrorism chiefs resign in protest
Sweden

Counter-terrorism chiefs resign in protest

The director and deputy director of Sweden's Counter-Terrorism Co-operative Council (Nationellt centrum för terrorhotbedömning) have resigned after less than a year.

No more Merck cancer drug for Greek hospitals
Germany

No more Merck cancer drug for Greek hospitals

German pharmaceutical company Merck has stopped selling its cancer drug Erbitux to Greek hospitals, as they are not able to pay. Patients needing the drug will have to buy it themselves from pharmacies.

Bayern bounce back after last week’s defeat
Germany

Bayern bounce back after last week’s defeat

Bayern Munich set a new German league record on Saturday, having won all five of their away league games with a 15-0 goal record – and, according to Bayern’s Bastian Schweinsteiger, laid to rest doubts following a recent shock defeat.

Neo-Nazi terror gang trauma still raw a year on
Germany

Neo-Nazi terror gang trauma still raw a year on

A year after the neo-Nazi terrorist cell believed to be responsible for nine racial murders and the killing of a police woman was revealed, a leading German official admitted trust in the authorities was seriously damaged.