Swiss to dig up Arafat remains in West Bank
Switzerland

Swiss to dig up Arafat remains in West Bank

Swiss scientists who found abnormal levels of polonium on Yasser Arafat's personal effects plan to visit the West Bank city of Ramallah this month for the exhumation of the late Palestinian leader's remains.

More police sought against foreign gangs
Switzerland

More police sought against foreign gangs

Switzerland needs 1,500 more police officers to deal with foreign gangs and rising cases of burglaries and thefts, according to the working group of the conference for cantonal justice and police ministers.

Ex-president ‘gave bad info to corruption probe’
Germany

Ex-president ‘gave bad info to corruption probe’

Former president Christian Wulff’s old spokesman has accused him of giving a false statement during a corruption investigation.

SAS in talks while staff prepare for bankruptcy
Sweden

SAS in talks while staff prepare for bankruptcy

Despite intensive negotiations between Scandinavian Airlines, SAS, and union representatives the company and staff have not been able to reach an agreement and bankruptcy may be imminent.

Fire halts train traffic at Stockholm Central
Sweden

Fire halts train traffic at Stockholm Central

A fire on board an SJ X2000 train put a halt to all train traffic to and from the central station in Stockholm as poisonous fumes spread across sections of the city centre.

Experts fear shortage of ‘unprofitable’ cancer drug
Germany

Experts fear shortage of ‘unprofitable’ cancer drug

German cancer experts are warning of a looming shortage of one of the most widely used drugs to treat the disease – because pharmaceutical companies say it is not financially worth their while to make it any more.

Greens hand party leaders solid re-election
Germany

Greens hand party leaders solid re-election

Green party leaders Claudia Roth and Cem Özdemir were re-elected to run the party for the next two years on Saturday. For Roth, victory was sweet after loosing her bid to represent the Greens in next year’s election.

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Sweden

Reward offered for info on woman’s assault

An anonymous man has offered a 25,000 kronor ($4,000) reward for anyone who helps police arrest the teenagers who assaulted an 87-year-old woman in Helsingborg in the south of Sweden.

Santa Winter Games draw Christmas lovers to the Arctic
Sweden

Santa Winter Games draw Christmas lovers to the Arctic

Christmas cheer came early to Sweden's Arctic mining town of Gällivare this weekend, where Santas from around the world gathered to compete in one of the world's most important but little known sporting events: the Santa Winter Games.

Breivik claims Zschäpe as fellow martyr
Germany

Breivik claims Zschäpe as fellow martyr

Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik sent alleged neo-Nazi terrorist Beate Zschäpe a letter urging her to use her upcoming trial to promote far-right ideas, it emerged on Sunday.

Man faked bomb threat after missing flight
Sweden

Man faked bomb threat after missing flight

A man has been charged with raising false alarm after faking a bomb threat in order to prevent a Malta-bound Scandinavian Arlines flight from taking off without him.

Bayern Munich ‘content with 1-1 Nuremberg draw’
Germany

Bayern Munich ‘content with 1-1 Nuremberg draw’

Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes has said his team could live with the 1-1 draw against 10-man Nuremberg, which took the Bavarians eight-points clear at the top of the Bundesliga table.

Six die in four-car autobahn pile-up
Germany

Six die in four-car autobahn pile-up

Six people were killed and two injured on Sunday morning in a four-car autobahn pile-up in southern Germany. Police said the crash was probably caused by a car going the wrong direction.