Engine failure forces Swiss landing in England
Switzerland

Engine failure forces Swiss landing in England

A Swiss International Airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Stansted Airport, north of London, England on Saturday after a jet engine broke down.

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Switzerland

Gas poisons 60 people at Lausanne birthday bash

Sixty people suffered carbon monoxide poisoning from a gas barbecue when a birthday party went sour over the weekend at a Lausanne warehouse.

Rain dampens hopes of a white Christmas
Germany

Rain dampens hopes of a white Christmas

No end is in sight to the driving rain which hit many parts of Germany over the weekend, spelling bad news for those dreaming of a white Christmas, said the DWD weather service on Sunday.

Activists urge H&M to quit Uzbek cotton
Sweden

Activists urge H&M to quit Uzbek cotton

British rights campaigners have launched a campaign calling on Swedish retail giant H&M to take concrete action to stop using cotton harvested by forced labour in Uzbekistan.

Bank washes hands of porn business
Germany

Bank washes hands of porn business

German bank Commerzbank has got hot under the collar and is planning to terminate a business contract with internet porn mogul Fabian Thylmann following his arrest on suspicion of tax evasion, according to Welt am Sonntag.

Sweden beat Norway to curling gold
Sweden

Sweden beat Norway to curling gold

Sweden took home gold at this weekend's European Curling Championships in Karlstad, beating Norway 8-5.

Festive prisons release 1,000 inmates
Germany

Festive prisons release 1,000 inmates

Over 1,000 prisoners will be let out early in time to spend Christmas at home as part of a traditional seasonal amnesty, according to media reports over the weekend.

Sweden debates school safety after US massacre
Sweden

Sweden debates school safety after US massacre

In the wake of the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, Swedes are discussing whether or not to introduce national security guidelines for Swedish schools.

Flush tourists drive luxury goods market
Germany

Flush tourists drive luxury goods market

Growing numbers of wealthy tourists from Asia and Arab countries are streaming into Germany to buy up high-end luxury goods, according to new figures seen by Welt am Sonntag.

‘Open the borders’: Centre Party
Sweden

‘Open the borders’: Centre Party

The Swedish Centre Party believes free immigration into Sweden could solve the country's labour-power needs.

Schalke 04’s Bundesliga slump continues
Germany

Schalke 04’s Bundesliga slump continues

Schalke 04's disastrous Bundesliga form continued Saturday as they slumped to a 3-1 defeat at home to Freiburg to leave them with two points from their last six league games.

Hamburg ruling fails to solve Argentine dispute
Germany

Hamburg ruling fails to solve Argentine dispute

An international tribunal in Hamburg on Saturday called on Ghana to immediately release an Argentine navy tall ship, which it has held for more than two months in a debt dispute.

Record figures for Sweden Democrats
Sweden

Record figures for Sweden Democrats

A new poll puts the far-right Sweden Democrat party at a record 10 percent, with an increase in support among older voters and voters in north-central Sweden.