Police catch teen runaway in dad’s Merc
Germany

Police catch teen runaway in dad’s Merc

German traffic police stopped a 13-year-old runaway who had driven himself 1,000 kilometres across Europe in his Italian adoptive father's stolen Mercedes, heading towards Poland in a quest to see his biological sister.

Left Party veteran Lars Werner dead
Sweden

Left Party veteran Lars Werner dead

The former leader of Sweden's Left Party has died at the age of 77 after suffering from heart problems.

Old maps result in hour-long ambulance delay
Sweden

Old maps result in hour-long ambulance delay

It took ambulance staff nearly one hour to reach a man suffering from chest pains in southern Sweden because their maps were out of date.

New rules to ban secret spying on staff
Germany

New rules to ban secret spying on staff

The government is planning to ban employers from secretly filming members of staff at work, while at the same allowing them to install more visible surveillance cameras, a newspaper reported on Saturday.

Swedish design firm makes big noise in Vegas
Sweden

Swedish design firm makes big noise in Vegas

Swedish product design company Teenage Engineering made a splash at the CES fair in Las Vegas this week after presenting its latest innovation - the world's first 'cloud speaker'.

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France

French pilot killed in Mali

A French pilot was killed during a helicopter raid to prevent Islamist groups controlling northern Mali from advancing toward the capital, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Saturday.

Wowi survives vote despite BER debacle
Germany

Wowi survives vote despite BER debacle

Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit was triumphant on Saturday after he won a vote of confidence in the city senate, allowing him to remain in his position despite his disastrous handling of the capital's delayed airport project.

Soldier and hostage killed in failed rescue bid
France

Soldier and hostage killed in failed rescue bid

At least one French soldier died and 17 Islamists were killed in a failed bid to free a French hostage held in southern Somalia since 2009, the French defence minister said Saturday.

Minister: more diplomacy to solve Mali conflict
Germany

Minister: more diplomacy to solve Mali conflict

Germany's foreign minister called on Friday for political efforts to be stepped up to resolve the conflict in Mali between government forces and Islamists.

Lead and arsenic found in baby food
Sweden

Lead and arsenic found in baby food

Products by Nestlé, Semper, Hipp and EnaGo contain lead, arsenic and cadmium, according to Swedish research company Testfakta, which has tested 14 kinds of porridges.

Signs warn drivers of wrong direction
Germany

Signs warn drivers of wrong direction

German Transport Minister Peter Ramsauer said more warning signs were needed on the nation's motorways after a series of fatal crashes resulting from drivers travelling in the wrong direction.

Sweden Democrats to publish tell-all book
Sweden

Sweden Democrats to publish tell-all book

The far-right Sweden Democrats continue to rise in voter polls amid reports that party leader Jimmie Åkesson plans to publish of a diary-style book about his enemies.

Britain to Germany: EU must change to keep us
Germany

Britain to Germany: EU must change to keep us

Britain's finance minister George Osborne told a German newspaper on Friday that the European Union must change the way it deals with its member states if it aims to keep Britain in its ranks.