German motorists hit by surging fuel prices
Germany

German motorists hit by surging fuel prices

German car drivers are in for a rude shock over the Pentecost weekend as fuel prices jumped to record highs sparking calls from experts and lobby groups to slash taxes.

Bavaria says criminal biker gang getting stronger
Germany

Bavaria says criminal biker gang getting stronger

The Bavarian Interior Ministry has warned that the motorcycle group, Hells Angels, linked to organized crime in some countries, is gaining a strong foothold in southern Germany.

Veteran school founder terrifies kids with fireworks
Germany

Veteran school founder terrifies kids with fireworks

Several children at a school in Wiesbaden were scared to tears after the 82-year-old founder of the school put up a fireworks show featuring firecrackers, wailing sirens and flame-throwers meant to simulate the end of World War II.

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Sweden

Parents arrested for raping their children

A married couple has been arrested in Sörmland in central Sweden on suspicion of raping their children. The man is suspected of aggravated rape while his wife is suspected of aiding and abetting.

High court to rule on gay marriage dispute
Sweden

High court to rule on gay marriage dispute

A homosexual couple has taken the Swedish tax authority (Skatteverket) to court for registering their marriage in Canada as a partnership.

Germany urges Lebanon to halt violence
Germany

Germany urges Lebanon to halt violence

Germany has called for an immediate end to the “power vacuum" in Lebanon, saying it was fuelling the tensions that pushed the country to the brink of a civil war this week.

Man apprehended following Gothenburg shooting
Sweden

Man apprehended following Gothenburg shooting

A man has been arrested in Gothenburg on suspicion of attempted murder following a shooting in the Angered area of the city on Friday evening.

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Sweden

Swedish soldiers released in Chad

The two Swedish and two Finnish soldiers arrested by local police in Chad on Thursday have been released and have returned to their base in capital, N'Djamena.

German football squad to get measles vaccination
Germany

German football squad to get measles vaccination

Worried by a raging measles epidemic in Euro 2008 host countries Austria and Switzerland, German football officials plan to vaccinate the entire national team against the highly contagious disease if need be.

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Sweden

Asylum seekers face greater opposition

Asylum seekers in Sweden face greater opposition from the public for the first time since 2004, a new SOM study by Gothenburg University has shown.