Thousands demonstrate against Gaza attacks
Sweden

Thousands demonstrate against Gaza attacks

Thousands of people took to the streets of Stockholm to demonstrate against the war in Gaza on Saturday.

Alling sets the pace in Let’s Dance premier
Sweden

Alling sets the pace in Let’s Dance premier

Actor and comedian Morgan Alling, with his partner Helena Fransson, claimed top spot in the season premier of Let's Dance - where a selection of Sweden's celebrities shake their stuff in a bid to impress the jury and TV audience.

Althaus could face manslaughter charges over ski accident death
Germany

Althaus could face manslaughter charges over ski accident death

Thuringia’s state premier Dieter Althaus will most likely be charged with negligent manslaughter after the ski accident in which he and a woman collided – and she died.

Steinmeier sends ‘let’s be friends’ letter to Obama
Germany

Steinmeier sends ‘let’s be friends’ letter to Obama

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has offered Barack Obama Germany’s help in a series of foreign policy matters, including reconstruction in Iraq.

Euro lottery ‘offering €90m jackpot’ plans launch this year
Germany

Euro lottery ‘offering €90m jackpot’ plans launch this year

Lotto players across Europe are being offered the chance to sink their money into a European lottery, which according to some reports could offer a top ‘Eurojackpot’ of up to €90 million.

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Sweden

Man dies after fall through ice

A man died after falling through ice on Lake Vänern near Lidköping in western Sweden on Friday.

Woolly hats banned for Hamburg police
Germany

Woolly hats banned for Hamburg police

Hamburg’s police chief has banned his officers from wearing woolly hats, even when out on patrol in sub-zero temperatures – because it does not go with their uniforms.

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Sweden

Woman swaps dad after 43 years

A 43-year-old woman swapped father during the week. Lund district court ruled that the man that she had grown up with and had recognized as her dad her whole life was no longer her father, Skånska Dagbladet reports.

Sweden condemns arrest of Ethiopian opposition leader
Sweden

Sweden condemns arrest of Ethiopian opposition leader

Sweden's government on Friday expressed deep concern over the arrest of an Ethiopian opposition leader last week after her pardon from a life sentence was revoked.

German lose thirst for beer in tough economic times
Germany

German lose thirst for beer in tough economic times

The average German drank two litres less beer last year than in 2007, putting the breweries into a funk, with sales from 2008 two percent down from the previous year, the brewers’ association reports.

Paparazzi chase ex RAF terrorist Klar from theatre job
Germany

Paparazzi chase ex RAF terrorist Klar from theatre job

Christian Klar, the former Red Army Faction terrorist who was released last month after 26 years behind bars for murder, has turned down a job at a Berlin theatre for fear of tabloid media attention.