Pacifists mark Easter with protests
Germany

Pacifists mark Easter with protests

Thousands of pacifists rallied in Germany on Sunday against plans to install a military training ground northwest of Berlin, marking the second day of the country's traditional Easter protest marches.

US soldier faces murder charges over four Iraqi executions
Germany

US soldier faces murder charges over four Iraqi executions

A US sergeant is to face murder charges in a courts martial in Germany on Monday over the deaths of four Iraqi detainees who prosecutors and co-defendants say were bound, blindfolded and shot in the head.

Svartenbrandt remanded into custody for robbery
Sweden

Svartenbrandt remanded into custody for robbery

Lars-Inge Svartenbrandt, a 63-year-old with a long criminal history, was remanded into custody on Sunday on suspicion of the armed robbery of a Swedbank branch in Säter in central Sweden.

Two feared drowned in river after beer garden afternoon
Germany

Two feared drowned in river after beer garden afternoon

Two young men are thought to have drowned after a post-beer garden swim in the Isar river in central Munich on Saturday afternoon.

Anti-fascists successfully block neo-Nazi march
Germany

Anti-fascists successfully block neo-Nazi march

Two thousand demonstrators in Lüneburg, Lower Saxony succeeded in stopping a neo-Nazi march through the town on Saturday.

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Sweden

Avalanche risk in the north, grass fires in the south

Sweden is country divided by extremes of weather over the Easter weekend. There is a large risk for avalanches in the north at the same time as grass fires threaten in a dry south.

Swedish founder keen on Skype buyback
Sweden

Swedish founder keen on Skype buyback

The Swedish and Danish founders of Skype, Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis are interested in buying back the IP communication company.

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Sweden

Parliamentary blogs fall on deaf ears: survey

Swedish members of parliament are diligent bloggers. But there is very little interest in what most have to say, according to a new survey by Dagens Nyheter.

Sunny weather set to reign til mid-week
Germany

Sunny weather set to reign til mid-week

The largely warm and sunny weather across Germany this weekend will continue through Easter Monday and into the start of the week.

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Sweden

Two young men shot in Borås

Two men in their twenties were shot in two separate incidents in the southern Swedish town of Borås on Saturday night.

Calls re-emerge for straggler ministries to leave Bonn for Berlin
Germany

Calls re-emerge for straggler ministries to leave Bonn for Berlin

A decade after the Bundestag opened for parliamentary business in Berlin, a row has reignited over why some government ministries are still operating in Bonn.

Police arrest teenage son of shot family
Germany

Police arrest teenage son of shot family

The teenager whose entire family was found shot dead in their home on Friday was detained on Saturday evening, suspected of killing them with his friend.