Webber takes German F1 Grand Prix
Germany

Webber takes German F1 Grand Prix

Mark Webber secured his maiden Formula One victory and Australia's first since 1981 when he led team-mate Sebastian Vettel home in a triumphant one-two for the Red Bull team in

Wedding party ends in two-house fire and huge bill
Germany

Wedding party ends in two-house fire and huge bill

A newly-wed couple are starting married life with a bill of around €250,000 after the romantic flying lanterns they set off to mark their union set two houses on fire this weekend.

Police arrest robber shoe fetishist of Troisdorf
Germany

Police arrest robber shoe fetishist of Troisdorf

A robber shoe fetishist from Troisdorf was arrested this weekend after attacking eight women on the street and stealing their footwear.

East-west divide between Germans remains strong
Germany

East-west divide between Germans remains strong

Nearly 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the social divide between eastern and western Germans is getting bigger than ever, according to one of the country’s leading experts on the subject.

Recession over says Finance Ministry
Germany

Recession over says Finance Ministry

The Finance Ministry reckons the recession is over, with a predicted growth rate of zero expected for the second quarter of the year, according to an internal estimate, says Der Spiegel magazine.

Spaniard Sanchez wins Swedish Open
Sweden

Spaniard Sanchez wins Swedish Open

Spanish rank outsider Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez spoiled the birthday celebrations of top seed Caroline Wozniacki from Denmark in Saturday's Swedish Open final.

Swiss students ‘nearly killed’ disabled man in attack
Germany

Swiss students ‘nearly killed’ disabled man in attack

The three Swiss students who went on a violent rampage through Munich nearly two weeks ago are being investigated for attempted murder after it emerged their attack was far more brutal than initially reported.

1,500 mourn stabbed Egyptian woman
Germany

1,500 mourn stabbed Egyptian woman

Around 1,500 people gathered in Dresden on Saturday to mourn the death of a pregnant Egyptian woman who was stabbed to death in a courtroom by a man who had called her a terrorist for wearing a headscarf.

Royal dish rags hit Swedish stores
Sweden

Royal dish rags hit Swedish stores

If news of Princess Victoria's pending nuptials to Daniel Westling still makes you weepy, you can dry your eyes with a dish rag emblazoned with protraits of the bride and groom-to-be.

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Sweden

Suspected double murderer remanded

On Friday, a 23-year-old man suspected of murdering a couple near Båstad in southern Sweden was remanded into custody.

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Sweden

90-year-old affirmed right to national transportation service

A 90-year-old Halmstad woman who was denied a car ride from the national transportation service (riksfärdtjänst) to her son's house on Christmas Eve has had her day in court. The court ruled the elderly woman has a legal right to receive transportation assistance.

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Sweden

Four young women in GHB overdose

Four cases of GHB overdose in Sundsvall over the weekend point to a growing worry among health care officials about the prevalence of the drug in Gothenburg and Sundsvall.

Western Sweden caught in downpour
Sweden

Western Sweden caught in downpour

Rain has been pouring down over Dalsland and southern Värmland in western Sweden over the weekend. In Åmål, around 100 properties have been flooded and the Swedish Road Administration (Vägverket) was forced to close several roads in the area on Saturday.