Failed bomb plot to kill Hitler remembered
Germany

Failed bomb plot to kill Hitler remembered

Germany on Monday marked the 65th anniversary of a failed attempt by members of the Wehrmacht to assassinate Adolf Hitler in his "Wolf's Lair" eastern military headquarters in 1944.

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Sweden

Heavy floods claim avian victims

Flooding in Västmanland in eastern Sweden has had catastrophic effects on the local bird population with enthusiasts fearing a death toll in the thousands.

Italian flatware maker takes over Rosenthal porcelain tradition
Germany

Italian flatware maker takes over Rosenthal porcelain tradition

Italian flatware maker Sambonet Paderno has purchased insolvent German porcelain manufacturer Rosenthal, the company announced on Monday.

Officials see recession in Germany slowing
Germany

Officials see recession in Germany slowing

Germany's worst recession since the Second World War has lost much of its intensity according to reports published on Monday by the Finance Ministry and central bank.

Officials warn of more landslides around lake
Germany

Officials warn of more landslides around lake

Two days after a landslide dropped one-and-a-half houses into a lake bed and likely left three people dead, authorities in Saxony-Anhalt are warning of further landslides around the former open-pit mine.

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Sweden

Advertising slump sees Metro losses burgeon

Free newspaper giant Metro International is to continue its search to slash costs after reporting a substantially increased loss in the second quarter.

Schleswig-Holstein premier Carstensen calls confidence vote
Germany

Schleswig-Holstein premier Carstensen calls confidence vote

The premier of the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein, Peter Harry Carstensen, called a confidence vote after his efforts to dissolve parliament and force early elections failed on Monday.

Soldiers kill youth at Afghan checkpoint
Germany

Soldiers kill youth at Afghan checkpoint

German soldiers killed a juvenile and seriously injured two adults at a checkpoint in Afghanistan on Sunday, the Defence Ministry confirmed on Monday. Initial reports had said two civilians were killed during the incident.

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Sweden

Topless bathers conspicuously absent at Malmö pools

Despite winning the right to bathe topless at all of the municipal swimming pools in Malmö, bare-breasted female bathers have remained conspicuous by their absence.

Horses gallop ‘on the bottom of the ocean’
Germany

Horses gallop ‘on the bottom of the ocean’

More than 35,000 people came out to see the 35th annual Duhner Wattrennen, a series of horse races that took place on the tidal flats near Cuxhaven in Lower Saxony on Sunday.

German schools running short of 40,000 teachers for autumn
Germany

German schools running short of 40,000 teachers for autumn

The German DPhV educational association has called on teachers from Eastern Europe to fill some 40,000 empty spots at schools in Germany this autumn, daily Bild reported on Monday.

Berlin commuters face S-Bahn chaos
Germany

Berlin commuters face S-Bahn chaos

Berlin commuters faced a “Black Monday,” as they scrambled to find alternatives to the S-Bahn train service that has been virtually shut down in the city centre due to safety concerns.

Dramatic rise in identity theft
Sweden

Dramatic rise in identity theft

Cases of identity theft in Sweden have shot up by 79 percent over the past three years, a new survey published on Monday shows.

Swine flu infection threatens Swede’s life
Sweden

Swine flu infection threatens Swede’s life

Doctors at Vrinnevi Hospital in Norrköping in eastern Sweden fear for the life of the 22-year-old Swede being treated for a swine flu infection after he failed to respond to treatment.

Leaving your children in the woods – on purpose
Germany

Leaving your children in the woods – on purpose

Most parents would agree spending time outdoors is good for small kids, but would you send your child to a kindergarten deep in the forest? Rhea Wessel reports from the Taunus woods near Frankfurt.

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Sweden

Broken bones heal faster with medicine: study

A broken bone can heal faster if the patient is given medicine, a new study from Linköping University in central Sweden shows.

Dozens injured in 259-car autobahn pileup
Germany

Dozens injured in 259-car autobahn pileup

Dozens of people were injured in a pileup involving 259 cars on the A2 motorway in the state of Lower Saxony late on Sunday, police reported. Ten of the injured are in critical condition.

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Sweden

Holidaying Swedes fork out for the environment

Holidaying Swedes are prepared to pay extra to offset their carbon emissions when they travel, but are not prepared to go as far as to change their habits, a new survey published on Monday shows.

Majority of Germans think Merkel will win re-election
Germany

Majority of Germans think Merkel will win re-election

Ten weeks ahead of the national election, 80 percent of Germans believe Chancellor Angela Merkel will be re-elected for another term, according to a poll for paper Bild am Sonntag.

Söderling delights crowds with Swedish Open win
Sweden

Söderling delights crowds with Swedish Open win

Swede Robin Söderling delighted crowds in Båstad when he beat Argentine Juan Monaco 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) to win the Swedish Open on Sunday.

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Sweden

Merkel attacks Vattenfall over reactor

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has hit out at Swedish state-owned nuclear operator Vattenfall on Sunday over a series of problems at an ageing reactor near Hamburg.

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Sweden

Profits slashed at SEB

Swedish banking group SEB saw operating profits nosedive in the second quarter, mainly due to credit losses and write downs on investments in the Baltic States and Russia.

Two dead after retiree drives into parade
Germany

Two dead after retiree drives into parade

A marksmanship festival, or Schützenfest, in the North Rhine-Westphalian city of Menden ended tragically on Sunday when a retiree rammed his car into a parade, killing two and injuring 37 others.