Two arrested for fatal Gothenburg shootings
Sweden

Two arrested for fatal Gothenburg shootings

Two men have been arrested in connection with the shooting dead of two men in northern Gothenburg on Monday.

Sauerland cell Islamists confess to terror plot
Germany

Sauerland cell Islamists confess to terror plot

A 29-year-old German convert to Islam confessed in court on Monday to plotting devastating bombings against US soldiers and diplomats stationed in Germany.

Consumers get ‘No Genetic Engineering’ label for food
Germany

Consumers get ‘No Genetic Engineering’ label for food

German consumers now have an easier way to determine if their food has been genetically modified after Minister of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, Ilse Aigner, introduced a new “No Genetic Engineering” logo on Monday.

Drunk bride found trapped in baking BMW after wedding
Germany

Drunk bride found trapped in baking BMW after wedding

Cologne police rescued a highly intoxicated 30-year-old bride from her overheated car while sleeping off the wedding party, the authorities reported on Monday.

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Sweden

Pirate Bay to seek Dutch retrial

The operators of file-sharing site The Pirate Bay are to launch a legal challenge to a Dutch court order temporarily banning the site's activities.

Germany rejects labelling stimulus package a damp squib
Germany

Germany rejects labelling stimulus package a damp squib

The German government on Monday rejected a report that its second stimulus package was failing to ignite Europe’s largest economy.

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Sweden

Councils to cash in on autumn budget

Local council finances, investments in welfare services and measures to counter unemployment are to be given priority in the autumn budget, according to Swedish prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt.

‘Swedes are stupid’: Norwegian professor
Sweden

‘Swedes are stupid’: Norwegian professor

A retired Norwegian linguistics professor has described Swedes as "stupid" for not being able to understand Norwegian. Norwegians have no problem with Swedish, the professor points out.

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Sweden

‘Hijacked’ cargo ship missing at sea

The Finnish ship hijacked in Swedish waters in July has disappeared along with its valuable cargo of timber.

German students favour America for study abroad
Germany

German students favour America for study abroad

More than half of German students who study abroad choose the United States, a new poll by a Berlin research publisher has shown.

Two dead in Gothenburg shooting
Sweden

Two dead in Gothenburg shooting

A massive police operation has been launched in northern Gothenburg after two people were shot dead shortly after midday on Monday.

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Storstad, Odengatan 41

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Cliff Barnes, Norrtullsgatan 45

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Musslan, Dalagatan 46

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Tennstopet, Dalagatan 50

Berlin Festival takes off at Tempelhof Airport
Germany

Berlin Festival takes off at Tempelhof Airport

Thousands of music fans descended on Berlin’s iconic Tempelhof Airport over the weekend for the fourth installment of the Berlin Festival, which brought Jarvis Cocker and a not-so-scandalous Peter Doherty to the German capital.

Eriksson enjoys dream start at Notts County
Sweden

Eriksson enjoys dream start at Notts County

Former England coach Sven Goran Eriksson enjoyed a dream start to his new role as Notts County's director of football as the League Two side thrashed Bradford 5-0 on Saturday.

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Sweden

Malmö hit by wave of car fires

More than ten cars were set alight in a series of arson attacks across Malmö on Sunday night. Police were unable to confirm on Monday whether the attacks were linked.

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Tranan, Karlsbergsvägen 14

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Rabarber, Torsgatan 55

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Mellow, Birkagatan 10

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Bagpipers Inn, Australian Bar, Rörstrandgatan 21

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Systrarna Lundberg, Rörstrandgatan 12

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Sweden

Sweden’s Jerebko signed by NBA’s Detroit Pistons

Swedish big man Jonas Jerebko was among three NBA Draft selections to sign for the Detroit Pistons on Friday.

Mallorca bombings not deterring German holidaymakers
Germany

Mallorca bombings not deterring German holidaymakers

Tourism experts are predicting that recent terrorist bombings on the Spanish island of Mallorca will not stop the traditional hordes of German tourists from embarking on their vacations there this summer, Der Spiegel reported on Monday.

The lost art of travel: Catching the ferry to Britain
Sweden

The lost art of travel: Catching the ferry to Britain

This summer, for the inevitable trip back to the UK, Ben Kersley was determined to avoid air travel and attempt to recapture the lost art of travel.

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Sweden

Stockholm Fashion Week aims to buck the recession

Stockholm Fashion Week opens on Monday. Despite the impact of the recession on the industry arrangers are hopeful that buyers will be ready to open their wallets.

High court case against gay marriage withdrawn
Germany

High court case against gay marriage withdrawn

The southern German state of Bavaria has withdrawn a lawsuit with the country’s high court to resist the legal recognition of same-sex marriage, daily Süddeutsche Zeitung reported on Monday.

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Sweden

Family terrier makes safe return home

Semsi, the one-year-old family terrier that was reported stolen in a burglary in southern Sweden on Sunday, has been found safe and sound.

‘Drinking while pregnant harms the child’: study
Sweden

‘Drinking while pregnant harms the child’: study

Even moderate alcohol consumption while pregnant can have detrimental effects on the health of the child, a new report from the Swedish National Institute of Public Health has advised.

Stomach flu hits 145 hikers in Alpine huts
Germany

Stomach flu hits 145 hikers in Alpine huts

Nearly 150 hikers in Alpine huts in Germany’s Allgäu region came down with a severe gastrointestinal infection after drinking contaminated water this weekend. Police have closed the facilities and are investigating the incident on suspicions of negligent assault.

Verdict in Nazi war criminal trial expected this week
Germany

Verdict in Nazi war criminal trial expected this week

In one of Germany's last Nazi war crimes trials, a 91-year-old ex-army commander accused of ordering the massacre of 14 civilians in a Tuscan village in 1944 will receive his verdict this week.

Man admits murder of Borås teenager
Sweden

Man admits murder of Borås teenager

A 16-year-old girl was found dead in Sparsör on the outskirts of Borås in western Sweden on Sunday afternoon.