Bavarian teens spot suspected croc in pond
Germany

Bavarian teens spot suspected croc in pond

Two teenage girls swimming in a Bavarian pond spotted what they think may have been a small crocodile. Authorities are investigating.

FDP rules out ‘stoplight’ coalition
Germany

FDP rules out ‘stoplight’ coalition

The head of the pro-business Free Democratic Party ruled out a possible coalition with the centre-left Social Democrats and the Green party in an interview published Saturday.

Appliance kickbacks under investigation
Germany

Appliance kickbacks under investigation

Two of Germany’s biggest appliance makers, Bosch and Siemens, may have provided illegal kickbacks to retailers willing to push their goods to customers, according to a report in the latest issue of Der Spiegel.

Memory of Jesse Owens lives on in Berlin
Germany

Memory of Jesse Owens lives on in Berlin

The US team at the World Athletics Championships, which starts Saturday in a stadium designed by Hitler's architect Albert Speer, has seized upon the legend of black American sprinter Jesse Owens, reports AFP's Luke Phillips.

Captured freighter captain may sue employers
Germany

Captured freighter captain may sue employers

The captain of the Hansa Stavenger, which was captured by Somali pirates and held for four months, may sue the shipping company for not trying hard enough to release the ship and its crew, according to a report in Focus magazine.

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Sweden

Boy remanded for murder of 19-year-old

On Friday, Ystad district court remanded a 15-year-old boy suspected of murdering a 19-year-old female relative with probable cause. The young woman was found dead at her family farm near Sjöbo in southern Sweden at the beginning of August.

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Sweden

Russia denies rumours of Arctic Sea sightings

The Russian embassy in Cape Verde denied rumours that the Arctic Sea, a cargo ship that disappeared off the coast of Sweden at the end of July, had been sighted near the islands off the west coast of Africa.

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Sweden

Armed man spreads panic among train passengers

An armed man travelling on a Stockholm commuter train caused passengers to flee the train early on Saturday morning. The man got off the train in Västerhaninge where he later robbed a taxi driver around 4 am.

Man shot dead in Malmö
Sweden

Man shot dead in Malmö

A man was shot dead on Friday night outside a petrol station in Malmö. The 23-year-old man was allegedly involved in criminal activity, according to police.

Swedish consortium enters battle for Volvo
Sweden

Swedish consortium enters battle for Volvo

A new consortium dominated by Swedish owners has at the last minute joined in the battle to purchase Volvo Cars from Ford Motors.

Parents kill disabled son and commit suicide
Germany

Parents kill disabled son and commit suicide

A German couple killed their severely handicapped young son and then committed suicide because they could not accept their child's disability, investigators said Friday.