Israel presses Sweden for ‘condemnation’
Sweden

Israel presses Sweden for ‘condemnation’

Israel on Sunday ratcheted up pressure on Sweden to condemn a Swedish newspaper report about alleged organ harvesting that has heightened tensions between the two countries.

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Sweden

Fire near Stockholm leaves one dead

One person died in an apartment fire on Klippgatan in Solna, just north of Stockholm, early Sunday morning.

Schönefeld airport to get new name for re-opening
Germany

Schönefeld airport to get new name for re-opening

Berlin’s Schönefeld airport will get a new name when current extension work is completed, but the city remains uncertain over what it will be.

Bayern suffers nightmare 2-1 defeat at Mainz
Germany

Bayern suffers nightmare 2-1 defeat at Mainz

Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm admitted his side suffered a catastrophe in the first-half of their 2-1 defeat at minnows Mainz as the German giants slumped to their first league defeat of the season.

Police clear animal rights protestors from Boehringer again
Germany

Police clear animal rights protestors from Boehringer again

Animal rights protesters occupied the site of a planned animal experimentation centre in Hannover again on Saturday, prompting the police to temporarily arrest 16 people.

Sheep shearers battle it out for fleece title
Germany

Sheep shearers battle it out for fleece title

Around 1,000 sheep will be feeling significantly cooler after Sunday when the German sheep shearing competition is over.

More than half expect new coalition, most see Merkel staying
Germany

More than half expect new coalition, most see Merkel staying

More than half of Germans are expecting a change of government after the September 27 federal election according to a poll published in the weekly Bild am Sonntag newspaper.

Netanyahu heads for Berlin, London for talks
Germany

Netanyahu heads for Berlin, London for talks

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is heading to Germany and Britain next week for talks with their leaders as well as the US Middle East envoy amid increasing calls from those countries for a stop to settlement activity in the occupied West Bank.

Residents thwart Rosengård street festival
Sweden

Residents thwart Rosengård street festival

A street festival held in the Rosengård district of Malmö deteriorated into a fight on Saturday evening as activists were forced out by area residents.

Sweden’s archbishop to perform Victoria’s royal wedding
Sweden

Sweden’s archbishop to perform Victoria’s royal wedding

Crown Princess Victoria and her fiancé Daniel Westling are to be wed by Sweden’s archbishop Anders Wejryd.

Sweden Democrats gain in new voter poll
Sweden

Sweden Democrats gain in new voter poll

Sweden’s centre-left opposition parties maintain a slight lead over the governing centre-right Alliance parties, while the far-right Sweden Democrats have enough support to gain a seat in the Riksdag, according to a new poll.