Demjanjuk faces court in last big Nazi trial
Germany

Demjanjuk faces court in last big Nazi trial

Eighty-nine-year-old John Demjanjuk stands trial in Germany Monday accused of herding 27,900 Jews to their deaths as a Nazi camp guard, in what will likely be the last major case of its kind.

Drunk British soldier puts policewoman in hospital
Germany

Drunk British soldier puts policewoman in hospital

A drunken British soldier bashed a German policewoman bloody and senseless in Lower Saxony at the weekend, during a brawl between soldiers and a group of local men, authorities said Sunday.

RWE to make deep carbon cuts
Germany

RWE to make deep carbon cuts

Germany's second biggest energy firm RWE plans to significantly cut CO2 emissions from its power stations by 2012, chief executive Jürgen Grossmann said in an interview published Sunday.

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Sweden

US retailer incurs Swedish union wrath

The Stockholm branch of Urban Outfitters, a US-owned clothing retail chain, has found itself under fire after sacking its entire workforce after they voiced demands for a collective union agreement.

Söderling falls in ATP semis
Sweden

Söderling falls in ATP semis

Swedish tennis star Robin Söderling lost his semi-final in the ATP World Tour tennis championships in London on Saturday in a dramatic three set match against Argentine Juan Martin del Potro.

First wave of swine flu has probably passed
Germany

First wave of swine flu has probably passed

The first wave of swine flu, which has killed at least 59 people in Germany, appears to be subsiding, doctors told news magazine Der Spiegel in a report published Saturday.

Israeli ministers due to arrive for historic meeting in Germany
Germany

Israeli ministers due to arrive for historic meeting in Germany

The German and Israeli cabinets will hold their first joint-meeting on German soil in Berlin on Monday, signalling deeper reconciliation between the two countries 65 years after the Holocaust.

Police snare Aachen prison fugitive
Germany

Police snare Aachen prison fugitive

Police have caught one of the men who broke out of Aachen prison in a daring escape, authorities in Cologne announced Sunday afternoon.

Boozy cyclist slapped with 15-year bike ban
Germany

Boozy cyclist slapped with 15-year bike ban

A university student has been banned from riding his bike for a whopping 15 years after police caught him pedalling blind drunk through the streets of his home town of Gießen, Bild am Sonntag reported Sunday.

CDU state premiers step up attack on Merkel’s tax cuts
Germany

CDU state premiers step up attack on Merkel’s tax cuts

The brawl between Angela Merkel’s government and Germany’s state leaders over tax cuts intensified sharply over the weekend with two conservative premiers vowing to vote against the cuts and one even threatening to resign.

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Sweden

Swedish archaeologists celebrate ancient find

People lived in the Torne River Valley on the border with Sweden and Finland some 11,000 years ago, an important new archaeological find has shown.

SPD to target Guttenberg in Afghan inquiry
Germany

SPD to target Guttenberg in Afghan inquiry

In the wake of former Defence Minister Franz Josef Jung’s resignation, the opposition Social Democrats will target his successor Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg in a broadened inquiry into the controversial Afghanistan airstrike, SPD general secretary Andrea Nahles said on Sunday.

Swedish Meats chair quits over pig scandal
Sweden

Swedish Meats chair quits over pig scandal

Lars Hultström has resigned as chair of Swedish Meats and all other leadership positions. Hultström owns one of the pig farms at the heart of an animal rights scandal.

Italy pip Sweden to golf World Cup crown
Sweden

Italy pip Sweden to golf World Cup crown

Italy's Molinari brothers overcame Sweden and Ireland to win the World Cup at China's Mission Hills on Sunday after a thrilling final round tussle - the first time the nation has lifted the trophy.