Germany celebrates Good Friday – in its way
Germany

Germany celebrates Good Friday – in its way

As Germany celebrated Good Friday, it was a day of protest for some and frustration for plenty of others.

Push for Scientology ban looks wobbly
Germany

Push for Scientology ban looks wobbly

The prospect of a ban on the controversial Church of Scientology dimmed on Friday with a campaign by Bavaria’s Interior Minister failing to gain traction.

Three German soldiers killed in Afghanistan
Germany

Three German soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Three German soldiers were killed Friday in a gun battle in the Kunduz region of Afghanistan, in one of the deadliest firefights of the Bundeswehr’s mission in the war-torn country.

Seeking the ‘Old Man’ at the beginning of time
Germany

Seeking the ‘Old Man’ at the beginning of time

With the €6.7 billion Large Hadron Collider experiment finally kicking into life this week outside Geneva, Switzerland, scientists began smashing together tiny particles at virtually the speed of light, to see what happens.

Massive cave-in stokes familiar fears in Saxony-Anhalt
Germany

Massive cave-in stokes familiar fears in Saxony-Anhalt

Geologists are urgently investigating the subterranean ground outside Bernburg in Saxony Anhalt after a massive section of earth abruptly collapsed, leaving a 40 metre-deep crater.

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Sweden

Chinese BAIC expresses interest in Saab investment

China's Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co. (BAIC) has said it wants to invest in Saab after it failed to buy the Swedish car company, according to a newspaper interview published on Thursday.

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Sweden

Söderling to face Berdych in semi-final showdown

After advancing in the the Sony Ericsson Open men's quarter-finals in Miami, Roland Garros runner-up Robin Söderling will face off with Tomas Berdych in Friday's semi-final showdown.

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Sweden

‘Babyface’ rapist placed in institutional care

A 16-year-old boy who committed 15 sexual offences in Gothenburg in the autumn, including two rapes, is to be placed in secure institutional care after being diagnosed with a mental illness.

Drunken Norwegians storm Strömstad
Sweden

Drunken Norwegians storm Strömstad

Thousands of drunk Norwegians stormed the Swedish border to invade the town of Strömstad on the Swedish west coast – as they do every Maundy Thursday.

Wallenberg lived longer than claimed: report
Sweden

Wallenberg lived longer than claimed: report

Russian archivists have said that Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg may have still been alive after July 17, 1947, Swedish news magazine Fokus reported on Thursday.

Church admits abuse victims came second
Germany

Church admits abuse victims came second

The head of Germany's Catholics has admitted in a Good Friday message that victims of child abuse had been inadequately cared for because of the Church's effort to protect its reputation.

Daimler pays out to settle bribery claims
Germany

Daimler pays out to settle bribery claims

German automaker Daimler pleaded guilty to US charges of bribery and agreed to pay €136 million to settle the affair, the US government said overnight Friday.