Bayern coach says he has ‘cissies’ on team
Germany

Bayern coach says he has ‘cissies’ on team

Bayern Munich coach Louis van Gaal has called some of his side 'cissies' as the German giants bid to win a treble of Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup titles.

Injured soldiers and Merkel among those stranded by volcano ash
Germany

Injured soldiers and Merkel among those stranded by volcano ash

The chaos caused by the closure of all of German and most other European airspace to planes has delayed the return of five German soldiers injured this week in Afghanistan.

Class size not important in education say researchers
Germany

Class size not important in education say researchers

Smaller school classes, long the holy grail of politicians, parents and educationalists aiming to improve performance, do not actually have any affect on children’s achievements, according to a new study.

Potholes could be filled with federal cash as Greens mull city car toll
Germany

Potholes could be filled with federal cash as Greens mull city car toll

Municipal councils across Germany struggling to pay for repairs to their roads have been told they could apply for federal funding to fill in the potholes by defining the work as noise reduction measures.

Bishop Mixa admits cuffing kids as wine and art bills come to light
Germany

Bishop Mixa admits cuffing kids as wine and art bills come to light

A bishop accused of not treating claims that he beat children in his care seriously, has admitted to giving what he called clips round the ear – and has now been accused of misusing orphanage funds on wine, art and jewellery.

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Sweden

Fire rages at Helsingborg printing works

Plumes of smoke poured in over Helsingborg in southern Sweden on Saturday morning as flames engulfed a printing works in the northern part of the city.

Thousand of Swedish charter tourists stranded
Sweden

Thousand of Swedish charter tourists stranded

At least 10,000 Swedish charter travellers have been stranded in far-flung destinations with no hope of returning home until Sunday at the earliest as a cloud of volcanic ash paralyses air traffic across Europe.

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Sweden

Swede remanded over Auschwitz theft

Swedish former neo-Nazi leader Anders Högström has been remanded in custody in Poland in connection with the theft of the notorious "Arbeit Macht Frei" sign from the Auschwitz death camp.

SAS paves way for lay-offs due to ash
Sweden

SAS paves way for lay-offs due to ash

Scandinavian airline SAS has indicated it may be forced to temporarily lay-off thousands of staff as a cloud of volcanic ash continues to keep its planes on the ground. Workers in Norway have received notice that they could be taken off duty on Monday.

Flights stay grounded amid hovering ash
Sweden

Flights stay grounded amid hovering ash

Aviation authorities expect most Swedish airspace to remain closed on Saturday, with a cloud of volcanic ash settling over vast swathes of the country as the weekend begins.