Germany could refuse aid to Greece
Germany

Germany could refuse aid to Greece

Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said in an interview published on Sunday that Germany could refuse Greece’s plea for emergency loans to rescue it from a mountain of debt.

Five stork pairs dazzle bird lovers by nesting in same crane
Germany

Five stork pairs dazzle bird lovers by nesting in same crane

Five stork couples have set up home on the same crane in the Swabian town of Kirchheim in what avian experts have called a small sensation.

South Korean pension fund bids for Berlin’s Sony Centre
Germany

South Korean pension fund bids for Berlin’s Sony Centre

The South Korean pension fund National Pension Service (NPS) is in line to buy the central Berlin landmark Sony Centre, according to a statement on Sunday.

Liberal leader meets embattled Malmö Jews
Sweden

Liberal leader meets embattled Malmö Jews

Education minister Jan Björklund met with representatives of the Jewish Community in Malmö on Saturday to discuss a recent rise in the level of harassment and threats faced by Jews in the southern city.

Karstadt rescue deal likely to sacrifice 4,000 jobs
Germany

Karstadt rescue deal likely to sacrifice 4,000 jobs

An investor negotiating to takeover the bankrupt Karstadt department store chain is talking of making 4,000 staff cuts and reducing rental payments at store sites, media reports said on Sunday.

HV71 seal Swedish ice hockey final win
Sweden

HV71 seal Swedish ice hockey final win

HV71 left the capital clutching the Swedish ice hockey championship trophy on Saturday after a dramatic victory over Stockholm team Djurgården in game six of the final series.

Baby dies after being bitten by family dog
Germany

Baby dies after being bitten by family dog

An eight-week-old baby has died after being bitten by the family dog in her parents’ garden on Saturday night.

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Sweden

Sly princess leaves paparazzi pictureless

Princess Madeleine evaded waiting journalists and paparazzi photographers on Saturday after flying to New York as the palace in Stockholm announced the termination of her engagement to lawyer Jonas Bergström.

Colonia Dignidad founder, Nazi and child abuser Schäfer dies in prison
Germany

Colonia Dignidad founder, Nazi and child abuser Schäfer dies in prison

Paul Schäfer, a former Nazi corporal, founder of a mysterious German enclave in southern Chile, and convicted child sex abuser, died on Saturday in a prison hospital.

Two Germans kidnapped in Niger Delta released unharmed
Germany

Two Germans kidnapped in Niger Delta released unharmed

Two Germans kidnapped in Nigeria nearly a week ago have been freed, Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle announced on Saturday.

Söderling faces Spanish rival in Barcelona final
Sweden

Söderling faces Spanish rival in Barcelona final

Swedish tennis star Robin Söderling is aiming to break years of Spanish dominance when he takes on Fernando Verdasco in the final of the Barcelona Open on Sunday.

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Sweden

Swedish Catholic Church hid sex abuse claims

The Catholic Church in Sweden has known for twenty years of claims that two young girls were sexually abused by a priest in the 1950s and 1960s, Dagens Nyheter reports.

120,000 take stand against nuclear power
Germany

120,000 take stand against nuclear power

Around 120,000 people formed a 120-kilometre human chain on Saturday linking the nuclear power stations Krümmel in Schleswig Holstein and Brünsbuttel in Hamburg, in the country's biggest anti-nuclear demonstration for years.