Inter torpedo Bayern’s treble dream
Germany

Inter torpedo Bayern’s treble dream

Diego Milito scored both goals as Inter Milan beat Bayern Munich 2-0 in the Champions League final in Madrid on Saturday, torpedoing the Bavarians' dream of a historic treble this season.

Russia edge Germany to face Czechs in hockey final
Germany

Russia edge Germany to face Czechs in hockey final

Defending champions Russia battled from a goal down to book a place in the world icehockey championship's final with a hard-fought 2-1 win over hosts Germany here on Saturday.

Russia, China engaging in industrial espionage
Germany

Russia, China engaging in industrial espionage

Germany is full of Russian and Chinese spies working to get information about top business and technology developments, according to the country’s domestic intelligence service.

Prince-in-waiting keen to start family
Sweden

Prince-in-waiting keen to start family

Daniel Westling is keen to settle down and have kids with Crown Princess Victoria after the pair wed next month, the future prince said in a joint interview with his fiancée published in Saturday.

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Sweden

Party ditches candidate over pro-immigrant views

The nationalist Sweden Democrat party has jettisoned a candidate for election to the local council in Ljusdal in eastern Sweden after the renegade politician expressed support for a refugee centre in the town.

Wounded Swedish soldiers in benefits battle
Sweden

Wounded Swedish soldiers in benefits battle

Four Swedish soldiers seriously injured in a roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan are facing a new battle on the home front: the Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan) is refusing to pay them benefits for their first two weeks back in Sweden since they neglected to register as unemployed.

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Sweden

Gothenburg woman slashed by moped raider

Ten women were robbed on Saturday morning by moped-borne thieves in Gothenburg, with one victim requiring hospital treatment after she was stabbed in the hand.

Bono stuck in Munich after emergency back surgery
Germany

Bono stuck in Munich after emergency back surgery

U2 has delayed the start of next week’s American tour after singer Bono hurt his back so badly while in Munich that he had to have an emergency operation and will be stuck in Bavaria for a number of days.

Schäuble says he feels fine amid speculation about his health
Germany

Schäuble says he feels fine amid speculation about his health

Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble has admitted he considered resigning his job during his recent hospital visit and absence from meetings.

Melting snow prompts major flooding
Sweden

Melting snow prompts major flooding

Meteorologists have warned of extreme flooding in parts of northern Sweden as melting snow yields rising water levels.

Schoolboy pays €17,000 to child blackmailers
Germany

Schoolboy pays €17,000 to child blackmailers

Baden-Württemberg police who have solved a €17,000 blackmailing case are unable to bring charges because those involved are all children.

Four dogs kill three-year-old girl during family visit
Germany

Four dogs kill three-year-old girl during family visit

Police are investigating a 44-year-old woman for negligent manslaughter after her four dogs killed her niece in a horrific attack on Friday afternoon in Thuringia.

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Sweden

Eriksson seeks to shrug off ghosts of tournaments past

Sven-Göran Eriksson is hoping to lead the Ivory Coast out of a World Cup group populated by Brazil and Portugal, sides that dumped England out of major tournaments when the Swede was at the helm.

Berlin airport ground staff to strike next week
Germany

Berlin airport ground staff to strike next week

Anxious air passengers relieved to see the volcanic ash no longer threatening their schedule could be held up from next week by striking ground personnel at Berlin’s airports.