Malmö police probe two weekend shootings
Sweden

Malmö police probe two weekend shootings

At least one shot was fired in a residential area in the Malmö district of Husie on Sunday, the latest incident in a series of shootings that have rocked the city in recent weeks.

Swedish arms surface in new WikiLeaks logs
Sweden

Swedish arms surface in new WikiLeaks logs

WikiLeaks' release of nearly 400,000 classified US files on the the Iraq war at a press conference in London on Friday has revealed the use of hundreds of Swedish weapons in the conflict.

Britain looks to Sweden for austerity plan ideas
Sweden

Britain looks to Sweden for austerity plan ideas

As Britain braces for massive spending cuts, observers say Prime Minister David Cameron should take note of Sweden's successful battle to shrink its huge deficit in the 1990s, writes AFP's Nina Larson.

Pirates hijack tanker with German captain
Germany

Pirates hijack tanker with German captain

Somali pirates hijacked the tanker 'York' filled with liquid gas off the coast of Kenya on Saturday. The German captain was able to make contact with the Greek company that operates the ship 24 hours later.

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Sweden

Turkish ‘terror’ suspect arrested at Arlanda

Border police at Arlanda airport arrested a Turkish man wanted by Belgian police on suspicion of "terror crimes" on Friday and is holding him pending a decision on whether to extradite him, Swedish security police said on Sunday.

Nocturnal cow attacks car
Germany

Nocturnal cow attacks car

A cow left to wander on a cold night attacked a car while walking along a country road near the town of Heimbach in North Rhine-Westphalia on Saturday night.

Top German firms ban Facebook in the office
Germany

Top German firms ban Facebook in the office

A host of leading German companies are banning the use of the social networking site Facebook in their offices. While the official reason is IT security, firms are apparently also concerned that too many worker hours are being lost.

Third Reich’s Foreign Ministry deeply involved in Holocaust
Germany

Third Reich’s Foreign Ministry deeply involved in Holocaust

Nazi Germany's Foreign Ministry was a "criminal organization" that was much more involved in the killing of millions of Jews during World War II than previously thought, a German historian said.

Austrian far-right to help German populists
Germany

Austrian far-right to help German populists

The far-right Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) is reportedly planning to open an office in Germany to help build a similarly populist party with nationwide appeal.

Sweden’s Hjorth shares lead at Malaysian LPGA
Sweden

Sweden’s Hjorth shares lead at Malaysian LPGA

Sweden's Maria Hjorth shares the lead with South Korea's Lee Jee-Young after the second round of the inaugural Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia on Saturday.

Werder thrash Gladbach to stay in touch at top
Germany

Werder thrash Gladbach to stay in touch at top

Champions League side Werder Bremen are up to eighth in the Bundesliga table on Saturday after their 4-1 win over Borussia Mönchengladbach and are now just a point off the top five.

Sweden’s Elmander secures draw for Bolton
Sweden

Sweden’s Elmander secures draw for Bolton

Swedish international striker Johan Elmander's fifth goal of the season helped the Bolton Wanderers clinch a 1-1 draw against Wigan Athletic in their Premier League clash on Saturday.

Federer faces Germany’s Meyer in Stockholm final
Sweden

Federer faces Germany’s Meyer in Stockholm final

Top-seeded Swiss star Roger Federer hopes to extend a 35-win streak against German players ahead in the Stockholm Open final on Sunday when he faces what will surely be a nervous challenge from Germany's Florian Mayer.