Match abandoned after firework hits referee
Sweden

Match abandoned after firework hits referee

Sunday's Allsvenskan football match between Stockholm clubs AIK and Syrianska had to be abandoned 20 minutes into the match after an assistant referee was struck by a firecracker thrown from the crowd.

Chernobyl remembered at French protests
Germany

Chernobyl remembered at French protests

Thousands of mostly German activists staged anti-nuclear protests along the border with France on Monday, demanding reactors be closed on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl accident.

Electricity network head says no danger of blackouts
Germany

Electricity network head says no danger of blackouts

The head of Germany’s electricity network agency Matthias Kurth accused energy companies of trying to create and exploit panic with talk of electricity blackouts in the event that nuclear power stations are shut down.

Mixed feelings as labour market expands
Germany

Mixed feelings as labour market expands

Politicians, labour representatives and employers are looking towards next weekend with varied feelings as the date approaches when people from eight new EU member countries will have the right to work in Germany.

Swedes to enjoy a week of fine weather
Sweden

Swedes to enjoy a week of fine weather

The whole country has seen temperatures soar in recent days, with many parts reaching 20 degrees thanks to a belt of high pressure residing over Sweden, which doesn’t look like going away for a few days at least.

Audi to create more than 10,000 new jobs by end of decade
Germany

Audi to create more than 10,000 new jobs by end of decade

Audi expects to create more than 10,000 new jobs over the coming nine years as steady growth in sales translates into an increasing need for manpower, the car maker said at the weekend.

Porpoises attract tourists and biologists in river towards Bremen
Germany

Porpoises attract tourists and biologists in river towards Bremen

A growing population of harbour porpoises in the Weser River has captured the attention of animal lovers across northwest Germany, while biologists are gathering information to aid protection efforts.

Water-based accidents kill four including toddler
Germany

Water-based accidents kill four including toddler

A toddler and three men died in rivers and lakes across Germany over the long Easter weekend in accidents ranging from the tragic to the ill-advised.

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Sweden

Stockholm bus station opens Arlanda check-in

In line with several other capital cities around Europe, flyers on certain airlines will be able to check in long before reaching the airport itself, P4 Radio Stockholm reports.

Police hunt suspects in ‘hanging boy’ case.
Sweden

Police hunt suspects in ‘hanging boy’ case.

The Norwegian boy who was discovered at the site at Haganäset in Charlottenberg in Värmland County in western Sweden, was too scared to talk about his ordeal when he was first saved, reports TT.

Görges the first German to win Stuttgart WTA in 17 years
Germany

Görges the first German to win Stuttgart WTA in 17 years

Julia Görges stunned world number one Caroline Wozniacki to win the Stuttgart WTA clay court title on Sunday, becoming the first German champion there in 17 years.

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Sweden

Christian Democrats mull betting u-turn

Sweden’s betting laws could be set to change if the Christian Democrats have their way.