Warm and dry April to end with storms as farmers hope for rain
Germany

Warm and dry April to end with storms as farmers hope for rain

The sunny, warm and dry weather which has dominated April across Germany will give way over the weekend to storms, rain and distinctly cooler temperatures, according to the German Weather Service (DWD).

Food campaigners question Milch-Schnitte advert claims
Germany

Food campaigners question Milch-Schnitte advert claims

Nutrition campaigners have put Ferrero’s Milch-Schnitte under the spotlight, calling for people to question the adverts promoting the product as a healthy snack for between meals when it is around 60 percent fat and sugar.

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Sweden

Man shot, killed in broad daylight in Gothenburg

A man was shot and killed Saturday morning in broad daylight on a street in Gothenburg.

Al-Qaida suspects were ‘testing shrapnel bomb’
Germany

Al-Qaida suspects were ‘testing shrapnel bomb’

German authorities say the three suspected al-Qaida terrorists arrested on Friday were experimenting with building a shrapnel bomb designed to hurt as many people as possible in an attack.

Famous Swedish elk is pregnant
Sweden

Famous Swedish elk is pregnant

A famous Swedish elk who made news when she tromped around backyards in Blekinge in the south of Sweden, eating people's apples, and making return visits throughout 2009 and 2010, is pregnant, reports Blekinge Läns Tidning (BLT).

Germany opens ice hockey world championship by beating Russia
Germany

Germany opens ice hockey world championship by beating Russia

Germany opened the ice hockey world championships with a historic win over Russia on Friday on, running out 2-0 winners for their first win over their opponents which ended a 32-match winless streak.

Lobster protection law could force better crustacean conditions
Germany

Lobster protection law could force better crustacean conditions

Attempts are being made to force seafood dealers who sell live lobsters in Germany to keep them under better conditions before they are sold and eaten.

Parliament to investigate Steinmeier claims
Germany

Parliament to investigate Steinmeier claims

Parliament is to investigate allegations that head of the Social Democratic Party’s parliamentary fraction, Frank-Walter Steinmeier was involved in an illegal political donation to the then chancellor candidate Gerhard Schröder.

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Sweden

Woman dies in nursing home fire

One woman died in an apartment fire that broke out at a senior citizen facility in Enskede just south of Stockholm late Friday night.

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Sweden

Venezuela slams Sweden over FARC deportee

Venezuela's foreign minister Nicolás Maduro is counterattacking Sweden in the Venezuelan press over the arrest and deportation of a Swedish citizen to Colombia.