Bean sprouts now suspects in E. coli crisis
Germany

Bean sprouts now suspects in E. coli crisis

Bean sprouts have emerged as the new chief suspect in the hunt for the cause of the deadly E. coli bacteria outbreak, with health authorities issuing a fresh warning on Sunday.

Former Germany coach Vogts attacked in Baku
Germany

Former Germany coach Vogts attacked in Baku

Berti Vogts, coach of Azerbaijan's national football squad and Germany trainer from 1990 to 1998, was violently attacked by three people before a press conference in Azerbaijan's capital Baku on Sunday.

Malmö pedals toward eco-friendliness
Sweden

Malmö pedals toward eco-friendliness

The southern Swedish city of Malmö has announced a move to further environmental responsibility by purchasing 30 electric bicycles for municipality officials to use, reports Sveriges Radio (SR).

The lowdown on Sweden’s National Day
Sweden

The lowdown on Sweden’s National Day

June 6th is Sweden's National Day - but why? The Local explains the essentials.

Man stabbed to death at bikers’ meet up
Sweden

Man stabbed to death at bikers’ meet up

A man in his forties was killed Saturday night following a fight at a camp ground in Småland, in the south of Sweden.

New Green Party chiefs bring poll success
Sweden

New Green Party chiefs bring poll success

The Green Party (Miljöpartiet) recently elected Gustaf Fridolin and Åsa Romson to be new spokespeople, as the party's leaders are called, replacing their predecessors Maria Wetterstrand and Peter Eriksson.

Three Afghans killed in Bundeswehr clashes
Germany

Three Afghans killed in Bundeswehr clashes

An investigative report by the United Nations said German soldiers stationed in Talokan apparently shot and killed three Afghans who attacked a Bundeswehr outpost in mid-May, a weekend media report said.

Free school group demands national comparison of schools
Sweden

Free school group demands national comparison of schools

The National Organisation of Free Schools (Friskolornas riksförbund) wants to have national statistics on all Swedish schools' ability to reach certain quality criteria collected.

Mother arrested in connection with daughters’ deaths
Germany

Mother arrested in connection with daughters’ deaths

Police in Lower Saxony said a 41-year-old woman is suspected of killing her two young daughters early on Saturday, apparently while both children were sleeping.

Germans work less than southern Europeans, study says
Germany

Germans work less than southern Europeans, study says

Southern Europeans work more and longer than Germans, a study said, debunking recent comments made by Chancellor Angela Merkel that suggested workers in debt-mired Greece, Spain and Portugal are lazy.

Merkel’s nuclear stance ruffles conservative feathers
Germany

Merkel’s nuclear stance ruffles conservative feathers

Members of Germany's governing coalition criticised Chancellor Angela Merkel's support for a phase-out of nuclear power by 2022, calling the policy a "mistake" and accusing the CDU leader of weakening her party's political profile.

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Sweden

Tornadoes leave northern Sweden reeling

Tornadoes and rough winds wreaked havoc yesterday in the north of Sweden on Saturday, tearing down a large number of trees.

Authorities cast doubt on possible E. coli links
Germany

Authorities cast doubt on possible E. coli links

Scientists have yet to trace the source of an E. coli outbreak that has spread to 12 countries and killed at least 19 people, mainly in Germany, as experts on Saturday ruled out links to a Hamburg festival.