Chinese tourists injured in Sweden bus crash
Sweden

Chinese tourists injured in Sweden bus crash

A bus carrying 44 Chinese tourists, their travel guide and a driver, crashed and flipped on its side in central Sweden on Friday, injuring at least 17 people, police said.

Schumacher hints at prolonging F1 return
Germany

Schumacher hints at prolonging F1 return

Former world champion Michael Schumacher has hinted he may be willing to prolong his return to Formula One.

Employees unsettled by Opel sell-off rumours
Germany

Employees unsettled by Opel sell-off rumours

The chief representative of employees at German carmaker Opel has called on parent company General Motors to put an end to rumours that it is considering selling off its European unit.

Farm behind E. coli not likely to face prosecution
Germany

Farm behind E. coli not likely to face prosecution

German officials say that the likely source of the deadly E. coli epidemic, a vegetable sprout farm in Lower Saxony, will probably not face criminal prosecution.

Small explosion hits IKEA store in Dresden
Germany

Small explosion hits IKEA store in Dresden

Following a small explosion in an IKEA store in Dresden on Friday evening, the German headquarters of the Swedish home furnishings chain is calling on all branches in the country to be extremely vigilant.

Swedish town hottest in Europe
Sweden

Swedish town hottest in Europe

Markusvinsa in northern Sweden was the hottest place in Europe on Friday as many parts of the country continued to bask in sweltering heat.

New acquittal for convicted serial killer
Sweden

New acquittal for convicted serial killer

A Swedish man, long considered to be the most dangerous serial killer in Scandinavia, was acquitted on Friday of the 1988 murder of a nine-year-old Norwegian girl.

Embassy staff suspected of taking bribes
Germany

Embassy staff suspected of taking bribes

Following the arrest of a German diplomat last month, prosecutors are now investigating other allegations that employees at numerous German embassies sold visas for bribes.

Swedes in mad dash to walk down the aisle
Sweden

Swedes in mad dash to walk down the aisle

This weekend marks the busiest two days in the calendar for wedding officials as couples up and down the country tie the knot.

Greens open to coalition with Merkel’s CDU
Germany

Greens open to coalition with Merkel’s CDU

Green Party boss Cem Özdemir has said that he could envisage a coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) after the next federal elections in 2013.

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Sweden

Swedish cop killer fails in bid to reduce sentence

Tony Olsson, one of Sweden’s most high profile criminals has failed in his bid to have a time limit placed on his life sentence.

Unusually busy night for Sweden’s police force
Sweden

Unusually busy night for Sweden’s police force

The start of the holiday season for much of the country was marked with an unusually high amount of criminal activity according to the police.

Berlin to advise against Palestinian state bid
Germany

Berlin to advise against Palestinian state bid

A high-level German diplomatic mission to the Middle East will try to convince Palestinians next week to drop plans to gain UN recognition for an independent state.