Kobe Bryant turns to German doctor
Germany

Kobe Bryant turns to German doctor

One of the United States’ most famous athletes – basketball superstar Kobe Bryant – has revealed that he’s been relying on German medical care to fix his ailing ankle and knee.

Busy Christmas weekend for the Swedish police
Sweden

Busy Christmas weekend for the Swedish police

Murders, break-ins and accidents made it a busy Christmas holiday weekend for the police and emergency services across Sweden this year.

Christmas Eve lights in sky ‘probably meteor’
Germany

Christmas Eve lights in sky ‘probably meteor’

Christmas Eve was topped off for many in Germany by the sight of what was probably a meteor, but looked like a mysterious star – or even Santa and his sleigh.

Hundreds of animals die in morning farm fire
Germany

Hundreds of animals die in morning farm fire

At least 600 pigs and 10 cows were killed in a farm fire on Christmas Day morning, police in Upper Bavaria said.

Warnings issued as new winter storm approaches
Sweden

Warnings issued as new winter storm approaches

A Class 2 warning has been issued for Sweden as a storm, dubbed Dagmar, approaches from the west.

Kids’ channel targeting older children
Germany

Kids’ channel targeting older children

Popular public German children’s television network Ki.Ka.is planning a major expansion of programming in an effort to appeal more toward older children over the next year.

Used Saabs hot property
Sweden

Used Saabs hot property

Although 2011 may have ended on a sour note for Saab employees, as the year draws to a close, the cars themselves have suddenly become hot property again.

Police: Dead baby may have been slain
Germany

Police: Dead baby may have been slain

A dead baby found wrapped in towels on the ground in a garage might have been murdered, and could even have been thrown out of a passing train, detectives in Potsdam say.

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Sweden

Police delighted by drop in robberies

The number of bank robberies has declined sharply in Sweden over the past year, according to fresh figures from the police.

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Sweden

83-year-old woman dies in ice tragedy

An elderly woman died on Christmas Eve, when the snow scooter she was driving fell through ice at a water station in northern Sweden.

Hitler’s favourite singer dies aged 108
Germany

Hitler’s favourite singer dies aged 108

Johannes Heesters, a controversial operetta singer who became famous in Nazi Germany and who was considered one of the world's oldest performing artists, died on Saturday aged 108, his agency said.