German automakers eye US market
Germany

German automakers eye US market

German automakers have big plans for the US market, several news reports suggested on Sunday.

Search for girl trapped in landslide called off
Germany

Search for girl trapped in landslide called off

The search for a 10-year-old girl believed to be trapped under a mudslide on an island off the north eastern coast of Germany was formally ended on Sunday.

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Sweden

Man shot dead at shooting range in Malmö

A man in his twenties was killed at a shooting range in Malmö on Sunday afternoon, but police have information suggesting the man was killed by the gun he was holding at the time of the incident.

Malmö residents march to protest violence
Sweden

Malmö residents march to protest violence

Residents of Malmö have had enough of the ruthless street violence, and on Friday filled the city's Gustav Adolfs square to show their frustration.

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Sweden

Reduced fine in Norway for ‘being Swedish’

A Swedish man received a 8,800 kronor ($1,270) fine while driving in Norway in March 2011, but was surprised to find the compassionate Norwegian police had cut it in half considering Swedes earn less money than their Norwegian neighbors.

Many seek switch to public health insurance
Germany

Many seek switch to public health insurance

Shocked by premium increases of as much as 50 percent, many Germans with private health insurance are seeking to switch to a national health plan, the news magazine Der Spiegel reported Sunday.

Swedish courts ‘go easy’ on gun-toting gangsters
Sweden

Swedish courts ‘go easy’ on gun-toting gangsters

Being a member of a criminal gang in Sweden can actually result in milder sentences for weapons offences as courts provide leniency in cases in which offenders have been shown to live in a hostile environment and need extra protection.

Many brave Elbe for New Year’s swim
Germany

Many brave Elbe for New Year’s swim

Some 116 brave souls headed for the Elbe River on Sunday morning for the 14th annual Dresden New Year's swim.

Guttenberg says he’s ready for comeback
Germany

Guttenberg says he’s ready for comeback

Disgraced former Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg is taking his first steps towards a political come-back, less than a year after his plagiarised doctorate forced him to resign.

Renewables ‘may not produce job boom’
Germany

Renewables ‘may not produce job boom’

Predictions that Germany's decision to phase out nuclear energy will lead to the creation of hundreds of thousands of jobs in the renewable energy sector have met with scepticism.

Merkel under pressure in president scandal
Germany

Merkel under pressure in president scandal

Germany's main opposition party increased its pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel over President Christian Wulff, saying his scandal was hers and calling for new elections if he were to step down.

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Sweden

Dad leaves son in the cold for ‘playing like crap’

A 10-year-old boy was left outside in the cold wearing only a shorts and t-shirt in Uppsala in eastern Sweden on Saturday evening after his father felt the boy didn't deserve a ride home to Stockholm because he "played like crap" in a floorball tournament.