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Sweden

Witness intimidation on the rise at Swedish trials

Threats and attempts to scare off both crime victims as well as witnesses of said crimes have become more common in Sweden, and most victims are young.

Police arrest 70 in left-wing Berlin riots
Germany

Police arrest 70 in left-wing Berlin riots

Around 70 people were arrested and 30 police officers injured during riots in Berlin early on Sunday after several incidents blamed on left-wing activists escalated.

Corruption cops raid presidential office
Germany

Corruption cops raid presidential office

Police raided the Office of the Federal President late last week, it was confirmed on Sunday, as they continue to investigate President Christian Wulff’s former spokesman and advisor for corruption.

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Sweden

Man dead in snowboarding accident

A Swedish man in his twenties died late Saturday night from the injuries he sustained in a snowboarding accident in Dalarna skiing resort Hundfjället, in central Sweden.

Urban slang is ‘more logical’ way of speaking
Germany

Urban slang is ‘more logical’ way of speaking

The street slang spoken by young people in Germany’s big cities is so distinct that one language expert is arguing for it to be recognised as a dialect.

Cops ‘quizzed neo-Nazi terror cell woman’ in 2007
Germany

Cops ‘quizzed neo-Nazi terror cell woman’ in 2007

Police questioned a member of a neo-Nazi terror cell just months before the gang killed a policewoman – but asked her about water damage to a flat, having no idea she was connected to a string of shootings, it emerged on Sunday.

Fifth German body found on wrecked cruise ship
Germany

Fifth German body found on wrecked cruise ship

The body of a fifth German victim has been recovered from the wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, and identified as a woman from Baden-Württemberg, the police confirmed on Sunday.

First German DNA screen baby born healthy
Germany

First German DNA screen baby born healthy

The first baby to be born in Germany after her embryo was tested for genetic diseases using the controversial PID screening technique saw the light of day on Friday – a healthy girl.

Boyfriend held for woman’s fatal stabbing
Sweden

Boyfriend held for woman’s fatal stabbing

A woman was found dead late Saturday night, in a summer residence area in Österåker, just north-east of Stockholm. A man has been arrested, suspected of stabbing the woman to death with a knife.

New rules allow Swedish cops to use tear gas
Sweden

New rules allow Swedish cops to use tear gas

The Swedish police are loosening their rules on tear gas use, and will in future be permitted to use tear gas when operating in large crowds, such as at protests or football games.

Hägglund re-elected as Christian Democrat head
Sweden

Hägglund re-elected as Christian Democrat head

Christian Democrat leader Göran Hägglund succeeded in riding out the storm of doubts about his position over the past few months, gaining re-election at the party's national conference on Saturday, beating out challenger Mats Odell.

Bayern cling to Liga lead on goal difference
Germany

Bayern cling to Liga lead on goal difference

Bayern Munich stayed top of the German league on Saturday as Mario Gomez claimed his 17th goal of the season in a 2-0 win over Wolfsburg - but Shinji Kagawa-inspired Borussia Dortmund are hard on their heels.