Activist pastor takes office as president
Germany

Activist pastor takes office as president

Activist pastor Joachim Gauck took office as German president on Monday morning after being elected by an overwhelming majority, marking the first time someone from the former communist east acts as head of state.

More public sector strikes on the way
Germany

More public sector strikes on the way

Following warning strikes in North Rhine-Westphalia, Bavaria and many other parts of the country, the public sector union Verdi is turning its attention to Berlin and has announced the capital will be hit by strikes this week.

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Norway

Fighter jets planned to ‘attack’ crashed plane

The Norwegian Hercules military transport plane that crashed into Sweden's highest peak Kebnekaise on Thursday may have been flying "tactically" at low altitude to avoid detection, A Norwegian military source said.

Sweden’s Myhrer claims slalom World Cup title
Sweden

Sweden’s Myhrer claims slalom World Cup title

Sweden's André Myhrer won the slalom World Cup title in Schladming, Austria on Sunday after winning the final men's race of the season ahead of Germany's Felix Neureuther and Austrian Mario Matt.

T-shirt weather won’t continue
Germany

T-shirt weather won’t continue

Many Germans flocked to parks in T-shirts and shorts Saturday, while ice cream dealers did a brisk business and cafe-goers had to look long and hard for an empty chair outside.

German pushes for giant slalom title
Germany

German pushes for giant slalom title

German skier Viktoria Rebensburg took another step towards the World Cup giant slalom title Sunday after dominating the first leg of the final women's race of the season.

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Sweden

Missing skiers found in northern Sweden

Four young men reported missing after venturing out on a skiing trek in the vicinity of Gällivare in the mountains of northern Sweden have been found, police confirmed on Sunday afternoon.

Leipzig book fair not only attracts readers
Germany

Leipzig book fair not only attracts readers

The Leipzig Book Fair, which closes Sunday, is Germany's second largest book fair after Frankfurt, but it's not only bookworms who flock to the fair.

Berlin zoo braces for flood of Knut mourners
Germany

Berlin zoo braces for flood of Knut mourners

The Berlin zoo is bracing for a flood of guests Sunday and Monday to commemorate the first anniversary of the death of their polar bear star Knut.

Search continues for Hercules crash victims
Sweden

Search continues for Hercules crash victims

The search continued on Sunday for the bodies of those killed after a Norwegian Hercules military transport plane crashed into Sweden's highest peak Kebnekaise on Thursday.

Bayern Munich make it 20 goals in three games
Germany

Bayern Munich make it 20 goals in three games

Bayern Munich stomped their hosts Hertha Berlin Saturday evening, winning 6-0 in a game that saw three penalty kicks for the Bavarians.

Lundin: war crimes allegations ‘unfounded’
Sweden

Lundin: war crimes allegations ‘unfounded’

Ian and Lukas Lundin have rejected accusations that the Lundin Group consists of "opportunistic, dictator-hugging businessmen", arguing that allegations of human rights abuses are "unfounded, unfair and in some cases, absurd".

Red-Greens overtake Alliance government: poll
Sweden

Red-Greens overtake Alliance government: poll

The Red-Green opposition has claimed 50.1 percent of the vote in a new poll, with support for the government falling to 43 percent and the Moderates losing their position as the largest parliamentary party.