Merkel loses power in state election
Germany

Merkel loses power in state election

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's centre-right coalition lost power in the state of Schleswig-Holstein, first estimates showed Sunday, after a vote that could presage national elections next year.

Swedish king’s uncle dies at 95
Sweden

Swedish king’s uncle dies at 95

The last surviving great-grandchild of Britain's Queen Victoria, Count Carl Johan Bernadotte of Wisborg, has died at the age of 95.

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Sweden

Malmö shooter set to face murder charges

The 40-year-old man believed to be behind a string of shootings in Malmö in southern Sweden is to be formally charged on Monday for three murders and a slew of attempted murders after having spent 18 months on remand.

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Sweden

Swedish police in ‘bear attack hoax’ retreat

The 38-year-old man who claimed on Saturday that he had been attacked by a bear south of Gävle in eastern Sweden, has injuries which doctors believe were inflicted by an animal and police have now apologized for doubting his story.

100 arrests as Muslims clash with far-right
Germany

100 arrests as Muslims clash with far-right

The conflict between a far-right political party in western Germany and Salafist Muslims grew violent again on Saturday, with some 100 people arrested and two police officers stabbed at a protest in Bonn.

Tymoshenko’s daughter to make pleas in Berlin
Germany

Tymoshenko’s daughter to make pleas in Berlin

The daughter of Ukraine's jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko will travel to Berlin on Monday hoping to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel and Germany's president.

Reflecting on Hindenburg disaster 75 years on
Germany

Reflecting on Hindenburg disaster 75 years on

On a thundery night on May 6, 1937, the era of commercial airship travel came to a fiery end when the German hydrogen-filled Hindenburg burst into flames, killing 36 and shocking the world with images of the blazing dirigible.

Report finds security holes at German airports
Germany

Report finds security holes at German airports

German airports have a number of security holes in their cargo transport, a newspaper claimed on Sunday, quoting a leaked government report.

Deutsche Bahn plans car-sharing network
Germany

Deutsche Bahn plans car-sharing network

German rail operator Deutsche Bahn is working with car manufacturers BMW and Daimler and others to create a new car-sharing network in Germany.

Cologne relegated, Berlin saved – for now
Germany

Cologne relegated, Berlin saved – for now

With a woeful 4-1 loss to Bayern Munich on Saturday, FC Cologne lost their place in the top Bundesliga, prompting fans to stop the game a minute early with smoke bombs. But Hertha Berlin lived to fight another day.

Sweden see off Czechs at hockey worlds
Sweden

Sweden see off Czechs at hockey worlds

Co-hosts Sweden maintained their perfect record at the at the World Ice Hockey Championships, earning their second win of the tournament by beating the Czech Republic 4-1 at the ice of Globen arena on Saturday.

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Sweden

Swedish police: bear attack was a hoax

Police in Gävleborg in eastern Sweden have announced that they no longer believe a man who claimed on Saturday to have been the victim of an unprovoked bear attack.

Bildt: next French leader faces ‘wake up’ call
Sweden

Bildt: next French leader faces ‘wake up’ call

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt urged the front-running French presidential candidate Francois Hollande on Saturday to take account of European economic conditions if he wins a presidential poll.