‘Warzone’ in Hamburg after Nazi demo
Germany

‘Warzone’ in Hamburg after Nazi demo

The northern German city of Hamburg was caught up in a three-way battle between neo-Nazis, anti-Nazis and police on Saturday, hours after numerous police vehicles were set on fire.

Donor day designed to ease organ shortage
Germany

Donor day designed to ease organ shortage

Saturday is “Organ Spending Day” in Germany and donor groups are hoping that an information programme in Dresden will encourage people to become organ donors.

Childcare subsidies cause party rift
Germany

Childcare subsidies cause party rift

The battle over childcare subsidies is taking its toll on the conservative party pushing for the controversial plan.

Men in police custody steal cop camera
Germany

Men in police custody steal cop camera

Two German men suspected of stealing two sunglasses from a store in Darmstadt, stole a digital camera from the police car they were riding in on their way to be booked, the the police reported on Friday.

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Sweden

Rare Swedish twisters surprise eye-witnesses

Three tornadoes swept by the coast of Halland, in south-western Sweden, on Saturday morning. The sight was “powerful but scary”, according to one surprised eye-witness.

17-year-old girl raped at music festival
Sweden

17-year-old girl raped at music festival

Police are investigating the suspected rape of a teenage girl at a camping area at the Siesta music festival in southern Sweden.

Report: Turks with dementia forget German
Germany

Report: Turks with dementia forget German

A old age home in Berlin’s Neukölln neighbourhood is dealing with an unexpected problem - immigrants with dementia who forget how to speak German.

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Sweden

Mother threatened to toss her son off balcony

A mother from Örebro in southern Sweden is facing child abuse charges on suspicions that she repeatedly beat, threatened and harassed her 4-year-old son, including threats to throw him from a balcony.

Minister’s chopper landing scares kids
Sweden

Minister’s chopper landing scares kids

Without a hint of a warning a helicopter containing environmental minister Lena Ek landed on a school’s football field, causing commotion as curious students rushed onto the field to see what was going on.

Germany elects first ever black mayor
Germany

Germany elects first ever black mayor

John Ehret, a black German who used to work for the Bundeskriminalamt (BKA), Germany’s equivalent of the FBI, is Germany’s first black mayor.

Hillary Clinton heads for Stockholm
Sweden

Hillary Clinton heads for Stockholm

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is heading for Stockholm next on her rushed tour of Scandinavia, as her plane from Norway to Stockholm lifts off on Saturday evening.