Several hurt as sports car hits crowd
Sweden

Several hurt as sports car hits crowd

Four people have been injured, two seriously after a motorist sitting behind the wheel of a powerful sports car careered into a crowd at a market in Borgholm on the Baltic Sea island of Öland.

UEFA ‘faked’ tears for German team
Germany

UEFA ‘faked’ tears for German team

UEFA has admitted manipulating supposedly "live" images to include previously filmed footage for the second time during the Euro 2012 football tournament, a newspaper reported on Saturday.

Sweden urged to amend ‘wife import’ rules
Sweden

Sweden urged to amend ‘wife import’ rules

The two-year rule before which married immigrant spouses can qualify for permanent residency and which has been blamed for forcing women into abusive relationships, should be abolished according to a new government inquiry.

Hospital stops ops after circumcision ruling
Germany

Hospital stops ops after circumcision ruling

Berlin's Jewish Hospital has suspended all non-medical circumcision procedures amid legal uncertainty resulting from this week's court ruling that it amounts to bodily harm and criminal assault.

Happy holidays for mobile phone users
Germany

Happy holidays for mobile phone users

Holiday makers are celebrating the end of astronomical roaming charges after new rules were announced to cut the cost of using a mobile phone to call loved ones or check emails while abroad within the EU.

‘Witches’ pardoned 400 years after executions
Germany

‘Witches’ pardoned 400 years after executions

Cologne City Council has pardoned 38 women nearly 400 years after they were sentenced to death for suspected witchcraft, a newspaper reported on Saturday.

Germany approves euro-crisis fighting tools
Germany

Germany approves euro-crisis fighting tools

The German parliament has overwhelmingly approved two euro-crisis fighting tools rallying to a call by Chancellor Angela Merkel to show the world Germany's commitment to the single currency.

Three killed by lightning strike
Germany

Three killed by lightning strike

Three women are dead and a fourth is fighting for her life after being struck by lightning on a golf course near the central German city of Korbach late on Friday afternoon.

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Sweden

Swedish police raid wrong Malmö flat

Police searching for a suspected criminal in Malmö in southern Sweden on Friday mixed up the address and raided the wrong apartment, leaving the roughed up residents with a seriously damaged front door.

Young Swede dies on paradise island
Sweden

Young Swede dies on paradise island

A 28-year-old Swedish man has died after eating at a local restaurant on the Indonesian tourist island of Gili Trawangan, only a year after another Swede died of methanol poisoning.

Assange faced tough choice: lawyer
Sweden

Assange faced tough choice: lawyer

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faced a "difficult choice" in defying a British police order for extradition to Sweden, one of his lawyers said Friday.