Norway commemorates anniversary of bloodbath
Norway

Norway commemorates anniversary of bloodbath

Norwegians on Sunday marked a year since right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik massacred 77 people with a poignant memorial ceremony on the island of Utøya where most of his mainly teenage victims fell.

New inquiry into Dag Hammarskjöld’s death
Sweden

New inquiry into Dag Hammarskjöld’s death

A new international inquiry has been launched to investigate the death of Swedish former UN head Dag Hammarskjöld following new claims of an assassination and ensuing cover-up.

Klüft injury puts Olympic hopes in doubt
Sweden

Klüft injury puts Olympic hopes in doubt

Swedish long jumper Carolina Klüft has been left with a race to be fit for the London Olympics after pulling out of a meet in Finland on Sunday with a leg injury.

Here comes the sun, say forecasters
Germany

Here comes the sun, say forecasters

Germany can finally look forward to warm and sunny weather this week as the disappointing period of rain and storms comes to an end. Forecasters predict Wednesday will be one of the hottest days of the year so far.

Flawless Ferrari wins German Grand Prix
Germany

Flawless Ferrari wins German Grand Prix

Fernando Alonso extended his lead in this year's Formula One drivers' world championship on Sunday when he drove to a flawless victory for Ferrari in the German Grand Prix in Hockenheim.

Human rights activists storm French consulate
Germany

Human rights activists storm French consulate

"No Border" activists protesting the deportation of asylum seekers occupied the French consulate and party headquarters of the Green Party in Düsseldorf for several hours this weekend. Further protests were planned for Sunday.

Skinny jeans at dawn: Hipster Olympics 2012
Germany

Skinny jeans at dawn: Hipster Olympics 2012

Dozens of Berlin scenesters battled it out for the coveted title of “Hipster of the Year 2012” over the weekend, in ironic events such as jute bag jumping, the Club Mate crate race and skinny jeans fighting.

Ex-state premier slammed by own party
Germany

Ex-state premier slammed by own party

Former state premier of Baden-Württemberg Stefan Mappus, who stands accused of breach of trust over a multi-billion-euro buy-back of energy company shares, has come under fire from his own conservative party.

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Sweden

Bulgarian berry pickers heading home

Most of the Bulgarian berry pickers stranded outside the country's embassy in Stockholm in recent days had returned home by Sunday morning with officials hoping that the remainder will have been helped by Monday.

Swede dies in Afghanistan firefight
Sweden

Swede dies in Afghanistan firefight

A Swede serving with the US army has been killed in Afghanistan after his unit came under attack in the Khost province, according to a report in the Expressen daily.

Opera star pulls out in swastika tattoo scandal
Germany

Opera star pulls out in swastika tattoo scandal

A Russian metal drummer turned star opera singer has pulled out of this year's legendary Bayreuth Festival just three days before the opening premiere - after a scandal broke over a Nazi symbol tattooed on his chest.

Sweden marks Norway terror attacks
Sweden

Sweden marks Norway terror attacks

Memorial services are being held across Sweden on Sunday to mark the one year anniversary of the twin terror attacks in Oslo and on Utøya island which left 77 people dead.