Museum director warns of Syrian cultural losses
Germany

Museum director warns of Syrian cultural losses

Syria’s cultural heritage is seriously under threat from plundering and damage resulting from the current conflict, according to the director of the Berlin Museum of Islamic Art.

Support for euro fades as Greek doubts grow
Germany

Support for euro fades as Greek doubts grow

Just over half of Germans think their country would be better off without the euro, a poll suggested on Sunday, as the economy minister reiterated doubts over whether Greece can stay in the single currency.

Qatar in talks to buy 200 German tanks
Germany

Qatar in talks to buy 200 German tanks

Qatar is in talks to buy up to 200 German tanks at a cost of around €2 billion – and Chancellor Angela Merkel is in favour, according to a report due to be published in Monday's Der Spiegel magazine.

Nazi U-boat found in Canadian river
Germany

Nazi U-boat found in Canadian river

Just a week after a World War II German U-boat was found off the US coast, researchers believe they have discovered a sunken Nazi submarine buried in the bottom of a Canadian river - more than 100 kilometres from the Atlantic Ocean.

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Sweden

Five young Swedes injured in car crash

A car crash just south of Sommen in south eastern Sweden has left five young people hospitalized, as their car drove off the road early on Sunday morning.

Minister sacks entire federal police leadership
Germany

Minister sacks entire federal police leadership

Germany’s interior minister is sacking the entire leadership of the federal police force, it emerged this weekend. Not only the head of the force will go next week, but also his two top deputies.

German fraud suspect found in Las Vegas
Germany

German fraud suspect found in Las Vegas

A German man sought in Europe for alleged participation in a fraudulent €81 million ($100 million) pyramid scheme has been arrested in the Las Vegas after five years on the run, US immigration authorities said late on Saturday.

Persson bidding for table tennis medal
Sweden

Persson bidding for table tennis medal

Former world champion Jörgen Persson has not ruled out challenging for an Olympic medal at the age of 46 after scoring a notable first round victory in the men's singles on Saturday.

Massive rains leave Gothenburg at standstill
Sweden

Massive rains leave Gothenburg at standstill

Violent rains flooded Gothenburg on Saturday afternoon, leaving trams at a standstill and forcing shopping centre Nordstan to be evacuated.

Salmonella scare causes major meat recall
Sweden

Salmonella scare causes major meat recall

Food giant Axfood AB has been forced to recall two tonnes of pork, following test samples showing salmonella bacteria present in the meat.