Swedish MP William Petzäll found dead
Sweden

Swedish MP William Petzäll found dead

William Petzäll, an independent Swedish MP who quit the Sweden Democrats last year to focus on his battle with substance abuse, was found dead on Saturday.

‘Missing’ posters prompt Muslim anger
Germany

‘Missing’ posters prompt Muslim anger

Four Muslim groups have pulled out of an anti-extremism partnership with the government in protest at a poster campaign which they say puts all Muslims under general suspicion.

Loose moose killed by truck near Berlin
Germany

Loose moose killed by truck near Berlin

Police near Berlin were called to the kind of traffic accident more familiar to their Scandinavian colleagues on Saturday when a truck hit and killed a moose.

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Sweden

Teen convicted for beating Reinfeldt’s son

A 17-year-old boy has been convicted of assault after hitting Swedish prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt's son Gustaf with a bottle in a fight in central Stockholm last November.

Pirate Bay founder arrested in Cambodia
Sweden

Pirate Bay founder arrested in Cambodia

Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, one of the founders of the file sharing website The Pirate Bay has been arrested in Cambodia after an international warrant was issued following a conviction in Sweden for copyright violations.

Minister wants to ban stolen tax-dodger details
Germany

Minister wants to ban stolen tax-dodger details

Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger has said she backs calls to stop regional authorities from buying stolen information about tax evasion from Switzerland.

Thalidomide maker says sorry 50 years later
Germany

Thalidomide maker says sorry 50 years later

The German firm that made the drug thalidomide has apologised for the first time to the thousands born disabled because of its use during pregnancies. The apology comes more than 50 years after the drug was taken off the market.

More Lufthansa flights cancelled day after strike
Germany

More Lufthansa flights cancelled day after strike

Lufthansa was cancelled 18 flights on Saturday amid disruption caused by a strike by cabin crew in Frankfurt the day before, an airport spokesman confirmed.

Van der Vaart returns to Hamburg for €13m
Germany

Van der Vaart returns to Hamburg for €13m

Rafael van der Vaart returned to Hamburg from Tottenham Hotspur in a €13 million deal signed just hours before the summer transfer window closed.

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Sweden

Men held for Stockholm bar drive-by shooting

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after firing shots at people waiting to get into a bar in Tumba in southern Stockholm after being denied entry themselves.

Artist owns up to ‘whorer’ king coin mystery
Sweden

Artist owns up to ‘whorer’ king coin mystery

An artist has come clean and admitted to being behind the fake one krona coins which defame Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf, claiming that it was all part of an art project.

Wrong to fire staff for Facebook folly: study
Sweden

Wrong to fire staff for Facebook folly: study

Swedish employers have lost all five cases of unfair dismissal brought after employees were fired from their jobs for comments made on Facebook and other social media, according to a survey by a Swedish union group.