Secret Story winner hid call girl past: report
Switzerland

Secret Story winner hid call girl past: report

The popular Swiss winner of this year’s Secret Story, the French reality TV competition on TF1, previously worked in Geneva’s sex trade, according to a new report.

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Sweden

Preschooler death prompts parent concerns

A five-year-old died of epidemic meningitis in Örebro in eastern Sweden on Saturday morning and while no further cases have been confirmed, the death has prompted a spike in hospital admissions of children with similar symptoms.

Garfunkel found in the US after Sweden no-show
Sweden

Garfunkel found in the US after Sweden no-show

US musician Art Garfunkel has been located in the US ending a search for the star which began after he failed to show up for a concert in Gothenburg in western Sweden on Friday.

Afghan situation ‘worse than government says’
Germany

Afghan situation ‘worse than government says’

The German intelligence agency BND thinks the situation in Afghanistan is much more serious than the government has portrayed it, and is expecting an increase in attacks by Afghan soldiers on western troops.

Kenyan Mutai wins Berlin Marathon
Germany

Kenyan Mutai wins Berlin Marathon

Kenyan runners completely dominated the Berlin Marathon on Sunday – taking the top nine spots in the race, while Ethiopian women were first and second in the 39th annual race through the German capital.

German ‘grey finance experts’ to help Greece
Germany

German ‘grey finance experts’ to help Greece

The International Monetary Fund wants to assemble a pool of German pensioners with finance expertise to help Greece establish a functioning financial system, it was reported on Saturday.

Sweden classifies Säpo spending as secret
Sweden

Sweden classifies Säpo spending as secret

Sweden's justice minister Beatrice Ask has classified the running costs of the Security Service (Säpo), putting an end to media revelations over how funds were being used.

Man dies in Stockholm Lidingö Run
Sweden

Man dies in Stockholm Lidingö Run

A participant in Stockholm’s Lidingö Run died on Saturday after suffering a heart attack four kilometres from the finish.

Spyker, Saab lawsuit rejected by GM
Sweden

Spyker, Saab lawsuit rejected by GM

US carmaker General Motors has denied any criminal wrongdoing in the bankruptcy of Swedish carmaker Saab, calling on US authorities to throw out a lawsuit filed by Dutch carmaker Spyker which is seeking $3 billion in damages.

Stuttgart station partly reopens after accident
Germany

Stuttgart station partly reopens after accident

Train traffic in and out of Stuttgart’s main train station partially resumed on Sunday following the station’s closure after an intercity train derailed, injuring 12 people.

Berlin ‘abandons one million electric cars goal’
Germany

Berlin ‘abandons one million electric cars goal’

The German government has abandoned its goal of having one million electric cars on the streets of the country by 2020.