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France

Teen charged after girl pushed on tracks

A 15-year-old girl suspected of pushing a fellow student in front of a regional (RER) train south-east of Paris was charged and put in a prison over the weekend.

Eurozone deal on Greek debt near, says minister
France

Eurozone deal on Greek debt near, says minister

The eurozone is very close to an agreement on Greek debt, French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici said Sunday on the eve of key talks between the currency bloc's finance ministers.

UMP leadership squabble remains stalemated
France

UMP leadership squabble remains stalemated

The rivals to lead France's main right-wing opposition party, the UMP, clashed again Sunday as a political heavyweight called in to mediate their damaging dispute said he had failed to obtain an agreement.

Ex-first lady Bruni backs gay marriage
France

Ex-first lady Bruni backs gay marriage

Former French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy backed controversial plans for France to legalise gay marriage in an interview with Vogue that sees the 44-year-old return to her supermodel roots.

Sweden’s Pirate Party doubles membership
Sweden

Sweden’s Pirate Party doubles membership

The Swedish Pirate Party has doubled its membership to 16,000 within the last few weeks after the party's Facebook page was linked by a file-sharing website, according to a report by Sveriges Radio.

Marcus Miller Band bus crashes in Switzerland
Switzerland

Marcus Miller Band bus crashes in Switzerland

A bus carrying the Marcus Miller Band, an American jazz group, crashed on Sunday on the A-2 highway in the canton of Uri, killing the driver.

Schumacher: No regrets at last Grand Prix
Germany

Schumacher: No regrets at last Grand Prix

A dazzling career will cross the finishing line on Sunday evening when German Formula One legend Michael Schumacher is set to hang up his helmet for good this time - and apparently with a smile on his face.

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Sweden

Car thieves foiled after victim spots ad

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of theft after their alleged victim spotted his car wheels for sale on an auction website.

Dog finds giant scorpion on Munich street
Germany

Dog finds giant scorpion on Munich street

A dog owner got a nasty shock when their four-legged friend discovered a 20cm-long African giant Emperor scorpion while out for a stroll.

Liberal fraternities lose battle with far-right
Germany

Liberal fraternities lose battle with far-right

The liberal wing of Germany's oldest fraternity association failed in its bid to ban membership of far-right organizations within their ranks at a special meeting this weekend, cementing a bitter division of the ancient society.

Klinsmann considering taking US citizenship
Germany

Klinsmann considering taking US citizenship

USA head football coach Jürgen Klinsmann is considering taking American citizenship despite having played in West Germany's 1990 World Cup-winning team and later coaching the German national side, he has admitted.

Protest makes noise for night flight ban
Germany

Protest makes noise for night flight ban

Thousands of protesters gathered in Berlin, Munich and Frankfurt this weekend to demand a nationwide ban on nighttime flights between the hours of 10pm and 6am as part of a European Day of Action against night flights.

Mum charged over suicide jump with baby
Sweden

Mum charged over suicide jump with baby

A 33-year-old Stockholm woman, who suffered serious injuries after jumping from a bridge holding her 3-month-old baby in July, has been charged over the child's death.

God ‘not welcome’ at school advent services
Sweden

God ‘not welcome’ at school advent services

Swedish schools are permitted to gather in church premises during Advent but the services must be free from any religious element, according to the National Agency for Education (Skolverket).

Ibrahimovic shines in comfortable PSG win
Sweden

Ibrahimovic shines in comfortable PSG win

A brace from in-form striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic propelled Paris Saint-Germain to a 4-0 win over promoted Troyes on Saturday as they provisionally returned to the top of Ligue 1.

Party conference leaves Pirates groggy
Germany

Party conference leaves Pirates groggy

Germany's Pirate Party resumed a two-day conference on Sunday, with a sluggish policy process threatening the upstart political force's momentum heading into the 2013 general election campaign.