Nazi-themed Asia café sparks global outrage
Germany

Nazi-themed Asia café sparks global outrage

From a painting hung high on a blood-red wall, Adolf Hitler peers down on young students eating schnitzel and slurping German beer in Indonesia's Nazi-themed café.

Italian court jails five over cruise ship disaster
Italy

Italian court jails five over cruise ship disaster

An Italian court on Saturday accepted plea bargains for five suspects in the Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster, under which the accused will serve prison sentences ranging from one year and six months to two years and 10 months, media reported.

Rape victim ‘nervous, tense’ as she risks jail
Norway

Rape victim ‘nervous, tense’ as she risks jail

A Norwegian woman told AFP Friday that she was "nervous and tense" as she risked 16 months in jail after she reported being raped by a co-worker in the United Arab Emirates.

‘Indignant’ D&G close Milan boutiques
Italy

‘Indignant’ D&G close Milan boutiques

Designers Dolce & Gabbana have closed their nine Milan boutiques for three days from Friday out of "indignation" in a row over their convictions for tax evasion.

Italy ‘disappointed’ over CIA ‘Mister Bob’ affair
Italy

Italy ‘disappointed’ over CIA ‘Mister Bob’ affair

Airbus exec says Boeing Dreamliner ‘not reliable’
France

Airbus exec says Boeing Dreamliner ‘not reliable’

A senior Airbus executive hit out at rival Boeing's troubled Dreamliner on Friday, saying the aircraft was clearly not reliable and suggested it was rushed to market.

Mayer falls to Federer at German Open
Germany

Mayer falls to Federer at German Open

Roger Federer needed just under two hours to see off Germany's Florian Mayer in three-sets on Friday to reach the semi-finals of the Hamburg claycourt tournament.

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Sweden

Dozing dog slices tail in lawnmower mishap

A pet dog was left wagging a spliced tail after a close encounter with an automatic lawnmower turned bloody in Karlstad in central Sweden this week.

Scania plans production hike as profits fall
Sweden

Scania plans production hike as profits fall

Swedish truck manufacturer Scania announced on Friday that it would step up production to meet demand in Europe, after a decline in profits in the second quarter.

Williams cruises into Swedish Open semis
Sweden

Williams cruises into Swedish Open semis

World number one Serena Williams extended her unbeaten run on clay this season to 26 matches as she dismantled Spaniard Lourdes Dominguez 6-1, 6-1 and eased into the semi-finals of the Swedish Open on Friday.