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Sweden

Train stuck in tunnel after downpour

Amtrain with 180 passengers got stuck in a tunnel outside Söderhamn, east central Sweden, after a torrential rainstorm with those stuck inside describing the situation as the 'worst action film.'

First gay wedding for Protestant Church
Germany

First gay wedding for Protestant Church

Germany's Protestant Church celebrated a gay wedding for the first time, local media said Sunday.

Arrests made after football violence
Sweden

Arrests made after football violence

Police were forced to call in reinforcements for an Allsvenskan match in Malmö after rival supporters clashed with the club installing metal detectors outside the stadium as a security measure

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Sweden

Police extend search for ‘dangerous’ man

Law enforcement officers continue to trace the 54-year old fugitive who fled a psychiatric hospital on Friday and are acting on information that the convicted rapist is now in Stockholm County.

Systembolaget bans beer with grenade logo
Sweden

Systembolaget bans beer with grenade logo

Sweden's state controlled alcohol monopoly has ruled out distributing the Welsh export 'Fubar' beer due its label featuring a hand grenade and bullet holes.

Bundesbank forecasts more Greek aid: Report
Germany

Bundesbank forecasts more Greek aid: Report

Germany's central bank expects Greece to receive another bail-out loan later this year or by early 2014, the German weekly Der Spiegel reported Sunday, citing an internal Bundesbank document.

Rescue services save 80 would-be migrants
Spain

Rescue services save 80 would-be migrants

Nearly 90 people attempting to illegally enter Spain via the country's southern in makeshift boats were picked up at sea on Saturday by Spanish and Moroccan coastguards according to rescue services.

Mud-slinging tars church elections in Sweden
Sweden

Mud-slinging tars church elections in Sweden

Political factions are lining up to do battle for their say over the Swedish Church, the country's biggest religious organization. The Local's Ann Törnkvist finds out whether it could threaten same-sex weddings and women pastors.

Dortmund show title intent with first day romp
Germany

Dortmund show title intent with first day romp

New-signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hit a hat-trick as Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund kicked off their Bundesliga season with an emphatic 4-0 win at Augsburg on Saturday.

Pirate Bay throws party on 10th birthday
Sweden

Pirate Bay throws party on 10th birthday

Swedish file-sharing site The Pirate Bay celebrated their 10th anniversary by hosting a party on the outskirts of Stockholm on Saturday night where they announced a new censorship dodging browser.

Competition: Win flights to Paris
Switzerland

Competition: Win flights to Paris

Fancy a free eyeful of the Eiffel Tower? Enter our competition for your chance to win two free return tickets to Paris with departures from Basel, Geneva or Zurich.

Gibraltar toll will help fishermen: Spain
Spain

Gibraltar toll will help fishermen: Spain

A proposed €50 ($66) toll to enter or leave Gibraltar would only be used to help fishermen who have suffered from the creation of an artificial reef by the British outpost in a bid to defuse a spiralling row claims the Spanish Foreign Minister.

Minister: France is out of recession
France

Minister: France is out of recession

Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici has said the economy is out of recession but has revised down the country's growth for this year, estimating gross domestic product will end up somewhere between -0.1 percent and 0.1 percent.

Jewish group slams Italy’s ‘Nazi’ wine
Italy

Jewish group slams Italy’s ‘Nazi’ wine

The Simon Wiesenthal Center is urging wine distributors to boycott the Italian company behind a range of wines emblazoned with images of dictators and Nazi slogans.

Germany ‘mid-level’ interest to NSA: Report
Germany

Germany ‘mid-level’ interest to NSA: Report

Germany is considered to be of 'mid-level' interest to the US National Security Agency with the European Union a key priority of spying targets, reports weekly Der Spiegel, citing a document leaked by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.

Rainbow zebra protest at Russian embassy
Sweden

Rainbow zebra protest at Russian embassy

Gay rights supporters have painted the zebra crossing outside the Russian embassy in Stockholm in the colours of the rainbow following angry exchanges during last week's Pride festival over the country's treatment of LGBT individuals.