WWII pilot regrets gunning down France’s ‘Little Prince’
Germany

WWII pilot regrets gunning down France’s ‘Little Prince’

A former German fighter ace who shot down French literary hero Antoine de Saint-Exupery in 1944 said on Saturday he would have held his fire had he known who his victim was.

Germans to pay for failed tattoos
Germany

Germans to pay for failed tattoos

Germans undergoing cosmetic surgery not deemed a medical necessity – or simply getting a tattoo or piercing – may soon have foot the bill if things go wrong.

Germany calls on China to talk to Dalai Lama over Tibet
Germany

Germany calls on China to talk to Dalai Lama over Tibet

Germany on Saturday called on the Chinese government to engage in direct talks with the Dalai Lama over bloody protests in Tibet.

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Sweden

Bildt urges China to respect Tibetan rights

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt on Saturday condemned China for its crackdown on riots in Tibet, urging Chinese authorities to "fully respect Tibetan rights."

Fraudster busted over mobile phone contract for parrot
Germany

Fraudster busted over mobile phone contract for parrot

Police are investigating a Bavarian man for alleged massive fraud committed by signing mobile phone contracts under relatives’ names, including that of the family parrot, to make a fast euro.

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Sweden

Thief makes off with cash machine

A thief made off at high speed with his loot from a petrol station south of Emmaboda on Saturday morning. The thief had stolen an entire cash machine.

Fighter planes to be sent to Afghanistan
Sweden

Fighter planes to be sent to Afghanistan

The Swedish force in Afghanistan is set to be reinforced by 130 troops. The force could be in the country for up to 15 years.

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Germany

Talks begin to resolve German public sector wage row

Arbitration talks to resolve a deadlocked wage dispute for 1.3 million German public-sector workers begin on Saturday in the hopes of avoiding a massive nationwide strike.

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Sweden

Man killed in balcony fall

A man has died after falling from a balcony in Tranås on Saturday morning. Police suspect murder.

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Sweden

Dramatic end to bourse week

The Stockholm bourse ended the week in dramatic fashion following bad news from New York. Stockholm's OMXS index closed 1.2 percent down on Friday.

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Sweden

Terror suspect to remain in custody

A 37-year-old man was remanded into custody once more by Stockholm district court on Friday suspected of preparing acts of terrorism.

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Sweden

Teacher knocked out cold by 14-year-old pupil

A gym teacher in Härnösand was knocked out cold by a 14-year-old pupil on Friday. The teacher was rushed to hospital with head injuries.

Merkel urged to be critical on Israel visit
Germany

Merkel urged to be critical on Israel visit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is being urged to raise critical issues affecting Israeli-Palestinian relations when she heads to Israel on Sunday.