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Sweden

Engla’s killer admits to a second murder

The 42-year-old man suspected of kidnapping 10-year-old Engla Höglund from Stjärnsund confessed on Sunday to killing the girl and hiding her body.

Russian spacecraft docks in Speyer
Germany

Russian spacecraft docks in Speyer

In an event that turned into something of a public festival, the retired Soviet Buran space shuttle inched its way onto a flat-bed truck in Speyer before being delivered to the private museum, where it will be restored and put on display.

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Germany

Germany presses for EU to shelter Iraqi Christians

Germany will this week press for the European Union to offer asylum to more Iraqi refugees, and especially Christians, Germany's interior minister said on Sunday.

Wagner women battle for Bayreuth
Germany

Wagner women battle for Bayreuth

While it now seems certain that Germany’s famed Bayreuth festival will pass into the hands of two Wagner women, the question is, which two?

National Investigators interrogate missing girl suspect
Sweden

National Investigators interrogate missing girl suspect

The 42-year-old man suspected of abducting 10-year-old Engla Höglund near Hedemora in Dalarna is to be interrogated on Sunday by officers from the National Investigation Department (Rikskriminalpolisen).

Prince realizes boyhood racing dream
Sweden

Prince realizes boyhood racing dream

Prince Carl Phillip test drove his Porsche at the Gelleråsen racetrack in Karlskoga on Saturday. The prince was put through his paces before his upcoming racing debut in the Porsche Carrerra Cup.

Man City threatens Eriksson with the sack
Sweden

Man City threatens Eriksson with the sack

Manchester City manager Sven-Göran Eriksson has been warned by his chairman, Thaksin Shinawatra, that if results don't improve he will be sacked.

Bribery and spying claims dog Siemens
Germany

Bribery and spying claims dog Siemens

New allegations that Siemens worked for Germany’s top spy agency for over a decade and that top managers knew of a bribery scandal as early as 2003 are creating problems for Europe’s largest engineering company.

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Germany

German hockey team clinches Olympic spot

World number one team Germany clinched the last ticket for the men's hockey competition at the Beijing Olympics when they thumped Japan 4-0 on Sunday.

Libya training scandal expands to China and Uzbekistan
Germany

Libya training scandal expands to China and Uzbekistan

The German police force helped train security officials from China and Uzbekistan - in addition to the ones from Libya that are at the centre of an ongoing scandal, a German newspaper has reported.

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Sweden

Reinfeldt pushes China over political prisoners

Swedish prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has appealed to China's president Hu Jintao for the release of the human rights activist Hu Jia. A list of 13 political prisoners was handed over to the Chinese with an appeal for their release.

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Sweden

Bridegroom arrested at the altar

A 29-year-old man was arrested in the process of marrying his bride at Malmö City Hall on Saturday. He is suspected of a mafia murder in Ukraine.