UNESCO boss calls for new poll on Dresden bridge
Germany

UNESCO boss calls for new poll on Dresden bridge

UNESCO chief Francesco Bandarin has urged politicians in Dresden to stop building a controversial bridge that could cost the city’s Elbe River Valley its coveted World Heritage status and to hold a new referendum on the issue.

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Sweden

No butts or ifs for cigarettes at Ica

The Umeå branch of supermarket chain Ica in northern Sweden is clearing its shelves of cigarettes.

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Sweden

Frisky Kazakhstani minister arrested

Kazakhstan’s Trade Minister Ablezov Karybay was arrested in Stockholm at the weekend, accused of molesting several women.

Volkswagen goes green with Japanese technology
Germany

Volkswagen goes green with Japanese technology

German carmaker Volkswagen is to join forces with Japan's Sanyo Electric to develop a lithium-ion battery, a key component of eco-friendly hybrid and electric cars, the Nikkei newspaper reported Sunday.

Duo grill car instead of steaks
Germany

Duo grill car instead of steaks

A chilled-out barbecue on a balcony turned into a nightmare for two young men in Kaiserslautern on Saturday as they ended up accidentally setting a car on fire and damaging two other vehicles.

Memorial service for murdered toddlers
Sweden

Memorial service for murdered toddlers

Around 450 people took part in a memorial service on Saturday for the two children murdered in Arboga, central Sweden. Besides friends and family, hundreds of people crowded into the Heliga Trefaldighets church.

Rostock, Duisburg relegated from Bundesliga
Germany

Rostock, Duisburg relegated from Bundesliga

Duisburg and Hansa Rostock were relegated from the Bundesliga on Saturday while champions Bayern are on the verge of the record for the least amount of league goals conceded in a season.

Enjoy the sun – while it lasts
Sweden

Enjoy the sun – while it lasts

Temperatures have been soaring in Sweden. The last few days have been at least ten degrees warmer than they normally are for this time of the year.

Murdered Engla’s final farewell on TV
Sweden

Murdered Engla’s final farewell on TV

The burial of murdered 10-year old Engla Juncosa Höglund took place on Saturday and was broadcast on Swedish Television.

Canada crushes Germany at ice hockey championship
Germany

Canada crushes Germany at ice hockey championship

Germany suffered its worst ice hockey loss in 22 years as it was thrashed 10-1 by defending champion Canada in the qualification round of the World Ice Hockey Championships on Saturday.

Sweden falls to last gasp Russian goal
Sweden

Sweden falls to last gasp Russian goal

Alexander Ovechkin scored with six seconds left as Russia rallied to beat Olympic gold medallists Sweden 3-2 in a qualifying round game at the World Ice Hockey Championships in Quebec City on Saturday.

Merkel slams Myanmar’s aid stance
Germany

Merkel slams Myanmar’s aid stance

German Chancellor Merkel said Myanmar's blockade of vital international relief for victims of the cyclone is "unacceptable” as politicians call for UN action to raise pressure on the country’s military regime.

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Sweden

Fetishist convicted for molesting bicycles

A 40-year-old man from Östersund in northern Sweden was convicted on Friday on three counts of sexual molestation for satisfying himself on the saddles of women’s bicycles.