Prize honours survivor of Ludwigshafen blaze
Germany

Prize honours survivor of Ludwigshafen blaze

A new award marking the 15th anniversary of the right-wing fire attack in the west German town of Solingen has been awarded to a survivor of the recent Ludwigshafen blaze.

Bundesliga waves goodbye to Bayern’s Hitzfeld and Kahn
Germany

Bundesliga waves goodbye to Bayern’s Hitzfeld and Kahn

Tears flowed on the football pitch this weekend as Bundesliga team Bayern Munich celebrated winning the league title as both coach Ottmar Hitzfeld and keeper Oliver Kahn left the team.

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Sweden

Criminology professor resigns over police ‘farce’

Criminologist Leif G W Persson has resigned his post with the National Police Board. After 25 years he says he is tired of the continual depletion of the national police force.

Lackluster Swedes shut out by sharpshooting Finns
Sweden

Lackluster Swedes shut out by sharpshooting Finns

Sweden lost to Finland in the bronze medal match of the World Ice Hockey Championships Saturday, being shut out 4-0 by their Scandinavian rival.

Norwegians celebrate National Day in Stockholm
Sweden

Norwegians celebrate National Day in Stockholm

The Norwegian community was out in force in central Stockholm on Saturday as 8,000 turned up to celebrate Nprway's May 17th National Day.

‘Nationalism’ in the Nordics
Sweden

‘Nationalism’ in the Nordics

A recent caption in the Dagens Nyheter newspaper causes David Bartal to ask what effect cultural diversity has on national pride.

Germany sends aid to Burmese cyclone victims
Germany

Germany sends aid to Burmese cyclone victims

A plane carrying emergency health aid for 25,000 cyclone victims in Burma is set to leave Frankfurt for Yangon on Monday, according to the charity World Vision.

German conservationists call for butterfly census
Germany

German conservationists call for butterfly census

German environmental federation BUND is calling for a national butterfly census as numbers of the airborne insects are declining. BUND is urging the public to count the colourful bugs on the annual "adventure butterfly day" next weekend.

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Sweden

Cheese thief caught on spike strips

A thief stole a truck laden with 10 tonnes of cheese on Sunday morning. He was arrested in Jönköping after police deployed spike strips to stop the vehicle. He is also suspected of attempting to kill a police officer.

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Sweden

Swede jailed in the UK for buying baby

A Swedish citizen has been jailed for bringing a child illegally into the UK. Peace Sandberg bought the baby in Nigeria in an attempt to jump the council housing queue.

Winter’s return causes confusion
Sweden

Winter’s return causes confusion

Heavy snow falls were seen in many parts of northern Sweden on Saturday as winter made a comeback. Forecasts indicate however that this should be the last snow of the season.