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Germany

Medical award for German accused of Nazi-era euthanasia

A German medical association has awarded a medal to a 92-year-old doctor who was a member of the SS suspected of carrying out Hitler's euthanasia policies, according to the magazine Der Spiegel to be published on Monday.

German director Wim Wenders premiers at Cannes
Germany

German director Wim Wenders premiers at Cannes

German director Wim Wenders said Saturday that his first film shot entirely in Europe in 15 years was an ode to the power of rock’n’roll, as he premiered the picture at Cannes.

Cultural group slams plans to bin Berlin multicultural radio show
Germany

Cultural group slams plans to bin Berlin multicultural radio show

The president of German cultural institution Akademie der Künste Klaus Staeck has criticized a recent decision to take a popular Berlin multicultural radio station off air, calling it an “irresponsible rejection of cultural diversity.”

Thousands protest neo-Nazi party rally in Bamberg
Germany

Thousands protest neo-Nazi party rally in Bamberg

More than 2,000 people staged a peaceful protest against a German neo-Nazi NPD national party meeting on Saturday in Bamberg.

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Sweden

Teenage girl sued for millions over swimming pool fire

An insurance company is seeking 32 million kronor ($5.4 million) in damages from a 16-year-old girl who burned down Brunflo swimming pool complex near Östersund in June 2007.

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Sweden

Police search for murdered 19-year-old

Police are looking for the body of a 19-year-old man who disappeared from a party in Norra Lundby in western Sweden last weekend.

Autobahn inferno kills 5 and injures 6
Germany

Autobahn inferno kills 5 and injures 6

Five people were killed and six injured in a motorway pile-up in western Germany involving two trucks and several cars, Dortmund police said Saturday.

Brainy students given a class of their own
Sweden

Brainy students given a class of their own

Brainy students are set to be given a class of their own as the government has decided to introduce elite high school classes in social and natural science subjects.

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Sweden

Fresh leads in Arboga double murder case

The investigation into the Arboga child murders case has been given a boost. Police have gained access to a laptop, mobile phone and clothing belonging to their prime suspect, a 31-year-old German woman.

More snow on its way to central Sweden
Sweden

More snow on its way to central Sweden

Snow fell in Härjedalen and northern Dalarna in central Sweden on Friday morning. More snow could be on its way as winter refuses to release its grip.

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Sweden

Franzén to miss Stanley Cup opener

Swedish center Johan Franzén, the leading scorer in the National Hockey League playoffs, will miss Saturday's opening game of the Stanley Cup Finals for Detroit with concussion symptoms.