Merkel: G8 to tackle food crisis
Germany

Merkel: G8 to tackle food crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told a German newspaper that the G8 group of top industrialized nations will take measures to fight the soaring price of food at next week's summit.

Truck drivers to protest high fuel prices
Germany

Truck drivers to protest high fuel prices

Faced with job losses due to the high price of diesel and increased road tolls, German truck drivers say they'll do everything short of strike to draw attention to their plight.

Cremain spreading angers Sami herders
Sweden

Cremain spreading angers Sami herders

Sami reindeer herders in northern Sweden have complained at the growing trend of spreading the cremated remains of dead relatives in the mountains.

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Sweden

Poll: Opposition extends its lead

The three opposition parties have extended their lead over the Alliance government, a new voter survey shows.

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Sweden

Drunk in charge of a lawnmower

Two men were arrested for being drunk in charge of their lawnmowers in Svenljunga in western Sweden on Friday night.

Abba unites to welcome stars to Stockholm
Sweden

Abba unites to welcome stars to Stockholm

Abba welcomed a bevy of Hollywood stars to Stockholm on Friday for the première of Mamma Mia! -The movie.

Rotten cheese scandal spreads to Germany
Germany

Rotten cheese scandal spreads to Germany

A Bavarian dairy has been ordered to stop production because of suspected involvement in an Italian cheese scandal which saw 11,000 tons of rotten cheese mixed with fresh products and sold to European consumers.

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Sweden

Teenage girl murdered in Södertälje

A 16-year-old girl was found stabbed to death outside a block of flats in Södertälje late on Friday. A 39-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Man rips head off new Hitler waxwork
Germany

Man rips head off new Hitler waxwork

A wax figure of Adolf Hitler had its head ripped off soon after the opening of a new branch of Madame Tussauds in Berlin on Saturday, police said.