Allianz sells Dresdner Bank to Commerzbank
Germany

Allianz sells Dresdner Bank to Commerzbank

German insurance giant Allianz said on Sunday it would sell the nation's third-largest private bank, Dresdner Bank, to number two Commerzbank for €9.8 billion ($14.4 billion).

Man shot dead in Gothenburg
Sweden

Man shot dead in Gothenburg

A 44-year-old man was found shot dead in the Gothenburg suburb of Kortedala on Sunday morning. Police have classified the crime as murder with an alternative charge of manslaughter.

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Sweden

Union calls for subsidized home help

The Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees (TCO) has called for the introduction of subsidized household services for families with children. The only path to equality, TCO argues.

2,000 anti-nuclear protestors target Büchel airforce base
Germany

2,000 anti-nuclear protestors target Büchel airforce base

Around 2,000 people demonstrated against what they fear are American nuclear weapons stored at the airforce base in Büchel in the German state Rhineland-Palatinate at the weekend.

Thief steals car complete with sausage dog on back seat
Germany

Thief steals car complete with sausage dog on back seat

A thief who stole a car in Dresden drove it off complete with the owner’s dog in the back.

Probe launched into possible Bundesliga match fixing
Germany

Probe launched into possible Bundesliga match fixing

Investigations have been launched into possible match fixing in Germany's Bundesliga to profit a betting ring, after allegations were published at the weekend.

Porsche drivers expected to be cute and sporty – and male
Germany

Porsche drivers expected to be cute and sporty – and male

Waiting for traffic lights to go green, drivers checking each other out expect to see good looking people behind the wheels of Porsche, Audi and Mini cars, while Mercedes are expected to be piloted by older people.

Ibrahimovic scores in Inter stalemate
Sweden

Ibrahimovic scores in Inter stalemate

Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic started the 2008/2009 season in style with a goal in Inter's opener against Sampdoria. Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was left frustrated however in his first match in charge of Inter as the champions were held to a 1-1 draw.

Woman dies from mushroom poisoning
Sweden

Woman dies from mushroom poisoning

A 50-year-old woman in the care of Sahlgrenska Hospital in Gothenburg for mushroom poisoning died on Sunday morning. The woman is thought to have eaten a death cap mushroom which contains the poison amatoxin.

Berlin gradually bans patio heaters
Germany

Berlin gradually bans patio heaters

Mid-winter outdoor eating and drinking – and smoking – in the warm thanks to the power of patio heaters looks to have its days numbers in Berlin at least, with several city districts set to ban them.

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Sweden

Wedding guest hit by exploding cannon

A cannon salute was fired in honour of the happy couple at a reception near Stockholm on Saturday. A guest was left in no mood to celebrate however as the cannon exploded and left her with a broken leg and burns.

Files show amateur UK diplomat tried for deal with Hitler
Germany

Files show amateur UK diplomat tried for deal with Hitler

A British amateur diplomat tried to stop World War II by offering Nazi Germany rule over Europe if the British Empire could rule the rest of the world, according to secret files declassified on Sunday.