Clashes between neo-Nazis and protestors leave scores injured
Germany

Clashes between neo-Nazis and protestors leave scores injured

Twenty-six people were injured in clashes between members of the neo-Nazi National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD) and counter-demonstrators, authorities said Sunday.

I’d quit Bayern if I was Podolski, says Sammer
Germany

I’d quit Bayern if I was Podolski, says Sammer

Former Germany defender Matthias Sammer admits he would quit Bayern Munich if he was subject to the same treatment handed to Lukas Podolski by the German giants.

EU to push Germany to relax gambling laws
Germany

EU to push Germany to relax gambling laws

The EU is demanding more rights for private gaming and betting companies in Germany, news magazine Focus has reported.

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Sweden

Police fear for safety of missing woman

A 29-year-old woman is missing in the north of Sweden. The woman has not been seen since leaving her home in Piteå on Friday and police fear for her safety after her car was found abandoned in a motorway service area near Gällivare on Saturday afternoon.

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Sweden

Rock stars in school dance rape arrest

Two rock artists were arrested by police on suspicion of raping a 15-year-old girl backstage at a school disco in central Sweden.

Swedish train breaks speed record
Sweden

Swedish train breaks speed record

The speed record for a train on a Swedish railway was broken on Saturday night. For the first time speeds in excess of 300 kilometres per hour were recorded in a test drive of a Regina train near Skövde.

Germany urges US to find solution for Lehman Brothers
Germany

Germany urges US to find solution for Lehman Brothers

German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück has said he expects a solution for ailing US investment bank Lehman Brothers by Monday, adding that the bank's fight for survival shows how fragile the sector remains more than a year since the financial crisis started.

Hitler waxwork back on display in Berlin
Germany

Hitler waxwork back on display in Berlin

He's back. Two months after a visitor ripped the head off a controversial Hitler waxwork at the new Berlin branch of Madame Tussaud's, the museum is again displaying the figure, this time protected by a wall and extra security.

Military units given government reprieve
Sweden

Military units given government reprieve

The government has confirmed that no changes to the organization of the Swedish military are necessary and has therefore given a reprieve to several units threatened with disbandment.

China a brave new market for German pig ears, feet
Germany

China a brave new market for German pig ears, feet

The German pork industry, Europe's largest, is turning its attention to China, a vast market with a taste for pigs' ears, feet and other delicacies that are shunned at home.

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Sweden

Poll: Government falls further behind

The Swedish government Alliance has fallen further behind the opposition in a new poll from Sifo. The opposition lead is now 14.9 percentage points.

High jumper Holm announces retirement
Sweden

High jumper Holm announces retirement

Swedish high jumper and former Olympic champion Stefan Holm announced his retirement from the sport on Saturday. Holm ended his 20-year 'love affair' with a second place at the World Athletics Final in Stuttgart.