CSU suffers huge losses in Bavarian vote
Germany

CSU suffers huge losses in Bavarian vote

The Bavarian sister party of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives suffered a drubbing in a state election Sunday that will cost the Christian Social Union its decades-old absolute majority.

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Sweden

Pentecostalist murdered in Helsingborg

Police have confirmed that the 35-year-old man stabbed to death in Helsingborg on Friday evening was a member of the Pentecostalist church. No one had by midday Sunday been arrested for the murder.

Gebrselassie breaks world record at Berlin marathon
Germany

Gebrselassie breaks world record at Berlin marathon

Ethiopia's Haile Gebrselassie was delighted to put his recent calf injury behind him to break his own world record on Sunday at the Berlin marathon for the second consecutive year in the German capital.

Record crowds greet Kivik apple market
Sweden

Record crowds greet Kivik apple market

The warm late summer weather contributed to record crowds as Kivik's apple market opened on Saturday. The centre piece of the market was an artwork entirely from apples made by local artist Emma Karp Lundström.

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Sweden

Beginner’s luck for salmon fisherman

Ivrfan Hadzahmetovic from Hässleholm in southern Sweden couldn't believe his luck on Friday when he went salmon fishing for the first time. He hooked a fish weighing some 14.2 kilograms.

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Sweden

Storm warnings in northern Sweden

Areas of northern Sweden were hit by strong winds and storm conditions on Sunday morning. Meteorological agency SMHI forecasts continued stormy weather on Sunday.

Bavarians head to the polls in key vote
Germany

Bavarians head to the polls in key vote

Bavarians went to the polls in state elections Sunday that could see the conservatives lose their decades-old absolute majority and spell trouble for German Chancellor Angela Merkel at national level.

Boyfriend arrested after Herrljunga body find
Sweden

Boyfriend arrested after Herrljunga body find

A body, thought to be that of 20-year-old Nathalie Johansen, was found buried near a farm in Herrljunga in western Sweden on Saturday. Her 21-year-old boyfriend has been arrested.

Deutsche Bahn privatization seen netting €4.5 billion
Germany

Deutsche Bahn privatization seen netting €4.5 billion

The partial privatization of Germany's rail operator Deutsche Bahn should bring in €4.5 billion - far less than estimated by the government - according to the Welt am Sonntag newspaper.

Cologne terror suspects planned ‘an imminent attack’
Germany

Cologne terror suspects planned ‘an imminent attack’

Two Somali-born terror suspects arrested on a KLM aircraft at Cologne-Bonn airport in west Germany were "planning an imminent attack," state prosecutors said late on Saturday.

American financial crisis sparks German schadenfreude
Germany

American financial crisis sparks German schadenfreude

After years of pressing for tighter financial regulation German politicians got a bad case of schadenfreude and "I told you so" last week as US financial system grappled with the biggest crisis since the Great Depression.