Football fans injured in bleacher collapse
Sweden

Football fans injured in bleacher collapse

The fence around a set of bleachers has crashed to the ground at a Gothenburg football match, resulting in injuries to supporters who fell nearly two metres in the incident.

German human rights activist thrown out of Colombia
Germany

German human rights activist thrown out of Colombia

A German human rights activist has provoked the ire of Colombia’s president Alvaro Uribe, who has accused her of instigating violence and called for her to be jailed.

Forensic scientists solve puzzle of body with DNA from two people
Germany

Forensic scientists solve puzzle of body with DNA from two people

Forensic scientists in Germany have been warned to be extra careful when identifying bodies from DNA after a body was found with the genes from two people.

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Sweden

Norwegian paedophile on the loose

A 52-year-old Norwegian paedophile, John Møll, aka John Orje, escaped last week from a clinic in Roskilde, Denmark. Police fear that Møll, sentenced to psychiatric care for the aggravated assault of children, could be in Sweden.

Breakdancers bust a move in Braunschweig
Germany

Breakdancers bust a move in Braunschweig

Braunschweig might not be the most obvious place for it, but break-dancers from around the world converged in the Lower Saxony town at the weekend for the global championships.

New study: ‘Alcohol and team sports go hand in hand’
Sweden

New study: ‘Alcohol and team sports go hand in hand’

A Swedish researcher has warned that the incidence of alcohol abuse within team sports remains a serious problem. Team managers are criticized for double standards and condoning the practice.

Rare books keep their price despite threat of depression
Germany

Rare books keep their price despite threat of depression

Amid the growing global financial crisis, rare books are still fetching a high price as collectors see them as a safe place to invest their money.

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Sweden

Migration Board seeks consultant help

The Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket) has failed in its goal of a maximum six month wait for asylum applications and has sought the help of management consultancy McKinsey.

Fraudster tries to sell US embassy in Rome
Germany

Fraudster tries to sell US embassy in Rome

A German fraudster has been arrested in Rome after trying to sell the US embassy building there – a palace on the Via Veneto.

Suspected killer to face remand hearing
Sweden

Suspected killer to face remand hearing

The 50-year-old man held on suspicion of murdering 29-year-old Carolin Stenvall in northern Sweden will face a remand hearing on Sunday. He continues to deny the murder and Stenvall's body remains undiscovered.

Steinmeier promises tough finance rules
Germany

Steinmeier promises tough finance rules

Frank-Walter Steinmeier promised tougher regulation of Germany's financial sector as he was formally selected Saturday to run for chancellor against Angela Merkel in next year's election.

New voter poll shows Moderate gains
Sweden

New voter poll shows Moderate gains

A new poll has affirmed that Fredrik Reinfeldt's Moderate party has received a boost in the opinion polls in the wake of the global finance crisis. The Alliance government remains 12.7 percentage points behind the opposition bloc however.