Opel teeters on the brink
Germany

Opel teeters on the brink

German carmaker Opel is reportedly threatening to close three of its plants in Europe and sack 11,000 people as it teeters on the brink of bankruptcy.

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Sweden

Arrest in Eskilstuna murder case

A 62-year-old man was found dead in his apartment in Eskilstuna in central Sweden on Friday. A 54-year-old was on Saturday arrested on suspicion of his murder.

6,000 join Malmö Davis Cup protest
Sweden

6,000 join Malmö Davis Cup protest

Police estimate that up to 6,000 demonstrators have joined a march in Malmö to protest against the ongoing Davis Cup match between Sweden and Israel in the city.

Deutsche Bahn plans massive savings program
Germany

Deutsche Bahn plans massive savings program

Faced with collapsing freight traffic due to the world economic crisis, state-owned Deutsche Bahn says “everything is on the table” as it considers plans to save millions of Euros, the Tagesspiegel reported Saturday.

German ski bus bursts into flames in Austria
Germany

German ski bus bursts into flames in Austria

A bus filled with German ski tourists in Austria caught on fire early Saturday morning, injuring at least four passengers.

Search for Cologne archive survivors enters fourth day
Germany

Search for Cologne archive survivors enters fourth day

Four days after the Cologne historical archive building suddenly collapsed, search crews are still looking for two young men believed to be trapped in the rubble.

Discount supermarket chain Lidl to sell compact cars
Germany

Discount supermarket chain Lidl to sell compact cars

The discount supermarket chain Lidl is known for offering rock-bottom prices on everything from pickles to bedroom furniture. Starting Monday, Lidl will see if its low-price formula work selling cars.

Mobile crane thief foiled by GPS tracking
Germany

Mobile crane thief foiled by GPS tracking

A Lithuanian man stole a truck-mounted mobile crane from the Brandenburg town of Neuruppin early Saturday morning.

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Sweden

Swedish charity: ‘Child sex offenders are often teenagers’

A trainee suspected of sexually abusing three pre-school children in Värmland is 14-years-old. Almost a third of all child abuses cases in Sweden involve teenager perpetrators, according to a children's charity.

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Sweden

Welfare board to investigate baby’s death

The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) is to open its own investigation into the death of a newborn baby at Astrid Lindgren's Children's Hospital in Solna.

German celebrities gear up for wild wok race
Germany

German celebrities gear up for wild wok race

A handful of German celebrities will hurtle down an Olympic bobsled track in modified Chinese woks at the seventh annual Wok World Championship in Germany on Saturday, organisers said.

Malmö calm as Davis Cup gets underway
Sweden

Malmö calm as Davis Cup gets underway

As the dust settled on the morning after the first day of competition in the Davis Cup match between Sweden and Israel in Malmö none of the predictions of trouble and fighting had been fulfilled.

Crowd ban ‘risks bolstering extremists’
Sweden

Crowd ban ‘risks bolstering extremists’

The City of Malmö's decision to hold the Sweden-Israel Davis Cup tennis match behind closed doors is ill-conceived, short-sighted and potentially dangerous, argues freelance Israeli journalist David Stavrou.