Bayern Munich want charismatic older coach
Germany

Bayern Munich want charismatic older coach

In the hunt to replace sacked Bayern Munich coach Jurgen Klinsmann, club chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge insisted on Sunday that experience and personality would be key attributes for potential candidates.

Germany checking Gitmo inmates for US
Germany

Germany checking Gitmo inmates for US

The German government has confirmed it has received a concrete request from the US to take in prisoners being held in Guantanamo Bay as the Americans prepare to close down the notorious jail.

Winnenden shooter’s family will not return to community
Germany

Winnenden shooter’s family will not return to community

The family of Tim Kretschmer, who shot dead 15 people in and around his school in Winnenden in March before killing himself, has moved away amid hostility in the community.

Germany’s most wanted criminal dodges police on bike
Germany

Germany’s most wanted criminal dodges police on bike

Police have come to within arm’s length of Germany’s most wanted criminal, Thomas Wolf , but he is still on the run, having ditched a car and escaped on a bicycle with no saddle.

200,000 Swedes back ‘Free Dawit Isaak’ campaign
Sweden

200,000 Swedes back ‘Free Dawit Isaak’ campaign

Almost 210,000 Swedes have signed up to a petition circulated by major Swedish newspapers as part of a five week campaign in support of the jailed Swedish-Eritrean journalist Dawit Isaak.

New car inducement scheme only works for one in four
Germany

New car inducement scheme only works for one in four

The cash for clunkers scheme to encourage people in Germany to buy new cars is having a far smaller impact than is widely believed, according to a study conducted for the Welt am Sonntag newspaper.

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Sweden

Italian prosecutor pursues The Pirate Bay

The preople behind the Swedish file sharing website The Pirate Bay could face charges in Italy as a Bergamo prosecutor continues a legal investigation.

Lightning injures 26 at football match
Germany

Lightning injures 26 at football match

A lightning strike injured 26 teenagers, three of them seriously, in southern Germany on Saturday afternoon as they warmed up for a football match.

Ibrahimovic silences critics as Inter close in on title
Sweden

Ibrahimovic silences critics as Inter close in on title

Inter Milan took a significant step closer to claiming a fourth consecutive Serie A title by jumping 10 points clear at the top following Saturday's 2-0 win over Lazio at the San Siro.

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Sweden

Teenagers seize hostage in detention centre escape

Two teenage boys escaped from a secure treatment centre in Uppsala in central Sweden on Saturday night. A female member of staff was seized as hostage.

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Sweden

Swedish gays made to wait for church wedding

Despite being given the same legal marriage status as heterosexuals in a new law which came into force on May1st, Swedish same-sex couples will have to wait for a church "I do".