Hot temperatures, storms and hail all expected next week
Germany

Hot temperatures, storms and hail all expected next week

Germany’s weather will offer nearly everything over the next week – apart from the expected ‘Eisheiligen’ or icy days which supposedly herald the real start of summer.

Bayern, Hertha and Stuttgart chase Wolfsburg in Bundesliga
Germany

Bayern, Hertha and Stuttgart chase Wolfsburg in Bundesliga

Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes has insisted the defending Bundesliga champions must focus on their three remaining games individually, after the title race was blown wide open on Saturday.

Small parties rule out three-way coalitions after election
Germany

Small parties rule out three-way coalitions after election

The general election in September, expected to change a government widely regarded as stuck in an unproductive rut, could produce more of the same – after the two smaller parties this weekend ruled out any three-way grouping.

Medic sheds doubt on Tamiflu strategy against swine flu
Germany

Medic sheds doubt on Tamiflu strategy against swine flu

A top German pharmacologist says stockpiling anti-viral drug Tamiflu against a possible swine flu pandemic could be a waste of money because there is little evidence that it really works.

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Sweden

Missing Swedish teenagers found alive

Two 14-year-old boys that went missing after their boat broke down while out on Lake Hjälmaren in southern Sweden on Saturday have been found alive and well.

Art thief seeks statue resale ‘to cover expenses’
Sweden

Art thief seeks statue resale ‘to cover expenses’

A rowing club in Malmö has opened negotiations with a thief that made off with their statue last autumn.

Thousands turn up to boo racists in Cologne
Germany

Thousands turn up to boo racists in Cologne

Several thousand people turned up in Cologne to protest racism and xenophobia at a far-right extremist rally in the city on Saturday.

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Sweden

Swedish surgeon forgets swabs in sewn up mum

A Swedish doctor has been cautioned after forgetting to remove two cloth swabs when sewing up a woman who had recently given birth at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg.

Swedish air force captain demands fireproof bras
Sweden

Swedish air force captain demands fireproof bras

The commander of the Swedish helicopter fleet in Linköping, group captain Micael Bydén, has demanded that his female crew members be equipped with fireproof brassieres.

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Sweden

Man shoots at police in Malmö

Malmö police are searching for a man who opened fire at officers after a car chase in the city on Saturday night.

Four hospitalised after plane hits turbulence
Germany

Four hospitalised after plane hits turbulence

Passengers on a plane were hurled from their seats and 14 people injured when their flight from Munich to Lisbon hit a patch of severe turbulence over the Alps on Saturday evening.