Taxi drivers to blockade Berlin airport Monday
Germany

Taxi drivers to blockade Berlin airport Monday

Hundreds of taxi drivers plan to block access to Berlin’s Tegel airport Monday morning to protest a planned €0.50 surcharge for taxi rides from the airport.

Richards impresses at Berlin’s Golden League athletics tournament
Germany

Richards impresses at Berlin’s Golden League athletics tournament

America's Sanya Richards ran the fastest women's 400m of the season at Berlin's Golden League opener on Sunday to throw down the challenge to Olympic champion Christine Ohuruogu.

Haas downs Djokovic to claim victory in Halle
Germany

Haas downs Djokovic to claim victory in Halle

Germany's Tommy Haas took his second top-ten scalp of the week to beat world number four Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-7 (7/4), 6-1 in Sunday's Halle final and claim his first ATP tournament victory since Memphis in 2007.

Steinmeier launches bid to unseat Merkel
Germany

Steinmeier launches bid to unseat Merkel

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Sunday launched his bid to unseat Chancellor Angela Merkel, as his Social Democratic Party signed off on its campaign platform for this September's general election.

Berlin denounces Iran crackdown
Germany

Berlin denounces Iran crackdown

Iran's crackdown on protesters in the wake of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's landslide election win is "unacceptable," Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Sunday.

Car flies 50 metres into pylon
Germany

Car flies 50 metres into pylon

A 20-year-old man was badly injured after an accident early Sunday morning that sent his car flying 50 metres into an electricity pylon.

Survey backs common holidays across Germany
Germany

Survey backs common holidays across Germany

Southern German states have far more holidays and long weekends - especially during the spring - than northern German states. A new survey says many Germans are sick of this system and want the same holidays nationwide.

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Sweden

Axeman rampage comes to bloody end

A man was left seriously injured after he was attacked by an axe-wielding man near Stockholm on Saturday.

Father forgets son on bike ride
Germany

Father forgets son on bike ride

What was supposed to be a fun bike outing on a sunny Saturday morning, briefly turned into a nightmare for a Freiburg man, when he realised he had lost his one and a half year-old son.

Failing pupils to sit extra school year
Sweden

Failing pupils to sit extra school year

Pupils failing to graduate from compulsory level education (grundskola) could be forced to sit an extra year, according to a new government proposal to extend the age of mandatory school attendance to 17-years-old.

Seven Germans kidnapped in Yemen
Germany

Seven Germans kidnapped in Yemen

Nine foreigners, including women and children, have been kidnapped in a volatile mountainous area of northern Yemen, an official said on Sunday amid conflicting reports over their fate.

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Sweden

Pirate Party heads for parliament: poll

The Pirate Party remains buoyant after its EU election success and could be on its way to claiming seats in the Swedish parliament, a new poll shows.

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Sweden

Koenigsegg ‘confident’ of Saab rescue

Koenigsegg, the Swedish luxury sports carmaker set to buy Saab Automobile from US firm General Motors, is confident that the company can be rescued, the firm's co-owner said on Saturday.

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Sweden

Swedish police explode over ‘incendiary’ artwork

A Swedish artist's outdoor art exhibition prompted a bomb scare on Saturday, police warned that criminal charges may be filed.