Popstar Nena set to become an Oma at 49
Germany

Popstar Nena set to become an Oma at 49

Nena, perpetual pin-up for German men of a certain age, is to become a granny, shocking millions of chaps across the country who still have a warm spot for the ‘99 Red Balloons’ singer.

Rubbish ‘summer’ weather set to continue through weekend
Germany

Rubbish ‘summer’ weather set to continue through weekend

The rubbish weather in Germany continues this weekend, despite Sunday’s summer solstice, with stormy rain showers heading in from the North Sea and covering the northern part of the country as far down as the Vogtland.

Deutsche Bahn ready to build Iraq railways
Germany

Deutsche Bahn ready to build Iraq railways

Deutsche Bahn is ready to take part in rebuilding the rail network in Iraq, according to a report in Der Spiegel this weekend.

Committee split over Steinmeier’s role in US invasion of Iraq
Germany

Committee split over Steinmeier’s role in US invasion of Iraq

Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Social Democratic chancellor candidate and foreign minister, has been criticised by a parliamentary committee investigating Germany’s role in the US invasion of Iraq for the past three years.

White House names Obama’s choice for ambassador to Sweden
Sweden

White House names Obama’s choice for ambassador to Sweden

Matthew Barzun, a 38-year-old internet entrepreneur, will be nominated by President Barack Obama to be the United States’ next ambassador to Sweden, the White House announced on Friday.

Man killed during Midsummer knife fight
Sweden

Man killed during Midsummer knife fight

A man was stabbed to death during a fight near Borgholm on Öland, an island off the east coast of Sweden and a popular spot for Midsummer celebrations. But in many parts of the country, poor weather put a damper on the Midsummer festivities.

‘Sleeping’ swine found outside police station
Sweden

‘Sleeping’ swine found outside police station

On Friday morning, a father and his daughter discovered an unpleasant Midsummer surprise at the entry of a police station in Helsingborg when they found two pigs, apparently slumbering.

Hamburg opens city centre to bikes and music on Sunday
Germany

Hamburg opens city centre to bikes and music on Sunday

Hamburg’s city centre will be closed to cars on Sunday, while all the shops will be open, in the first such combination the city has seen.

https://www.thelocal.com/wp-content/themes/thelocal/assets/images/1x1-transparent.png
Sweden

16-year-old murder suspect confesses

A 16-year-old suspected of the murder of a 15-year-old girl in the Stockholm suburb of Stureby has confessed to killing the girl.

https://www.thelocal.com/wp-content/themes/thelocal/assets/images/1x1-transparent.png
Sweden

Ikea swindled out of 1.5 billion in Russia

Ikea has been swindled out of 1.5 billion kronor ($189 million) in Russia, company founder Ingvar Kamprad revealed on Sommar, a show on Sveriges Radio P1.

https://www.thelocal.com/wp-content/themes/thelocal/assets/images/1x1-transparent.png
Sweden

Four killed in holiday traffic accidents

At least four people have been killed and several others have been severely injured in Midsummer traffic accidents around the country.

Police break up student university occupation
Germany

Police break up student university occupation

Police in Heidelberg moved into the university on Saturday morning to evict students who have been occupying the rector’s offices as part of nationwide protests.