Deutsche Bank hired detectives to spy on staff
Germany

Deutsche Bank hired detectives to spy on staff

Germany's biggest bank, Deutsche Bank, hired detectives to spy on its employees including a member of its supervisory board, managers and a shareholder, German magazine Der Spiegel reported.

Hamburg street festival ends with riot
Germany

Hamburg street festival ends with riot

Anarchists from Hamburg’s autonomous scene battled police for six hours late Saturday and early Sunday in the trendy Schanzenviertel neighbourhood after a street fair. At least 67 rioters were arrested and 27 police officers injured.

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Sweden

Police suspect rape of three-year-old girl

Swedish police suspect that a three-year-old girl was abducted and raped after disappearing from a playground in Sandviken in central Sweden last week.

Unlucky Hamburgers suffer water outage
Germany

Unlucky Hamburgers suffer water outage

It’s been a rough weekend for Hamburg. First there was a power outage, then riots, then thousands of citizens of Hamburg lost water pressure after a pump failed, a spokesman for Hamburg’s water authority said Sunday.

US travel warning for Garmisch-Partenkirchen to be lifted
Germany

US travel warning for Garmisch-Partenkirchen to be lifted

After a recent altercation between Americans and locals in the mountain resort, the US consulate in Munich said Americans could be targeted over the 4th of July weekend. On Sunday, the consulate said the alert would be lifted soon.

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Sweden

Stockholm bouncer shot in the legs

A bouncer at the Hotell Anglais in central Stockholm was shot in the legs on Saturday night after having been threatened by a guest that had been refused entry.

Cheese and sausage price war coming soon
Germany

Cheese and sausage price war coming soon

Discount grocers across Germany are girding up for a price war and planning to slash prices on sausage and milk products by as much as 10 percent later this year, Welt am Sonntag reported Sunday.

Checks prompt decline in child sickness benefit cheats: report
Sweden

Checks prompt decline in child sickness benefit cheats: report

Cases of suspected fraud by parents claiming benefits for the care of sick children have declined dramatically following the introduction of an absence certificate requirement, a new report by the Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan) shows.

18-year-old tortured by fellow inmates at Saxon juvenile home
Germany

18-year-old tortured by fellow inmates at Saxon juvenile home

An 18-year-old inmate of a juvenile home in Saxony was repeatedly tortured by other inmates and eventually committed suicide. Prosecutors have charged two inmates with attempted murder the magazine Focus reported Sunday.

Police shoot out excavator tires after drunken joy ride
Germany

Police shoot out excavator tires after drunken joy ride

A drunken joy ride through Lower Saxony with an excavator ended in gunshots Saturday, after the 23-year-old driver refused to stop, police reported.

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Sweden

Police officer gives Rosengård youths the finger

A police officer has been re-assigned and reported for making insulting gestures with his middle finger at youths in the suburb of Rosengård in Malmö.

Air France crash Swede found
Sweden

Air France crash Swede found

A Swedish woman who was onboard the ill-fated Air France flight that crashed into the Atlantic off Brazil in the beginning of June, has been found and identified.