Sweet snacks could lead to higher shopping bills
Germany

Sweet snacks could lead to higher shopping bills

Eating sweets before going shopping could result in paying more than usual, scientists have shown in a recent study.

Fairground ride traps riders upside-down for 45 minutes
Germany

Fairground ride traps riders upside-down for 45 minutes

Just a week after a young boy died suddenly in a roller coaster at the German-American fest in Berlin, 15 people at the fair were trapped upside-down for 45 minutes when another ride got stuck.

Shooting stars set to light up night sky
Germany

Shooting stars set to light up night sky

Hundreds of shooting stars will light up the night sky this week as the Perseid meteor shower makes its annual appearance.

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Sweden

Ongoing investigation into sunken ship

On Saturday, the Swedish Coast Guard and the Norwegian accident investigation board performed several dives around the Langeland, a Norwegian cargo ship that sank off Sweden's west coast on July 31.

Sleeping man hit by train incurs minor head wound
Sweden

Sleeping man hit by train incurs minor head wound

Taking a nap on railroad tracks may not be the smartest way to sleep off a hangover, but a man in western Sweden who only sustained a small wound after being hit by a train might consider himself lucky.

Schmidt takes place in SPD campaign team
Germany

Schmidt takes place in SPD campaign team

Health Minister Ulla Schmidt has been taken into the Social Democratic Party (SPD) election campaign team after the National Audit Office cleared her of misusing her official car while on holiday in Spain.

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Sweden

Greenpeace to drop boulders in cod protest

In the face of protest from the Swedish government, Greenpeace has announced its continued intention to drop boulders into two cod-fishing areas of the Kattegat sound to prevent bottom trawling in the waters separating the Swedish and Danish mainlands.

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Sweden

Body discovered during boating competition

A spectator discovered a dead body during the Powerboat Scandinavian Gran Prix competition in Gothenburg in western Sweden on Saturday afternoon.

Jung calls for army to tackle pirates
Germany

Jung calls for army to tackle pirates

Defence Minister Franz Josef Jung intends to change the constitution to allow the army to deal with hostage situations, after the German ship held by Somalian pirates since April docked in Mombasa, Kenya.

Badly burned 1-year-old denied ambulance
Sweden

Badly burned 1-year-old denied ambulance

Swedish emergency services are to launch an internal investigation after a one-year-old boy who received second degree burns was denied an ambulance, reported Aftonbladet newspaper.

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Sweden

15-year-old girl stabbed in Stockholm

A 15-year-old girl in Tyresö south of Stockholm was stabbed on Saturday night by an unknown man. She is being treated at Karolinska Hospital, where her condition remains serious but stable.

Schalke gives Magath perfect Liga kick-off
Germany

Schalke gives Magath perfect Liga kick-off

Felix Magath, looking for glory with a fourth Bundesliga club, got off to the perfect start with Schalke as German international Kevin Kuranyi struck twice, kicking off the season with a 2-1 win at Nuremburg.