Two dead in seaplane crash in Hamburg
Germany

Two dead in seaplane crash in Hamburg

A married couple died after the seaplane they were in crashed in Hamburg's harbour on Saturday, the police said.

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Sweden

Israel awaits stronger reaction from Bildt

Israel doesn’t plan on canceling a scheduled visit by Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt, despite his refusal to apologize for a controversial newspaper article alleging that Israeli soldiers harvested organs from dead Palestinians.

Swedish naval vessel jumps Göta Canal banks
Sweden

Swedish naval vessel jumps Göta Canal banks

A Swedish military boat took an unexpected turn up onto shore on Saturday, startling attendees of a festival held along the shores of the Göta Canal.

Police union stokes fear of left-wing extremists
Germany

Police union stokes fear of left-wing extremists

The German Police Union has warned of an increasingly violent extreme-left scene, which it claims is likely to start attacking politicians just as the now defunct Red Army Faction (RAF) did in the past.

Gold medal runner will not lose title but will have gender test
Germany

Gold medal runner will not lose title but will have gender test

The winner of the women’s 800 metre race at the IAAF Athletics World Championships in Berlin, nearly refused to step up and accept her medal after she was ordered to undergo a gender test.

Summery weather to return this week
Germany

Summery weather to return this week

The weather across Germany is expected to be warm and summery over the next few days.

Around 100 professors investigated in ‘bribes for doctorate’ probe
Germany

Around 100 professors investigated in ‘bribes for doctorate’ probe

Around 100 university professors across the country are under investigation for taking bribes in return for ‘helping’ students get doctorates, it has emerged.

Top-level disagreement delays Opel decision
Germany

Top-level disagreement delays Opel decision

The decision on the future of Opel, expected to be made on Friday evening, has again been postponed after managers at General Motors could not agree on which bid to accept for its troubled German unit.

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Sweden

Chlamydia helps young men feel more ‘manly’: Swedish study

Young men who contract sexually transmitted diseases often view their afflictions as an affirmation of their manhood, a new Swedish study shows.

Classified military documents missing
Sweden

Classified military documents missing

The Swedish military has lost several hundred classified documents containing information about secret facilities throughout the north of the country.

Althaus will keep dead woman out of campaign
Germany

Althaus will keep dead woman out of campaign

One week before facing re-election as state premier of Thuringia, Dieter Althaus has reached a legal agreement to stop talking about the death of a woman he killed in a ski accident collision last winter.

Prison for Stockholm counterfeiting ring
Sweden

Prison for Stockholm counterfeiting ring

A Swedish court on Friday sentenced six men to prison for their involvement in a major counterfeiting ring specializing in fake euro and dollar notes.