Suspected double murder near Stockholm
Sweden

Suspected double murder near Stockholm

Police in Stockholm have arrested a man suspected of killing two people on the archipelago island of Ingarö just east of Stockholm.

ISAF denies Afghan air strike broke NATO rules
Germany

ISAF denies Afghan air strike broke NATO rules

International military officials in Afghanistan denied reports on Sunday that an investigation into a deadly air strike ordered by the German Bundeswehr had found it in breach of NATO rules.

CSU and FDP cross swords over social provision plans
Germany

CSU and FDP cross swords over social provision plans

A surprising rift has emerged as the election approaches, with the Bavaria-based conservative Christian Social Union (CSU) attacking the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) – two parties aiming to work together in the next government.

Ten police officers hurt as anti-Nazi march runs out of control
Germany

Ten police officers hurt as anti-Nazi march runs out of control

At least 12 people, 10 of them police officers, were injured during protests against a neo-Nazi rally in Dortmund on Saturday.

Art dealer seeks museum home for RAF death masks
Germany

Art dealer seeks museum home for RAF death masks

A German art dealer is looking for a home for the death masks of three Red Army Faction terrorists Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin and Jan-Carl Raspe, which have been missing for more than 30 years.

Trade unionists meet on Left, wary of SPD
Germany

Trade unionists meet on Left, wary of SPD

At least 45,000 trade unionists met in the Frankfurt football stadium at the weekend to call for more solidarity and support for jobs – letting normal members rather than politicians take to the stage.

Those convicted of treason to Nazi state set to be cleared
Germany

Those convicted of treason to Nazi state set to be cleared

The German parliament is set to vote on Tuesday to lift Nazi-era convictions of so-called wartime traitors whose names, 70 years after the fighting, have still not been cleared.

Eritrean beats deportation threat in Swedish lottery win
Sweden

Eritrean beats deportation threat in Swedish lottery win

A 28-year-old Eritrean national living illegally in Sweden collected a 1.2 million kronor ($167,000) lottery prize on national television Saturday morning.

New football stars shine to beat South Africa
Germany

New football stars shine to beat South Africa

Germany coach Joachim Löw said he was delighted with his side's performance after their 2-0 win over South Africa in Saturday's friendly in which several of his rising stars shone brightly.

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Sweden

Israel: Bildt to scrap scheduled visit

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has cancelled his upcoming visit to Israel, the Israeli foreign ministry announced on Sunday, amid strained relations between the two countries over a controversial newspaper story.

Fuglesang completes third spacewalk of shuttle mission
Sweden

Fuglesang completes third spacewalk of shuttle mission

Swedish astronaut Christer Fuglesang and an American colleague on Saturday completed the third and final spacewalk of their mission from the US space shuttle Discovery, allowing the Swede to reach a unique space milestone.

Zlatan sinks Hungary with ‘miracle’ goal
Sweden

Zlatan sinks Hungary with ‘miracle’ goal

Zlatan Ibrahimovic kept Sweden’s 2010 World Cup dreams alive on Saturday when the star striker scored a dramatic injury time goal to give his team a 2-1 victory over hosts Hungary.