AIK takes home Swedish football league title
Sweden

AIK takes home Swedish football league title

Stockholm’s AIK football club reversed a one-goal deficit to defeat IFK Gothenburg 2-1 in a dramatic title-deciding match, claiming the Allsvenskan championship for the first time in eleven years.

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Sweden

‘Copenhagen climate conference is not make or break’: expert

If no climate agreement concluded at the upcoming Copenhagen climate conference then it will come next year, according to a key advisor to Swedish prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, current Chair of the EU.

Left coalition partners in show of conference unity
Sweden

Left coalition partners in show of conference unity

The Social Democrats welcomed their centre-left coalition partners, the Green and Left parties, to their ongoing conference on Sunday - the first time outside parties have taken part.

Merkel kebab photo in Ukrainian restaurant promotion sparks row
Germany

Merkel kebab photo in Ukrainian restaurant promotion sparks row

A row has broken out over a photograph of Chancellor Angela Merkel slicing a kebab, which is being used to promote a restaurant in Odessa.

Westerwelle kicks off Foreign Minister job in Poland
Germany

Westerwelle kicks off Foreign Minister job in Poland

New Foreign Minister, Free Democratic Party leader Guido Westerwelle, completed his first foreign trip over the weekend – in Poland rather than the traditional first stop of France.

Biker gang brawl followed by a grenade attack
Germany

Biker gang brawl followed by a grenade attack

Up to 100 police officers were called to a pub in Duisburg on Saturday evening to break up a fight between rival biker gangs the Bandidos and Hells Angels, meanwhile a grenade attack followed several hours later.

Quelle last-ditch clearance sale founders as website crashes
Germany

Quelle last-ditch clearance sale founders as website crashes

The biggest clearance sale in German history started with a whimper rather than a bang on Sunday, when the website of bankrupt mail-order giant Quelle collapsed.

Demjanjuk witness also suspected of mass murder involvement
Germany

Demjanjuk witness also suspected of mass murder involvement

A witness in the forthcoming trial of accused war criminal John Demjanjuk is being investigated under suspicion of himself having been involved with the murder of at least 434,000 people.

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Sweden

Many young Swedes doubt al-Qaida 9/11 guilt

Almost one in five Swedes aged under 30 think that George W Bush's US government lay behind the attacks on September 11th 2001, according to a new survey by Novus Opinion.

Lion cubs born to Borås public acclaim
Sweden

Lion cubs born to Borås public acclaim

A lioness gave birth to three cubs at Borås Zoo on Friday, the first in full view of a excited half-term audience.

Kohl, Bush and Gorby meet ahead of Wall anniversary
Germany

Kohl, Bush and Gorby meet ahead of Wall anniversary

Helmut Kohl, George Bush, and Mikhail Gorbachev hailed their excellent relations in Berlin on Saturday evening, 20 years after the Cold War leaders watched over the Wall's fall.

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Sweden

Activists remanded for Stockholm unrest

Eight people connected to the left-wing extremist group Antifascist Action (AFA) have been remanded into custody on suspicion of offences in connection with arson attacks in Fittja in Stockholm.