Air Berlin jet skids off Dortmund runway
Germany

Air Berlin jet skids off Dortmund runway

An Air Berlin Boeing 737 ran off the runway after abandoning its take-off at Dortmund airport on Sunday, said the plane's manufacturer, but all the passengers emerged unhurt from the incident.

Injured tiger-tamer recovering well
Germany

Injured tiger-tamer recovering well

The circus-showman who was seriously injured by a tiger during a show in Hamburg last month is on the road to recovery, his father said Sunday.

German driver quits Dakar rally after fatal accident
Germany

German driver quits Dakar rally after fatal accident

The German racing driver Mirco Schultis has quit the biggest rally in the world in Argentina after accidentally killing a spectator and injuring five others.

Body scanners to come sooner than expected
Germany

Body scanners to come sooner than expected

The controversial body scanners that allow security personnel to see though clothing are likely to be fast-tracked into German airports, according to members of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.

Berlin dismisses Iran ultimatum
Germany

Berlin dismisses Iran ultimatum

Iran, already at risk of fresh UN sanctions over its atomic drive, gave the West an "ultimatum" on Saturday to accept a uranium swap deal or else it will produce its own nuclear fuel for a Tehran reactor. Germany said it makes no difference.

Wrangling starts between CDU and CSU
Germany

Wrangling starts between CDU and CSU

Unrest has developed in the coalition between the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavaria sister party the Christian Social Union (CSU), after some CSU members called for Defence Minister Guttenberg to be made vice-chancellor.

GM unlikely to accept new Spyker bid: report
Sweden

GM unlikely to accept new Spyker bid: report

Although it has extended the deadline to close the deal for Saab until January 7th, American automaker General Motors (GM) is reportedly poised to reject two revised bids for its Swedish car brand, according to Bloomberg News.

Germany and Israel set for joint cabinet meeting
Germany

Germany and Israel set for joint cabinet meeting

A joint meeting in Berlin of the German and Israeli cabinets that was postponed in November will now take place on January 18, an Israeli government official said on Sunday.

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Sweden

Nadal sweeps past Söderling in Abu Dhabi tennis finals

After beating Rafael Nadal in their two previous ATP Tour matches, world number eight Robin Söderling was defeated by the Spanish tennis pro 7-6 (7/3), 7-5 in the final of the Capitala World Tennis Championship exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.

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Sweden

Swedes kill 20 wolves in newly sanctioned hunt

After the Swedish environmental authority issued permits for 10 percent of Sweden's entire wolf population to be killed, hunters shot dead more than 20 wolves on Saturday, according to local media estimates.

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Sweden

Swedish police give gang of left shoe thieves the boot

Police in Skåne in southern Sweden have busted an international ring of left shoe robbers.

Missing Malmö girl alive and well in Iraq: police
Sweden

Missing Malmö girl alive and well in Iraq: police

Four-year-old Maryam Ali Abdulhadi, who disappeared on New Year's Eve in Malmö in southern Sweden, is with all likelihood alive and well in Iraq, the Skåne police said in a statement.