Greece says Berlin putting EU at risk
Germany

Greece says Berlin putting EU at risk

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou implicitly criticised Germany on Saturday for allegedly opposing efforts to help his country out of its fiscal crisis, warning Berlin risked destabilising the European Union.

Third suspect in poker game robbery arrested
Germany

Third suspect in poker game robbery arrested

Police said on Saturday they arrested a third suspect in the armed robbery at a high-stakes German poker tournament in Berlin two weeks ago. The man reportedly presented himself to the authorities at the city's Tegel airport after returning to Germany.

Zollitsch says pope ‘warning’ German clergy
Germany

Zollitsch says pope ‘warning’ German clergy

Archbishop Robert Zollitsch on Saturday said Pope Benedict XVI's letter to Irish Catholics expressing remorse for child sex abuse by priests was also a warning to Germany's clergy.

Conservatives plan to rein in pharmaceutical prices
Germany

Conservatives plan to rein in pharmaceutical prices

Germany’s ruling Christian Democrats (CDU) have proposed a sweeping price freeze on prescription drugs for three years, according to a report published by the Süddeutsche Zeitung daily on Saturday.

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Sweden

Human trafficking pair imprisoned on appeal

In the first case of its kind in Sweden, a Stockholm court has found two men guilty of human trafficking after they lured two teenage boys from their home in Romania to a life of crime.

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Sweden

Annika Östberg moved to rehabilitation centre

Sweden’s convicted double murderer Annika Östberg Deasy, who is due to be released in May 2011, has been moved from a female prison to a rehabilitation centre where she will work at a day nursery for dogs.

Scientists develop 3-D cloaking device
Germany

Scientists develop 3-D cloaking device

A team of German researchers have designed the world’s first “cloaking” device capable of rendering a three-dimensional object invisible. The development puts scientists one step closer toward creating a functional type of invisibility.

Wild boars run amok through Hamburg
Germany

Wild boars run amok through Hamburg

A herd of wild boars ran loose through a Hamburg neighbourhood on Friday evening, invading a metro station and an office building as police chased the rampaging pack of pigs.

Reinfeldt leads voter support poll
Sweden

Reinfeldt leads voter support poll

Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt retains his position at the top of the party leader board in a new survey on voter confidence while support for opposition leader Mona Sahlin continues to decline.

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Sweden

Straight-sets win powers Söderling into Indian Wells semis

Swedish tennis ace Robin Söderling defeated Britain's Andy Murray on Friday to claim a semi-final place against Andy Roddick in the Indian Wells Masters 1000.

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Sweden

Straight-sets win powers Söderling into Indian Wells semis

Swedish tennis ace Robin Söderling defeated Britain's Andy Murray on Friday to claim a semi-final place against Andy Roddick in the Indian Wells Masters 1000.

Swedish Paralympic curler fails drug test
Sweden

Swedish Paralympic curler fails drug test

Glenn Ikonen, a member of Sweden's Paralympic curling team, has been issued with a two-year suspension for failing a drugs test as his teammates secure their place in the finals in Vancouver.

Klitschko vows to defend heavyweight crown
Germany

Klitschko vows to defend heavyweight crown

World heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko insists United States challenger Eddie Chambers will not be leaving Germany with his WBO and IBF titles when the pair meet in Düsseldorf on Saturday.