Suspected Mossad agent arrested in Poland for Germany
Germany

Suspected Mossad agent arrested in Poland for Germany

Polish authorities acting on a German request have arrested a suspected Mossad agent thought to have played a role in the Dubai assassination of a Hamas commander, German prosecutors said Saturday.

New capital airport up to nine months late
Germany

New capital airport up to nine months late

Berlin Schönefeld's relaunch as the German capital’s only airport is likely to be delayed by up to nine months, it was reported at the weekend.

Investigation finds DNA traces on Bögerl’s body
Germany

Investigation finds DNA traces on Bögerl’s body

Detectives investigating the kidnapping and killing of Maria Bögerl may launch mass DNA testing in the Heidelheim region after a post-mortem examination found traces of another person on her body.

Rear-ended cyclist charged for veering off path
Sweden

Rear-ended cyclist charged for veering off path

A 32-year-old cyclist who suffered minor injuries when hit by a car last autumn is facing criminal charges for cycling on the road, Expressen reports.

Woodland sealed off due to poisonous caterpillars
Germany

Woodland sealed off due to poisonous caterpillars

A section of the woodland in Stuttgart has been sealed off to prevent people being stung by poisonous caterpillars which have hatched in significant numbers.

Germany ready for Aussie Socceroos in first World Cup match
Germany

Germany ready for Aussie Socceroos in first World Cup match

Germany opens its World Cup campaign against Australia on Sunday with the Antipodeans eager to show they will not be a punching bag for weightier European opposition.

Gauck criticises government savings plans as not fair enough
Germany

Gauck criticises government savings plans as not fair enough

Joachim Gauck, the former East German civil rights activist and candidate for president, has stirred things up by criticising the government’s savings plans for not being socially fair.

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Sweden

Dutch half-marathon runners outpace Malmö thief

Six Dutch runners set to participate in Saturday’s half marathon over the bridge between Sweden and Denmark were easily able to track down a thief who broke into their camper van on Friday afternoon.

Military plans exclude conscripts
Germany

Military plans exclude conscripts

A looming fight within the governing coalition over whether to scrap military service seems to have already been decided, with the Defence Ministry already planning to make do without any new troops from next year.

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Sweden

Woman reports gang rape at cemetery

A 25-year-old woman has told police she was raped by three men at a cemetery in Motala in south central Sweden on Friday night.

Sweden backs whale hunt plan
Sweden

Sweden backs whale hunt plan

Sweden drew the ire of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) on Friday as the country lent its backing to a proposal for the introduction of quotas for commercial whale hunting.

Swedish coaches carry African World Cup hopes
Sweden

Swedish coaches carry African World Cup hopes

Two African nations are counting on the tactical know-how of a pair of wily to help them go far in the first ever World Cup to be held on the continent, writes AFP's Pirate Irwin.