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Sweden

Maltese player probed after ‘karate’ kick at ref

A 15-year-old football player from a Maltese team was questioned by police after kicking a referee in the chest at Storsjöcupen in Östersund on Friday.

Arson suspected in 30-car harbour fire
Germany

Arson suspected in 30-car harbour fire

Police are investigating Saturday’s fire at Hamburg’s port, in which 30 cars were destroyed, as a case of arson, according to a spokesman. No one was injured in the blaze, but losses are estimated at €1.5 million.

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Sweden

Tunisia sentences refugee for terrorism

A Tunisian court sentenced a Swedish refugee and seven other Tunisians to up to 12 years in jail on charges of belonging to a militant group and inciting terrorism, a lawyer reported on Saturday.

German president to honour Löw and team as ‘ambassadors’
Germany

German president to honour Löw and team as ‘ambassadors’

Both coach Joachim Löw and his squad are to receive Germany's top honours after winning “the hearts and minds” of fans by finishing third at the World Cup, it was revealed on Sunday.

SPD and Greens approve coalition pact in NRW
Germany

SPD and Greens approve coalition pact in NRW

North Rhine-Westphalia’s centre-left Social Democrats and Greens cleared the last hurdle toward forming a minority government in the western German state on Saturday after both parties voted to approve a joint coalition deal.

ECB encouraged by economic data, German industrial gains
Germany

ECB encouraged by economic data, German industrial gains

European Central Bank chief economist Jürgen Stark has said "the worst is over" after a key ECB loan deadline passed smoothly and German data showed industrial production in Europe's top economy had soared in May.

Students suffer collapse onboard overheated ICE train
Germany

Students suffer collapse onboard overheated ICE train

Several passengers on an Intercity Express train on the Hannover-Cologne route collapsed on Saturday after temperatures inside the cars reportedly surpassed 50 degrees Celsius.

Google resumes taking Street View photos
Sweden

Google resumes taking Street View photos

Google's Street View cars will return to the road next week in Sweden without their wireless scanning equipment after a controversy over the collection of private information.

France’s Rezaï wins WTA Båstad title over Dulko
Sweden

France’s Rezaï wins WTA Båstad title over Dulko

Rising French star Aravane Rezaï won her fourth WTA title on Saturday at the Collector Swedish Open Women in Båstad in southern Sweden on the west coast, beating Gisela Dulko.

Germany sizzles through hottest day of the year
Germany

Germany sizzles through hottest day of the year

Germany sizzled through the hottest day of the year Saturday, with temperatures near 39 degrees Celsius in some parts of the country – and there's no cool-down in sight for the rest of the weekend.

Hottest day since 1994 reaches 34.5 degrees
Sweden

Hottest day since 1994 reaches 34.5 degrees

Hästveda in northern Skåne posted the year's high temperature in Sweden so far at a sizzling 34.5 degrees on Saturday.