Richard S. Johnson wins Scandinavian Masters
Sweden

Richard S. Johnson wins Scandinavian Masters

Swedish golfer Richard Johnson sank a tricky birdie putt on the final hole to seal a dramatic victory at the European Tour's Scandinavian Masters northwest of Stockholm on Sunday.

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Sweden

Three dead in football team bus crash

Three people died and 17 people sustained injuries on Sunday afternoon when a bus collided head-on with a car outside Piteå in northern Sweden.

Love Parade death toll climbs to 19
Germany

Love Parade death toll climbs to 19

Nineteen people have now been confirmed dead after a massive crush developed in the entrance tunnel to the main party at the Love Parade in Duisburg on Saturday, authorities said.

Ferrari one-two pushes Vettel to third in German Grand Prix
Germany

Ferrari one-two pushes Vettel to third in German Grand Prix

Spaniard Fernando Alonso led Ferrari team-mate Felipe Massa to a one-two victory in the German Grand Prix on Sunday, pushing German Sebastian Vettel to third despite his pole position start which had raised hope of a home win.

Schavan says school Islam lessons improve integration
Germany

Schavan says school Islam lessons improve integration

Education Minister Annette Schavan has defended the controversial policy of introducing lessons about Islam into German school classes, saying they aid integration.

No more Love Parades, organiser says
Germany

No more Love Parades, organiser says

The Love Parade will never be held again, organiser Rainer Schaller said on Sunday at a highly-emotional press conference.

Politicians call for secure homes for child criminals
Germany

Politicians call for secure homes for child criminals

Politicians of every stripe over the weekend called for secure homes to be established for child criminals who are too young to be formally convicted or sent to prison.

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Sweden

Translator fined over child porn cartoons

A Swedish translator of Japanese manga comics has been fined by Uppsala district court for possession of drawings depicting children engaged in sexual acts.

Love parade founder Dr Motte blames new organisers for disaster
Germany

Love parade founder Dr Motte blames new organisers for disaster

Love Parade founder DJ Dr Motte has accused organisers of being only concerned with making money, and not taking responsibility for the people attending the techno party in Duisburg where 19 people died on Saturday.

Woman befriends stray iguana near Stockholm
Sweden

Woman befriends stray iguana near Stockholm

A woman was gripped by panic on Saturday after heading home to her apartment with a sleepy 1.5-metre long iguana she had found while out walking in Aspudden in southern Stockholm earlier in the day.

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Sweden

Stormy Sweden set for more warm weather

Stormy conditions led to flooding in parts of Sweden on Saturday night, but meteorologists forecast a return to glorious sunshine in the coming days.