Massive boar shreds leg of Swedish elk hunter
Sweden

Massive boar shreds leg of Swedish elk hunter

A Swedish elk hunter is recovering in hospital after being attacked by a wild boar weighing more than 200 kilogrammes.

Franco-German eurozone reform raises hackles
Germany

Franco-German eurozone reform raises hackles

A Franco-German drive to undertake a risky rewrite of the European Union's hard-fought Lisbon Treaty to tighten budgetary discipline among eurozone countries sparked fresh criticism from other EU member states on Monday.

Philips reveals wake-up light campaign result
Sweden

Philips reveals wake-up light campaign result

Philips' advertising campaigns for the wake-up light have historically challenged the prestige of the product, testing the wake-up light's mettle in real life. In this latest campaign, the test is on an epic scale.

Ex-gang members hunt Malmö gunman: report
Sweden

Ex-gang members hunt Malmö gunman: report

Ex-members of criminal gangs in Malmö in southern Sweden have taken up the hunt for an unknown gunman thought to be responsible for nearly 20 shootings targeting people with immigrant backgrounds.

‘The street isn’t the nicest place but it’s better than home’
Germany

‘The street isn’t the nicest place but it’s better than home’

What’s it like living as a homeless youth in Germany? Melanie Sevcenko spoke with Maria Speth about her new documentary “9 Leben,” which lets street kids tell their own tales.

Auto industry worried about rare earth minerals dispute with China
Germany

Auto industry worried about rare earth minerals dispute with China

German industrialists are concerned over supplies of rare earth minerals needed for a wide variety of products after companies said access to the raw materials was restricted by China.

Former Bild reporter fined for sex tape coercion
Germany

Former Bild reporter fined for sex tape coercion

A Munich court has fined a former reporter for sensationalist daily Bild on Monday for crossing the legal boundaries of journalism by using a sex tape to coerce actor Ottfried Fischer into giving an exclusive interview.

Red-Greens propose billions for cities
Sweden

Red-Greens propose billions for cities

The Red-Green coalition has set aside 6.5 billion kronor ($991.2 million) more in its shadow budget for local governments than the centre-right Alliance government has for 2011.

Profits jump for Swedish truckmaker Scania
Sweden

Profits jump for Swedish truckmaker Scania

Swedish truckmaker Scania posted a sharp rise in third-quarter net profit on Monday but sales fell short of expectations because of slow recovery in Europe from 2009, a disastrous year for the industry.

Smartphone sales boost profits for TeliaSonera
Sweden

Smartphone sales boost profits for TeliaSonera

Nordic telecoms giant TeliaSonera said on Monday that sales of smartphones, coupled with growth in eastern Europe and Asia, boosted third-quarter profits and its outlook for fiscal-year results.

Böhmer wants new integration ministry
Germany

Böhmer wants new integration ministry

Germany’s integration commissioner, Maria Böhmer, has called on the government to set up a dedicated ministry to tackle the hot-button issue.

Lone wolf stokes fears in Bavaria
Germany

Lone wolf stokes fears in Bavaria

Bavarian farmers and authorities are debating what to do about a “problem wolf” that has already killed 21 sheep and is allegedly roaming ever-closer to populated areas.

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Sweden

Concern over Swedish horse sex attacks

Sweden is experiencing a dramatic increase in the number of attacks targeting the sex organs of female horses.

Berlin S-Bahn train crashes into truck
Germany

Berlin S-Bahn train crashes into truck

An S-Bahn commuter train collided with a truck at a level crossing outside of Berlin on Monday morning, leaving at least three people injured, according to the authorities.

Berry pickers had invalid contract: Swedish union
Sweden

Berry pickers had invalid contract: Swedish union

The employment agreement covering 290 Vietnamese berry pickers who worked in Swedish fields last summer, dozens of whom still remain in Europe, should never have been approved, according to a Swedish union.

Blinding laser attacks on airline pilots surge
Germany

Blinding laser attacks on airline pilots surge

Dangerous blinding attacks with high-powered lasers on aeroplane and helicopter pilots in Germany have risen dramatically in recent months, according government figures released Monday.

Many mobile broadband users complain: survey
Sweden

Many mobile broadband users complain: survey

Nearly one in four Swedes who use mobile broadband has complained to the provider about the service received, according to findings from the Swedish Quality Index.

Agency pockets millions for refugee housing
Sweden

Agency pockets millions for refugee housing

A care company providing transitional housing for refugee children has pocketed nearly 3 million kronor ($456,330) in profit from the city of Malmö since April.

Rail strikes expected to cause commuter delays
Germany

Rail strikes expected to cause commuter delays

Train travellers face delays this week with regional rail workers threatening to strike from Tuesday over stalled wage negotiations.

Federer ties Sampras at 64 titles in Stockholm
Sweden

Federer ties Sampras at 64 titles in Stockholm

Roger Federer won his 64th career title on Sunday, levelling with Pete Sampras in the title Pantheon after defeating Germany's Florian Mayer at the Stockholm Open.

Mainz tops Bundesliga table as Cologne sacks coach Soldo
Germany

Mainz tops Bundesliga table as Cologne sacks coach Soldo

Mainz went top of the Bundesliga on Sunday as a second-half goal from Andreas Ivanchitz gave the German minnows a 1-0 win over Leverkusen, while Dortmund needed a dramatic late goal to draw with Hoffenheim.

Smokers to pay for industry tax breaks
Germany

Smokers to pay for industry tax breaks

Smokers will cough up more money under a government plan to hike the tax on cigarettes to pay for an extension on tax breaks for heavy industry, Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble announced Sunday night.