Police baffled by man with ‘no identity’
Sweden

Police baffled by man with ‘no identity’

Police in Gothenburg have been unable to identify an injured and confused man found wandering around the city’s harbour on Sunday morning.

Former Catholic theologian says much of the clergy is gay
Germany

Former Catholic theologian says much of the clergy is gay

The former publisher of a conservative Catholic magazine has claimed that a large share of Catholic clergy is gay, and called for the Church to change its homophobic attitude and teaching.

Church thief sent packing empty-handed by falling saint statue
Germany

Church thief sent packing empty-handed by falling saint statue

A thief who tried to break open the donation box in a church was hit on the head by a falling statue of a saint, police in Munich reported on Sunday.

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Sweden

Foreign firms look to locate in Stockholm

An increasing number of foreign companies are deciding to locate their regional headquarters in Stockholm, according to a recent study.

Pirates who tried to capture MS Taipan to face justice this week
Germany

Pirates who tried to capture MS Taipan to face justice this week

Ten Somali men go on trial for piracy in Hamburg on Monday, the first such case in Germany in some 400 years.

Zlatan’s magic earns victory for Milan
Sweden

Zlatan’s magic earns victory for Milan

A touch of brilliance from Zlatan Ibrahimovic earned AC Milan a 1-0 win over Fiorentina on Saturday to lift them four points clear at the top of Serie A.

Letters suggest Schering knew of birth defect problems with drug
Germany

Letters suggest Schering knew of birth defect problems with drug

Documents dating back to the late 1960s have emerged which suggest that the then pharmaceutical firm Schering, now part of Bayer, knew about birth defect problems with one of its drugs earlier than admitted.

Garden show brings in buzzards to control rabbit plague
Germany

Garden show brings in buzzards to control rabbit plague

Rabbits are causing havoc at the site of next year’s national garden show in Koblenz – by breeding like crazy and eating up all the freshly-planted flower bulbs. But local falconers have been brought in to help control the plague.

WikiLeaks ditches Swedish web host
Sweden

WikiLeaks ditches Swedish web host

WikiLeaks has abandoned the Swedish internet hosting company it had previously used to store many of the confidential documents revealed by the whistleblower website.

Pope says condoms are sometimes acceptable
Germany

Pope says condoms are sometimes acceptable

Pope Benedict XVI has said for the first time that using condoms is acceptable "in certain cases", notably to reduce the risk of HIV infection, in a book due out Tuesday, apparently softening his once hard-line stance.

Third arrest in killing of Swedish honeymooner
Sweden

Third arrest in killing of Swedish honeymooner

South African police on Saturday said they had arrested a third man in connection with the murder of a 28-year-old Swedish woman on honeymoon in Cape Town.