Swedish skier sets pace in alpine World Cup
Sweden

Swedish skier sets pace in alpine World Cup

Swedish skier Maria Pietilae-Holmer led the field after the opening leg of the women's alpine World Cup slalom on Sunday.

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Sweden

Teenager remanded over Stockholm killing

A 17-year-old boy has been remanded into custody on suspicion of having shot to death a 22-year-old man in central Stockholm on Friday evening.

Germany’s only CDU-Green coalition falls
Germany

Germany’s only CDU-Green coalition falls

The government of the city state of Hamburg dramatically announced new elections Sunday after the Green party-affiliated group GAL tore up its coalition contract with the Christian Democratic Union (CDU).

US ambassador braces for Wikileaks revelations
Germany

US ambassador braces for Wikileaks revelations

US officials were bracing Sunday for embarrassing revelations in the latest Wikileaks documents about their private views of German politicians, including Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, who reportedly gets a poor appraisal.

Von der Leyen calls for fresh ideas on immigration
Germany

Von der Leyen calls for fresh ideas on immigration

The government should stop fretting about past mistakes in integration policy and find ways to attract educated immigrants to the country, Labour Minister Ursula von der Leyen said on Sunday.

Left accuses government of hiding security gaps
Germany

Left accuses government of hiding security gaps

The head of the Left party Klaus Ernst accused the government on Sunday of endangering people's lives by allowing too much airport security to be privatized.

Swedish soldiers in Afghanistan firefight
Sweden

Swedish soldiers in Afghanistan firefight

Swedish soldiers were involved in a firefight west of their base in Mazar-i-Sharif in Afghanistan on Saturday.

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Sweden

Mother of three shot in Gothenburg

A woman was shot in a suburb of Gothenburg in western Sweden on Saturday night, sustaining life-threatening injuries.

Dortmund domination continues but Bayern win again
Germany

Dortmund domination continues but Bayern win again

Borussia Dortmund retained their seven-point lead atop the Bundesliga with a come-from-behind 4-1 victory at home Saturday night over Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Swedish woman claims world boxing title
Sweden

Swedish woman claims world boxing title

Frida Wallberg beat defending champion, Canada's Olivia "The Predator" Gerula, to become WBC lightweight champion in Stockholm on Saturday.

President Wulff makes first trip to Israel
Germany

President Wulff makes first trip to Israel

Christian Wulff, Germany's first head of state to be born after World War II, arrived on Saturday on his first official visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories, the German embassy in Tel Aviv said.