Swede, 92, tricked into giving away home
Sweden

Swede, 92, tricked into giving away home

An elderly married couple in southern Sweden has been charged under suspicion of tricking a 92-year-old neighbour with dementia into giving them his home and estate.

Erdogan blasts Merkel for comments on Turkish Cyprus
Germany

Erdogan blasts Merkel for comments on Turkish Cyprus

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has asked German Chancellor Angela Merkel to apologise following her criticism of Turkish policies in the Cyprus conflict, in remarks published on Saturday.

Another 1,000 farms closed for dioxin
Germany

Another 1,000 farms closed for dioxin

Nearly another 1,000 German farms have been closed as the scope of the dioxin animal feed scandal continues to widen, the government confirmed on Saturday.

BND files show war criminal Barbie was their agent after the war
Germany

BND files show war criminal Barbie was their agent after the war

Klaus Barbie, the Nazi war criminal known as the ‘butcher of Lyon’ for his hideous treatment of Jewish prisoners, was paid by the German intelligence services for political information during the 1960s, according to Der Spiegel.

Malmö man shot in leg after row in staircase
Sweden

Malmö man shot in leg after row in staircase

A man who got into an argument with two young men hanging out in the staircase outside his apartment in Malmö was shot and assaulted on Friday evening, according to police.

British undercover cop could face German law
Germany

British undercover cop could face German law

A British undercover policeman, who spent years infiltrating left-wing and environmental groups across Europe and then switched sides, could face prosecution in Germany.

Swedish man charged after flashing girls
Sweden

Swedish man charged after flashing girls

A Swedish man has been charged after exposing himself to two girls from his balcony in Västervik in southeastern Sweden, a local newspaper reported on Friday.

Nearly half of Swedish wolf hunt quota met
Sweden

Nearly half of Swedish wolf hunt quota met

Sweden's wolf hunt for the year began on Saturday, with nine wolves out of the allotted annual quota of 20 shot by 1pm, as protesters set off fireworks at a hunting area in Dalarna.

Farmers call for action amid €100 mln losses
Germany

Farmers call for action amid €100 mln losses

German farmers reckon the dioxin contamination scandal is going to cost them around €100 million from reduced consumption and lower prices on eggs and pork.

Gothenburg man arrested for Oslo Islamist attack
Sweden

Gothenburg man arrested for Oslo Islamist attack

Swedish police have arrested a Gothenburg man as a suspect in the attempted murder of the founder of a radical Iraqi Kurdish Islamist group in Oslo, authorities announced on Friday.

Schröder calls for kindergartens to have male workers
Germany

Schröder calls for kindergartens to have male workers

German Family Minister Kristina Schröder has unveiled plans to train jobless men to work as nursery helpers, with the aim of having at least one man at each kindergarten in the future.

Dortmund extends league lead to 13 points
Germany

Dortmund extends league lead to 13 points

Borussia Dortmund extended their lead at the top of the Bundesliga to 13 points on Friday, blitzing second-placed Bayer Leverkusen with three goals in just six minutes for an impressive 3-1 away win.