Tacheles demonstrations to continue at least once a week
Germany

Tacheles demonstrations to continue at least once a week

Demonstrations to try to save the art and culture house Tacheles in central Berlin will continue at least every week, the group of artists fighting to keep it running, have said.

‘Playboy’ Gunter Sachs kills himself at 78
Germany

‘Playboy’ Gunter Sachs kills himself at 78

Photographer and German society legend Gunter Sachs is dead, having shot himself, Swiss police confirmed on Sunday.

Abuse reports rise after Olympian’s bombshell
Sweden

Abuse reports rise after Olympian’s bombshell

The number of reports of child sex abuse more than doubled in Sweden in the days following revelations by former Olympic high jumper Patrik Sjöberg that he was molested by his late coach and stepfather.

Opposition closing in on government: poll
Sweden

Opposition closing in on government: poll

Sweden's centre-right government continues to hold a slight lead over the three main opposition parties, but a new opinion poll shows that the former Red-Green coalition has narrowed the gap.

Garmisch votes on hosting 2018 Olympics
Germany

Garmisch votes on hosting 2018 Olympics

A referendum was held on Sunday in the Bavarian town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen on whether the Winter Olympics should be held there in 2018.

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Sweden

Fighting Scandinavians force plane to land

A Swede and two Norwegians were detained in Copenhagen on Saturday after a mid-air brawl prompted the captain to make an unscheduled landing in the Danish capital.

German families still function as important social glue
Germany

German families still function as important social glue

Nearly two thirds of German parents whose children are grown up are regularly visited by their offspring, with nearly half getting help with the house or garden.

Ibrahimovic savours latest league win
Sweden

Ibrahimovic savours latest league win

Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic added to a remarkable winning streak in different European leagues as AC Milan sealed victory in Italy's Serie A on Saturday.

Islamist preacher ditches prayer for bin Laden
Germany

Islamist preacher ditches prayer for bin Laden

The radical Islamist preacher Pierre Vogel stepped back from plans to pray for Osama bin Laden at a rally in Frankfurt on Saturday evening.

Bayern Munich secures St Pauli relegation
Germany

Bayern Munich secures St Pauli relegation

Bayern Munich secured Champions League qualification after an 8-1 goal-fest at St Pauli ensured they will finish at least third in the Bundesliga – and that their Hamburg hosts will be relegated.

Social Democrat ditches Muslim holiday plan
Sweden

Social Democrat ditches Muslim holiday plan

Social Democrat party secretary Carin Jämtin has backtracked on the idea of giving Swedes a day off work to celebrate a Muslim holiday after her controversial proposal provoked a storm of criticism.