Austrian police arrest 213 rowdy Germany fans ahead of game
Germany

Austrian police arrest 213 rowdy Germany fans ahead of game

Police arrested more than 200 Germany fans who ran wild through the streets of Vienna on Friday evening, news reports said, just hours before the team's victorious Euro 2012 qualifying match against Austria.

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Sweden

Economic boom boosts air traffic

The current economic boom is sending us flying. According to new forecasts from the Civil Aviation Administration (Luftfartsverket - LFV), the number of flight movements in Swedish air space is up by 4,5 percent - from 650,000 movements last year to a predicted 680,000 movements in 2011.

Search for E. coli clues leads to Lübeck eatery
Germany

Search for E. coli clues leads to Lübeck eatery

German health authorities scrambling to find the source of a deadly E. coli outbreak are zeroing in on a restaurant in Lübeck. Reports also say a harbour festival that took place in Hamburg in May could be linked to the killer bug.

Germany closes embassy in Yemen
Germany

Germany closes embassy in Yemen

Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle announced Saturday that Germany would close its embassy in Yemen as the strife-torn country slides towards civil war.

Olofsson faces new ‘step down’ calls
Sweden

Olofsson faces new ‘step down’ calls

Maud Olofsson has been leader of the Centre Party (Centerpartiet) for a decade. According to the Centre Party's local division in Kristianstad, in southern Sweden, it's high time to step down.

Vattenfall plans France expansion
Sweden

Vattenfall plans France expansion

Energy giant Vattenfall is hoping to grow in France. The state-owned company wants to invest up to nine billion kronor ($1.5 billion) in French hydropower.

US steps up German, Spanish produce checks
Germany

US steps up German, Spanish produce checks

The United States is inspecting all imports of cucumbers, lettuce and tomatoes from Germany and Spain, officials said Friday, as the outbreak spread to 12 countries.

Hundreds of Facebook users crash teen’s birthday party
Germany

Hundreds of Facebook users crash teen’s birthday party

Some 1,500 people showed up outside the house of a Hamburg girl celebrating her 16th birthday on Friday, after she posted an invite on social networking site Facebook but mistakenly listed the party as a public event.

Teacher faces assault charges
Sweden

Teacher faces assault charges

When a 15 year-old student picked up a waste basket and pretended to throw it at a classmate, the teacher's aide saw red - and hit him over the back with a pointer, reports the newspaper Göteborgs-Posten.

New sex rules headache for donation centres
Sweden

New sex rules headache for donation centres

Rules for blood donors have been tightened, reports national news show SVT Rapport. Since this Wednesday, potential donors are banned from donation centres for an entire year if they've had sex with someone who has recently acquired a piercing or a tattoo.

Germany sneak past Austria in Euro qualifier
Germany

Germany sneak past Austria in Euro qualifier

Germany admitted that luck had played a big part in thier 2-1 win against Austria on Friday, sealed at the last minute with a second goal by Mario Gomez.