Sweden ease through to World Cup semi-final
Sweden

Sweden ease through to World Cup semi-final

Sweden have progressed to the semi-finals of the FIFA Women’s World Cup after a comfortable 3-1 victory over Australia on Sunday, lining up a clash with Japan.

German prize for Putin stirs controversy
Germany

German prize for Putin stirs controversy

A prominent German political prize will go to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, a spokesman said Sunday, in a move sharply criticised in the German press due to his rights record.

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Sweden

Animal rights activists claim McDonalds firebomb responsibility

The Animal Liberation Front has claimed responsibility for Friday's fire attack at a hamburger restaurant in Gothenburg, according to local media reports.

Guttenberg’s father likens plagiarism scandal to ‘tsunami’
Germany

Guttenberg’s father likens plagiarism scandal to ‘tsunami’

The father of former Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg has spoken out for the first time about his son's plagiarism scandal. In his new book, Enoch zu Guttenberg says the episode hit his family "like a tsunami."

Sex offender still on the loose after unlikely escape from clinic
Germany

Sex offender still on the loose after unlikely escape from clinic

The search continues for a sex offender who managed to escape through a heavily barred window at a psychiatric clinic in the state of Lower Saxony at the weekend. Police said the man is considered "extremely violent."

Catholic Church to allow access to internal files
Germany

Catholic Church to allow access to internal files

The Catholic Church in Germany plans to open up a decade of personnel files to criminologist researchers, according to a magazine report, in a bid to facilitate an independent investigation into sexual abuse at Church-run institutions.

Merkel to visit Africa for economic development talks
Germany

Merkel to visit Africa for economic development talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will next week visit three African nations to discuss economic cooperation, specifically in the energy sector, her office announced Saturday.

Man confesses in Mary Jane murder, police say
Germany

Man confesses in Mary Jane murder, police say

Police in the Thuringian town of Suhl have announced a break in the case involving the murder of seven-year-old schoolgirl Mary Jane, after a man admitted to sexually abusing and killing the girl.

Sweden enforces new litter laws
Sweden

Sweden enforces new litter laws

New laws come into force in Sweden on Sunday in a bid to combat the growing litter problem across the country.

Sweden Democrats suffer drop in support
Sweden

Sweden Democrats suffer drop in support

The Sweden Democrats have lost one in three voters over the past month according to the latest opinion survey.