Wave of toilet stall door thefts hits Brandenburg
Germany

Wave of toilet stall door thefts hits Brandenburg

Motorists taking a bathroom break at a rest stop in Brandenburg might not get much privacy these days. Thieves made off with 22 stainless-steel toilet stall doors within a few days and, up to now, police are clueless.

Bolt sprints to victory in Stockholm
Sweden

Bolt sprints to victory in Stockholm

World and Olympic champion sprinter Usain Bolt of Jamaica sprinted to victory in the 200m during Friday's Diamond League competition in Stockholm while American 400m runner LaShawn Merritt debuted with a second place after a 21-month doping ban, insisting he's a clean athlete.

E. coli crisis hit discounters hardest
Germany

E. coli crisis hit discounters hardest

Germany's deadly E. coli crisis in May and June hit sales at the country's big discount grocery chains the hardest, according to a new study. Organic food shops actually benefited from the outbreak at first.

New battle erupts over ‘Sweden’s Stonehenge’
Sweden

New battle erupts over ‘Sweden’s Stonehenge’

A new archaeological examination of Ales stenar, a massive stone relic perched atop a cliff in southern Sweden, has sparked a heated crossfire between scientists about the origins of the famed stone ship.

Celebrity mag fires reporters over planned sex sting
Germany

Celebrity mag fires reporters over planned sex sting

German celebrity weekly Bunte said Friday it has fired two employees for reportedly seeking to get hold of photos and videos of a top politician taking drugs and engaging in sex parties.

Stuttgart 21 compromise put forward
Germany

Stuttgart 21 compromise put forward

Just as proponents and opponents seemed further apart than ever regarding the controversial Stuttgart 21 rail project, a possible compromise solution was unveiled Friday night. But by Saturday, opposition to it had already surfaced.

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Sweden

10-year-old stuns guard with laser

A security guard in western Sweden avoided major injury after receiving a dangerous hit in the eye from a laser beam fired by a 10-year-old boy.

Klinsmann named coach of US national team
Germany

Klinsmann named coach of US national team

Former German international Jürgen Klinsmann was on Friday named as the new coach of the United States national football team to succeed the sacked Bob Bradley with qualification for the 2014 World Cup his prime mission.

Another Swede’s breast removed in vain
Sweden

Another Swede’s breast removed in vain

A woman had one of her breasts removed in south central Sweden and was told after surgery that she did not have breast cancer. This makes it the nation’s third such case during July.

Stockholm honours terror victims
Sweden

Stockholm honours terror victims

Thousands of people gathered Friday evening in central Stockholm to take part in a public expression of sympathy and support for the terror victims and survivors in Norway. "A devilish act," said Sweden’s former Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson, who attended.