Bayern shocked at home by Mönchengladbach
Germany

Bayern shocked at home by Mönchengladbach

Star-studded Bayern Munich started the new season with a shock 1-0 home defeat to Borussia Möchengladbach on Sunday thanks to a mix-up between new signings Manuel Neuer and Jerome Boateng.

CSU flags Left party ban, sparking war of words
Germany

CSU flags Left party ban, sparking war of words

A bitter dispute has erupted between the Christian Social Union, sister party to the ruling Christian Democratic Union, and the Left party, after CSU General Secretary Alexander Dobrindt called for an investigation into banning the leftists.

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Sweden

Arsenal youngsters sent home after cup row

A youth team from Arsenal was expelled from a football tournament and sent home on Sunday after three players were picked up by police on Saturday evening in Helsingborg.

Pensioner held for killing and dismembering wife
Germany

Pensioner held for killing and dismembering wife

A 79-year-old man from the village of Nindorf in Lower Saxony has been arrested on suspicion of murdering his 72-year-old wife, dismembering her and leaving parts of her body on fire by the side of a road.

Report: higher tobacco tax only helps smugglers
Germany

Report: higher tobacco tax only helps smugglers

Raising tobacco tax only encourages smokers to buy illegal cigarettes, according to a new customs report leaked to the media.

Germany says eurozone can’t save Italy
Germany

Germany says eurozone can’t save Italy

Advisors in the German government think the eurozone's bailout fund won't be enough to save Italy from its current crisis, according to a media report.

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Sweden

Authorities look to stem false benefit payments

The state-run agency set up to stem the flow of money to support organised crime via state handouts claims that it has already recouped nearly 8 million kronor ($1.3 million) from just a dozen people in Stockholm alone.

Åkesson stands firm on immigration
Sweden

Åkesson stands firm on immigration

Despite the recent outrages in Norway, Sweden Democrat (SD) leader Jimmie

Dismantling an East German nuclear reactor
Germany

Dismantling an East German nuclear reactor

All of Germany's nuclear power reactors are to close by 2022, but clean-up work at one such plant still continues after 15 years, a sign of how long a real end to the atomic age here will take.

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Sweden

Missing scouts ‘could have fled’ to Denmark

One of the twelve young people from Sierra Leone who disappeared from the World Scout Jamboree in Rinkaby has returned, while police believe that the others could have fled to Denmark.

Stuttgart off to a flyer in the Bundesliga
Germany

Stuttgart off to a flyer in the Bundesliga

Germany's Brazil-born striker Cacau warmed-up for Wednesday's friendly against the South Americans with a goal as 2007 German champions VfB Stuttgart beat Schalke 3-0 to open their season on Saturday.

Reinfeldt rejects terror outrage criticism
Sweden

Reinfeldt rejects terror outrage criticism

Fredrik Reinfeldt refused to respond to the criticism of his actions in the wake of the atrocities in Norway during his speech at the World Scout Jamboree on Saturday.