Rösler tells his party: ‘Don’t panic!’
Germany

Rösler tells his party: ‘Don’t panic!’

Philipp Rösler, head of Germany's pro-business Free Democratic Party (FDP), called on his party members to stay calm in the face of catastrophic opinion poll figures.

Adenauer wanted to swap West Berlin
Germany

Adenauer wanted to swap West Berlin

Newly revealed documents show that Germany's first post-war Chancellor Konrad Adenauer was prepared to hand over West Berlin to communist East Germany in exchange for eastern areas of the country.

Two injured in fall on Sweden’s highest peak
Sweden

Two injured in fall on Sweden’s highest peak

Two men in their twenties were seriously injured in a climbing accident on Sweden's highest peak, Kebnekaise, early Sunday morning.

Panic in train stuck in Hamburg tunnel for 30 mins
Germany

Panic in train stuck in Hamburg tunnel for 30 mins

Panic broke out among 600 people packed into a dark, unventilated metro train stuck in a tunnel for half an hour in Hamburg on Saturday evening, after a fight at a station stopped traffic.

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Sweden

Swedish police ‘return’ stolen loot to criminal

A van full of stolen goods, including a boat motor, previously confiscated by police in Sweden was returned to the man convicted of trying to move the items out of the country following his trial.

Slutwalk comes to Germany
Germany

Slutwalk comes to Germany

Thousands of women in bikinis, mini-skirts and fishnet tights took to the streets of cities across Germany on Saturday as part of global protests against the idea that a woman's clothing should be a factor in whether she 'deserves' to be sexually attacked.

Employee used store money for gambling
Sweden

Employee used store money for gambling

A 30 year-old shop clerk in Vellinge, in southern Sweden, has been charged with misappropriation of funds, after having gambled away more than 400,000 kronor ($61,000) in the store she worked in - without paying a dime, according to regional newspaper Sydsvenskan.

‘Reinfeldt unclear on terror’: Ohly
Sweden

‘Reinfeldt unclear on terror’: Ohly

Resigning Left Party head Lars Ohly on Saturday criticised prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt for holding a weak standpoint in the battle against racism, islamophobia, and xenophobia.

Two men shot in Stockholm
Sweden

Two men shot in Stockholm

Two men, a 16-year-old and a 25-year-old, have been taken to hospital after a gunman began shooting in Stockholm suburb Brommaplan.

Schäuble calls for solidarity to fight crisis
Germany

Schäuble calls for solidarity to fight crisis

The eurozone can only be reformed "step by step," German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said Saturday, calling for European solidarity to achieve necessary reforms.

Dortmund crash, Wolves fume in the Bundesliga
Germany

Dortmund crash, Wolves fume in the Bundesliga

Defending champions Borussia Dortmund crashed to a 1-0 defeat at Hoffenheim on Saturday while Wolfsburg coach Felix Magath demanded the introduction of video replays to correct referee blunders.