Ex-spy chief says BND ‘misused’ for Iraq War
Germany

Ex-spy chief says BND ‘misused’ for Iraq War

Germany's BND foreign intelligence service was "misused" by the US government to justify the American invasion of Iraq in 2003, according to the former head of the spy agency.

Anna Lindh killer breaks silence over murder
Sweden

Anna Lindh killer breaks silence over murder

The man convicted of the 2003 murder of Swedish foreign minister Anna Lindh, Mijailo Mijailovic, has finally spoken out about the case after eight years in prison.

FDP leadership backs beleaguered Westerwelle
Germany

FDP leadership backs beleaguered Westerwelle

Guido Westerwelle’s Free Democratic Party is sticking with him, despite speculation that the party wanted to replace Germany's beleaguered foreign minister.

Eurozone seen recovering before US
Germany

Eurozone seen recovering before US

The eurozone is in better shape than the United States and will overcome its current debt crisis by 2014, according to the German head of the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF).

Elk totals police car, sends officers to hospital
Sweden

Elk totals police car, sends officers to hospital

Two police officers were taken to hospital in Skåne in southern Sweden on Saturday after their squad car collided with an elk.

Cancer experts want shock photos on cigarette packs
Germany

Cancer experts want shock photos on cigarette packs

German anti-smoking advocates want shock photos of destroyed smokers’ lungs and rotten teeth to be placed on packs of cigarettes.

Friedrich rejects compensation for German forced laborers after WWII
Germany

Friedrich rejects compensation for German forced laborers after WWII

Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich on Sunday rejected demands to compensate Germans who were forced to work in neighbouring countries after World War II.

Flats overrun by maggots from rotting corpse
Sweden

Flats overrun by maggots from rotting corpse

Two Sundsvall neighbours were horrified to discover last week that the reason for an invasion of maggots and flies in their apartments was because the person living next door to them had died and the body had lain undiscovered and rotting for two and half weeks.

‘The Devil’s Niece’ wins world air guitar championship
Germany

‘The Devil’s Niece’ wins world air guitar championship

A 26-year-old German woman calling herself "The Devil’s Niece" has been crowned the new world champion in air guitar.

Ljungberg agrees to bumper Japanese deal
Sweden

Ljungberg agrees to bumper Japanese deal

Swede Fredrik Ljungberg is reportedly set to become the best paid footballer in the Japanese league after signing for Shimizu S-Pulse.

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Sweden

Embassy driver flees Stockholm crash scene

Police are trying to establish the identity of the driver of a Russian diplomat car who fled from the scene of a three car crash in Stockholm in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Obama, Merkel agree to boost global economy
Germany

Obama, Merkel agree to boost global economy

US President Barack Obama and Chancellor Angela Merkel have agreed on the need for "concerted action" to spur global growth, the White House said after the leaders spoke by telephone late on Saturday.