Öland ‘part of the mainland’: EU
Sweden

Öland ‘part of the mainland’: EU

The Baltic island of Öland isn't an island after all, ruled the European Union, thereby depriving Öland of subsidies granted to other islands. The reason for this surprising ruling: the Öland Bridge.

Klitschko wants to knock out Britain’s David Haye
Germany

Klitschko wants to knock out Britain’s David Haye

After defending his WBC belt heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko has said he wants to now fight – and knock out – Britain's David Haye.

Aigner warns fellow ministers against using Facebook
Germany

Aigner warns fellow ministers against using Facebook

Germany's consumer protection minister has warned her fellow cabinet members against using Facebook to promote their work citing data security concerns.

Tropical hurricane heading for Sweden
Sweden

Tropical hurricane heading for Sweden

Dramatic weather is to be expected along Sweden's coast, as the remains of tropical hurricane Katia reaches Sweden in the beginning of next week.

Many missed shots in this year’s bear hunt
Sweden

Many missed shots in this year’s bear hunt

Hunters taking part in this season's bear hunt have failed to bring the targeted animal down at least 34 times. Some bears have remained unharmed, but blood trails show that others have been maimed.

Germany commemorates victims of 9/11 attacks
Germany

Germany commemorates victims of 9/11 attacks

German President Christian Wulff commemorated the victims of September 11, 2001 at an ecumenical service in Berlin, the first of a series of events to mark the 10th anniversary of the attacks.

HSH Nordbank had German journalists investigated
Germany

HSH Nordbank had German journalists investigated

HSH Nordbank asked private detectives to investigate German journalists, according to a confidential report seen by newsweekly Der Spiegel.

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Sweden

Sweden to invest millions in fighting extremism

Sweden is investing 62 million kronor ($9.6 million) in a national action plan to combat extremism, according to a government announcement.

Hells Angels boss faces charges over vicious dog attacks
Germany

Hells Angels boss faces charges over vicious dog attacks

Investigators are deciding what charges to bring against Hannover’s Hells Angels boss, after his two German Shepherds brutally attacked a number of people.

Four arrested for preparing terror crimes
Sweden

Four arrested for preparing terror crimes

Police in Gothenburg, on the west coast of Sweden, arrested four people during the early hours of Sunday on probable cause suspected of preparing terrorist crime, confirmed Sara Kvarnström, press officer of the Swedish Security Services (Säpo), to news agency TT.

9/11 ‘average’ for travelling in Sweden
Sweden

9/11 ‘average’ for travelling in Sweden

Despite Sunday marking ten years since the 9/11 terror attacks in New York, Swedes have not been deterred from travelling to and from Sweden, according to airport officials and travel agencies.

Berlin prepares for Greek insolvency
Germany

Berlin prepares for Greek insolvency

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble is making preparations for a Greek insolvency, according to newsweekly Der Spiegel.