Toddler takes accidental solo train journey
Germany

Toddler takes accidental solo train journey

An 18-month-old boy was separated from his father while on a regional train in the town of Jena on Friday. The doors closed while the child's father was still on the platform and the train left the station.

Before pope visit, Merkel warns against ‘advance of secularism’
Germany

Before pope visit, Merkel warns against ‘advance of secularism’

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday called for Christians to unite against the advance of secularism as she prepared to welcome Pope Benedict XVI on a landmark visit back to his native Germany.

No let-up in coalition infighting over euro
Germany

No let-up in coalition infighting over euro

The parties of Germany's ruling coalition continue throwing verbal barbs at one another over the euro crisis. The Free Democrats refuse to back down from their eurosceptic stance, despite demands from the Christian Democrats.

Conspiracy theories surge as Hammarskjöld’s death is honored
Sweden

Conspiracy theories surge as Hammarskjöld’s death is honored

Fifty years after the plane crash which killed UN chief and renowned Swedish statesman Dag Hammarskjöld, there is a chorus of demands for a new probe into his death that many claim was the work of mercenaries.

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Sweden

Falling satellite could hit Sweden: experts

A 20-year-old satellite that has fallen out of orbit is expected to plunge back to Earth sometime next week and its projected landfall could strike Sweden, according to NASA experts.

Heidi Klum tops list of online virus threats
Germany

Heidi Klum tops list of online virus threats

Be careful what you Google, especially if it's for pictures of Heidi Klum. The German celebrity tops the list of internet searches that can lead to malicious software, according to a leading computer security firm.

Swedish journalists hijacked on Twitter
Sweden

Swedish journalists hijacked on Twitter

Several well-known journalists in Sweden have had their identities falsely used on Twitter to broadcast a slew of racist remarks.

Oktoberfest kicks off
Germany

Oktoberfest kicks off

With the traditional shout of "O'zapft is," or "It's tapped," the Munich Oktoberfest got going on Saturday for the 178th time. Some six million people are expected, and they'll be paying more for the beer this time.

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Sweden

Man jailed for building skate ramp with bits of friend’s house

A man in southern Sweden has been convicted of vandalism among other charges after attempting to surprise his friend and build a skateboard ramp using materials ripped from the friend’s house.

3D Hitler photo album goes on sale
Germany

3D Hitler photo album goes on sale

A new album of images of Adolf Hitler captured in 3D, once used as a propaganda tool by the Nazi regime, went on sale in Germany on Friday.

Dog owner sentenced after attack
Sweden

Dog owner sentenced after attack

A dog owner in western Sweden was sentenced and fined after her Rottweiler viciously attacked two joggers in a wooded area last summer.

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Sweden

Patient records wiped out in system crash

A computer system crash may have lost 50,000 patient records from 14 clinics and two major hospitals in southern Sweden. Three weeks later, a Norwegian company is still attempting to recover the documents.