Young girl dies in cemetery accident
Sweden

Young girl dies in cemetery accident

An eight-year-old girl died on Sunday when a gravestone apparently tipped over and fell on her head.

Nowitzki sparks speculation of European return
Germany

Nowitzki sparks speculation of European return

Basketball star Dirk Nowitzki gave German team recruiters reason to hope at the weekend, after remarking that he might be forced to look back to Europe in the event of a long NBA lockout in North America.

Berlin police arrest serial arson suspect
Germany

Berlin police arrest serial arson suspect

Police in Berlin confirmed they have arrested a 27-year-old man who is suspected of having committed multiple arson attacks over the summer. The man confessed to having set fire to or damaged more than 100 vehicles.

Merkel reins in EU weekend summit hopes
Germany

Merkel reins in EU weekend summit hopes

German Chancellor Angela Merkel sought to dampen expectations over the outcome of a European Union summit on Sunday, saying the weekend meeting was not due to result in any firm decisions on solutions to the eurozone debt crisis.

Fire shuts down Swedish nuclear reactor
Sweden

Fire shuts down Swedish nuclear reactor

The nuclear reactor at Oskarshamn was closed down late on Saturday night after a fire broke out at the plant.

German satellite falling toward Earth
Germany

German satellite falling toward Earth

A German satellite the size of a car re-entered the Earth's atmosphere early Sunday, officials said, adding they did not know yet if any debris had hit the Earth.

BND reportedly knew Qaddafi’s hiding place
Germany

BND reportedly knew Qaddafi’s hiding place

The German intelligence service knew where ousted Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi was hiding out weeks before he was tracked down by Libyan rebel forces, according to a Sunday news item. The BND denied the report.

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Sweden

Asylum seekers used as car wash ‘slaves’

Asylum seekers and undocumented immigrants are being treated like slaves and paid far less than the legal minimum wage at car washes around the country, according to the police.

Kidnapped doctor convicted in Paris court
Germany

Kidnapped doctor convicted in Paris court

A French father won a 30-year quest for justice for his dead daughter on Saturday, after a German doctor he had kidnapped and delivered to the French courts to face charges was convicted of her killing.

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Sweden

Gambling addicts ‘not getting enough help’

Swedish health authorities have criticised the lack of help available in Sweden for gambling addiction, with many municipalities providing no resources at all to deal with the problem.

Voters flee Social Democrats in new poll
Sweden

Voters flee Social Democrats in new poll

The latest voter poll shows that support for the Social Democrats has dropped nearly 10 points over the past three weeks in the wake of party leader Håkan Juholt's accommodation subsidies scandal.