Stallone to bring Rocky musical to Hamburg
Germany

Stallone to bring Rocky musical to Hamburg

Sylvester Stallone was in Hamburg over the weekend to announce the decision to hold the world premier of the “Rocky” musical there in a year’s time.

Murder probe into baby thrown from fifth floor
Germany

Murder probe into baby thrown from fifth floor

Berlin police have launched a murder investigation after a newborn baby was found dead near a block of flats – investigators say it was thrown from the fifth floor.

Areva to cut 1,300 German nuke jobs
Germany

Areva to cut 1,300 German nuke jobs

France's nuclear giant Areva will cut 1,300 jobs in Germany and close down two of its sites after Berlin's decision to abandon nuclear energy, news weekly Der Spiegel reported on Sunday.

Guttenberg attacks former colleagues
Germany

Guttenberg attacks former colleagues

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, Germany’s former defence minister who resigned in March after being found to have plagiarised his doctoral thesis, has returned to the political stage with a scathing attack on his former colleagues.

Sweden’s royal family joins Facebook
Sweden

Sweden’s royal family joins Facebook

Pictures of Queen Silvia at the World Child and Youth Forum. Behind-stages snaps of formal dinner table settings at the Royal Castle.

Berlin’s TV tower to get €1 mln make-over
Germany

Berlin’s TV tower to get €1 mln make-over

Germany’s tallest structure – the Fernsehturm in central Berlin – is to be renovated over the coming months to make it more attractive to visitors – and better able to cope with growing crowds.

Late snow ‘no concern’ for Swedish resorts
Sweden

Late snow ‘no concern’ for Swedish resorts

Sweden's first real snowfall for the season is expected over the weekend, powdering the country's northern-most regions white by Monday morning, according to meteorological institute SMHI's forecast.

Central memorial agreed for neo-Nazi victims
Germany

Central memorial agreed for neo-Nazi victims

Germany will hold a memorial service for the victims of a neo-Nazi murder spree, while a minister has vowed to compensate the families of those killed. A new survey shows most Germans want to ban the far-right National Democratic Party (NPD).

Swedish home loans in rapid rise
Sweden

Swedish home loans in rapid rise

Seemingly undeterred by the debt crisis, Swedish households are taking out more new loans than any other Europeans, according to a comparison of mortgages made by national TV station SVT.

Police target burglary crime wave
Sweden

Police target burglary crime wave

On the night between Saturday and Sunday police in Halland, in southern Sweden, directed their efforts towards catching robbers. The area has been hard hit by a recent wave of burglaries, and the police's efforts were successful.