https://www.thelocal.com/wp-content/themes/thelocal/assets/images/1x1-transparent.png
Sweden

Mum hit by car after pushing kids to safety

A woman was hit by a car at a crosswalk in southern Sweden around lunchtime on Friday, moments after miraculously pushing her two children out of harm's way.

Cops charged for removal of ‘cocky’ man
Sweden

Cops charged for removal of ‘cocky’ man

Two police officers are facing charges for forcing a man they claim was acting "cocky" into a police vehicle in central Stockholm and dropping him on the outskirts of town even though he had done nothing illegal.

A million expected at Berlin’s party
Germany

A million expected at Berlin’s party

A million people are expected to gather in the centre of Berlin on Saturday night for a free concert and countdown to the New Year, when fireworks will fill the sky.

Autobahn crash kills one, injures three
Germany

Autobahn crash kills one, injures three

A man was killed and several other people severely injured in a car smash on the motorway near Wuppertal early Saturday morning.

More money for parents and less for smokers in 2012
Sweden

More money for parents and less for smokers in 2012

Tobacco users in Sweden will have to dig deeper into their wallets as another tax increase comes into force in the new year, while parental leave benefits as well as housing allowances are set to increase starting on January 1st.

Kevins and Mandys ‘have no luck in online love’
Germany

Kevins and Mandys ‘have no luck in online love’

People called Kevin or Mandy have worse chances of finding love online than those with more upmarket names such as Charlotte or Jakob, a study has revealed.

Government ‘cut 100,000 from jobless figures’
Germany

Government ‘cut 100,000 from jobless figures’

Around 100,000 older jobseekers have been airbrushed out of Germany’s unemployment figures, opposition politicians say – denting claims that the country’s labour situation is the economy’s saving grace.

Elk hunter skier killing case to be appealed
Sweden

Elk hunter skier killing case to be appealed

Prosecutors have decided to appeal the acquittal of a 32-year-old elk hunter who accidentally killed a cross-country skier in December of 2010.

Merkel confident despite expecting 2012 troubles
Germany

Merkel confident despite expecting 2012 troubles

Chancellor Angela Merkel warned of a difficult year ahead, particularly for the eurozone, but also said there were good reasons to be confident, in New Year greetings released on Saturday.

Anna Lindh killer in prison stabbing
Sweden

Anna Lindh killer in prison stabbing

Mijailo Mijailovic, the man who murdered Sweden's foreign minister Anna Lindh in 2003, stabbed one of the inmates at Kumla prison on Thursday where he is serving his life sentence.