‘Slave-like conditions’ on Swedish army base
Sweden

‘Slave-like conditions’ on Swedish army base

Kitchen staff at the Swedish military base in Afghanistan have been working under "slave-like conditions", being forced to pay for employment, according to a report by Swedish daily Expressen.

Official didn’t apologise to maligned speedskater
Germany

Official didn’t apologise to maligned speedskater

The vice president of the International Skating Union (ISU) has denied telling German speed skater Claudia Pechstein that he was sorry for her two-year suspension from competition that forced her to miss the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Forecast shows more rain and wind on the way
Germany

Forecast shows more rain and wind on the way

Most Germans will have to make due this coming week with lots of wind and rain. Snow is only forecast for the mountains, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported Saturday.

Sweden’s ‘silliest’ place names revealed
Sweden

Sweden’s ‘silliest’ place names revealed

Some people will always hesitate to reveal the name of their hometown, whether it's because of its tragic history, bad reputation, or quite simply because the name itself is enough to make anyone blush. Here are The Local's pick from the best of the latter.

German carmakers seek more diesel sales in US
Germany

German carmakers seek more diesel sales in US

German automakers are making yet another attempt to get Americans to buy diesel cars, the Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper reported Saturday.

Football tournament scrapped after fans riot
Germany

Football tournament scrapped after fans riot

The second day of a football tournament in Hamburg was canceled after violent clashes Friday resulted in numerous injuries and the arrest of 74 fans, organizers announced.

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Sweden

Man gets prison after naked train sex attack

A 30-year-old man from western Sweden has been sentenced to prison after he stripped down naked and assaulted passengers on a train in November, while under the influence of drugs.

Stockholm man saves child from raging dog
Sweden

Stockholm man saves child from raging dog

A bloodthirsty Rottweiler bit a 6-year-old boy bloody and dragged him along a gravel path in central Stockholm before a man saw the attack and kicked the dog to release its grip.

Germany calls for PIP breast implant removal
Germany

Germany calls for PIP breast implant removal

Germany and the Czech Republic have advised women to have potentially faulty breast implants made by French firm PIP removed, but Britain said it was not convinced of the need.

Neo-Nazis may be behind 2003 murder attempt
Germany

Neo-Nazis may be behind 2003 murder attempt

The neo-Nazi group previously accused of 10 murders between 2000 and 2007 may be responsible for the murder attempt of a Turkish-born restaurant owner in the industrial Ruhr area, authorities have said.

Third suspect remanded into police custody
Sweden

Third suspect remanded into police custody

The third suspect in the Uppsala kidnapping case has been remanded into custody on suspicion of abducting the 25-year-old man who went missing on December 28th.