Swedish supermodel sheds clothes for naked luge race
Sweden

Swedish supermodel sheds clothes for naked luge race

Swedish supermodel Marcus Schenkenberg was among 30 naked sledders who spent Saturday scooting down a snowy German mountainside with little to protect their bare skin from the elements.

Brawling British boxer banged up in Bavaria
Germany

Brawling British boxer banged up in Bavaria

British boxer Dereck Chisora was arrested on Sunday by Munich police after an out-of-ring brawl with ex-champion David Haye. Chisora had just lost to Vitali Klitschko.

Neo-Nazi victim’s girl slams police racism
Germany

Neo-Nazi victim’s girl slams police racism

Just a few days before a national memorial service is due to be held for the victims of a neo-Nazi terror cell, the daughter of one of those killed has criticised the racist attitudes of the police.

Monday strikes hit Frankfurt flights
Germany

Monday strikes hit Frankfurt flights

German national airline Lufthansa cancelled around 200 Monday flights in and out of Frankfurt as workers at the country’s biggest airport said they were going on strike again.

Swedish docs in circumcision protest
Sweden

Swedish docs in circumcision protest

Circumcision of young boys for religious and non-medical reasons ought to be banned in Sweden, urged the Swedish Paediatric Society (Svenska barnläkarföreningen, BLF).

Löfven lifts Social Democrats in poll results
Sweden

Löfven lifts Social Democrats in poll results

The Social Democrats' new leader Stefan Löfven has been a major lift for his party. In less than a month, support for the Social Democrats has grown by 4.6 percentage points, the newest opinion poll from polling firm Sifo shows.

Naked sledgers brave nippy temperatures
Germany

Naked sledgers brave nippy temperatures

Around 25,000 people gathered to watch 30 naked sledgers whizz down a snowy mountain on Saturday afternoon in Germany's Harz Mountains.

‘This was exactly what we feared’: Malmö police
Sweden

‘This was exactly what we feared’: Malmö police

The man suspected of stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death in Malmö had recently been sentenced to a year in prison for assaulting her.

‘Inertia’ of Swedish model bashed by firms
Sweden

‘Inertia’ of Swedish model bashed by firms

Swedish companies, relatively unscathed by the European debt crisis, dislike the Swedish economic model's inertia, want reforms to boost their competitiveness, and want to adopt the euro, their representatives say.

Skåne hardest hit by ‘swine flu’ narcolepsy
Sweden

Skåne hardest hit by ‘swine flu’ narcolepsy

Thirty-three cases of narcolepsy have been reported in Skåne after Sweden's massive vaccination campaign against swine flu in 2009. The southern region has been unusually hard struck by the vaccine Pandemrix's side effects.

Berlin film festival’s Golden Bear goes to Italy
Germany

Berlin film festival’s Golden Bear goes to Italy

The 62nd Berlin film festival wraps up on Sunday after awarding its Golden Bear top prize to Italy's veteran directors Paolo and Vittorio Taviani for their gripping prison docu-drama "Caesar Must Die".

Young Muslim criminals reoffend less often
Germany

Young Muslim criminals reoffend less often

Muslim young offenders are much less likely to reoffend once released from prison than their Christian cellmates, a study from western Germany shows.