Easter colder than Christmas
Germany

Easter colder than Christmas

Easter was colder than Christmas in many parts of Germany, as temperatures stuck firmly in the single figures and many woke up to a dusting of snow.

Long-awaited elephant baby dies
Germany

Long-awaited elephant baby dies

The first baby elephant to be born at Leipzig zoo in a decade died on Monday morning shortly after the birth.

Saab to defence clients: ‘See first – Kill first’
Sweden

Saab to defence clients: ‘See first – Kill first’

An aggressive marketing campaign from Swedish defence firm Saab is extolling the virtues of weapons that help users to ”see first – kill first” and can be adjusted to focus specifically on ”soft targets”.

Star striker Raul rekindles Schalke’s fire
Germany

Star striker Raul rekindles Schalke’s fire

Veteran striker Raul fuelled Schalke 04's ambition of reaching next season's Champions League, with a brace in Sunday's 3-0 win over Hanover.

Thousands brave rain for Easter marches
Germany

Thousands brave rain for Easter marches

Thousands took to the streets of Germany for traditional Easter marches against war over the weekend. On Saturday alone there were peaceful protests in more than 75 towns and cities.

Swedish boy in dramatic washing machine rescue
Sweden

Swedish boy in dramatic washing machine rescue

A 7-year-old Swedish boy spent several hours trapped inside a washing machine on Sunday after his mission to explore the inside of the device went awry.

Three women, one boy dead after car hits trees
Germany

Three women, one boy dead after car hits trees

Four people were killed in a car crash on Sunday evening in Rhineland-Palatinate after their vehicle smashed into trees. Among the dead are a woman and her 10-year-old son.

Warmer weather on the way in Sweden
Sweden

Warmer weather on the way in Sweden

After a chilly Easter marked by occasional snow flurries, Sweden looks set for more clement weather later this week.

Sweden’s Hanson falters as Watson wins Masters
Sweden

Sweden’s Hanson falters as Watson wins Masters

Despite leading the US Masters going into the final round, Sweden’s Peter Hanson had to settle for a share of third place as Bubba Watson won the famous green jacket at Augusta National.

Six Danes die in Sweden holiday home fire
Sweden

Six Danes die in Sweden holiday home fire

Six Danes, including two children, have died after the remote holiday home they were staying in burned to the ground near Tidaholm, western Sweden.

Dürer’s Easter favourite – hare to stay
Germany

Dürer’s Easter favourite – hare to stay

Albrecht Dürer's Renaissance masterpiece the "Young Hare" is a ubiquitous favourite in Germany at Easter and was the model for the first chocolate bunnies. But what makes the furry fellow so fascinating, 500 years on?