Five siblings jailed for ‘honour killing’ of sister
Germany

Five siblings jailed for ‘honour killing’ of sister

Four brothers and a sister were jailed in Germany for the killing their sister who the judge said was simply a “little girl who wanted to be happy”, but whose choice of German boyfriend was not tolerated by her family.

Swedish coach set on attack at the Euros
Sweden

Swedish coach set on attack at the Euros

Erik Hamrén has received many plaudits since taking over as coach of Sweden, not least for his preference for a more attacking style than his predecessor Lars Lagerbäck.

Swedish ferry crashes into Polish port
Sweden

Swedish ferry crashes into Polish port

Swedish ferry the Stena Spirit was involved in an accident in the Polish harbour of Gdynia on Thursday morning which left a damaged crane and three port employees requiring hospital treatment.

New Berlin airport ‘should open next March’
Germany

New Berlin airport ‘should open next March’

Berlin’s new airport should open next March officials announced on Thursday - after firing the chief planner who signally failed to get it ready for the due date of June 3, forcing an embarrassing cancellation.

Germany loses Astra production to UK factory
Germany

Germany loses Astra production to UK factory

Germany’s Opel factory will stop making Astra cars, owner General Motors said on Thursday, confirming rumours which have been circulating for weeks. But the US car giant said it would keep the Rüsselsheim factory operating.

Bayern ready for Chelsea, Berlin protests relegation
Germany

Bayern ready for Chelsea, Berlin protests relegation

As Bayern Munich gears up for Saturday’s Champions League final against Chelsea in Munich, other battles are also shaping up elsewhere in German football.

Prince of Prussia sells diamond for $10 million
Germany

Prince of Prussia sells diamond for $10 million

The great-great-grandson of the last German Kaiser sold one of the world’s biggest diamonds, the Beau Sancy for nearly $10 million, more than three times the expected auction price.

German sues Macedonia over CIA abduction
Germany

German sues Macedonia over CIA abduction

The European Court of Human Rights heard a complaint Wednesday filed by a German man who claims the CIA abducted him in Macedonia in 2003 and flew him to Afghanistan to be tortured.

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Sweden

School burns in Tensta teenager unrest

Eight teenagers were arrested on Wednesday night on suspicion of offences including throwing stones at police, vandalism and setting fire to a school in the Stockholm suburb of Tensta.

Police renew search for mystery Mustang driver
Sweden

Police renew search for mystery Mustang driver

Swedish police on Wednesday launched a new search operation for a 26-year-old Czech man believed to have gone missing near Jokkmokk in northern Sweden after apparently abandoning his white Ford Mustang by the side of the road.

Firm sued over Facebook ‘threats’ sacking
Sweden

Firm sued over Facebook ‘threats’ sacking

Swedish trade union Unionen has opened legal action against a firm from Piteå in northern Sweden on behalf of two employees fired after posting "threatening" comments against a manager on Facebook.