Obama and Merkel agree: austerity and growth
Germany

Obama and Merkel agree: austerity and growth

US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed on Saturday the eurozone should not abandon fiscal reforms even as it pursues measures to revive growth, the White House said.

Pressure increases on new Berlin airport team
Germany

Pressure increases on new Berlin airport team

After the embarrassing cancellation of the new Berlin airport opening and the shock of the new date being in nine months, the team is under extra pressure to make sure it works this time.

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Sweden

Suspected paedophile’s home in arson attack

The house of a suspected paedophile was set ablaze on the night to Sunday, in what the police believe to be an arson attack.

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Sweden

Teens severely injured after crashing into tree

Four young men were severely injured in a car accident on Sunday morning, when their car skidded off the road and hit a tree.

Migrant medics: ‘pizza order German’ no good
Germany

Migrant medics: ‘pizza order German’ no good

Foreign doctors who work in Germany should be made to take a language test, to ensure they can do more than order a pizza in their adopted country, the German Doctors’ Association has decided.

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Sweden

Online sex pics common among Swedish teens

A fifth of Swedish youths have posted pictures of themselves posing sexually on the internet and out of these, 11 percent of girls did it because they felt forced to, a new survey shows.

German woman dies of fright in Italian quake
Germany

German woman dies of fright in Italian quake

A German woman died of fright after an earthquake shook northern Italy on Sunday morning, killing at least six other people, and leaving buildings in ruins.

Munich mired in misery as Chelsea fans celebrate
Germany

Munich mired in misery as Chelsea fans celebrate

Plans for a victory parade through Munich holding aloft the Champions League trophy were hastily shelved on Saturday night after Bayern Munich’s loss on penalties left the city heartbroken.

‘We don’t talk to the Swedes at all’: Afwerki
Sweden

‘We don’t talk to the Swedes at all’: Afwerki

Carl Bildt’s silent diplomacy between Sweden and Eritrea is non-existent and nothing is being done to bring home imprisoned Swedish journalist Dawit Isaak, claimed Eritrea’s president Isaias Afwerki in an interview on Saturday.

Extreme water levels in Sweden’s far north
Sweden

Extreme water levels in Sweden’s far north

Water levels are rising rapidly in the Sangis river in Norrbotten, in northern Sweden, and meteorological institute SMHI has now issued their highest warning, Class 3, for the area.

Chelsea snatch victory over Bayern on penalties
Germany

Chelsea snatch victory over Bayern on penalties

Bayern Munich's Champions League pride and dream were shattered on Saturday night after Didier Drogba secured Chelsea’s victory in a nail-biting penalty shoot-out at home in the Allianz Arena.