Elderly man ‘kills brother’ in cellar hostage drama
Germany

Elderly man ‘kills brother’ in cellar hostage drama

Police in Bremen were on Sunday evening picking apart a family tragedy in which it seems a 63-year-old mentally ill man killed his brother, after holding him hostage in the cellar of his home.

Germany ‘plans to relax weapons export rules’
Germany

Germany ‘plans to relax weapons export rules’

German weapons manufacturers should have an easier time selling their products as the government intends to relax export regulations, Der Spiegel magazine reported on Sunday. The Economy Ministry denied the report.

Weather and mice hit grain harvests
Germany

Weather and mice hit grain harvests

Farmers across Germany are preparing for a difficult year as heavy rain and storms – and an explosion in the mouse population – take their toll on grain harvests.

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Sweden

Swedish teen killed in car crash

A 17 year-old boy died early on Sunday morning, after having been hit by a car outside the summer resort Båstad in southwestern Sweden.

Pug fashion leading to ‘longer noses and legs’
Germany

Pug fashion leading to ‘longer noses and legs’

The fashion in pug dogs, long a favourite in Germany, is happily granting the new generations of the little canines longer legs and noses, making their lives easier, breeders say.

Western state attracts most foreign investors
Germany

Western state attracts most foreign investors

Bavaria has a reputation for being the most attractive region of Germany for foreign investors – but far more foreign-funded projects land in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia, a new study shows.

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Sweden

Several rapes reported in small Swedish town

Early on Sunday morning police were alerted to the third outdoor rape reported in less than 24 hours in the small Swedish town of Varberg.

‘Rausing lay dead for three weeks’: report
Sweden

‘Rausing lay dead for three weeks’: report

Police suspect that Eva Rausing, wife of Tetra Pak heir Hans Kristian Rausing, lay dead in her London flat for three weeks before her body was found, according to recent media reports.

Missing man found after weeks in the wild
Sweden

Missing man found after weeks in the wild

A 68-year-old man who went missing in the wilderness near Åre in northern Sweden in early July was found alive on Saturday, after weeks spent wandering in the woods.

Germans call for action on FIFA bribery claims
Germany

Germans call for action on FIFA bribery claims

The German football federation (DBF) on Saturday expressed dismay after FIFA president Sepp Blatter insisted he did not have the power to punish former supremo Joao Havelange after the latter was accused of taking bribes.

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Sweden

Swedish terror suspect detained in Cyprus

Cyprus police have detained a young Swedish man on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack against Israeli interests in the country, media reports said on Saturday.