KGB summons teddy bear drop Swedes
Sweden

KGB summons teddy bear drop Swedes

Three Swedes behind the "teddy bear" stunt which has contributed to a full-blown diplomatic crisis between Belarus and Sweden, claimed on Saturday that they have been summoned to appear before the KGB.

Nordén made to settle for Olympic silver
Sweden

Nordén made to settle for Olympic silver

Swedish triathlete Lisa Nordén was confirmed as Olympic silver medallist on Saturday after a the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) rejected a Swedish appeal to turn the medal into a shared gold with Swiss Nicola Spirig.

Germany offers youth best job prospects in EU
Germany

Germany offers youth best job prospects in EU

Young people in Germany have better chances of finding a job than their counterparts anywhere else in Europe, according to new statistics released to coincide with International Youth Day.

Three Germans killed in plane crash
Germany

Three Germans killed in plane crash

Three Germans were killed when their light aircraft crashed into a mountain side in Norway in low visibility conditions, Norwegian police confirmed on Saturday.

Court to investigate demise of ‘Dr Death’
Germany

Court to investigate demise of ‘Dr Death’

German court officials say they aim to establish in coming months whether Nazi war criminal Aribert Heim, known as "Doctor Death", has actually died as reported several years ago.

Bronze medal confusion over computer failure
Germany

Bronze medal confusion over computer failure

German hammer thrower Betty Heidler nearly lost out on a bronze medal on Friday evening due to a computer failure. Judges re-measured her throw by hand after some confusion and heated protest from both the German and Chinese teams.

Experts: Bavaria is a ‘hotbed’ of Mafia activity
Germany

Experts: Bavaria is a ‘hotbed’ of Mafia activity

Bavaria is a hotbed of Mafia activity, the local group of the opposition Social Democrats said on Friday. Experts said Germany is a 'promised land' for Italian organised crime and called for tougher coordinated police action against gangs.

Project to name victims killed at Cold War border
Germany

Project to name victims killed at Cold War border

Germany launched a project on Friday to shed light on the identities of the hundreds of people killed along its internal Cold War border while trying to flee the communist East.

Swedish thief returns bike in fit of remorse
Sweden

Swedish thief returns bike in fit of remorse

A bicycle stolen in Örebro in eastern Sweden was returned a few days later by a regretful thief together with an apology note and 100 kronor ($15) in compensation, according to a report in the local Nerikes Allehanda daily.

EU backs Sweden, ducks Belarus diplomatic crisis
Sweden

EU backs Sweden, ducks Belarus diplomatic crisis

The EU shied away from a full-blown diplomatic crisis Friday at talks called to respond to the expulsion by Belarus of Swedish diplomats in a row over human rights in the former Soviet republic.

Celtic hurdle remains for Swedish champs
Sweden

Celtic hurdle remains for Swedish champs

Swedish champions Helsingborg must overcome the Scottish champions Celtic in order to claim a place in the Champions League group stage for the first time since 2000.