Germany doubles aid to Georgia
Germany

Germany doubles aid to Georgia

Germany said on Tuesday it is doubling the amount of financial aid for war-ravaged Georgia to €2 million ($2.9 million).

Top ten Swedish taste sensations
Sweden

Top ten Swedish taste sensations

Sweden has a rich and varied culinary tradition, and a vast selection of dishes which have, quite rightly, earned their places as favourites with gourmands worldwide, writes Matt O’Leary.

Archaeologists find more than 2,000 skeletons under Berlin
Germany

Archaeologists find more than 2,000 skeletons under Berlin

The skeletons of more than 2,000 people buried around a destroyed medieval church lay under central Berlin for decades without residents' knowledge, archaeologists announced this week.

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Sweden

Unemployment funds reclaim insurance payments

Swedish unemployment insurance funds (A-kassa) demanded the return last year of 170 million kronor ($21 million) from recipients who should not have received payment.

Dogs to sniff out endangered species trade in Frankfurt
Germany

Dogs to sniff out endangered species trade in Frankfurt

The newest members of the special German customs force combating the illegal trade in endangered species are just three years old, with bright brown eyes and noses that can sniff out a smuggled frog through two layers of plastic.

Holm’s Olympic hopes dashed
Sweden

Holm’s Olympic hopes dashed

Defending Olympic champion Stefan Holm had his hopes of a gold medal dashed on Tuesday - the Swede came fourth in the men's high jump final, failing to jump higher than 2.32m.

IOC asks Sweden to block Pirate Bay
Sweden

IOC asks Sweden to block Pirate Bay

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has requested the Swedish government to stop notorious file sharing site The Pirate Bay from distributing recordings of the Olympic Games opening ceremony.

Home energy costs hit Germans in pocketbook
Germany

Home energy costs hit Germans in pocketbook

Heating and electricity costs are gobbling up an ever-larger share of German household spending, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) announced on Tuesday.

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Sweden

Reinfeldt’s state secretary resigns

Nicola Clase, one of Prime Minister Reinfeldt's state secretaries, has resigned from her post in order to take up a prestigious position at Harvard University in the United States.

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Sweden

Toxic chemicals found in Björn Borg underwear

Björn Borg men's briefs have been found to contain shockingly high levels of a toxic chemical banned in the EU.

Indicator suggests Germany may escape recession
Germany

Indicator suggests Germany may escape recession

German investors do not expect a recession in Europe's biggest economy, a key indicator suggested Tuesday, as cheaper oil and a weakening euro take some of the pressure off firms and consumers.

North Korea declares Sweden an enemy
Sweden

North Korea declares Sweden an enemy

The Communist North Korean government has declared Sweden their enemy and a US war puppet.

German pensioner caught in cocaine caper
Germany

German pensioner caught in cocaine caper

A 71-year-old German pensioner has been charged by prosecutors in Düsseldorf for attempting to smuggle massive amounts of cocaine into the Rhineland.

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Sweden

Copenhagen heist suspect has perfect alibi

One of the Swedes remanded in custody in connection with a multi-million kronor robbery in Copenhagen has the perfect alibi: he was in Swedish detention at the time of the raid.

Producer prices see biggest surge in 27 yrs
Germany

Producer prices see biggest surge in 27 yrs

German prices at the factory gate, an early indicator of inflation, rose at their fastest rate in 27 years in July, data showed Tuesday in another worrying sign for Europe's biggest economy.

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Sweden

Truck driver smuggles 4,500 litres of alcohol into Sweden

A 25-year-old man has been charged with trying to smuggle 4,500 litres of pure alcohol into Sweden.

Left extremists offer reward for assaulting Swedish Nazi teen
Sweden

Left extremists offer reward for assaulting Swedish Nazi teen

An extreme left wing group has offered a cash reward to anyone who assaults a notorious Nazi teenager in Uppsala in eastern Sweden.

Leftists promise long-term support for Ypsilanti in Hesse
Germany

Leftists promise long-term support for Ypsilanti in Hesse

The hard-line socialist Left party in the German state of Hesse has promised to support a minority government led by Social Democrat Andrea Ypsilanti for a full legislative period.

Berlin Cathedral gets new golden cross
Germany

Berlin Cathedral gets new golden cross

Workers will hoist a new 11-tonne golden cross atop the Berlin Cathedral on Tuesday, replacing one removed for repairs in December 2006.

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Sweden

Iraqis in suspected repatriation grant racket

A financial incentive scheme encouraging asylum seekers to return to their homelands has been abused by hundreds of Iraqi refugees, Swedish authorities believe.

Frodeno wins surprise triathlon gold
Germany

Frodeno wins surprise triathlon gold

Germany's Jan Frodeno sprinted down the final straight to claim a shock win after a thrilling Olympic Games men's triathlon on Tuesday.

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Sweden

Lack of clean water ‘one of the biggest scandals of all time’

A week-long conference on the significance of water resources kicked off in Stockholm on Monday with calls for a radical rethink on how water is used.

Sweden puts Russian military ties on ice
Sweden

Sweden puts Russian military ties on ice

Sweden said on Monday it was freezing its military ties with Moscow as a result of Russia's incursion into Georgia.