Neo-Nazis face Jewish lawsuit for Obama slurs
Germany

Neo-Nazis face Jewish lawsuit for Obama slurs

A prominent Jewish group said on Monday it was reviewing legal options against a German neo-Nazi party for "racist" remarks calling Barack Obama's election as US president a "declaration of war" on "pure" nations.

German prosecutors looking to charge ‘Ivan the Terrible’
Germany

German prosecutors looking to charge ‘Ivan the Terrible’

A German body investigating Nazi war crimes said Monday it had enough evidence for prosecutors to bring charges against an alleged former death camp guard now living in the United States.

Brand Sweden enters global top ten
Sweden

Brand Sweden enters global top ten

A typically inhumane November mixture of wind, sleet, snow and SAD is not enough to dampen Sweden's mood, as the country uses its cunning and stealth to creep into the top ten of a prestigious nation branding index.

Opel asks Merkel for help
Germany

Opel asks Merkel for help

Automaker Opel has requested that German Chancellor Angela Merkel advocate a €40 billion loan programme for the European auto industry, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported on Monday.

Cologne ‘dog hater’ strikes again
Germany

Cologne ‘dog hater’ strikes again

A 10-year-old Cocker Spaniel has become the most recent victim in a spate of pet poisonings near Cologne that have pet owners and parents worried, daily Express reported on Monday.

Nazi death camp plans found in Berlin
Germany

Nazi death camp plans found in Berlin

Original building plans from Nazi death camp Auschwitz have recently been found in a Berlin flat, according to German daily Bild.

Deutsche Post to slash 9,500 DHL jobs in US
Germany

Deutsche Post to slash 9,500 DHL jobs in US

The German logistics giant Deutsche Post said on Monday it would cut 9,500 jobs as part of restructuring of the loss-making DHL express mail delivery activities in the United States.

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Sweden

Engineer convicted in Saab blackmail case

The 48-year-old engineer charged with attempting to blackmail Saab Microwave Systems for 16 million kronor ($2.1 million) was sentenced on Monday to four years in prison.

Swedish state takes over Carnegie
Sweden

Swedish state takes over Carnegie

Sweden’s Financial Supervisory Authority announced on Monday afternoon that it was revoking the licence of the embattled Carnegie investment bank and that the bank was to be taken over by the National Debt Office.

Preserving German expressions and dialects for posterity
Germany

Preserving German expressions and dialects for posterity

Germans are known for their fondness for potatoes, but what exactly might a Bratkartoffelverhältnis be?

Swedish children victimized by text message threats
Sweden

Swedish children victimized by text message threats

A growing number of children in Sweden are being victimized by threatening text messages received on their mobile phones.

‘Biergarten weather’ expected this week
Germany

‘Biergarten weather’ expected this week

November is bringing record breaking mild temperatures to Germany with what the German Weather Service DWD is calling “almost biergarten weather” on Monday.

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Sweden

Bildt calls for new EU talks with Russia

Sweden joined Britain on Monday in urging the EU to resume stalled partnership talks with Russia, saying that any new talks could not be “business as usual” because of Russia's actions in Georgia.

Frankfurt Ryanair flight skids off Rome runway
Germany

Frankfurt Ryanair flight skids off Rome runway

A Ryanair flight from Frankfurt-Hahn airport to Rome's Ciampino ran off the runway as it was landing Monday, rattling its 166 passengers but causing no injuries, Italy's ANSA news agency reported.

Anti-nuke activists continue transport blockades
Germany

Anti-nuke activists continue transport blockades

The progress of several tonnes of nuclear waste being transported a final 20 kilometres to Germany's Gorleben storage facility was hindered by protesting environmentalists on Monday.

Swedish nurses oppose breast feeding alcohol guidelines
Sweden

Swedish nurses oppose breast feeding alcohol guidelines

Swedish midwives and nurses continue to advise new mothers to abstain from alcohol when breast feeding, despite new guidelines saying that consuming alcohol in small quantities has no adverse effects.

Swedish inventions – from the zipper to the pacemaker
Sweden

Swedish inventions – from the zipper to the pacemaker

Swedish inventors were the ones who made it possible to strike a match and light a stick of dynamite. Nina Liljeqvist examines how innovators from Sweden have managed to create such a big bang.

Rwanda protests arrest of Kagame aide
Germany

Rwanda protests arrest of Kagame aide

Rwanda summoned Germany's ambassador to Kigali to protest against the arrest of a top aide to President Paul Kagame on suspicion of taking part in an assassination that sparked the 1994 genocide, an official said Monday.

Top ten Swedish inventions
Sweden

Top ten Swedish inventions

Nina Liljeqvist looks at ten Swedish inventions that have changed the world.

Jung says Somalian pirates should face trial in Germany
Germany

Jung says Somalian pirates should face trial in Germany

In the wake of increasing attacks on foreign ships off the coast of Africa, German Defence Minister Franz Josef Jung said he would like for Somalian pirates captured by German soldiers to be tried in the country’s courts.

Kalmar claim historic Swedish title
Sweden

Kalmar claim historic Swedish title

Kalmar FF are the new kings of Swedish football after a draw away to Halmstad on the final day of the season was enough to secure the first league victory in the club's history.

Carnegie announces new share issue
Sweden

Carnegie announces new share issue

Beleaguered Swedish investment bank Carnegie announced on Monday it planned to issue 1.2 billion kronor ($153 million) in new shares to help keep the bank alive.

Ex-policeman: Lindh murder investigation ‘full of mistakes’
Sweden

Ex-policeman: Lindh murder investigation ‘full of mistakes’

The investigation into the assassination of Foreign Minister Anna Lindh in 2003 was just as poorly handled in the first 24 hours as the Olof Palme investigation in 1986, according to a former police chief.

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Sweden

Cross-dressing Swedish man can be named Madeleine

Jan-Olov Ågren, a male cross-dresser from Norrbotten in northern Sweden, has been handed a victory by the county administrative court in his bid to go by the name Madeleine.

Rwandan president’s aide arrested in Frankfurt
Germany

Rwandan president’s aide arrested in Frankfurt

A close aide to Rwandan President Paul Kagame was arrested Sunday in Germany on suspicion of participating in an assassination that triggered the 1994 genocide in the east African nation.

Santa’s post office opens in Himmelpfort
Germany

Santa’s post office opens in Himmelpfort

Germany’s most beloved Christmas post office opened on Monday in Himmelpfort in anticipation of receiving thousands of letters from hopeful children to Santa Claus this year, Deutsche Post reported.

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Sweden

Fresh set of fires plagues Ystad

After a month of relative calm, the town of Ystad in southern Sweden was hit by another series of fires believed to be purposefully set early Monday morning.