Gabriel: US must make greenhouse gas cuts
Germany

Gabriel: US must make greenhouse gas cuts

German Environment Minister Sigmar Gabriel warned Saturday that forging a new global climate pact this year will prove difficult if Washington does not go beyond its current greenhouse gas cutting commitments.

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Sweden

Man dies in fire in Falköping

The body of a man was found in a badly burned house in Falköping late on Friday evening. The victim has not yet been identified, but according to the Skövde police, he was probably the 60-year-old man who lived in the house.

Easter bunny popular fare
Sweden

Easter bunny popular fare

According to Sveriges Radio Östergötland, rabbit meat is fast becoming a sought-after item on the Swedish dinner table, with demand peaking at – of course – Easter time.

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Sweden

EU forces Sweden to relax gas safety rules

The EU is forcing Sweden to lower safety requirements governing the use of bottled gas in house caravans and trailers.

Government earmarks €10m for public bike schemes
Germany

Government earmarks €10m for public bike schemes

The government is earmarking €10 million for public bicycle schemes to encourage people to leave their cars at home.

Turks hope election will give them dual citizenship chance
Germany

Turks hope election will give them dual citizenship chance

Germany’s Turkish community says it will work to change the law so that children born in Germany to Turkish parents are no longer forced to choose between passports but can have dual nationality.

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Sweden

Huge pensions for company directors

Major Swedish companies continue to provide lavish pension plans for senior management staff.

Family of four shot dead at home in mysterious killing
Germany

Family of four shot dead at home in mysterious killing

Police in Baden-Württemberg are investigating what they describe as the mysterious killing of four members of a family who were all found shot dead in their home in the small town of Eislingen.

Bremen to make all conveniences public
Germany

Bremen to make all conveniences public

Bremen restaurant owners are set to throw open the doors of their toilets to the general public in a city-wide scheme to save money on public conveniences.

Germans skip sick days in fear for their jobs
Germany

Germans skip sick days in fear for their jobs

Germans have been taking less time off sick this year, as the financial crisis bites and makes workers fear for their jobs, according to new figures.

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Sweden

Gunshots and vandalism in Hovsjö

A rowdy night in Hovsjö in Södertälje culminated in gunshots and vandalism. The disturbances began at about 10 o’clock on Friday evening when shots were fired into the air or into the hillside from a pistol or similar weapon, according to Johan Sjöholm, then duty officer at Sodertälje Police Station.

Ivan the Terrible suspect loses bid to stop extradition
Germany

Ivan the Terrible suspect loses bid to stop extradition

John Demjanjuk, the man alleged to be Nazi war criminal ‘Ivan the Terrible’ heard on Friday night that his latest attempt to block extradition to Germany for trial had failed.