Elder statesman Graf Lambsdorff dies
Germany

Elder statesman Graf Lambsdorff dies

Count Otto Lambsdorff, an elder statesman of German politics and the architect of a historic reparations accord for thousands of people forced to work for the Nazis, has died.

Grey seal watching trips start as population stabilises
Germany

Grey seal watching trips start as population stabilises

The first seal-watching expeditions to see grey seals on the north German coast started this weekend after the population was deemed stable enough to cope with public observation.

Two-degree target crucial to Copenhagen, minister says
Germany

Two-degree target crucial to Copenhagen, minister says

Germany's environment minister said the Copenhagen climate summit would fail if nations did not agree to a maximum two-degree rise in Earth's temperature, in an interview published on Sunday.

Museum chief says Egypt has not demanded Nefertiti’s return
Germany

Museum chief says Egypt has not demanded Nefertiti’s return

Egypt has not demanded the return of the Nefertiti bust which has pride of place in Berlin’s Neues Museum, according to Michael Eissenhauer, head of the city’s museums, stressing that it is there to stay.

German woman found stabbed to death on Italian motorway
Germany

German woman found stabbed to death on Italian motorway

Italian police are investigating the murder of a German woman whose body was found next to a motorway in the Calabria region on Saturday.

Hamburg police attack ‘was to mark death of Greek student’
Germany

Hamburg police attack ‘was to mark death of Greek student’

A group calling themselves ‘the hoodie wearers’ has claimed responsibility for the Hamburg police station attack on Thursday, saying it was to mark the first anniversary of the death of a teenager in Greece who was shot by police.

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Sweden

School nurses rally against Red Bull

Around 80 percent of the 700 school nurses interviewed by Swedish radio program Kaliber would like to impose an age limit for the purchase of energy drinks such as Red Bill, Burn and Monster. The majority want the age limit to be set at 18.

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Sweden

Erotica buffs swarm to Swedish vintage porn auction

A collection of more than 4000 vintage porn magazines will be sold at an auction in Karlstad in western Sweden on Sunday.

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Sweden

File sharing in Sweden nears record high

Following a severe drop in the aftermath of Ipred, Sweden’s new anti-piracy law implemented in April, illegal file sharing is once again on the rise, reaching record high levels.

PUB yanks North Korean jeans due to concerns over labour conditions
Sweden

PUB yanks North Korean jeans due to concerns over labour conditions

On Saturday, PUB department store in Stockholm put a stop to the sale of the first jeans to come out of North Korea due to concern about working conditions in the communist country.

Man faces court for blackmail of SAP founder
Germany

Man faces court for blackmail of SAP founder

A man accused of trying to blackmail billionaire Dietmar Hopp for more than €5 million will face court this week, after a classic Hollywood-style sting conducted in top secret.

Nobel Week kicks off with feast and fancy
Sweden

Nobel Week kicks off with feast and fancy

Nobel Week is once again in full swing, with the 12 Nobel laureates and their respective entourages arriving in the Swedish capital over the weekend. The week’s festivities will culminate with the Nobel Ceremony and Banquet on Thursday.