Princess accused of taking honeymoon bribe
Sweden

Princess accused of taking honeymoon bribe

Prosecutors are to consider whether Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Prince Daniel accepted bribes after a tycoon paid for the couple’s luxury honeymoon.

Swede faces massive fine over Swiss speeding
Sweden

Swede faces massive fine over Swiss speeding

Police in Switzerland said Monday that they had seized a Swedish motorist's $240,000 sports car after he was caught doing 290 kilometres per hour (180 mph) on a Swiss motorway.

Government ministers warned not to use BlackBerrys and iPhones
Germany

Government ministers warned not to use BlackBerrys and iPhones

The German government said Monday ministers and senior civil servants have been told not to use iPhone and BlackBerry mobile devices as the interior minister warned a "dramatic" rise in cyber attacks.

Consumer watchdog slams Amazon’s new grocery service
Germany

Consumer watchdog slams Amazon’s new grocery service

Amazon.de’s new grocery delivery service needs a bit of fine tuning, according to test results released by consumer watchdog Stiftung Warentest on Monday.

Cemetery offers luxury graves at bargain prices to encourage restoration
Germany

Cemetery offers luxury graves at bargain prices to encourage restoration

Hamburg’s famous Ohlsdorf cemetery, final resting place of many prominent Germans, has begun a grave site sponsorship programme that promises abandoned sites at a cut-rate price in exchange for care and restoration by their future burial subjects, a media report said on Monday.

Germany ready to take on ageing Nazi hitman
Germany

Germany ready to take on ageing Nazi hitman

The German government said Monday it believed there may be a way to bring to justice an SS hitman who has lived as a free man in Germany since escaping from a Dutch prison in 1952.

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Sweden

Moderate politician drops out after death threat jibe

Christer Nordin, a Moderate party politician from Båstad in southern Sweden has withdrawn his candidacy for the upcoming local elections, despite claiming that a threat to kill a journalist was uttered in jest.

Green Party withdraws organic tomato ad
Sweden

Green Party withdraws organic tomato ad

The Green Party has announced the withdrawal of one of its election posters, which upset an organization that certifies organic products by flagrantly displaying its KRAV brand.

State run casinos used for money-laundering
Sweden

State run casinos used for money-laundering

The four Swedish state-run casinos in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö and Sundsvall reported a total of 161 cases of suspected money-laundering in the first six months of 2010, new figures from the Gaming Board for Sweden (Lotteriinspektionen) show.

Clouds could ruin chances of seeing major meteor shower
Germany

Clouds could ruin chances of seeing major meteor shower

The night sky over Germany will be ablaze this week as the annual Perseids meteor shower takes place, but cloud cover may scupper some stargazers' plans, the German Weather Service (DWD) said.

Helicopter heist suspect confesses to theft
Sweden

Helicopter heist suspect confesses to theft

A 31-year-old man charged with playing a role in a spectacular robbery at a Stockholm cash depot last year has admitted he was involved in the heist.

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Sweden

What’s On in Sweden: August 13th – 19th

What’s on in Sweden: A Chopin marathon in Stockholm, a Brazilian all-nighter in Gothenburg and Malmö hosts Scandinavia's biggest street dance competition.

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Sweden

Swedes missing after Indian floods

Three Swedes visiting the flood hit region of Ladakh in northern India are reported to be missing by relatives with the Swedish foreign ministry unable to confirm their whereabouts, according to a report in the Dagens Nyheter (DN) daily.

Hamburg shuts mosque visited by 9/11 terrorists
Germany

Hamburg shuts mosque visited by 9/11 terrorists

German police on Monday shut a mosque in the northern city of Hamburg frequented by suicide hijackers from the September 11, 2001 attacks and suspected of recruiting jihadists, the authorities said.

Family Ministry projects suspended due to budget cuts
Germany

Family Ministry projects suspended due to budget cuts

Central family policy projects laid out in Angela Merkel’s centre-right coalition contract have apparently been put on ice, a media report said on Monday.

AstraZeneca pays out million dollar damages
Sweden

AstraZeneca pays out million dollar damages

Anglo-Swedish pharmaceuticals firm AstraZeneca has agreed to pay $198 million in damages to around 17,500 people in the USA in connection with the alleged side effects of its Seroquel drug.

Brandenburg braces for flooding as Saxony soaks
Germany

Brandenburg braces for flooding as Saxony soaks

Water levels continued to rise in the eastern German state of Brandenburg on Monday, as an UNESCO heritage site was completely flooded in neighbouring Saxony.

German helicopter pilot killed in stunt performance
Germany

German helicopter pilot killed in stunt performance

A German helicopter crashed Sunday outside the Belarusian capital Minsk during an aerobatics show, killing its pilot, a spokesman for the emergency situations ministry said.

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Sweden

Man arrested for murdering wife

A man in Malmberget in northern Sweden has been arrested on suspicion of murdering his common-law wife in their home.

Exports soar as economy surges ahead
Germany

Exports soar as economy surges ahead

Germany's powerful export machine cranked into high gear in June, official data showed on Monday, likely driving growth across much of Europe as the continent's biggest economy thundered ahead.

New fee for travellers to the USA
Sweden

New fee for travellers to the USA

Tourists and business travellers from Europe will have to fork out 100 kronor ($14) in order to travel to the USA after September 8th in a move which has angered the EU commission.