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Sweden

Halloween revelers keep Swedish police busy

The recent payday, Halloween, and a concert by hip hop star 50 Cent proved to be a recipe for an extra messy weekend for police around Sweden.

Merkel to push for minimum wage
Germany

Merkel to push for minimum wage

Chancellor Angela Merkel is looking to introduce a “market-based organised lower limit for wages” of at least €6.90 an hour – although her party has always been against a minimum wage.

Woman fined for drunken golf cart joyride
Sweden

Woman fined for drunken golf cart joyride

A 62-year-old woman from Ystad in southern Sweden has been fined for driving a cart out on a local golf course while under the influence, reported golf news website Golf.se.

Germans with Turkish heritage will replace Turks – a success story
Germany

Germans with Turkish heritage will replace Turks – a success story

It was 50 years ago on Sunday since the “guest worker” agreement between Germany and Turkey which changed Germany forever. Ahmet Külahci, Berlin correspondent for Turkish newspaper Hürriyet writes of his optimism.

Alice poster girl could be sacked for Qaddafi comments
Germany

Alice poster girl could be sacked for Qaddafi comments

Germany’s advertising world could soon be one long-legged blonde-haired beauty fewer, as the model in the Alice phone company adverts could be sacked for remarks she made about her relationship to Muammar Qaddafi’s son Mutassim.

New book helps Swedish parents talk about sex
Sweden

New book helps Swedish parents talk about sex

Sweden's National Association for Sexuality Education is hoping a new handbook will help worried parents talk about sex with their pre-teen children.

‘Angry note’ ad campaign has neighbours fuming
Sweden

‘Angry note’ ad campaign has neighbours fuming

A major Swedish radio station seems to have caused neighbourly discord throughout the country with a ‘miscalculated’ ad campaign.

Gorleben protests reawake as nuclear lobby work revealed
Germany

Gorleben protests reawake as nuclear lobby work revealed

As around 6,000 people protested around Germany against a shipment of nuclear waste due to go to the Gorleben storage site next month, a newspaper published a dossier documenting the nuclear industry’s lobbying work.

Trichet: Hard work on debt crisis starts now
Germany

Trichet: Hard work on debt crisis starts now

The debt crisis that has crippled Europe in recent months has not been overcome despite a comprehensive package clinched by eurozone leaders, the president of the European Central Bank (ECB) warned on Sunday.

Five killed in road accidents over the weekend
Germany

Five killed in road accidents over the weekend

Five people were killed in two separate road accidents in Germany over the weekend.

Woman fatally stabbed at her 70th birthday party
Sweden

Woman fatally stabbed at her 70th birthday party

A woman was stabbed to death in her home in front of friends and family who had come to celebrate her 70th birthday, and her son is suspected for the murder.