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Sweden

Researchers map out child-custody battles

Researchers have launched a study to find out why the number of child-custody battles in Sweden has risen by 60 percent since 2006.

Teen admits killing convicted sex abuser
Germany

Teen admits killing convicted sex abuser

German authorities are trying to figure out whether a teenager who admitted stabbing a 55-year-old convicted sex offender to death may have been one of his victims.

Woman suspected of staging own abduction
Sweden

Woman suspected of staging own abduction

A 29-year-old woman who went missing for two days in September is suspected of having arranged her own abduction.

Hundreds of doctors ‘sold unapproved drug’
Germany

Hundreds of doctors ‘sold unapproved drug’

German prosecutors and customs officials believe they have uncovered one of the largest cases of fraud among the country’s gynaecologists involving the illegal sale of Depocon, an unapproved contraceptive.

Top Sweden Democrat quits due to ‘poor health’
Sweden

Top Sweden Democrat quits due to ‘poor health’

Per Björklund, one of the most powerful men within the Sweden Democrat Party, has resigned, citing medical reasons.

Merkel: we will meet green energy goals
Germany

Merkel: we will meet green energy goals

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday she was determined to push forward with a plan for rapidly expanding Germany’s renewable energy supply, despite criticism from within her own government.

Säpo avoids fine for James Bond party
Sweden

Säpo avoids fine for James Bond party

The Swedish Security Service Säpo has narrowly avoided inspection by the Competition Authority (Konkurrensverket) after splashing out 5.3 million kronor ($802,500) on a James Bond-themed party.

War refugee becomes British – after 70 years
Germany

War refugee becomes British – after 70 years

A 106-year-old German Jewish woman who fled the Nazis and has been living in Britain for more than 70 years has finally been granted British citizenship – the oldest person ever to receive it.

Farmers shocked over mystery sheep slaughter
Sweden

Farmers shocked over mystery sheep slaughter

Livestock owners in the southern Swedish region of Skåne are despairing after a series of deadly attacks on their sheep.

Insurance will save late airport’s managers
Germany

Insurance will save late airport’s managers

The managers of Berlin’s much-delayed new airport will not be held liable for the enormous costs incurred by the repeated postponement – they are covered by an insurance policy.

Italian crisis helps German property buyers
Germany

Italian crisis helps German property buyers

Germans looking for a holiday home in Italy should make a move now – Italians no longer have the money to snap up good deals, and prices are falling, even in popular regions like southern Tirol.