Teachers need to learn to tackle racism: report
Sweden

Teachers need to learn to tackle racism: report

Swedish schoolteachers should be trained on how to handle racism in the classroom, according to a new report into xenophobia presented to the government on Friday.

Alex Ferguson questions need for Sweden friendly
Sweden

Alex Ferguson questions need for Sweden friendly

Manchester United coach Alex Ferguson has called into question the need for England to play a friendly game in Sweden next week.

Germany to offer Syrian Christians asylum
Germany

Germany to offer Syrian Christians asylum

German politicians have said they are preparing to allow Christian Syrian refugees to seek asylum in Germany, ahead of a worldwide day of prayer for oppressed Christians.

German economy to be overtaken by 2060
Germany

German economy to be overtaken by 2060

Germany's importance as an economic player will decline significantly by 2060 as its population grows older and in the face of China and India's rapid growth, the OECD has reported.

Rat pups found in baby food packaging
Sweden

Rat pups found in baby food packaging

When a Swedish mother opened a package of baby food a few days ago she found herself face to face with a litter of dead rat pups.

German rare violin dealer jailed for fraud
Germany

German rare violin dealer jailed for fraud

German-born Dietmar Machold from Bremen, one of the world's foremost dealers in rare and expensive violins until his firm went bankrupt in 2010, has been sentenced in Austria to six years in jail for fraud.

Palace loses historic wood to recycling firm
Germany

Palace loses historic wood to recycling firm

Three thousand ancient wood posts recovered from the foundations of a former Prussian palace in Berlin were given to a recycling firm, though the historic find could have brought much-needed funds for the reconstruction project.

Blogger victim strikes back over gym ad attack
Sweden

Blogger victim strikes back over gym ad attack

A 34-year-old woman who was described as an overweight chick "with lank hair and sweaty clothes" by a Swedish celebrity blogger after featuring in an advert for a gym, has responded that "she goes to the gym to train".

Incontinence is ‘secret widespread ailment’
Germany

Incontinence is ‘secret widespread ailment’

Experts say incontinence is a “secret widespread ailment” which has been ignored as a taboo subject for too long, as figures show one in ten Germans do not have control over their bladder functions.

Suspect confesses to Gothenburg girl kidnap
Sweden

Suspect confesses to Gothenburg girl kidnap

The 24-year-old man arrested on Friday on suspicion of having kidnapped a nine-year-old schoolgirl in Gothenburg has confessed.