Smelly sodas raise poisoning suspicions
Sweden

Smelly sodas raise poisoning suspicions

A police investigation into potential poisoning is underway after drinks giants Coca-Cola and Spendrups received complaints about foul-smelling sodas.

Merkel ‘deeply saddened’ by US massacre
Germany

Merkel ‘deeply saddened’ by US massacre

Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed deep shock and sadness on Saturday at news of Friday's primary school shooting in Newtown in Connecticut in the USA, in which 20 children and six adults were shot to death by a gunman.

More snow as SMHI predicts white Christmas
Sweden

More snow as SMHI predicts white Christmas

The SMHI meteorological office predicted a white Christmas today for most of Sweden but also issued a class 1 warning for the weekend as a new blizzard moved over the country.

Study: Germans gorge on more greens
Germany

Study: Germans gorge on more greens

Germans are eating more vegetables than a decade ago, new figures suggest, but do not yet appear willing to sacrifice the typical meaty fare of wurst, schnitzel and sauerbraten for the sake of their health.

Homeless people get cigarettes for Christmas
Sweden

Homeless people get cigarettes for Christmas

A charity in Norrköping, eastern Sweden, is donating cigarettes to the homeless and other vulnerable people this Christmas.

Yoko Ono receives German peace prize
Germany

Yoko Ono receives German peace prize

Yoko Ono on Friday accepted a German human rights prize for peace activism with her late husband, Beatle John Lennon, as well as her more recent work championing equality for women and gays.

Deutsche Post and ADAC plan bus network
Germany

Deutsche Post and ADAC plan bus network

Deutsche Post and motoring association ADAC are looking into launching a joint long-distance bus service as an 80 year-old law guaranteeing Deutsche Bahn a near monopoly on longer journeys is due to be lifted.

Bayern 12 points ahead despite Gladbach draw
Germany

Bayern 12 points ahead despite Gladbach draw

Runaway leaders Bayern Munich needed a second-half equaliser to snatch a point in a 1-1 draw at home to Borussia Mönchengladbach on Friday in their final Bundesliga match of 2012.

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Sweden

Moody’s affirms Sweden’s triple-A rating

International rating agency Moody's has affirmed Sweden's coveted triple-A rating, citing the country's sound fiscal policies and continued progress in cutting its debt burden.

‘Tetra Pak heir’s wife died of drugs’: coroner
Sweden

‘Tetra Pak heir’s wife died of drugs’: coroner

Eva Rausing, one of Britain's richest women and the wife of Tetra Pak heir Kristian Rausing, died as a result of drug abuse, a coroner ruled at an inquest on Friday.

‘Islamists’ behind botched Bonn bombing
Germany

‘Islamists’ behind botched Bonn bombing

German prosecutors said on Friday they believed Islamist extremists were behind a botched bomb attack at Bonn train station. Media reports suggested the detonation device was triggered but for some reason the bomb did not go off.