The kebab pizza is Sweden’s favourite
Sweden

The kebab pizza is Sweden’s favourite

Kebab meat - yes, kebab meat - is the most popular pizza topping in Sweden, according to a new survey which also shows that pizza sales double on New Year's Day.

Court: Cuckolds can take back gifts to wives
Germany

Court: Cuckolds can take back gifts to wives

A woman who returned to her former profession as prostitute and had an affair with her pimp has been forced to return a house given her by her former husband - on the grounds of "gross ingratitude."

Multiple accidents on Sweden’s slippery roads
Sweden

Multiple accidents on Sweden’s slippery roads

Meteorological agency SMHI issued Class 1 weather warnings in several locations around Sweden on Saturday and a number of accidents were reported.

Three million long-term unemployed in Germany
Germany

Three million long-term unemployed in Germany

More than three million of Germany's unemployed are long-term cases, new statistics revealed on Saturday. The Federal Employment Agency (BA) describes these as the "hardcore" of those on the dole.

‘SAS had 10 days’ worth of cash’: Wallenberg
Sweden

‘SAS had 10 days’ worth of cash’: Wallenberg

Scandinavian airlines SAS was on the brink of collapse in November, the company's board vice chair Jacob Wallenberg admitted in an interview on Saturday.

FDP membership in ‘vicious downward spiral’
Germany

FDP membership in ‘vicious downward spiral’

For the first time ever, there are likely to be more Greens than Free Democrats in Germany by the end of the year, new estimates predict. The Green party is the only major political party that gained new members in 2012.

Centre Party split over radical proposals
Sweden

Centre Party split over radical proposals

Open borders, polygamy, and an end to compulsory schooling are some of the proposals outlined in the controversial new Centre Party programme which has caused rifts in the already troubled party.

New stats: Germans own 5.5 million guns
Germany

New stats: Germans own 5.5 million guns

Around 5.5 million firearms are legally owned by 1.4 million Germans, according to new Interior Ministry figures released on Friday ahead of the creation of a national gun register on January 1.

‘Skeleton lover’ report sparks inquiry
Sweden

‘Skeleton lover’ report sparks inquiry

Seven police detention centre staff are suspected of criminal conduct after several detainees, including a woman recently convicted for keeping bones in her flat, complained of mistreatment.

Germans to ring in New Year in the rain
Germany

Germans to ring in New Year in the rain

Germany will be meteorologically divided on New Year's Eve - while northern Germans might have to carry umbrellas to cover their champagne, southerners will need scarves and gloves to enjoy their firework displays.

Steinbrück pressured over law firm payments
Germany

Steinbrück pressured over law firm payments

Peer Steinbrück, the Social Democratic Party's candidate for the chancellorship, is under pressure over official payments made to a law firm while he was finance minister. He later gave a speech to the firm for a fee of €15,000.