Swiss freeze Mubarak sons’ assets: report
Switzerland

Swiss freeze Mubarak sons’ assets: report

Swiss authorities have frozen €300 million dollars sitting in Credit Suisse accounts in Geneva held by the sons of deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, the newspaper Le Matin Dimanche reported on Sunday.

Erik Almqvist quits parliament
Sweden

Erik Almqvist quits parliament

Erik Almqvist, the shamed Sweden Democrat who resigned from his post as the party's economic policy spokesman in November, is giving up his seat in parliament and his party membership.

Sweden tops Swedish Wikipedia list
Sweden

Sweden tops Swedish Wikipedia list

Sweden, singer Loreen and notorious US bank robber John Dillinger were the three most popular topics on Wikipedia's Swedish edition in 2012.

Increased calls for German Energy Ministry
Germany

Increased calls for German Energy Ministry

More and more politicians are calling on the German government to establish an Energy Ministry after the next election, in the face of slow progress in the country's transition to renewable power sources.

Depression causing more early retirements
Germany

Depression causing more early retirements

Psychological complaints like depression and nervous exhaustion have become the most common cause for early retirement in Germany, new data has shown.

Elderly woman’s maggot-infested leg amputated
Sweden

Elderly woman’s maggot-infested leg amputated

A Stockholm nursing home has been accused of severe neglect after a 95-year-old resident was rushed to hospital with a maggot-infested wound.

German exports due a boost in 2013
Germany

German exports due a boost in 2013

Germany, one of the world's top exporters, should post a new record for exports next year, driven by demand from Asia, the head of the BGA federation of exporters and wholesalers said on Sunday.

Steinbrück: Merkel gets ‘women’s bonus’ in polls
Germany

Steinbrück: Merkel gets ‘women’s bonus’ in polls

Peer Steinbrück, SPD challenger to Angela Merkel in next year's election, has committed a second PR blunder in two days. After complaining that chancellors get paid too little, he said Merkel's popularity was down to a "women's bonus."

Dementia bigger killer than heart attacks
Sweden

Dementia bigger killer than heart attacks

For decades, heart attacks were the most common cause of death in Sweden, but now more Swedes are dying from dementia diseases.

Urinating man killed by subway train
Sweden

Urinating man killed by subway train

A 21-year-old man died Saturday night after falling on to the tracks of a Stockholm subway station.

Merkel to greenlight armoured vehicle deal
Germany

Merkel to greenlight armoured vehicle deal

The German government has already agreed "in principle" to sell 30 German Dingo 2 armoured vehicles worth about €100 million to Saudi Arabia, it was reported Sunday.