German mother jailed for killing 8 babies
Germany

German mother jailed for killing 8 babies

A German appeals court on Monday confirmed a 15-year prison sentence handed to a woman for killing eight of her newborn babies in the country's worst post-war infanticide case.

German airlines nix onboard mobiles despite EU approval
Germany

German airlines nix onboard mobiles despite EU approval

German airlines remain cool to in-flight mobile services despite EU approval on Monday of technology allowing air passengers to use their phones throughout Europe.

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Sweden

Swedish paper publishes wrong photo of ‘dead’ man

The newspaper Expressen may face legal action after publishing the wrong picture with a front-page story about the suicide of a Swedish musician.

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Germany

German KfW bank boss resigns amid subprime mess

The head of German state development bank KfW, Ingrid Matthäus-Maier, has resigned amid the subprime mess at its affiliated business lender IKB.

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Sweden

Swedes anticipate rise in housing prices

Increasing numbers of Swedes anticipate a rise in housing prices in the near future, according to SEB bank's house price indicator.

Left Party supports file sharing
Sweden

Left Party supports file sharing

The Left Party’s governing board wants to allow the downloading of copyrighted films and music for personal use.

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Sweden

Arla Foods hit by Middle East boycott after cartoons row

Consumers in the Middle East are boycotting products from Danish-Swedish dairy group Arla Foods because of the publication of cartoons of the Muslim prophet Muhammad in Danish newspapers, Arla said on Monday.

Holocaust survivors: German rail restrictions ‘undignified’
Germany

Holocaust survivors: German rail restrictions ‘undignified’

German state railway operator Deutsche Bahn has outraged Holocaust survivor groups by refusing to allow a traveling train exhibition into Berlin's main station.

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Sweden

Police hunt for new Arboga weapon

Police plan to dive in the waters the Arboga River to search for a what may be a weapon used in the murder of two small children three weeks ago.

Court: Tossed döner kebab no danger to human dignity
Germany

Court: Tossed döner kebab no danger to human dignity

A court in Munich ruled on Monday that a chewed-on döner kebab thrown at a restaurant worker posed no threat to her dignity as a human being.

Mass grave from Thirty Years’ War found in Bavaria
Germany

Mass grave from Thirty Years’ War found in Bavaria

Construction workers have discovered a mass grave from the Thirty Years' War while laying a pipeline in the German state of Bavaria.

Swedish ice cream trucks ‘a form of torture’
Sweden

Swedish ice cream trucks ‘a form of torture’

Selling ice cream and candy with enticing melodies ought to be outlawed because it is connected to child obesity.

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Sweden

Teacher accused of sending nude pics to seduce student

A teenage student in possession of sexually explicit photos of his Swedish school teacher claims the woman was trying to seduce him, reports the Göteborgs Tidning (GT) newspaper.

Dead patient with ‘imaginary’ illness to be compensated
Germany

Dead patient with ‘imaginary’ illness to be compensated

The relatives of a German patient who died after being wrongly accused of imagining his illness will be paid for the medical mistake.

Russian billionaire Blavatnik said interested in Air Berlin
Germany

Russian billionaire Blavatnik said interested in Air Berlin

Russian billionaire Leonard Blavatnik wants to invest in the German low-cost airline Air Berlin, airline boss Joachim Hunold told the Berlin daily Der Tagesspiegel in comments published on Monday.

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Sweden

‘Youth tax breaks an irresponsible waste of money’

The Swedish government has said it wants to reduce social fees further for people under 26, to about 15 percent, compared with 30 percent for other employees. The Left Party's labour affairs spokesperson, Josefin Brink, argues that it is a waste of resources to shower private companies with tax breaks without demanding something in return.

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Germany

Verdi charges Aldi with illegal activity

German public worker’s union Verdi has charged the northern branch of discount grocery chain Aldi for breaking the German works council constitution act, the Monday edition of daily Süddeutschen Zeitung reported on Monday.

Town hopes Nietzsche’s grave can halt coal mine
Germany

Town hopes Nietzsche’s grave can halt coal mine

The people of Röcken are looking to late German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche to save them. The eastern German town has for 108 years been the proud resting place of Nietzsche and it has now turned his grave into its strongest argument to halt a coal mining project that would wipe it off the map.

Tougher speed limits for drivers near buses
Sweden

Tougher speed limits for drivers near buses

After conducting successful tests in Linköping and Örnholdsvik, Sweden’s Road Authority (Vägverket) wants to implement new rules to curb speeds of vehicles driving near buses.

NRW checking police holiday logs in Libya scandal
Germany

NRW checking police holiday logs in Libya scandal

In the affair involving secret training of Libyan security forces by German police, Interior Minister Ingo Wolf for the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) has announced that the state will review the last few years of vacation records for all police special forces officers.

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Sweden

Man shot in the back near Stockholm

A 39-year-old man was shot in the back on Sunday night in Alby south of Stockholm.

Dalarna girl declared kidnapped
Sweden

Dalarna girl declared kidnapped

The 10-year-old girl who disappeared from Stjärnsund outside of Hedemora in Dalarna in central Sweden on Saturday has still not been found as of early Monday morning, and police have now classified the case as a kidnapping.