Kieler Woche regatta and festival sets sail
Germany

Kieler Woche regatta and festival sets sail

Around three million people are expected in Kiel on the north coast this week, with the start of the Kieler Woche sailing festival.

Harder for men and mentally ill to quit drugs
Sweden

Harder for men and mentally ill to quit drugs

A researcher in Lund, Sweden has found that it is harder for men than women to quit drugs. It is even harder for those with psychological problems, Sydsvenkan reports.

Jogi says stress cigarette his business
Germany

Jogi says stress cigarette his business

German football trainer Joachim Löw has rejected criticism of his smoking a cigarette during the quarter final match against Portugal at the end of last week, saying it was his private business.

Bionade could be cleared from shelves for misleading labels
Germany

Bionade could be cleared from shelves for misleading labels

Manufacturers of Bionade have responded angrily this weekend to a court decision ordering all bottles of the fashionable soft drink to be taken off shelves in Germany.

Newspaper report on schoolgirls was an early Brecht satire
Germany

Newspaper report on schoolgirls was an early Brecht satire

One of the first pieces of writing by German playwright Bertold Brecht has been unearthed from the archives of the Augsburger Nachrichten newspaper – a report on the graduation of a class of schoolgirls.

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Sweden

Woman dies in collision with elk

A woman died on Sunday morning following a collision with an elk that had strayed onto a road in Dalarna in central Sweden.

Tax men raid more millionaire homes
Germany

Tax men raid more millionaire homes

New raids have been carried out in Germany in the Liechtenstein tax evasion scandal, weekly news magazine Der Spiegel reported on Sunday.

Royals join forces on Arctic expedition
Sweden

Royals join forces on Arctic expedition

The heirs to the thrones of Sweden, Denmark and Norway have embarked on an expedition to Svalbard in the Arctic.

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Sweden

13-year-old girl raped by two men

A 13-year-old girl was raped by two men in Södertälje on Saturday evening.

German economics minister calls for more oil and nuclear power
Germany

German economics minister calls for more oil and nuclear power

German Economy Minister Michael Glos called for “quickly” increasing oil supplies in the world market, and returning to nuclear power, in an opinion column in the Sunday newspaper Bild am Sonntag.

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Sweden

Man charged for murder of Swedish woman in UK

A homeless Uganda-born man was on Saturday charged with murdering a Swedish woman whose body was found next to a road in Britain, police said.