Murderer of German girl commits suicide in jail
Germany

Murderer of German girl commits suicide in jail

A Turkish man jailed for raping and murdering an 11-year-old German girl in 2004 has committed suicide in prison, Anatolia news agency reported Saturday.

Roth: Merkel is “chancellor of heteros”
Germany

Roth: Merkel is “chancellor of heteros”

Thousands of gay and lesbian Germans and their supporters demonstrated for gay rights on Saturday in Munich’s annual Christopher Street Day parade.

Nigeria hunts kidnappers of two German workers
Germany

Nigeria hunts kidnappers of two German workers

Nigerian security forces on Saturday intensified efforts to track down the kidnappers of two German construction workers in Port Harcourt, the country's oil hub.

Swede with neo-Nazi ties buys Berlin villa
Germany

Swede with neo-Nazi ties buys Berlin villa

A Swedish right-wing extremist with ties to German neo-Nazis may have moved his home base into a €3.3-million villa in the Berlin suburbs, German newsmagazine Der Spiegel reported on Saturday.

Rising oil prices cost Germans €25 bn
Germany

Rising oil prices cost Germans €25 bn

Skyrocketing oil prices have cost Germans about €25 billion ($39.8 million) this year, German newsmagazine Der Spiegel reported on Saturday.

World’s longest jam session underway
Sweden

World’s longest jam session underway

Swedish musicians are trying to set a new Guinness World Record for the world’s longest jam session, Svenska Dagbladet reports.

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Sweden

Swedish artist designs Thai village

Ernst Billgren, one of Sweden’s most popular and versatile modern artists, has designed a housing project called Sea Hill which is under construction on the shores of the Andaman Sea, north of the resort island Phuket in Thailand, Dagens Nyheter reports.

It’s the season for blood-sucking ticks
Sweden

It’s the season for blood-sucking ticks

Damp weather in recent weeks means that ticks are especially active, increasing the possibility that one can be bitten.

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Sweden

Smokers’ health care snuffed out

The city of Malmö has been fined 30 000 kronor for refusing to provide mandated health care to a heavy-smoking stroke victim and his wife.

Fewer cases of breast cancer in Sweden
Sweden

Fewer cases of breast cancer in Sweden

The number of Swedish women 45 years or older who are afflicted with breast cancer is falling for the first time in Sweden.

Fine unlikely for man who beheaded Hitler waxwork
Germany

Fine unlikely for man who beheaded Hitler waxwork

The man accused of ripping the head off a Madame Tussauds wax figure of Adolf Hitler in Berlin is unlikely to be fined because he is on the dole and unable to pay, German newsmagazine Focus reported on Saturday.