Merkel backs Georgia’s NATO bid
Germany

Merkel backs Georgia’s NATO bid

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she backed the NATO bid of ex-Soviet republic Georgia while in Tbilisi to meet Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili on Sunday.

Swede in custody for Copenhagen heist
Sweden

Swede in custody for Copenhagen heist

A 28-year-old Swede has been remanded in custody in connection with a multi-million kronor robbery in Copenhagen on August 10th. A further three Swedes and a Dane are set to face the remand court.

Locals return home after Mönchengladbach accident
Germany

Locals return home after Mönchengladbach accident

Hundreds of people who were evacuated after more than 100 suffered breathing problems following an accident at paint factory in Mönchengladbach have returned home.

Drug dealer can keep German job centre start-up business grant
Germany

Drug dealer can keep German job centre start-up business grant

An enterprising unemployed man who was caught dealing in magic mushrooms has been told he does not have to pay the more than €7,000 business start up money the German employment office gave him.

Thousands of jobless to care for German dementia patients
Germany

Thousands of jobless to care for German dementia patients

Up to 10,000 long-term unemployed Germans will be trained to care for people suffering from dementia, after a change in the law gave care homes budgets to employ more care workers.

Gay holocaust victim memorial vandalized in Berlin
Germany

Gay holocaust victim memorial vandalized in Berlin

A monument dedicated to homosexuals persecuted and tortured by the Nazis has been vandalized in Berlin, less than three months after it was unveiled.

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Sweden

Two men stabbed, one dead in Skövde

Two separate stabbing incidents near Skövde in central Sweden left one man dead and the other with stomach injuries on Saturday evening.

Heavy rain threatens Swedish harvest
Sweden

Heavy rain threatens Swedish harvest

Drought, rain and low grain prices have made life tough for Swedish farmers.

Telekom set to close half its call centres
Germany

Telekom set to close half its call centres

Deutsche Telekom is planning to close nearly half its call centres across the country, according to Focus magazine.

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Sweden

Klüft prepares for long jump podium bid

Sweden's Carolina Klüft will bid to break a second consecutive Russian podium sweep in the women's Olympic long jump, the heats for which take place on Tuesday.

Water buffalo move into soggy Brandenburg
Germany

Water buffalo move into soggy Brandenburg

Brandenburg has set up a trial water buffalo ranch with the aim of creating a new branch of local agriculture and healthy eco-systems in the wetter areas of the eastern German state.

World Water Week opens in Stockholm
Sweden

World Water Week opens in Stockholm

As the world races to find solutions to the planet's climate woes, some 2,500 experts meet in Stockholm this week to put the spotlight on one of the most pressing issues, that of water resources, at World Water Week.