Sauerland terror suspects fit to stand trial, charges ready
Germany

Sauerland terror suspects fit to stand trial, charges ready

The trial of three Germans alleged to be Islamist terrorists planning attacks on German soil should start soon, with charges against them nearly ready, according to officials.

Anti-fascist hackers crack Blood and Honour site
Germany

Anti-fascist hackers crack Blood and Honour site

Anti-fascist computer hackers say they have broken into one of the world’s biggest Neo Nazi internet sites and copied details of more than 30,000 members.

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Sweden

Bildt rejects Georgia-Kosovo comparison

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt on Friday rejected Russian comparisons between its recognition of two Georgian breakaway provinces from the West's recognition of Kosovo earlier this year.

€150 bonus planned for buying green white goods
Germany

€150 bonus planned for buying green white goods

The German government is considering plans to give anyone who buys a new fridge or washing machine €150 to encourage people to get rid of their old, electricity-sucking models and invest in new, low-energy ones.

Swedish prince inherits derelict country estate
Sweden

Swedish prince inherits derelict country estate

Sweden's Prince Carl-Philip has inherited a derelict country estate in Södermanland, south of Stockholm.

Germany plans for Cold Peace with Russia over Georgia
Germany

Germany plans for Cold Peace with Russia over Georgia

The German government has been planning for a new relationship with Russia since at least the end of last year, with one possible scenario dubbed a "Cold Peace" in an internal paper seen by Der Spiegel.

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Sweden

Swedish researchers confirm Siberian seabead methane leak

Swedish researchers working on an international mission have confirmed that methane, a potent greenhouse gas, has started to leak from the permafrost under the Siberian seabed, Dagens Nyheter reported on Saturday.

Social democrats demand shared parental leave
Sweden

Social democrats demand shared parental leave

The opposition Social Democrats have proposed changes to parental leave in a bid to improve equality. The party proposed the increase of individual quotas and in the longer term wants to see the insurance divided equally between the mother and the father.

Dentist makes fake radar machine to slow traffic on his street
Germany

Dentist makes fake radar machine to slow traffic on his street

A German dentist has stopped traffic racing past his house by building a fake speed radar machine.

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Sweden

Dramatic increase in women alcoholics

Alcoholism among women in Sweden increased by 50 percent to 100,000 between 2003 and 2007, a new report from the National Institute of Public Health (Folkhälsöinstitutet) has shown.

Senior sex can keep old age blues at bay
Germany

Senior sex can keep old age blues at bay

Older people could avoid depression if they paid more attention to their libidos, Germany’s sex guru says, calling for young people to accept and celebrate senior sex.