Police beat back anti-nuke protestors
Germany

Police beat back anti-nuke protestors

Police wielding truncheons beat back environmentalists Sunday trying to block a train carrying highly radioactive nuclear waste from western France to a dump in Germany.

Jewish life hailed 70 years after Kristallnacht
Germany

Jewish life hailed 70 years after Kristallnacht

Germany marked Sunday the 70th anniversary of the Kristallnacht pogrom, a prelude to the Holocaust, with solemn ceremonies throughout the country and celebrations of the rebirth of Jewish life.

German police close in on killer pensioner
Germany

German police close in on killer pensioner

Police took DNA samples from 5,000 elderly men in the town of Weiskirchen near the French border this week in a bid to nab an old serial killer who has been writing the cops anonymous letters, AFP's Arnaud Bouvier reports.

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Sweden

Study: ‘Memory improves for every generation’

A new Swedish study researching dementia has indicated that memories of human beings improve for every generation. Put simply children of today will remember more than their parents.

Deutsche Post to cut 40,000 jobs
Germany

Deutsche Post to cut 40,000 jobs

German logistics giant Deutsche Post is to slash up to 40,000 jobs, most in the US, as part of aggressive cost-cutting measures after losing billions, a German newspaper reported on Sunday.

Sweden increases humanitarian aid to Congo
Sweden

Sweden increases humanitarian aid to Congo

The Swedish government has announced an increase in development aid to the Democratic Republic of Congo in response to the growing refugee crisis in the east of the war-torn African state.

Fischer blasts Merkel’s financial firefighting
Germany

Fischer blasts Merkel’s financial firefighting

Former Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer has attacked Angela Merkel's crisis management in the face of the global financial crisis, saying the German chancellor had failed to take a leading role in Europe on the issue.

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Sweden

Young woman raped on Malmö street

A 27-year-old woman was raped early on Sunday morning on the street in central Malmö. Witnesses to the crime alerted police and the perpetrator was arrested at the scene.

Telekom layoffs to hit disabled workers
Germany

Telekom layoffs to hit disabled workers

Plans by Deutsche Telekom to close nearly half its call centres across Germany are set to affect blind and wheelchair-bound workers, according to a report by news magazine Focus.

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Sweden

Moderates consider eco-car tax exemption

A working committee within the Moderate party is considering the cost of a system to replace the eco-car subsidy that will expire in the spring. The committee is also looking at broader measures to reduce carbon emissions.

Tiger’s ‘play’ leaves keeper nursing his wounds
Sweden

Tiger’s ‘play’ leaves keeper nursing his wounds

A zookeeper at Junsele Zoo in the north of Sweden was bitten by a white tiger on Saturday. The injured man was stuck in the cage with his assailant for 15 minutes before the zoo's owner arrived to rescue him.

Ypsilanti drops out of Hesse election race
Germany

Ypsilanti drops out of Hesse election race

Andrea Ypsilanti, head of the Social Democratic Party in Hesse has abandoned efforts to become state premier, making way for a little-known candidate to lead the embattled party into regional elections next year.

Germany remembers ‘Kristallnacht’ pogrom
Germany

Germany remembers ‘Kristallnacht’ pogrom

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Jewish leaders are paying tribute to the victims of the Nazis' Kristallnacht pogrom on the 70th anniversary of the event at a ceremony in Berlin's largest synagogue on Sunday.