Rwanda expels German envoy as diplomatic row escalates
Germany

Rwanda expels German envoy as diplomatic row escalates

Rwanda expelled Germany's ambassador and prepared to issue indictments and arrest warrants against 23 French officials on Tuesday in a dramatic escalation of diplomatic tensions over the country's 1994 genocide.

Introducing… Katrin Zytomierska
Sweden

Introducing… Katrin Zytomierska

Meet Katrin Zytomierska, the outspoken television personality who spent most of last month insulting people and getting her name all over the front pages.

Mother admits freezing babies, denies killings
Germany

Mother admits freezing babies, denies killings

At the start of her high-profile murder trial on Tuesday a German mother admitted on Tuesday to stashing the bodies of her two babies in the family freezer, but denied killing them.

US suggests Boeing alternative amid A400M transport woes
Germany

US suggests Boeing alternative amid A400M transport woes

Kurt Volker, the US ambassador to NATO, on Tuesday suggested Germany could use a Boeing military transport plane to solve its heavy lift needs instead of the troubled A400M programme.

Police arrest three men for blowing up ATMs
Germany

Police arrest three men for blowing up ATMs

Three men have been arrested in Berlin on suspicion of blowing up several cash machines since February, German police reported on Tuesday.

‘Senator Death’ sparks euthanasia debate
Germany

‘Senator Death’ sparks euthanasia debate

A German politician dubbed "Senator Death" has been providing paid assistance to old ladies who want to die, sparking a debate whether he’s a money-hungry granny-killer or a euthanasia rights champion. Exberliner Magazine’s Jacinta Nandi reports.

Left Party: ‘force pastors to perform gay weddings’
Sweden

Left Party: ‘force pastors to perform gay weddings’

As Sweden moves closer to a same-sex marriage law, Left Party leader Lars Ohly wants to include a provision to force pastors to wed gay couples.

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Sweden

Swedish bestiality ring exposed

A Swedish newspaper has exposed a network of self-proclaimed zoophiles who meet regularly in locations around the country to have sex with animals.

Sweden to host ‘world premiere’ of new Guns N’ Roses album
Sweden

Sweden to host ‘world premiere’ of new Guns N’ Roses album

Guns N' Roses fans looking to be among the first to buy the band’s newest album should plan on coming to Gothenburg, Sweden by November 21st to attend a unique “pre-listening” party to be held at a local bar.

Berlin’s tale of two art scenes
Germany

Berlin’s tale of two art scenes

The Berlin Wall might be a thing of the past, but Daniel Miller believes there might as well be a death strip dividing the German capital's art scene.

German economic confidence up despite recession reports
Germany

German economic confidence up despite recession reports

Germany's closely watched ZEW economic indicator picked up Tuesday, as investors' mood improved slightly amid international efforts to come to grips with the financial crisis.

Volvo to cut 900 jobs
Sweden

Volvo to cut 900 jobs

Volvo Group has announced that it is to cut 900 jobs from its Powertrain operations in Sweden.

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Sweden

State hopes to sell Carnegie ‘in one piece’

The new chair of recently nationalized Carnegie said on Tuesday he hopes the beleaguered Swedish investment bank can be sold in one piece, but that other alternatives are also under consideration.

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Sweden

Five convicted over SVT office party booze

Five members of staff at the Malmö offices of state broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT) have been found guilty of smuggling alcohol from Germany for an office party.

Engineers bail out of runaway freight train
Germany

Engineers bail out of runaway freight train

Two engineers bailed out of a freight train after the brakes failed, leaving it to roll six kilometres from Frechen to Cologne, police in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia reported on Tuesday.

Karneval kicks off in Cologne
Germany

Karneval kicks off in Cologne

Cologne’s traditional carnival season kicked off on Tuesday at 11:11 am in the city centre, where some 70,000 revelers were expected to turn up to party in costume.

Owner-occupied flats coming to Sweden
Sweden

Owner-occupied flats coming to Sweden

Sweden has taken another step toward owner-occupied apartments, with the government proposing the type of housing be introduced on May 1st, 2009.

Nuclear waste transport reaches Gorleben
Germany

Nuclear waste transport reaches Gorleben

Several tonnes of German nuclear waste finally arrived at the Gorleben storage centre at 12:17 am on Tuesday morning in what police called a smooth delivery after massive delays caused by three days of protests by activists.

Merkel calls for NATO strategy changes
Germany

Merkel calls for NATO strategy changes

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on NATO to revamp its security strategy with a stronger focus on disarmament and development and urged US president-elect Barack Obama to join the drive.

Asia launches German tsunami warning system
Germany

Asia launches German tsunami warning system

Nearly four years after the devastating South Asian tsunami that killed some 250,000 people, an early-warning system developed in Germany will be launched in Indonesia on Tuesday.

Swedish videogame maker bought by French competitor
Sweden

Swedish videogame maker bought by French competitor

Acclaimed Swedish videogame maker Massive Entertainment, developer of the popular strategy title "World In Conflict”, has been purchased by French rival Ubisoft.

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Sweden

Swedish study links vibrations to heart attack risk

Vibrating tools can increase the risk of a heart attack by 30 percent, according to a new Swedish study.

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Sweden

Man dies in Gothenburg apartment fire

A fire in the Lundby district of Gothenburg claimed the life of a man early Tuesday morning.