Lund team to look at how internet affects youth morals
Sweden

Lund team to look at how internet affects youth morals

Researchers at Lund University plan to work with The Pirate Bay and MySpace to learn more about how the internet affects the way Swedish teens build their norms and values.

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Sweden

Baby Jesus stolen once again from Jönköping manger

After returning in time for Christmas following an initial disappearance, the life-sized baby Jesus is gone again from a manger scene near a hotel in Jönköping in southern Sweden.

Gothenburg bus crash sends 13 to hospital
Sweden

Gothenburg bus crash sends 13 to hospital

Thirteen people were taken to hospital after a bus collided with a car in Gothenburg on Saturday morning.

Extreme right crime soars in Germany
Germany

Extreme right crime soars in Germany

Crimes and others offences committed by far-right groups soared by almost 30 percent in 2008, the daily Frankfurter Rundschau reported Saturday, quoting Interior Ministry figures.

Trade union boss rains on Köhler’s unity parade
Germany

Trade union boss rains on Köhler’s unity parade

Franz-Josef Möllenberg, head of the NGG food industry trade union, has expressed scepticism about German President Horst Köhler's call for employer-worker unity to defeat the economic crisis.

Ex-RAF terrorist Klar hoping to avoid media attention
Germany

Ex-RAF terrorist Klar hoping to avoid media attention

The ex-RAF terrorist Christian Klar, who was controversially released from prison on December 19 after 26 years, has said he wants to avoid public appearances in order to concentrate on his rehabilitation.

States reluctant to accept Gitmo inmates
Germany

States reluctant to accept Gitmo inmates

Brandenburg Interior Minister Jörg Schönbohm has criticised German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier for announcing Berlin was considering taking in Guantánamo Bay inmates to help close the US prison camp.

Horse-drawn carriage runs amok in Berlin
Germany

Horse-drawn carriage runs amok in Berlin

A horse-drawn holiday carriage containing three passengers ran loose in central Berlin on Friday evening, dragging the driver behind it. The coachman was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

CDU man slams Merkel’s handling of financial crisis
Germany

CDU man slams Merkel’s handling of financial crisis

Josef Schlarmann, chairman of the Christian Democrats' organisation for small and mid-sized businesses (MIT), has criticised the way his party has handled the financial crisis, saying that the CDU is becoming too left-wing.

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Sweden

Failed party trick lands Swedish man in burn unit

A Swedish man’s attempt to impress his girlfriend on Friday night backfired, putting him in the hospital with serious burn injuries and facing allegations of endangering the public.

Flames finally consume Gävle Christmas goat
Sweden

Flames finally consume Gävle Christmas goat

The Gävle goat went up in flames early Saturday morning, after being set alight by unknown assailants, according to police.