‘American Beauty’ too hot to handle for German schools
Germany

‘American Beauty’ too hot to handle for German schools

Authorities in North Rhine-Westphalia are considering dropping the film „American Beauty“ from the English curriculum for final secondary school exams after complaints it was too risqué, Der Spiegel reported.

Master keys to Malmö flats missing
Sweden

Master keys to Malmö flats missing

The master-keys to almost 900 apartments in the suburb of Rosengård in Malmö are missing. The keys were stolen in December when unrest in the suburb reached its peak.

Thousands set to lose their jobs this year
Germany

Thousands set to lose their jobs this year

Labour Minister Olaf Scholz said on Saturday he expects a rush by companies to reduce working hours as well as a big jump in unemployment this year as Germany slides deeper into recession.

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Sweden

Two arrested for bomb attack on prosecutor

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of a bomb attack on the Trollhättan home of chief public prosecutor Barbro Jönsson in November 2007.

Christian Democrats announce plan to save marriage
Sweden

Christian Democrats announce plan to save marriage

The Christian Democrats have announced a proposal aimed at saving the institution of marriage. The party suggests introducing a free counselling check up for all newly weds.

Report says terrorists threaten German cities
Germany

Report says terrorists threaten German cities

A recent video posted on Youtube by suspected Islamists specifically threatened to launch attacks in Berlin, Cologne and Bremen, according to a report by German news magazine Focus.

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Sweden

Mobile phones feel the cold

New models of mobile phones struggle to survive when temperatures plunge towards zero. Batteries freeze, performance weakens and the phones turn themselves off. 'Read the instructions', Swedish consumers have been told.

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Sweden

Reinfeldt: ‘US responsible for Guantanamo inmates’

Sweden's Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt reiterated Friday his government's reluctance to accept former Guantanamo Bay detainees after US President Barack Obama pledged to close the prison.

Siemens could pull out of Areva nuclear venture
Germany

Siemens could pull out of Areva nuclear venture

German engineering group Siemens plans to sell its stake in Areva NP, the reactor subsidiary of French nuclear power giant Areva, a source close to the matter told AFP.

Police bust child porn ring using mobile phones
Germany

Police bust child porn ring using mobile phones

Investigators in Germany have for the first time uncovered a paedophilia network distributing images via mobile phones as police this week raided more than 400 homes across the country.