Greek crisis unlikely to deter German tourists
Germany

Greek crisis unlikely to deter German tourists

The economic and fiscal crisis engulfing Greece will not prevent hordes of German holidaymakers flocking there this year, the head of Germany's tourism board predicted Tuesday.

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Sweden

Police probe cop blogger over furtive glans

Police in southern Sweden are investigating claims by an anonymous officer that he and a colleague secretly dabbed the tips of their sex organs against parts of a car driven by female co-workers, local newspaper Kvällsposten reports.

Dr. Dot: Building an empire one massage at a time
Germany

Dr. Dot: Building an empire one massage at a time

The Local's series "Making it in Germany" presents Dot Stein, the Berlin-based masseuse to the stars and saucy sex columnist better known as Dr. Dot.

Irish police foil plot to kill Swedish cartoonist
Sweden

Irish police foil plot to kill Swedish cartoonist

Seven Muslims were arrested by Irish police on Tuesday on suspicions of conspiracy to murder a Swedish cartoonist who drew the prophet Muhammad with the body of a dog.

Prince Ernst August fined €200,000 for slap attack
Germany

Prince Ernst August fined €200,000 for slap attack

A German court fined Princess Caroline of Monaco's husband, Prince Ernst August of Hanover, €200,000 on Tuesday for causing actual bodily harm to a hotel manager.

Litigious woman fails to prove atom-smasher will end world
Germany

Litigious woman fails to prove atom-smasher will end world

A German woman fearing that Earth would be sucked into oblivion in a black hole failed on Tuesday in her court attempt to halt the world's most powerful scientific atom-smasher.

Sweden helping Chechen ‘bandits’: Russia
Sweden

Sweden helping Chechen ‘bandits’: Russia

Russian president Dmitry Medvedev has hit out at Sweden for providing a home for Chechen "bandits".

Cindy Crawford’s blackmailer receives two years in prison
Germany

Cindy Crawford’s blackmailer receives two years in prison

A German court jailed a 26-year-old man for two years on Tuesday for trying to blackmail Cindy Crawford out of €100,000 with a photo of the former model’s young daughter gagged and bound to a chair.

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Sweden

Borg: No cash for euro currency fund

Sweden's Finance Minister Anders Borg has lent his support to a German initiative to create a European currency fund to support euro countries with budgetary problems, but said that Sweden would not be contributing finance.

Germans jailed for crashing Oscars
Germany

Germans jailed for crashing Oscars

Nine German men have reportedly been arrested after trying to crash the Academy Awards with fake red carpet passes.

Turkish culture club firebombed in Münster
Germany

Turkish culture club firebombed in Münster

Three days after an attack on the Turkish consulate in Münster, unknown perpetrators have firebombed a Turkish culture club in the same northern German city, police reported on Tuesday.

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Sweden

China rejects spy case findings

China has strongly denied allegations that it illegally gathered information on members of the Uighur community after a Swedish court jailed a man for spying.

Stockholm gallery opens ‘Wag the Dog’ exhibition
Sweden

Stockholm gallery opens ‘Wag the Dog’ exhibition

A multimedia exhibition by Armenian artist Azat Sargsyan on the perception of reality presented by the mass media, marks the start of the spring season at Stockholm art gallery wip:sthlm.

Police looking for fifth suspect in poker tournament heist
Germany

Police looking for fifth suspect in poker tournament heist

Police said on Tuesday that they are looking for a fifth suspect in their investigation of the spectacular robbery of a high stakes poker tournament at one of Berlin’s fanciest hotels over the weekend.

Germany and France look to rein in speculative trading
Germany

Germany and France look to rein in speculative trading

Germany and France are moving to curb or even ban the use of certain financial derivatives in the wake of the Greek debt crisis, daily Süddeutsche Zeitung reported Tuesday.

Record sub-zero temperature suite broken
Sweden

Record sub-zero temperature suite broken

The recent thaw has loosened winter's stranglehold on Sweden with mild weather finally breaking a record long period of sub-zero temperatures in many parts of the country, according to the Meteorological Agency, SMHI.

Airbus boss slams US over ‘biased’ military tanker tender
Germany

Airbus boss slams US over ‘biased’ military tanker tender

The German head of the European plane maker Airbus on Tuesday accused the US government of partiality in its tender for military tankers after Airbus and US partner Northrop Grumman threw in the towel.

Deutsche Post returns to profit in 2009
Germany

Deutsche Post returns to profit in 2009

German logistics giant Deutsche Post said Tuesday that it swung back into the black last year, following a massive 2008 loss, and was in good shape for 2010.

Reinfeldt: ‘Iceland must honour its commitments’
Sweden

Reinfeldt: ‘Iceland must honour its commitments’

Sweden's Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has reminded crisis-stricken Iceland that the Swedish portion of a large Nordic country loan is conditional on Reykjavik concluding a compensation deal for the Icesave bank collapse.

Minister calls for abuse compensation
Germany

Minister calls for abuse compensation

Pressure was mounting on Germany's Catholic Church to offer compensation to sexual abuse victims Tuesday, as Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger called for ''a piece of justice'' for victims.

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Sweden

Swede appointed to head UN police force

Swedish police officer Ann-Marie Orler has been appointed as the United Nation's top cop.

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Sweden

Police bust record studio cannabis ring

Stockholm police have busted a network of cannabis growers. One of the suspects is a record producer who cultivated the plants in his studio.

Trove of shipwrecks found in Baltic Sea
Sweden

Trove of shipwrecks found in Baltic Sea

A dozen previously unknown shipwrecks have been found on the bed of the Baltic Sea; some of them are thought to up to 1,000 years old, the Swedish National Heritage Board said on Monday.

Schumi revved up and ready to go
Germany

Schumi revved up and ready to go

On the eve of his comeback, Michael Schumacher admits he may not win Sunday's opening race of the 2010 Formula One campaign, but expects to be in contention for an eighth world title at season's end.