Missing Swedish tourist found dead in San Diego
Sweden

Missing Swedish tourist found dead in San Diego

A Swedish man in his 30s was found dead north of San Diego, US news site 10news.com reported late on Monday. The man disappeared after a jog last Thursday and police had been looking for him since.

Germany commemorates failed anti-Hitler plot
Germany

Germany commemorates failed anti-Hitler plot

Germany on Tuesday marked the 66th anniversary of a failed attempt by army officers to assassinate Adolf Hitler in his "Wolf's Lair" military headquarters in a daring bid to end World War II.

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Sweden

Boy accidentally shoots grandmother dead

A 12-year-old boy in a community in the Alingsås region in western Sweden accidentally shot his grandmother on Tuesday morning, killing her.

Stockholm’s five best bathing spots
Sweden

Stockholm’s five best bathing spots

Summertime is here and Stockholm has been experiencing some record high temperatures. But there is no need to leave the the big smoke to beat the heat - the city is teeming with hot places to take a cool dip, whatever your style might be. Emy Gelb has been checking them out.

Consumer watchdog pans banks for investment advice
Germany

Consumer watchdog pans banks for investment advice

Germany’s top consumer organisation Stiftung Warentest on Tuesday panned the country's banks for the quality of investment advice they offered customers.

Swedish family lived with 191 cats
Sweden

Swedish family lived with 191 cats

A 60-year-old Swedish woman lived in a Stockholm suburb with her mother, her sister, her son...and 191 cats, daily Aftonbladet reported on Tuesday.

The Best of Berlin in July
Germany

The Best of Berlin in July

Exberliner, Berlin's leading English-language magazine, in July finds Elysian airfields, explores laundrette culture, and scrutinises a corporate shantytown.

TeliaSonera Q2 profits rise as expected
Sweden

TeliaSonera Q2 profits rise as expected

TeliaSonera reported on Tuesday that profit rose in the second quarter near expectations, adding that earnings in the second half of the year would be similar to the first half.

Court rejects teacher’s suit against student for ‘rabbit terrorism’
Germany

Court rejects teacher’s suit against student for ‘rabbit terrorism’

A German court on Tuesday threw out the case of a schoolteacher against a pupil who allegedly tormented her by scrawling pictures of rabbits on the blackboard to aggravate her rabbit phobia.

Löw extends national football team contract
Germany

Löw extends national football team contract

Germany's national football coach Joachim Löw and his staff said Tuesday they had agreed two-year extensions to their contracts hoping to build on the young team's bold showing at the World Cup.

Parents fined by tax board for nameless son
Sweden

Parents fined by tax board for nameless son

The Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket) has fined a couple 6,000 kronor ($816.25) for failing to give their 16-month-old son a name.

Westerwelle backs talks with Taliban
Germany

Westerwelle backs talks with Taliban

Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said at an international conference in Afghanistan on Tuesday that Germany supported efforts to reconcile with the Taliban and start ending NATO's military mission in 2014.

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Sweden

IVF children have higher cancer risk: study

A study on Swedish children born after in vitro fertilisation (IVF) has shown that they are marginally more likely than others to develop cancer.

Ministers sabotage Merkel’s austerity drive
Germany

Ministers sabotage Merkel’s austerity drive

Several of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet ministers are reportedly threatening to sink her centre-right coalition’s proposed austerity package only weeks after they agreed to make deep spending cuts.

Patient at detox gets drunk on Christmas gift
Sweden

Patient at detox gets drunk on Christmas gift

A patient at a detoxification treatment centre who received aftershave for Christmas was later taken to hospital after becoming intoxicated from drinking the present, which contained alcohol.

Barn dust prevents allergies in farm kids, scientists discover
Germany

Barn dust prevents allergies in farm kids, scientists discover

Researchers in Bochum believe they have isolated a substance in cowshed dust that protects farm children from developing allergies and asthma, according to a report published this month.

Swedish growth to slow in 2011: IMF
Sweden

Swedish growth to slow in 2011: IMF

Swedish growth will slow in 2011, from around 3 percent today to 1.9 percent, according to a new prognosis from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

More hot weather on the way
Germany

More hot weather on the way

A low pressure system will bring more hot and sticky air to Germany this week, with temperatures reaching up to 35 degrees Celsius on Wednesday and Thursday, according to the German Weather Service (DWD).

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Sweden

Home helper in dock after old man’s bequest

A home helper who was left everything by an old man she cared for is being taken to court by prosecutors accused accepting bribes.

Six dead in farmhouse blaze
Germany

Six dead in farmhouse blaze

Six people died and four were injured in a farmhouse fire in Limburg an der Lahn in the German state of Hesse early on Tuesday morning, a police spokesperson said.

Rocket attack forces Bildt to divert
Sweden

Rocket attack forces Bildt to divert

Sweden’s foreign minister, Carl Bildt, was delayed during a visit to Kabul after a rocket attack on the city’s airport forced his plane to divert - just one kilometre from the runway.

Aigner speaks out against biological patents
Germany

Aigner speaks out against biological patents

German Agriculture Minister Ilse Aigner has intervened with the European Patent Office (EPA), suggesting limits to protection for produce and livestock as the organisation begins reviewing a broccoli case that could have broad implications.