Majority of Germans want to end conscription
Germany

Majority of Germans want to end conscription

Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg's proposal to end conscription in Germany has the support of the majority of Germans, according to a new survey published Sunday.

Pharmacies reportedly selling fake medication
Germany

Pharmacies reportedly selling fake medication

A media report says that the trade in fake medication, or medication containing banned substances, is on the rise in Germany. State prosecutors are investigating several pharmacies in the north of the country.

Conflict over nuclear power rages on
Germany

Conflict over nuclear power rages on

The internal government conflict over extending the lifespan of Germany's nuclear power stations has sharpened, with a broad alliance calling for a longer extension than the one favoured by Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen.

Organic certifier upset by Green Party tomato
Sweden

Organic certifier upset by Green Party tomato

An organization that certifies organic products has slammed the Green Party for depicting a tomato bearing one if its labels on an election poster.

Saxony hit by floods
Germany

Saxony hit by floods

The eastern state of Saxony was hit with serious flooding this weekend, with 1,444 people evacuated from the area in and around the town of Görlitz. The authorities do not know when the waters will subside.

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Sweden

Stockholm hit by ‘crazy’ electrical storm

It was a case of all hands to the pump for emergency services in the greater Stockholm area on Saturday night as the city was illuminated by 2,500 lightning flashes in a single hour.

Borg calls for renewed privatization drive
Sweden

Borg calls for renewed privatization drive

Minister for Finance Anders Borg has indicated that the government intends to raise 100 billion kronor ($14 billion) by selling off the state’s shareholdings in a number of companies if voted back into power in September.

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Sweden

67-year-old man dies in lawn mower accident

A 67-year-old man died on Saturday after a ride-on lawn mower tipped over and landed on him in a village in south-west Sweden.

Trade unions switch to aggressive strategy
Germany

Trade unions switch to aggressive strategy

After years of agreeing to moderate pay hikes to safeguard jobs, Germany's powerful unions are gearing up for a dramatic change of strategy, bidding for wage gains that bosses say could derail the recovery.

Bayern cruise to Super Cup victory
Germany

Bayern cruise to Super Cup victory

Bayern Munich on Saturday added the Super Cup to their Bundesliga/German Cup double with a 2-0 win over Schalke 04 in a display which suggested they will again be overwhelming title favourites.

Government extends poll lead as election looms
Sweden

Government extends poll lead as election looms

With a general election just six weeks away, Sweden’s four-party Alliance has opened up a 3.3 percentage point lead over the Red-Green opposition in a new Sifo poll.