Mainz match Bundesliga record with 7th win
Germany

Mainz match Bundesliga record with 7th win

Minnows Mainz equalled the record for most wins at the start of a Bundesliga campaign with their seventh victory as they hammered 10-man Hoffenheim 4-2 on Saturday to maintain their perfect record.

Peter Sunde: The Pirate Bay should die
Sweden

Peter Sunde: The Pirate Bay should die

Peter Sunde, one of the four men appealing convictions in The Pirate Bay trial, has said that the file sharing website is now so big that he fears for his creation.

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Sweden

Swedes attending Pakistan terror camp

A small number of people have travelled from Sweden to Pakistan and Afghanistan to participate in terrorist training camps, according to the Swedish Security Service (Säpo).

Baden-Württemberg tests first ankle monitors for prisoners
Germany

Baden-Württemberg tests first ankle monitors for prisoners

Six inmates in Baden-Württemberg began wearing electronic ankle bracelets on Friday to launch the first such monitoring programme for prisoners in Germany, according to a state justice ministry spokesman.

Cyber worm found at German industrial plants
Germany

Cyber worm found at German industrial plants

German engineering giant Siemens has confirmed that the "Stuxnet" virus – a potentially devastating cyber worm – has been detected at German industrial plants that employ the company's technology, according to a Saturday report.

Oswalt Kolle, German sex education pioneer, dead at 81
Germany

Oswalt Kolle, German sex education pioneer, dead at 81

His books and films awakened Germany's sexual consciousness during the 1960s and 1970s: Oswalt Kolle has died, his family announced on Friday – shortly before his 82nd birthday.

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Sweden

Sweden leads Nordic youth unemployment

While youth unemployment has increased in all of the Nordic countries, it is highest in Sweden at 29 percent, according to a new report from the Nordic Council of Ministers (Nordiska Ministerrådet).

Berlin aims to rein in salaries at bailed-out banks
Germany

Berlin aims to rein in salaries at bailed-out banks

The German government is planning to institute an annual pay cap of €500,000 at banks that received federal assistance during the financial crisis, according to a Saturday media report.

‘Unity Chancellor’ Kohl makes rare speech
Germany

‘Unity Chancellor’ Kohl makes rare speech

Ailing former Chancellor Helmut Kohl, regarded as the father of German unity, warned the country again faces daunting hurdles Friday in a rare address to his party to mark 20 years since unification.

Söderling crashes out in Malaysia Open upset
Sweden

Söderling crashes out in Malaysia Open upset

Swedish world number five Robin Söderling was dumped out of the Malaysian Open by Kazakstan's Audrey Golubev on Friday.

Forty hurt as train derails
Sweden

Forty hurt as train derails

A train bound for Stockholm from Oslo derailed near the Swedish border on Friday night, leaving 40 people needing hospital treatment for their injuries.