Police declare end to Gothenburg bomb threat
Sweden

Police declare end to Gothenburg bomb threat

Swedish police have released the two men detained on suspicion of preparing a terrorist crime in Gothenburg and have declared the bomb threat to be over.

Internet savvy Swedes launch ‘Angry note 2.0’
Sweden

Internet savvy Swedes launch ‘Angry note 2.0’

The angry note, such a common feature of neighbourly grievance in a shared block of flats in Sweden, is being supplemented by the adoption of provocative names for wireless internet networks, a new survey by broadband supplier Telia shows.

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Sweden

Dead goat scares recycling depot visitors

Several people received a shock over the weekend when they headed to their local recycling station in Orsa in central Sweden when a goat's head peered at them through a refuse bag.

Seehofer consolidates grip on Bavaria’s CSU
Germany

Seehofer consolidates grip on Bavaria’s CSU

The Christian Social Union (CSU) showed unanimous support for leader Horst Seehofer at its party conference in Munich this weekend, despite the rising popularity of Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg.

CDU hints at future income tax cuts
Germany

CDU hints at future income tax cuts

The conservative Christian Democrats have hinted at tax cuts for low and medium income earners after 2012, even while the opposition Social Democrats insist there is no room for any reduction.

New ID card introduced in Germany
Germany

New ID card introduced in Germany

Germany will introduce a new ID card on Monday that includes a chip containing a photo and personal data. Critics say the chip is too easily hacked.

Most Germans don’t credit politicians for recovery
Germany

Most Germans don’t credit politicians for recovery

Nearly two thirds of Germans believe the country's economic recovery owes more to global factors than the government's handling of the financial crisis, a new poll suggests.

Champions League contenders knocked by home defeats
Germany

Champions League contenders knocked by home defeats

German clubs Werder Bremen and Schalke warmed up in poor fashion for crunch Champions League clashes on Tuesday, each suffering a defeat at home in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Germany stops freight planes from Yemen
Germany

Germany stops freight planes from Yemen

Germany will no longer accept air freight from Yemen, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere announced late Saturday after parcel bombs posted in that country were found on US-bound cargo flights.

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Sweden

Gothenburg police remain on their guard

Swedish police maintained a raised level of readiness following the bomb threat in Gothenburg, while two people remained in custody.

Swedish men happy to focus on family: study
Sweden

Swedish men happy to focus on family: study

Swedish men are prepared to take a step back in their careers in favour of their partners, with more than a quarter prepared to be financed by their wives, a new survey has shown.

Zlatan nets late goal as Milan lose
Sweden

Zlatan nets late goal as Milan lose

A late goal by Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was not enough to prevent AC Milan falling 2-1 to Juventus at the San Siro on Saturday, igniting the big-spending Turin outfit's title challenge.