Dioxin farm scandal spreads to UK
Germany

Dioxin farm scandal spreads to UK

Germany's dioxin animal feed scandal has spread to Britain, where authorities are hunting for processed food made from tainted eggs, the European Commission said Thursday.

Conservatives call for ban on The Left party amid commie flap
Germany

Conservatives call for ban on The Left party amid commie flap

Bavaria's conservative premier Horst Seehofer has backed a call to consider banning the socialist Left party in the wake of controversial comments by its chairwoman Gesine Lötzsch about putting Germany on the path to communism.

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Germany

Policeman claims trauma from porn email

A Rhineland policeman who claimed he suffered a mental breakdown after seeing a pornographic image emailed by his superior will have his medical costs paid by the state, media reported Thursday.

Embattled Westerwelle tries to rally FDP
Germany

Embattled Westerwelle tries to rally FDP

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle on Thursday attempted to rally his beleaguered Free Democratic Party (FDP) with a fiery speech meant to bolster his shaky grip on its leadership.

Regional trains add to transport woes
Germany

Regional trains add to transport woes

German commuters have been plagued by growing delays and cancellations of regional trains as the winter wears on, intensifying pressure on embattled national rail operator Deutsche Bahn.

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Sweden

Police probe suspected murder of Swedish teen

A young man was found dead in a townhouse on the island Ekerö, just outside Stockholm. A young woman was also found severely injured.

Industrial orders jump 5.2 percent
Germany

Industrial orders jump 5.2 percent

German industrial orders surged by a surprise 5.2 percent in November from the level in October, provisional data showed on Thursday, a sign Europe's largest economy should remain robust in coming months.

Elderly Swedes bloodied in snow shovel brawl
Sweden

Elderly Swedes bloodied in snow shovel brawl

Two elderly men beat each other bloody with snow shovels during a fight in a residential neighbourhood in Jönköping in southern central Sweden.

Blizzards ahead for much of Sweden
Sweden

Blizzards ahead for much of Sweden

Heavy snowfall is expected throughout Sweden today and on Friday, and a Class 1 weather warning, the lowest on a three-grade scale, has now been issued for large parts of the country by SMHI, the Swedish Meteorological Institute.

Brüderle slams business conditions in China
Germany

Brüderle slams business conditions in China

German Economy Minister Rainer Brüderle on Thursday slammed business conditions for Western firms operating in China ahead of a visit to Berlin by the country's vice premier Li Keqiang.

What’s on in Germany: January 6 – 12
Germany

What’s on in Germany: January 6 – 12

This week's highlights: Ballet in Berlin, Napoleon takes Bonn, and Cologne feels irie.

Swedish archaeologists return from Pompeii
Sweden

Swedish archaeologists return from Pompeii

After ten years of digging, the archaeologists of the Swedish Pompeii project are now homeward bound.

‘External force’ behind Swedish bird death
Sweden

‘External force’ behind Swedish bird death

The cause of death of the jackdaws found dead on the streets of Falköping, in central Sweden, was external force, not infection or disease, showed the autopsy completed on Wednesday.

Freezing rain makes roads hazardous
Germany

Freezing rain makes roads hazardous

Freezing rain and icy roads caused countless accidents across broad swaths of Germany on Thursday morning. Scores were hurt in bus crash near Augsburg.

German tourist dies of swine flu in Austria
Germany

German tourist dies of swine flu in Austria

A German tourist infected with swine flu died on New Year's Day in the Austrian town of Saalbach near Salzburg, a health official said Wednesday.

Bubbling over from success
Germany

Bubbling over from success

The Local’s series Made in Germany presents the best the country has to offer, including eastern success story Rotkäppchen sparkling wine.