Suicide bomb attack ‘planned years ago’
Sweden

Suicide bomb attack ‘planned years ago’

The suicide bomb attack in Stockholm last December may have been planned for several years according to reports in the Swedish press.

Victims of deadly crash from 7 German states
Germany

Victims of deadly crash from 7 German states

A mass autobahn crash following a freak sandstorm south of Rostock involved people from at least seven different states in Germany, officials said on Saturday. At least eight people were killed and more than 130 injured.

Bahn CEO warns of financial claim if Stuttgart 21 blocked
Germany

Bahn CEO warns of financial claim if Stuttgart 21 blocked

Deutsche Bahn boss Rüdiger Grube has expressed confidence that Stuttgart's massive rail project will go ahead – and warned of some €1.5 billion in claims if the new state leadership tries to derail the plan, according to a news report.

Court says Bodenfelde murder suspect admitted to cannibal acts
Germany

Court says Bodenfelde murder suspect admitted to cannibal acts

Just days before the trial opens against the man charged with the murders of two teenagers in Lower Saxony in November, the court in Göttingen has revealed that the killer reportedly bit one of his victims.

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Sweden

Sweden launches first medicine vending machine

A grocery store near Gothenburg in western Sweden has started selling prescription free medicines via a vending machine.

“Vincent will Meer” wins top German Film Prize
Germany

“Vincent will Meer” wins top German Film Prize

The German Film Academy named "Vincent will Meer," the tale of a man suffering from Tourette syndrome and his mission to fulfill his late mother's final wish, won picture of the year on Friday evening.

Swedish military ramps up helicopter fleet
Sweden

Swedish military ramps up helicopter fleet

Sweden has committed to buying 15 new American-made Black Hawk helicopters to help increase its fleet in Afghanistan.

Man accused of spying on Uighurs for China
Germany

Man accused of spying on Uighurs for China

German prosecutors said Friday that they have indicted a 64-year-old German man for allegedly spying on the country's Uighur community and passing information to Chinese intelligence.

Prime Stockholm property changes hands
Sweden

Prime Stockholm property changes hands

The building situated on one of Stockholm’s most exclusive addresses has been sold after several months on the market.

University: Guttenberg intentionally plagiarized
Germany

University: Guttenberg intentionally plagiarized

A report by the University of Bayreuth concludes that ex-Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg purposefully copied passages of his doctoral thesis, according to an article published on Friday.

No resolution for Saab’s cash crisis
Sweden

No resolution for Saab’s cash crisis

Despite rising hopes, Friday saw no resolution to the money problems that have dogged Saab this week. The government called a crisis meeting on Friday but talks ended without a successful conclusion according to spokeswoman Marja Lång.