Puma reveals plans for compostable sports clothes
Germany

Puma reveals plans for compostable sports clothes

German sports clothing manufacturer Puma is developing biodegradable products, the company’s CEO has revealed. The sports clothes can be recycled or thrown on a compost heap.

Protestors form human chain against banks’ power
Germany

Protestors form human chain against banks’ power

Thousands of demonstrators in Berlin and Frankfurt gathered on Saturday to protest against the continuing power of the banks. In the capital, protesters assembled to form a human chain.

Police rescue man from sealed luggage locker
Sweden

Police rescue man from sealed luggage locker

In the middle of the night a man in southern Sweden called the Jönköping police station and requested their help in rescuing him from a sealed baggage locker at Nässjö's Central Station.

Investigation widens into neo-Nazi terror trio
Germany

Investigation widens into neo-Nazi terror trio

Investigators believe a suspected far right terror cell allegedly involved in a German policewoman's killing may be linked to other unsolved crimes with anti-Semitic or racist motives.

Juholt demands stricter controls of elderly care
Sweden

Juholt demands stricter controls of elderly care

Following recent revelations about conditions at some Swedish nursing homes, both Social Democrat head Håkan Juholt and the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise (Svenskt Näringsliv) have penned opinion pieces demanding more efficient controls and regulation of tax-financed geriatric care.

Discount undertakers hide real funeral costs
Germany

Discount undertakers hide real funeral costs

Unscrupulous discount undertakers are increasingly taking advantage of grieving relatives. Those mourning their loved ones are being deliberately conned with special offers that entail hidden costs.

Assange hires Swedish PR company
Sweden

Assange hires Swedish PR company

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is planning his return to Sweden to be questioned over rape and sexual assault allegations, Swedish PR firm Ullman said on Friday, claiming they have been hired by him to handle media pressure.

SOS Alarm has ‘severe flaws’: agency
Sweden

SOS Alarm has ‘severe flaws’: agency

Emergency services operator SOS Alarm receives heavy criticism from the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) for severe flaws in their judgements of ambulance call-outs.

Germans will be better against Holland, insists Löw
Germany

Germans will be better against Holland, insists Löw

Germany coach Joachim Löw has insisted his side will be better for Tuesday's friendly against World Cup finalists the Netherlands after his team laboured to a 3-3 draw with Ukraine in Kiev.

CDU at loggerheads over minimum wage
Germany

CDU at loggerheads over minimum wage

A spat over whether Germany needs a minimum wage is likely to dominate the ruling Christian Democrats’ party conference on Monday. While many are pushing for a general minimum wage across all sectors, Chancellor Angela Merkel disagrees.

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Sweden

Drunk drivers get shorter sentences: study

Sober drivers who injure another person in traffic often receive longer prison sentences than drunk drivers, according to new research from the Swedish National Road and Transport Institute (Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut - VTI).