Toddler attempts Saturday solo trip to kindergarten
Germany

Toddler attempts Saturday solo trip to kindergarten

A four-year-old in Cologne took it upon himself to leave his home on Saturday morning at 6 am and go alone to his kindergarten.

New suspect detained in neo-Nazi terror case
Germany

New suspect detained in neo-Nazi terror case

Police have arrested a man suspected of involvement in the far-right terror cell case that has shocked Germany. The man is a suspected accomplice of the trio of neo-Nazis thought to have carried out a string of racist killings.

Germany welcomes changes in Rome
Germany

Germany welcomes changes in Rome

Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that she is expecting the formation of a new Italian government to have a stabilizing effect on the eurozone.

‘Vacuum cleaner’ behind Swedish nuke plant fire
Sweden

‘Vacuum cleaner’ behind Swedish nuke plant fire

The fire in reactor 2 at nuclear power plant Ringhals, south of Gothenburg, will cost the power plant roughly 1.8 billion kronor ($267 million) in lost profits, reports TV channel SVT.

Former Left head Lafontaine admits relationship
Germany

Former Left head Lafontaine admits relationship

The former head of the socialist Left Party Oskar Lafontaine has confirmed that he is in a relationship with Sahra Wagenknecht, a prominent representative of the left-wing of the party.

Man with dementia left to die in front of TV
Sweden

Man with dementia left to die in front of TV

A dying man was left alone, as Carema neglected to put in extra staff to watch over him. Instead, the demented man's last hours were spent alone on a chair, in front of the television.

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Sweden

Woman severely injured by airplane propeller

A woman in her seventies suffered life-threatening injuries when hit by a propeller. The accident occurred on Saturday at Viared's air field outside Borås, in southern Sweden.

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Sweden

13-year-old driver in car crash

Nine children and teenagers have been injured in a car accident in northern Sweden. One of the drivers involved in the crash was a 13-year-old girl.

German carmakers plan hiring spree for 2012
Germany

German carmakers plan hiring spree for 2012

Leading German carmakers are planning to add more workers to the payroll next year. Big firms such as Porsche, BMW and Volkswagen say that they will be hiring thousands more workers in 2012.

Support for Social Democrats rising: poll
Sweden

Support for Social Democrats rising: poll

Support for the Social Democrats is up by 1.9 percentage units since October, reaching 27.4 percent in the latest voters' poll, conducted by research institute Sifo.

Berlin has not ruled out Greek eurozone exit
Germany

Berlin has not ruled out Greek eurozone exit

Germany's government has worked out contingency plans in the event that Greece has to quit the eurozone, according to a report published in Der Spiegel magazine.