Restored Stasi HQ opens doors to public
Germany

Restored Stasi HQ opens doors to public

More than two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall the former headquarters of East Germany’s feared secret police, the Stasi, opened its doors to the public following an €11 million restoration project.

Footballers outshine English on Facebook
Germany

Footballers outshine English on Facebook

As long-standing football rivals England and Germany gear up for the Euro 2012 soccer tournament this summer in Ukraine and Poland, the competition has also heated up online.

Prosecutors confident of neo-Nazi terror case
Germany

Prosecutors confident of neo-Nazi terror case

German prosecutors have said that they feel they have grounds for a prosecution against Beate Zschäpe in relation to their investigation into the NSU neo-Nazi terror cell.

Nurse beat dementia patient with broom
Sweden

Nurse beat dementia patient with broom

A nursing assistant is suspected of having hit a patient with the dementia in the head with a broom. The incident occurred at Skogsliden's geriatric home in Båstad, in southern Sweden, and has been reported to the police.

Hot dogs hike cancer risk: Swedish study
Sweden

Hot dogs hike cancer risk: Swedish study

Munching regularly on hot dogs and patés may put you at risk of cancer. Processed meats have been shown to increase the risk of pancreatic cancer, in a Swedish study published in the British Journal of Cancer.

Critics slam ‘recycling’ of notorious Sarrazin book
Germany

Critics slam ‘recycling’ of notorious Sarrazin book

Thilo Sarrazin’s book “Germany Abolishes Itself” is once again the focus of controversy. Plans by a Czech artist to collect, destroy and recycle copies of the book have been severely criticized for perceived Nazi connotations.

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Sweden

Rat poison found in erectile dysfunction pills

Buying cures for erectile dysfunction from unknown websites can prove useless, if not actually dangerous, according to Swedish medical authorities, as one recently confiscated aphrodisiac was shown to contain the rat poison strychnine.

Ashton Kutcher invests in Berlin start-up Gidsy
Germany

Ashton Kutcher invests in Berlin start-up Gidsy

Hollywood heartthrob Ashton Kutcher has invested in yet another Berlin start-up, taking a stake in event marketplace Gidsy.

Mothers on antidepressants pose risk for newborns: Swedish study
Sweden

Mothers on antidepressants pose risk for newborns: Swedish study

Newborns of mothers on antidepressants are more likely to have dangerously high blood pressure in the lungs, according to a recent Swedish study.

‘Serial rapist’ spreads fear in Lund
Sweden

‘Serial rapist’ spreads fear in Lund

A number of attempted rapes against young girls have spread fear in Lund, in southern Sweden, and police now believe a single perpetrator lies behind all of the attacks.

Merkel: Europe faces ‘long road’ to restore confidence
Germany

Merkel: Europe faces ‘long road’ to restore confidence

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday that Europe still had a "long road ahead" to restore investor confidence, after a raft of credit rating downgrades of EU countries.