Heidi Klum and Seal file divorce papers
Germany

Heidi Klum and Seal file divorce papers

German supermodel Heidi Klum filed for divorced on Friday from her British singer husband Seal, two and a half months after the pair announced their separation, spokesmen for the pair said.

Doctor ‘yoga-bonus’ leaves coalition tense
Germany

Doctor ‘yoga-bonus’ leaves coalition tense

German junior coalition partner, the Free Democratic Party (FDP) has called for a bonus for doctors who recommend holistic activities to patients, but the suggestion has been met with scepticism.

Prison pair caught milking shop privileges
Germany

Prison pair caught milking shop privileges

The two men, identified only as Stephan H., 31 and 24-year-old André S. both had two months added onto their sentences at Dresden prison, in Saxony Bild daily newspaper reported on Saturday.

Ikea vows to stop spying on French workers
Sweden

Ikea vows to stop spying on French workers

Swedish furniture giant Ikea has admitted to ethical breaches after it was accused of illegally accessing secret police files in France as part of its efforts to screen potential employees.

Exploding boat causes harbour holiday havoc
Germany

Exploding boat causes harbour holiday havoc

A motorboat burst into flames and drifted around a harbour in northern Germany on Friday afternoon, injuring one person and causing an estimated quarter of a million euros in damage.

Sweden world’s most generous donor: OECD
Sweden

Sweden world’s most generous donor: OECD

Sweden dishes out more development aid in relation to gross national income than any other country, according to figures released by the OECD this week.

Saab ‘rewarded’ official who drafted Saudi deal
Sweden

Saab ‘rewarded’ official who drafted Saudi deal

After the resignation last week of Sweden’s defence minister over a military deal with Saudi Arabia, critics have baulked at revelations that at least four well-placed senior civil servants and a former government minster had switched to jobs with defence firm Saab.

Over a third of Germans believe in life after death
Germany

Over a third of Germans believe in life after death

Over a third of Germans believe in life after death, a new survey revealed on Saturday.

The white-tailed eagle soars again
Germany

The white-tailed eagle soars again

White tailed eagles, some of Germany’s biggest birds of prey, are soaring to record numbers again off the country’s northern coastline, having pulled back from the brink of extinction just a century ago, new figures show.

Swedish team finds eggs from birdlike dinosaurs
Sweden

Swedish team finds eggs from birdlike dinosaurs

A team of Argentine-Swedish researchers has reported finding fossilized bones and eggs from a giant-clawed birdlike dinosaur in a 70 million-year-old pocket in Patagonia.

Angry journos blast Bildt over Bosnia role
Sweden

Angry journos blast Bildt over Bosnia role

Sweden's foreign minister Carl Bildt got a frosty reception from a pair of foreign journalists in Sarajevo as he attended a commemoration ceremony to mark the outbreak of the Bosnian war 20 years ago.