Athlete names and shames stalker online
Germany

Athlete names and shames stalker online

Top athlete Ariane Friedrich had enough of being stalked and took the matter into her own hands last week. Now she has defended the decision to name and shame her stalker online.

Record growth at beard championships
Germany

Record growth at beard championships

Who has the biggest, most impressive beard? A record 163 bearded beauties took part in the International German Beard Championships over the weekend.

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Sweden

‘Force’ municipalities to receive refugee children: minister

The Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket) is having trouble convincing Sweden’s municipalities to receive sufficient numbers of unaccompanied refugee children. Tobias Billström, Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy, now wants to force municipalities to step up, reported national radio station SR.

Three killed in offshore wind farm construction
Germany

Three killed in offshore wind farm construction

Building offshore wind parks can be a deadly occupation. Three construction workers have already drowned whilst working on German projects in the North and Baltic Seas. 80 serious accidents have been registered, it was reported Sunday.

Elderly woman had 52 different care givers
Sweden

Elderly woman had 52 different care givers

Over the course of one year, an elderly woman living in Ängelholm, in southern Sweden, was visited by 52 different care givers from home care services. Her daughter is now pleading for help from the municipality, asking that something be done about the high staff turnover.

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Sweden

Telia Sonera may lose Stockholm as customer

Stockholm municipality is in the process of renewing the city’s telephone contract. The city is currently a Telia Sonera customer.

Actor arrested after jewel thief TV role
Germany

Actor arrested after jewel thief TV role

Police arrested an actor who played a jewel thief in a television reconstruction after a viewer mistakenly identified him as the real criminal.

Germany tells Syria game over
Germany

Germany tells Syria game over

The German foreign minister has welcomed the decision by the United Nations Security Council to send UN observers to monitor the fragile ceasefire in Syria, telling Damascus the game is up.

Middle-aged Swedish women loving Löfven
Sweden

Middle-aged Swedish women loving Löfven

Stefan Löfven, new head of the Social Democrats, has attracted new voters to the party, in particular middle class women aged 55 and up. The Social Democrats have increased in popularity steadily since Löfven took over Håkan Juholt's position as party leader.

Unbeatable Dortmund crowned champions
Germany

Unbeatable Dortmund crowned champions

Borussia Dortmund will be crowned German league champions for the second consecutive season after beating main title rivals Bayern Munich home and away.