Mayor designates parking spaces for men
Germany

Mayor designates parking spaces for men

Calling himself a proponent of equal rights, the mayor of a small town in the Black Forest has designated special parking spaces in the municipal garage for men - because they're harder to get into.

Care home reported after elderly man maltreated
Sweden

Care home reported after elderly man maltreated

The daughter of an elderly man suffering from dementia has reported his geriatric home for maltreatment upon learning that he was forced to pull out all his teeth due to poor dental hygiene and had un-clipped nails growing into his skin.

Allianz chief: don’t go back to Deutschmark
Germany

Allianz chief: don’t go back to Deutschmark

The head of German insurance giant Allianz says a return to the Deutschmark would lead the country into a “deep depression.”

Former rapper turned Salafist flees Germany
Germany

Former rapper turned Salafist flees Germany

A German ex-rapper turned Islamist leader has fled the country in recent weeks to avoid an arrest warrant.

‘Machete man’ jailed after ruthless rampage
Sweden

‘Machete man’ jailed after ruthless rampage

The man who went on a wild rampage through Sundsvall in March, wielding a machete as his weapon, was sentenced to eight years in prison on Friday for the series of attacks in which he hijacked a minivan and caused one woman to lose an eye.

Merkel’s approval ratings soar amid euro row
Germany

Merkel’s approval ratings soar amid euro row

While a storm about her European policies rages around her, Chancellor Angela Merkel is sitting pretty on huge approval ratings, figures released this week showed. A full 66 percent of Germans are pleased with her work.

‘Give 100 million in export support’: Löfven
Sweden

‘Give 100 million in export support’: Löfven

The Social Democrats want to invest in small and medium-sized export companies, wrote the party’s head Stefan Löfven in an opinion piece on Saturday.

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Sweden

Number blunder makes man ‘father’ of two

A 29-year-old old Swedish man recently came home from the maternity ward with his newborn daughter and was surprised to learn that he was the father of not one, but two, children, according to records with Swedish authorities.

More traffic jams expected this summer
Germany

More traffic jams expected this summer

With school summer holidays fully underway in many German states, drivers on the motorways can expect to spend more time sitting in traffic this summer.

Smart bus driver saves kids from fireball
Germany

Smart bus driver saves kids from fireball

A quick-thinking German bus driver saved 27 schoolchildren from their burning bus – by opening one door for their escape rather than two. A through-draught could have accelerated the fire.

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Sweden

Two charged for aiding shooter of Uzbek imam

Charges were filed on Friday against a married couple suspected of aiding in the attempted murder of an Uzbek imam and regime critic living in Sweden in what prosecutors believe may be a political assassination attempt.