Minister: Millions at risk of old age poverty
Germany

Minister: Millions at risk of old age poverty

German Labour Minister Ursula von der Leyen has warned that millions of workers face a bigger risk of ending up with inadequate pensions than previously thought.

Canine lovers protest for dogs’ rights
Germany

Canine lovers protest for dogs’ rights

Canine lovers in Hamburg who complain of a dog's life for their pets are calling for a change in the law on breeds classed as dangerous.

German thought dead in Spanish wildfires
Germany

German thought dead in Spanish wildfires

Spanish police suspect the body of a man found as wildfires rage north of the Spanish resort of Marbella to be that of a 54-year-old German who returned to his home despite an official evacuation.

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Sweden

US artist to sell Swedish sweat to tourists

New York native Daniel Peltz has hatched a plan to collect the sweat of Swedish glass-blowers and sell it as a perfume to tourists visiting his adoptive home, according to a report in the local Norrköpings Tidning daily.

Forestry firm halts work at disputed mining site
Sweden

Forestry firm halts work at disputed mining site

Swedish forestry concern Mellanskog called a halt to tree-felling activities at a planned limestone quarry on Gotland on Saturday evening, after a week of extensive protests by environmentalists.

Judge questions legality of child ear-piercing
Germany

Judge questions legality of child ear-piercing

A civil court in Berlin has called for clarification about whether ear-piercing of youngsters constitutes bodily harm after parents of a three-year-old girl sued a practitioner.

Cologne player quits over fans’ threats
Germany

Cologne player quits over fans’ threats

Defender Kevin Pezzoni has quit second division football club FC Cologne after he was attacked and threatened by angry fans.

13-year-old Stockholm girl found murdered
Sweden

13-year-old Stockholm girl found murdered

A 13-year-old girl was found murdered on Saturday afternoon in the Stockholm suburb of Täby. Two men have been taken into custody.

Romanian PM: Secret police in German press
Germany

Romanian PM: Secret police in German press

The Romanian prime minister has claimed that secret police from his country have infiltrated the German press in a bid to sabotage his rule.

‘Missing’ Swedish woman phones home
Sweden

‘Missing’ Swedish woman phones home

A 25-year-old Swedish woman reported missing when she failed to return from a holiday in Egypt has been located alive and well after she put in a call to her worried parents.

Pia Sundhage named new Sweden coach
Sweden

Pia Sundhage named new Sweden coach

Pia Sundhage has announced that she is leaving her post as manager of the US women's football team to return to Sweden to take charge of the national team.