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Sweden

Sex photos cause political row

An exhibition of graphic sex photos have caused a political row in a Swedish town.

Storms and snow forecast
Sweden

Storms and snow forecast

Winds approaching storm force are expected to draw in over Sweden as an intense low pressure belt hits the south and west of the country on Thursday, according to meteorological agency SMHI.

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Sweden

Police thwart remote-control bank heist

Without masks or guns, a group of robbers attempted to steal millions of kronor from a Swedish bank by hijacking one of its computers, only to be foiled by an alert employee, police said on Wednesday.

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Sweden

Volvo to use new Indian facility as Asian export hub

Swedish vehicle giant Volvo plans to turn a new Indian manufacturing facility into a low-cost export hub to tap rising Asian demand for public bus transport, the company said on Wednesday.

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Sweden

SMS lenders face court setback

Companies which lend money via SMS have been told by Sweden's consumer ombudsman to review the fees they charge borrowers. The ombudsman's order follows a ruling by the Swedish Market Court in which lender Mobillån Sverige was banned from charging fees that exceeded the cost of a loan.

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Germany

Coalition mayhem in Hesse

Politicians in the German state of Hesse have still not formed a government due to disagreement between the parties. A coalition has yet to be formed along traditional lines and the CDU and SPD refuse to form a grand coalition emulating that of the federal government.

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Germany

Nazi church for sale

A church filled with Nazi symbols in the Berlin district of Mariendorf has gone public with its search for an investor. The protestant church, which was built between 1933 and 1935, has door arches adorned with images of SS officers, soldiers on the alter and Hitler youth as decoration, and is in need or renovation.

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Sweden

Teetotallers ban ‘gay sermon’ preacher

Controversial pentecostalist pastor Åke Green has been barred from membership in Sweden's largest sobriety movement as a result of his views on homosexuals.

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Germany

Unions warn of strike at Vattenfall

Unions are threatening prolonged strikes at the Vattenfall headquarters in Berlin due to a conflict over wages. The unions IGBCE, who represents workers in the energy industry, and IG Metall, the industry union of metal workers, are demanding an 8 percent increase in wages, while Vattenfall is insisting on its offer of a 3.2 percent wage and a one time payment of 500 Euros.

Princess recovers after food poisoning
Sweden

Princess recovers after food poisoning

Princess Lilian was recovering in hospital on Wednesday morning after suffering a bout of food poisoning.

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Sweden

House surrounded after shooting

Police have surrounded a house in Sollefteå in northern Sweden after a man was injured in a shooting incident on Wednesday morning.

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Sweden

Chinese officials in Sweden ‘tried to stop’ dance show

Politicians in Stockholm and Linköping have accused the Chinese embassy of attempting to block a musical show set to hit Swedish shores this spring.

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Sweden

Social Democrats opt for Östros

Thomas Östros has been elected new economic policy spokesman for the Social Democrats following a meeting of the party's parliamentary group on Tuesday.