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Germany

Evicted black single mother sues German landlord

A British-born woman has sued her German landlord after she was evicted from an apartment allegedly for being a black single mother, the tenant's lawyer said on Monday.

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Germany

Fallen cycling star Ullrich pays to end fraud case

Disgraced former Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich has paid a "six figure" fine to end a fraud case which has dogged him since July 2006, the public prosecutor in Bonn said Monday.

Dalarna police admit to mistakes
Sweden

Dalarna police admit to mistakes

Police in Dalarna admitted on Monday they made a mistake by not following up on a tip they had received about the man who confessed to killing 10-year-old Engla Höglund.

Home town mourns Engla’s murder
Sweden

Home town mourns Engla’s murder

Residents of Stjärnsund in central Sweden are grieving over the murder of 10-year-old Engla Höglund following a confession on Sunday by 42-year-old Anders Eklund, who had been suspected last November in another unsolved murder of a 31-year-old woman.

Brain study raises doubts about free will
Germany

Brain study raises doubts about free will

A group of scientists in Germany have determined that they can predict human decisions based on brain activity several seconds before the subject is aware of the choice.

Arboga suspect awaits extradition
Sweden

Arboga suspect awaits extradition

A German court has ruled that there are no legal hindrances to the extradition to Sweden of a 31-year-old German woman suspected of the murders of two children.

SS man to stand trial in Germany for Dutch murders
Germany

SS man to stand trial in Germany for Dutch murders

An 86-year-old former SS member sentenced to death in absentia in 1949 for the murder of three Dutch civilians during World War II is finally to face trial in Germany, prosecutors said on Monday.

‘Mr. Telekom’ appears in landmark German trial
Germany

‘Mr. Telekom’ appears in landmark German trial

The man blamed by 16,000 disgruntled Deutsche Telekom shareholders for excesses that wiped out their investments defended his actions in court on Monday in a landmark lawsuit.

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Sweden

Serial pyromaniac strikes sleepy town

A series of fires broke out in the town of Tidaholm in western Sweden early on Sunday morning in what is suspected as arson.

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Sweden

Ericsson signs two new China deals

Telecom infrastructure Goliath Ericsson said Monday it had won contracts with China's two main mobile phone operators worth a total of $1.44 billion.

Germany stages world’s largest crisp packet collection show
Germany

Germany stages world’s largest crisp packet collection show

You might think they belong in the trash, but what according to the Guinness Book of Records is the world's largest collection of used crisp packets went on show in a German museum this week.

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Sweden

78-year-old attacks armed bank robber

Fed up with thefts at his local bank, a78-year-old retired prison worker took matters into his own hands when he met three armed robbers outside the Swedbank branch in Ockelbo in east-central Sweden.

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Sweden

Vattenfall declines to comment on British Energy speculation

Sweden's state-owned power company Vattenfall AB has said it wants to increase its market share in Europe, but refused to comment on speculation that it is lining up a bid for British Energy.

Saxony’s premier Milbradt resigns
Germany

Saxony’s premier Milbradt resigns

Saxony’s embattled premier Georg Milbradt has resigned amid mounting criticism of the Christian Democrat’s seemingly hapless leadership of the eastern German state.

Sniffing shrunken tea bags in a town in western Sweden
Sweden

Sniffing shrunken tea bags in a town in western Sweden

In his book Cycling Back to Happiness, English journalist Bernie Friend covers 6,000 kilometres of northern Europe on a bicycle in a bid to overcome his paranoia. Here, in the first of three excerpts, he describes a close encounter with moist snuff in the western Swedish town of Varberg.

Merkel surprises with daring décolleté at Oslo opera
Germany

Merkel surprises with daring décolleté at Oslo opera

The big news on Saturday was meant to be the inauguration of Norway's futuristic new national opera house, but all eyes were on special guest German Chancellor Angela Merkel's plunging neckline, German tabloid daily Bild reported on Monday.

Concert review – Billy Bragg
Sweden

Concert review – Billy Bragg

Twenty five years on from the release of his debut album, Billy Bragg was in Stockholm at on Saturday night for a sell-out concert at Södra Teatern. David Bartram was there.

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Germany

Merkel welcomes greater self-regulation by banks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed on Sunday moves by banks towards greater self-regulation following the subprime credit crisis, saying people should have heeded Berlin's warnings last year.

Rescuers search for German boy after boat accident
Germany

Rescuers search for German boy after boat accident

Rescue workers are searching for a 12-year-old German boy on the Elster canal in Leipzig after a boat accident that seriously injured another 11-year-old boy, a police spokesperson said on Monday.

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Sweden

Sweden exit Davis Cup despite Buenos Aires heroics

Sweden have been knocked out of the Davis Cup at the quarter final stage despite a gripping display by Robin Söderling on the clay in Buenos Aires.

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Sweden

Woman drowns in farm pond

A 57-year-old woman was found dead on Sunday on a farm outside Strömsnäsbruk in southern Sweden.

Drunk German on horseback rampaged through town
Germany

Drunk German on horseback rampaged through town

A 56-year-old German horse lover was caught on Sunday night after recklessly galloping through Much in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, police said Monday.

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Sweden

Drunken night may block ice hockey star’s US move

Swedish ice hockey star Dick Axelsson has been dropped from the national team after spending Saturday night in jail for drunk and disorderly behaviour, Aftonbladet reports.

Holocaust train exhibition opens in Berlin
Germany

Holocaust train exhibition opens in Berlin

An exhibition on board a steam train commemorating the deportation of children during the Holocaust has arrived in Berlin Sunday at the start of a tour ending next month at Auschwitz.