Abortion increase blamed on declining use of pill
Sweden

Abortion increase blamed on declining use of pill

The number of abortions performed in Sweden increased by 17 between 2000 and 2007. Sale of morning-after pills (ECP) have increased three-fold in Stockholm over the period, Dagens Nyheter reports.

German politicians hail Obama’s choice of Biden as mate
Germany

German politicians hail Obama’s choice of Biden as mate

German politicians welcomed Democratic White House hopeful Barack Obama’s choice of Senator Joseph Biden as his vice presidential running mate, calling him a known quantity with decades of experience.

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Sweden

‘Gang war behind Gothenburg bomb find’

A box with the word "bomb" written on it was exploded by police in Kortedala in Gothenburg on Sunday. Police believe that the bomb threat is connected with an ongoing gang war in the city.

Thieves steal crocodile Charlie from circus trailer
Germany

Thieves steal crocodile Charlie from circus trailer

Brave – or stupid – thieves broke into a circus trailer in Würzburg and stole a caiman crocodile.

Court: Abrahamian was right
Sweden

Court: Abrahamian was right

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has said in a ruling that Swedish wrestler Ara Abrahamian had reason for being angry when he lost his semi-final bout against Andrea Minguzzi.

Son of Nazi Dr. Death tries to kill him off
Germany

Son of Nazi Dr. Death tries to kill him off

The son of Aribert Heim, the last big Nazi war criminal still being hunted by authorities, has spoken to the press for the first time, telling Bild am Sonntag he is trying to get his father declared dead so he can get control of his money.

NPD outnumbered on Berlin streets over Hindu temples
Germany

NPD outnumbered on Berlin streets over Hindu temples

Several hundred anti-fascist protesters gathered in the Neukölln area of Berlin on Saturday to display their disgust at the 155 far-right NPD members and supporters holding a demonstration there.

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Sweden

Persson defeated as China sweeps table tennis medals

Swedish veteran Jörgen Persson was unable to prevent China from claiming a clean sweep in the men's singles table tennis on Saturday. Persson lost in straight sets to Wang Liqin while Ma Lin beat compatriot Wang Hao to claim gold.

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Sweden

Opposition retains poll lead

The three-party opposition has retained its lead over the four-party Alliance coalition government, a new poll shows. Only 29 percent of young voters expressed support for the government.

Warm and sunny weather set to return on Tuesday
Germany

Warm and sunny weather set to return on Tuesday

This weekend’s wet and gloomy weather will continue into Monday, but German weather forecasters are promising friendlier weather by Tuesday.

Swastikas painted on Holocaust memorial
Germany

Swastikas painted on Holocaust memorial

The Holocaust memorial in central Berlin has been desecrated with 11 swastikas daubed in black and red paint.