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Sweden

Police bust international narcotics ring

A major international drug smuggling ring has been busted in an operation involving police in Norway and Sweden. More three quarters of a tonne of narcotics has been seized and 30 people are in detention in the two countries.

Town loses fire engines in blaze – again
Germany

Town loses fire engines in blaze – again

All six fire engines in the village of Syke have been written off after catching fire – the second time it has happened in the small Lower Saxony town.

Germans to help Egypt block tunnels to Gaza
Germany

Germans to help Egypt block tunnels to Gaza

A group of German experts will be sent to the Egyptian border in order to help efforts to limit the weapons being smuggled through tunnels into the Gaza strip.

Knutby pastor: ‘We have moved on’
Sweden

Knutby pastor: ‘We have moved on’

He was a fiendish manipulator. A sex-obsessed evangelical pastor who made his nanny into a murderer. Exactly five years ago this weekend the peace that reigned in Knutby, a small village near Uppsala, was shattered and all hell broke loose.

Von Hagens brings Bodyworlds back to Heidelberg
Germany

Von Hagens brings Bodyworlds back to Heidelberg

The controversial exhibition of bodies, ‘Körperwelten’ or Bodyworlds, is back in Germany after five years touring the world.

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Sweden

New evacuation planned for Gaza Swedes

The first Swedish evacuees arrived home from war-torn Gaza on Saturday. The foreign ministry is now hopeful that more of the remaining 46 Swedes will be helped to flee the area in the near future.

Two boar hunters shot dead in accidents
Germany

Two boar hunters shot dead in accidents

Two men have been killed in separate hunting accidents over the weekend, with at least one having been mistaken for a wild boar, and shot by a fellow hunter.

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Sweden

Poll: Opposition extends lead

The Social Democrats, Green Party and Left party have extended their collective lead over the governing Alliance government, a new poll from Skop shows.

Ibrahimovic saves Inter’s blushes as Beckham awaits debut
Sweden

Ibrahimovic saves Inter’s blushes as Beckham awaits debut

Defending champions Inter Milan endured a disappointing start to 2009 when they were forced to come from a goal down to salvage a 1-1 draw against Cagliari at the San Siro on Saturday.

Athletics champ Rene Herms found dead
Germany

Athletics champ Rene Herms found dead

Police are investigating after Germany’s 800 metre running champion Rene Herms was found dead in his flat in Lohmen, near Pirna in Saxony.

Edeka creates 8,000 new jobs as discount sector profits in crisis
Germany

Edeka creates 8,000 new jobs as discount sector profits in crisis

Food discount giant Edeka, whose merger with the Plus stores has been approved, plans to create 8,000 new jobs this year as the global financial crisis sends more people to cheaper shops, its CEO says.