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Sweden

Pärson settles for third in skiing world cup

Sweden's Anja Pärson had to make do with third place in the super combined World Cup race at Zauchensee on Saturday. Lindsey Vonn of the United States survived a near fall to win with Austrian Kathrin Zettel in second.

Suicide bomber kills at least two by German Embassy in Kabul
Germany

Suicide bomber kills at least two by German Embassy in Kabul

A suicide car bomb outside the German Embassy in Kabul killed at least two people, including a child, and injuring at least 23 more on Saturday morning.

Man with no memory dodges extradition, appears in Zurich
Germany

Man with no memory dodges extradition, appears in Zurich

A Scottish man suffering complete amnesia who had been staying in a retirement home near Heidelberg for more than two years before he fled when authorities tried to send him to the UK, has shown up in Switzerland.

Bavaria bans Zeitungszeugen  Nazi newspaper project
Germany

Bavaria bans Zeitungszeugen Nazi newspaper project

Bavaria has banned the Zeitungszeugen magazines which launched a week ago, reproducing original newspapers from the Third Reich.

Asse nuclear waste storage mine ‘may not be fixable’
Germany

Asse nuclear waste storage mine ‘may not be fixable’

The Lower Saxony Environment Ministry is not sure it can fix the Asse nuclear waste storage facility which is threatening to partially collapse, according to Der Spiegel.

Let’s Dance judge Irving ‘in love’ with world’s strongest man
Sweden

Let’s Dance judge Irving ‘in love’ with world’s strongest man

British choreographer and Let's Dance judge Tony Irving was so taken aback by the gyrations of the world's strongest man, Magnus Samuelsson, in Friday evening's heat that he declared that he was "In looove!..."

Fake match-maker for depressed parrots stole and sold birds
Germany

Fake match-maker for depressed parrots stole and sold birds

A Bavarian woman who offered a match-making service for depressed parrots sold the birds abroad once the gullible owners had sent them to her, making more than €20,000.

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Sweden

Dead body found in burning car

An unidentified person was found dead in a burning car in a garage in western Stockholm on Friday night.

Government expects bad recession and big public deficit
Germany

Government expects bad recession and big public deficit

The German economy is set to suffer its deepest recession since World War II, with growth in Europe’s biggest economy to slump by as much as 2.5 percent this year, Economy Minister Michael Glos has confirmed.

Young ‘pirates’ receive millions from the state
Sweden

Young ‘pirates’ receive millions from the state

The youth league of the Swedish branch of file-share and copyright reform advocacy group, the Pirate Party, has received millions of kronor in state support.

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Sweden

‘Serial’ drink driver caught again

A man from Borås in western Sweden who has 149 convictions for drink and unlawful driving has been stopped again. This time for driving under the influence of drugs and unlawful driving.