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Sweden

Swedish doctors criticized after botched UK ops

Elderly British patients were left nursing their injuries after botched operations by Swedish doctors brought in to cut waiting lists, British newspaper The Daily Telegraph reports.

Police foil Umeå security depot heist
Sweden

Police foil Umeå security depot heist

A dramatic shoot out after a robbery at a security depot in Umeå in northern Sweden left one of the robbers with gunshot wounds as four of the gang were arrested.

Israeli historian praises German democracy
Germany

Israeli historian praises German democracy

In comments published in Israeli newspaper Haaretz on Sunday, renowned historian Tom Segev said Germany had drawn the right lessons from its past and had reason to celebrate on its 60th anniversary.

Dairy farms under threat as milk prices slide
Germany

Dairy farms under threat as milk prices slide

The vice president of the National Union of Farmers (DBV), Udo Folgart, warned on Sunday that a fifth of all diary farms in Germany are threatened with closure on account of tumbling milk prices.

Guttenberg says Opel better off bankrupt
Germany

Guttenberg says Opel better off bankrupt

Germany’s Economy Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg said on Sunday all three bids for Opel have shortcomings and suggested it might be better if the struggling carmaker filed for bankruptcy.

Suspect in Madeleine case treated in Aachen hospital
Germany

Suspect in Madeleine case treated in Aachen hospital

Two years after the famous disappearance of Madeleine McCann from Portugal, authorities in Aachen are to investigate a convicted British pedophile, being treated in a local hospital, suspected of involvement in the incident.

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Sweden

Partygoers bound and robbed by armed thieves

Two middle-aged couples were bound and robbed by five armed masked men in a house in Rimbo near Stockholm on Saturday night.

Customs officials seize millions of fake football shirts
Germany

Customs officials seize millions of fake football shirts

Is the shirt on your back the real thing? German customs investigators have seized almost 10 million counterfeit football shirts and scarves of major European clubs, news magazine Focus reported on Saturday.

Union chief criticized for taxable perk error
Sweden

Union chief criticized for taxable perk error

Wanja Lundby-Wedin, head of Sweden’s Trade Union Confederation (LO), has been criticized for letting her husband stay for free at an Italian holiday camp.

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Sweden

Swedish film picks up Cannes award

A Swedish short film has won a prestigious prize during Critics Week at the Cannes Film Festival.

Thousands demonstrate against coal plant in Mainz
Germany

Thousands demonstrate against coal plant in Mainz

Around 4,000 people took to the streets in the city of Mainz on Saturday to protest against a planned coal-fired power plant on the banks of the Rhine river.