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Sweden

Swedish police officers injured in laser attack

Two Swedish police officers received eye injuries after being shot by a green laser in Trelleborg in southern Sweden late Saturday night.

Coke sues Swedish firm over Ukrainian imports
Sweden

Coke sues Swedish firm over Ukrainian imports

US beverage giant Coca Cola is suing to stop a Swedish company from selling Ukrainian-made Coke products in Sweden.

Two people put each other in hospital over shopping cart
Germany

Two people put each other in hospital over shopping cart

A row between a 74-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman over a supermarket cart in Aachen escalated into a violent altercation in which two people required emergency treatment.

Retailers banking on a final Christmas splurge
Germany

Retailers banking on a final Christmas splurge

German retailers are still waiting for a breakthrough in their Christmas shopping business. The past week there has seen a continuing instability in sales, a spokesman for the German Retail Association (HDE) revealed.

Westerwelle promises more domestic time
Germany

Westerwelle promises more domestic time

Guido Westerwelle, Germany's tyro foreign minister and leader of the Free Democratic Party, said he would devote more time to domestic politics in the new year after a hectic and exhausting opening spell.

Nordegren’s purchase of Stockholm island retreat confirmed
Sweden

Nordegren’s purchase of Stockholm island retreat confirmed

Elin Nordegren closed on a deal to buy a sprawling island estate in the Stockholm archipelago in the early days of an infidelity scandal which continues to plague her star golfer husband Tiger Woods, the island’s residents' association said on Sunday.

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Sweden

Opposition extends poll lead to achieve majority

Sweden’s three left-green opposition political parties have enough voter support to form their own majority, according to a new poll.

Five-star Bayern back in the title hunt
Germany

Five-star Bayern back in the title hunt

Bayern Munich finally gatecrashed the German title race on Saturday with an impressive away victory. Bayern produced a 5-1 romp at struggling Bochum, while Schalke won 2-0 at fellow title hopefuls Werder Bremen to edge the Bavarians into third.

US should take Germany as example, says Obama advisor
Germany

US should take Germany as example, says Obama advisor

One of President Barack Obama's senior economic advisors Paul Volcker said the US could take a leaf out of Germany's book when it comes to creating an export-based economy.

China’s BAIC in deal to buy parts of Saab: report
Sweden

China’s BAIC in deal to buy parts of Saab: report

Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co. (BAIC) of China has inked a preliminary deal for the acquisition of parts of Saab Automobile, according to media reports.

Volkswagen launches Polo in India
Germany

Volkswagen launches Polo in India

Europe's biggest carmaker Volkswagen began production of its popular mass-market Polo hatchback in India on Saturday, announcing it aimed to grab up to 10 percent of the fast-growing automobile market there.