No one safe from vomiting bug: study
Sweden

No one safe from vomiting bug: study

A new study from Linköping University suggests the so-called winter vomiting bug is far more infectious than previously thought.

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Sweden

Double murder victim ‘shot through the eye’

At least one of the two victims of a brutal double murder in southern Sweden earlier this month was shot through the eye in a gangland-style execution, reports newspaper Aftonbladet.

Boots pharmacies to open in Sweden
Sweden

Boots pharmacies to open in Sweden

The international pharmacy group, Alliance Boots, plans to open Boots branded pharmacies on Swedish high streets in a joint venture with the Swedish company Farmacevtföretagarna, a cooperative company owned by the Swedish Pharmaceutical association.

Extremist Swede gives anti-Islam party millions
Germany

Extremist Swede gives anti-Islam party millions

Swedish far-right businessman Patrik Brinkmann has announced he will pour €5 million into the coffers of Pro NRW, an anti-Islam populist party based in Cologne.

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Sweden

Online sex ‘grooming’ law lacks teeth

Sweden's 'anti-grooming' law, which makes it illegal for adults to contact children online for sexual purposes has had a disappointing start. Despite surveys indicating half of Swedish girls under 15 have received online sexual advances, the law has not led to any convictions since entering into force six months ago.

HSV signs legendary Dutch striker van Nistelrooy
Germany

HSV signs legendary Dutch striker van Nistelrooy

Dutch striker Ruud van Nistelrooy has signed an 18-month contract with Bundesliga side Hamburger SV after leaving Spanish giants Real Madrid on a free transfer.

Westerwelle backs plan to buy off Taliban
Germany

Westerwelle backs plan to buy off Taliban

In a Sunday newspaper interview, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle announced his support for a plan to pay Taliban militants in Afghanistan to lay down their arms.

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Sweden

Opposition maintains strong lead: poll

Sweden's opposition has a strong lead at the start of the election year, according to a new poll which puts the left-green coalition more than ten percentage points ahead.

Discounter Lidl recalls tainted cheese
Germany

Discounter Lidl recalls tainted cheese

The discount grocery chain Lidl has announced a product recall of two types of cheese it sells after finding the presence of bacteria that can be deadly in some cases.

Rockers ‘The Scorpions’ calling it quits
Germany

Rockers ‘The Scorpions’ calling it quits

The Scorpions, the heavy-metal group behind hits like "Rock You Like a Hurricane," are unplugging the amps after an upcoming world tour and more than four decades of headbanging.

Germany to focus on training in Afghanistan, Merkel says
Germany

Germany to focus on training in Afghanistan, Merkel says

Germany is to speed up the training of Afghan security forces, making this its primary task in the country, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday ahead of an international conference on Afghanistan.

German cyclist wins second Tour Down Under
Germany

German cyclist wins second Tour Down Under

Germany's Andre Greipel clinched an emphatic second Tour Down Under victory on Sunday, just a year after he spectacularly crashed out of the race.