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Sweden

Murder probe begins into young woman’s death

Police in Stockholm have launched a murder investigation after a 19-year-old woman was found dead under a pedestrian bridge in the south of the city in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Swedish Rail Destinations: Malmö
Sweden

Swedish Rail Destinations: Malmö

For a long time Malmö has lived in the shadow of its larger, more glamorous neighbour Copenhagen, but since the construction of the Öresund Bridge in 2000 it has prospered and transformed, and today forms the proud gateway to Sweden.

Bayern’s Ribery breaks silence over sex scandal
Germany

Bayern’s Ribery breaks silence over sex scandal

Bayern Munich player Franck Ribery has addressed the media storm raging around him about an underage prostitute. The 27-year-old Frenchman admitted to relations with the call girl, but said he didn't know she was so young.

Teacher reportedly made child porn with pupils
Germany

Teacher reportedly made child porn with pupils

A former music teacher at Germany's Odenwaldschule made pornographic films with his students for years, according to a Sunday newspaper report. The school has already been in the headlines due to allegations of widespread sexual abuse.

High design heads to the corner shop in the Ruhr
Germany

High design heads to the corner shop in the Ruhr

People stopping by a Ruhr Valley corner shop for cigs or a beer can now also pick up a design object thanks to a new project aiming to bring high design to the masses, as part of the region's year as a European culture capital.

Record enrollment for Swedish language classes
Sweden

Record enrollment for Swedish language classes

A record number of students signed up in the school year 2008/2009 for courses in Swedish for Immigrants, according to new figures from the Swedish National Agency for Education (Skolverket).

Obesity risk for women who sleep less: study
Sweden

Obesity risk for women who sleep less: study

Too little sleep may be linked to the development of a large belly and broad waist, a study of women in Sweden has found.

Merkel: Greek crisis will inspire Spain, Portugal
Germany

Merkel: Greek crisis will inspire Spain, Portugal

The deep cuts imposed on Greece in return for an emergency bailout will spur other troubled eurozone members into doing all they can to avoid the same fate, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday.

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Sweden

Young girl has face bitten by rottweiler

A 5-year-old girl in northern Sweden is being treated in intensive care after she was bitten in the face by a rottweiler on Saturday afternoon.

Bayern Munich secure league title
Germany

Bayern Munich secure league title

Bayern Munich's hat-trick hero Thomas Müller admitted it was a relief to finally capture some silverware after Saturday's 3-1 win over Bochum effectively handed them the Bundesliga title.

Opposition touts tax cuts to fuel employment
Sweden

Opposition touts tax cuts to fuel employment

Sweden's left-green opposition parties have vowed to cut general payroll taxes (arbetsgivaravgifter) for small businesses by 8 billion kronor over the next two years in a bid to stimulate employment if they are elected into government this autumn.

May Day clashes in Hamburg and Berlin
Germany

May Day clashes in Hamburg and Berlin

Clashes between far-left demonstrators and police overnight on Saturday in Hamburg and Berlin left at least six officers and a firefighter injured, according to police. But the capital was quieter overall this year than in 2009.