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Police, politicians and church leaders all remained caught up in the moment on Sunday after an emotional royal wedding day went off without a hitch.
This week will shake off the “Sheep’s Chill” weather pattern which dominated the weekend, and temperatures could climb to the mid-20s by the second half of the week.
European Central Bank chief Jean-Claude Trichet has blamed Germany and France for helping to pave the way to the current debt crisis in the eurozone by setting a poor fiscal example.
A philosopher and gender theorist rejected a prize for civil courage at Christopher Street Day parade in Berlin on Saturday, criticising the march as too superficial and commercial.
Sweden’s royal wedding has made a major mark on media outlets around the world, although its impact has been greatly diminished by a boycott on the part of three leading international news agencies.
Germany’s Development Minister Dirk Niebel has harshly criticised the Israeli government after it refused him entry into the Gaza Strip at the weekend.
Presidential candidate Joachim Gauck says he will not allow himself to be used to damage Chancellor Angela Merkel, and after a one-on-one meeting with her candidate Christian Wulff, said he was qualified to do the job in his way.
Guests at the royal wedding party danced into the early hours after Prince Daniel’s moving speech brought tears to the eyes of a radiant Crown Princess Victoria.
Seven people were injured on Saturday when a historic plane used in the Berlin Airlift made an emergency landing shortly after taking off for a pleasure tour around the city.
Ivory Coast coach Sven Göran Eriksson has brushed aside Brazilian concerns over an arm cast worn by star striker Didier Drogba as the two sides prepare for Sunday's mouth-watering World Cup fixture.
The world's top news agencies, AFP, AP and Reuters, declined to cover Sweden's royal wedding on Saturday after public broadcaster SVT refused to drop its price for video images of the event.