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Sweden

Islamist site identifies Stockholm bomber

An Islamist website on Sunday identified the bomber behind Saturday's attacks in the Swedish capital Stockholm as Taimour Abdel Wahab and published a photograph it said was him.

Säpo: unsure if blasts an isolated attack
Sweden

Säpo: unsure if blasts an isolated attack

A top Swedish intelligence official said Sunday that the twin blasts that rocked a shopping street in central Stockholm was a suspected suicide attack, but was unsure if it was a one-off.

Military staffer knew about attacks: report
Sweden

Military staffer knew about attacks: report

A Swedish Armed Forces (Försvarsmakten) employee warned an acquaintance to stay clear of an area in central Stockholm on Saturday where, several hours later, two explosions went off in what is being called a terrorist attack.

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Sweden

Bomb attack draws condemnation

Politicians, foreign embassies in Stockholm and European leaders have joined Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt in condemnation of Saturday’s suicide bombing on one of the capital’s busiest shopping streets.

Terror attack ‘could have killed hundreds’
Sweden

Terror attack ‘could have killed hundreds’

Saturday's suicide bomb attack in Stockholm could have resulted in many casualties if it had been carried out correctly, a terrorism expert told news agency TT on Sunday.

German auto club chief slams ‘green zone’ scheme
Germany

German auto club chief slams ‘green zone’ scheme

The head of Germany's ADAC motorists' association took aim at the country's system of "green" traffic zones to cut pollution in city centres, calling it a "failure" in comments published on Sunday.

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Sweden

Bomber believed to be former sports student

Saturday’s suicide attack in Stockholm is believed to have been carried out by a 29-year-old man from the town of Tranås in southern Sweden.

Stockholm terror blast ‘unacceptable’: Reinfeldt
Sweden

Stockholm terror blast ‘unacceptable’: Reinfeldt

Swedish prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has urged caution in the wake of the terror attack that rocked central Stockholm on Saturday evening, warning on Sunday against drawing hasty conclusions.

More snow, sub-zero temperatures to start the week
Germany

More snow, sub-zero temperatures to start the week

After a brief weekend thaw from the cold snap that has gripped Germany for much of December, the German Weather Service (DWD) predicted Sunday that snow and freezing temperatures would make a comeback starting Monday.

Germany, India seek €20-billion trade target for 2012
Germany

Germany, India seek €20-billion trade target for 2012

The leaders of economic powerhouses Germany and India said Saturday they were confident they could boost bilateral trade by some €7 billion euros, or about $9 billion, in the next two years.

FDP ‘mole’ had access to classified files
Germany

FDP ‘mole’ had access to classified files

A senior aide to the Free Democrats (FDP) who was fired last week for feeding information to the US embassy in Berlin also had access to secret government documents, according to a German newspaper report.

Three dead after blast destroys home
Germany

Three dead after blast destroys home

Three residents were found dead Sunday in the rubble of a home in Brühl, south of Cologne, that collapsed following an explosion one day earlier. The sole survivor, a 12-year-old boy, was discovered alive on Saturday.

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Sweden

Local imam condemns Stockholm bombings

The imam of Stockholm's grand mosque on Sunday condemned twin blasts which targeted shoppers in the Swedish capital, killing one person, believed to be the bomber.

Stockholm suicide blast a terror attack: police
Sweden

Stockholm suicide blast a terror attack: police

A spokesperson for Swedish security service Säpo labeled as a terror crime the suicide attack that shook central Stockholm on Saturday evening, leaving one person dead and wounding two others.

Schweinsteiger extends contract with Bayern
Germany

Schweinsteiger extends contract with Bayern

Bayern Munich fans had double cause to celebrate Saturday as the team's 3-0 home win over St Pauli was followed by Germany star Bastian Schweinsteiger announcing he had signed a contract extension until 2016.

Stockholm attack follows terror warnings
Sweden

Stockholm attack follows terror warnings

The attack in Stockholm on Saturday evening would, if confirmed to be a terror attack, be the first time Sweden has been targeted by a suicide bomber.