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Sweden

Polish man found dead south of Stockholm

Police are investigating a suspected murder after a man was found dead near a road in the Stockholm suburb of Huddinge on Sunday morning.

January thaw causes chaos across Sweden
Sweden

January thaw causes chaos across Sweden

Flooding, stalled vehicles, and falling ice are just a few of the problems facing Swedes in the wake of an early-January thaw.

Westerwelle visits Afghanistan ahead of parliamentary vote
Germany

Westerwelle visits Afghanistan ahead of parliamentary vote

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle made a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Sunday, ahead of a parliamentary vote in Berlin this month on extending Germany's unpopular military mission in the strife-torn country.

German women take first ski-cross world cup victory
Germany

German women take first ski-cross world cup victory

Germany’s women skiers celebrated their first ever ski-cross world cup victory at the weekend, with Heidi Zacher taking first place and teammate Anna Wörner joining her on the podium in third.

Government to crack down after dioxin scandal
Germany

Government to crack down after dioxin scandal

The German government vowed Sunday to get tough after a dioxin poisoning scare led to import bans on some of its farm products, as a survey showed one in five consumers in Germany avoiding eggs.

Letter to editor prompts memory card miracle
Sweden

Letter to editor prompts memory card miracle

A resident of Malmö in southern Sweden never thought he’d never see the memory card from his digital camera again until he read a letter to the editor in a local newspaper.

Left remembers Luxemburg and Liebknecht amid communism row
Germany

Left remembers Luxemburg and Liebknecht amid communism row

Leaders of The Left party met in Berlin on Sunday for the traditional laying of a wreath in memory of the murdered socialists Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht amid in-fighting over whether communism was still their aim.

Return of swine flu prompts calls for more vaccinations
Germany

Return of swine flu prompts calls for more vaccinations

The swine flu virus H1N1 has established itself in Germany and is part of the current flu season, prompting medics to advise people at risk to get vaccinated.

Iraq calls on Sweden to halt forced deportations
Sweden

Iraq calls on Sweden to halt forced deportations

Iraq wants to put a stop to the forced deportation of Iraqis from Sweden after their asylum claims are rejected, but Sweden’s migration minister sees no reason to adjust the practice.

Söderling serves up big win for Brisbane title
Sweden

Söderling serves up big win for Brisbane title

Sweden's Robin Söderling served notice that he cannot be discounted for the Australian Open after overwhelming Andy Roddick in the final of the Brisbane International here on Sunday.

Rain and melting snow produce floods
Germany

Rain and melting snow produce floods

Thawing snow and ice, combined with rain over the weekend left towns along rivers in Germany underwater, with preparations being made across the country for more flooding.