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Sweden

Ericsson sues Chinese rival for patent violation

Swedish mobile network giant Ericsson has filed three lawsuits in Europe against Chinese rival ZTE for patent infringement, a spokesman said Saturday.

Students’ ‘runestone’ ad fools Swedish papers
Sweden

Students’ ‘runestone’ ad fools Swedish papers

A runestone advertised on Blocket.se a few week ago was not a runestone at all. A class at Spångbergs high school in Filipstad in Värmland County made it as part of a school project on the critical examination of sources.

Westerwelle visits Japan while FDP crisis continues at home
Germany

Westerwelle visits Japan while FDP crisis continues at home

Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle was in Japan on Saturday to meet his counterpart Takeaki Matsumoto although a visit to the earthquake disaster area or the severely damaged nuclear power station Fukushima was not planned.

Uncle of Krailling sisters to be charged with their murder
Germany

Uncle of Krailling sisters to be charged with their murder

Authorities are expecting to charge the uncle of the two sisters found dead in their family flat on Wednesday night with their murder, they confirmed on Saturday morning.

BDI head criticises bank pay policies
Germany

BDI head criticises bank pay policies

The head of the Federation of German Industry (BDI) Hans Peter Keitel has sharply criticised the banking sector for what he called catastrophic exaggerations in what some managers are paid.

Swedish lesbians allege parental leave bonus discrimination
Sweden

Swedish lesbians allege parental leave bonus discrimination

A lesbian couple has accused Sweden's social insurance agency of discrimination after being denied the right to the government's gender equity bonus for parents who share parental leave equally.

State politicians took free hotel stay to discuss gambling rules
Germany

State politicians took free hotel stay to discuss gambling rules

A few days before they were set to take part in a meeting on rules governing gambling, four top politicians attended a conference on the subject – with their luxury hotel rooms paid for by an industry magazine.

St Pauli faces fine and ban after linesman hit from stands
Germany

St Pauli faces fine and ban after linesman hit from stands

Friday's German Bundesliga game between St Pauli and Schalke 04 was abandoned a minute before the end of the match after a linesman was hit in the back by a plastic cup full of beer thrown from one of the stands.

Three skiers die in gigantic Swiss avalanche
Germany

Three skiers die in gigantic Swiss avalanche

Three men from south-western Germany were killed on Friday after their ski group was caught up in what rescuers said was a gigantic avalanche in the Swiss mountains.

Swedish Gripen planes headed to Libya
Sweden

Swedish Gripen planes headed to Libya

Three Swedish fighter jets headed Saturday to Sardinia en route to taking part in NATO operations against the regime of Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddafi, a military spokesman said.

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Sweden

Two men wounded in Kalmar shooting

Kalmar police suspect two men in their forties of shooting each other in an altercation Friday night, the TT news agency reported.