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Sweden

Brussels outrage over Lund ‘slave auction’

What began as a tasteless student joke in Lund has now elevated and seized the attention of the European Network Against Racism (ENAR)

Four wounded in Gothenburg shootout
Sweden

Four wounded in Gothenburg shootout

Four men were shot in Gothenburg on Friday, two of which were gunned down, on a busy street in Hisingen, a northern locale of Gothenburg.

Defence Ministry warns cuts could ruin forces
Germany

Defence Ministry warns cuts could ruin forces

An internal Defence Ministry report is warning that planned savings programmes for Germany’s armed forces would make them ineffective, while a soldiers’ representative said the plans would castrate the services.

Accident involving truck full of candles closes motorway to Poland
Germany

Accident involving truck full of candles closes motorway to Poland

The nightmare of getting stuck in traffic rather than driving effortlessly to an Easter holiday destination came true for many people on the way from Germany to Poland on Thursday afternoon with a 50-kilometre jam.

Live webcam the first to show intimate scenes of eagle family life
Germany

Live webcam the first to show intimate scenes of eagle family life

The German Wild Animal Foundation has set up the first ever live camera to record the family life of a lesser spotted eagle, with sound and pictures available around the clock on the internet.

Central Council of Jews renews call for neo-Nazi NPD party ban
Germany

Central Council of Jews renews call for neo-Nazi NPD party ban

The Central Council of Jews in Germany has renewed its call for the neo-Nazi National Democratic Party (NPD) to be banned.

Munich pair exposed to massive fine for public sex
Germany

Munich pair exposed to massive fine for public sex

A couple who were caught in flagrante after leaving a nightclub in the Munich

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Sweden

Many bullied students go without compensation

Five years after the law against abuse and discrimination in schools came into force, 66 students have received a total of 3.7 million kronor ($606,000) in damages.

Sweden set to enter the euro pact: Borg
Sweden

Sweden set to enter the euro pact: Borg

Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg believes that Sweden should join the euro pact after a significant European Union decision this week.

Sarrazin remains SPD member
Germany

Sarrazin remains SPD member

Thilo Sarrazin, former Bundesbank board member and author of a book on immigration which caused controversy and outrage, will remain a member of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) it was decided on Thursday night.

Oliver Kahn fined for tax evasion on fancy clothes from Dubai
Germany

Oliver Kahn fined for tax evasion on fancy clothes from Dubai

Former German national goalkeeper Oliver Kahn has been fined €125,000 for attempted tax evasion after bringing clothes worth thousands of euros into the country without declaring it.

Six held after intrusion at Libyan embassy
Sweden

Six held after intrusion at Libyan embassy

About 20 people demonstrated outside the Libyan Embassy in Stockholm Thursday night. Three of them broke into the premises and were later arrested.