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Sweden

More cars aflame in Gothenburg

Five cars were destroyed during the late hours Friday night and early hours Saturday morning in the district of Västra Frölunda in Gothenburg.

Escape by murderer-rapist sparks manhunt
Germany

Escape by murderer-rapist sparks manhunt

The man known as the Bodensee taxi murderer escaped from a psychiatric institute on Saturday, sparking a huge manhunt.

Greens to limit autobahn speed and replace car tax with road toll
Germany

Greens to limit autobahn speed and replace car tax with road toll

The incoming Green-led state government of Baden-Württemberg has unveiled plans to introduce a speed limit on the autobahns and replace vehicle tax with road tolls. It also wants to build wind farms in the region.

Farms getting bigger and fewer, figures show
Germany

Farms getting bigger and fewer, figures show

The number of farms in Germany is declining at an alarming rate, according to figures compiled by the Agriculture Ministry.

‘Big, hairy animal’ tries to rob Swedish bank
Sweden

‘Big, hairy animal’ tries to rob Swedish bank

Gothenburg police were outrun by a man dressed like a large, furry animal after he attempted to rob a bank Friday evening.

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Sweden

Sweden steps up hunt for ‘deadly’ parasite

Efforts to trace the source of a tapeworm first discovered in Sweden in February were stepped up after a fox with the parasite was recently shot in Södermanland in central Sweden.

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Sweden

Blood test may reveal suicidal tendencies: Swedish study

Suicidal patients may now be identifiable by a simple blood test, according to new research by a team in Lund University in southern Sweden.

Wulff cancels ThyssenKrupp trip after hearing of job losses
Germany

Wulff cancels ThyssenKrupp trip after hearing of job losses

German President Christian Wulff cancelled a visit to the new ThyssenKrupp steel works in Rio de Janeiro on Friday evening after hearing about the company’s restructuring programme which will mean the loss of 35,000 jobs.

Merkel reevaluates ‘joy’ over bin Laden killing
Germany

Merkel reevaluates ‘joy’ over bin Laden killing

Chancellor Angela Merkel tried to tone down her now controversial expression of joy at the killing of Osama bin Laden on Saturday by expressing 'relief' after a swelling disapproval of her initial reaction.

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Sweden

Lund responds to ‘slave auction’ with new course

In response to the recent ‘slave auction’ at a party at Lund University, top administration announced a new programme that will be initiated this fall to educate both students and staff about the university’s core values.

Europe slams report of Greek euro-withdrawal
Germany

Europe slams report of Greek euro-withdrawal

European officials strongly denied a report published on Friday that Athens was considering pulling out of the single currency area and going it alone with a currency of its own.

Swedish royals make historic visit in Poland
Sweden

Swedish royals make historic visit in Poland

King Carl XVI Gustaf on Friday became the first Swedish monarch to visit the Lutheran Church of Peace in Swidnica, southern Poland, a UNESCO world heritage site his ancestors built in the mid-17th century.