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Sweden

Ethiopian delegates ‘too poor’ for Sweden visas

Sweden has denied visas to eight Ethiopians who were on their way to northern Sweden to participate in the a conference for indigenous people because the delegates were "lacking resources".

Germans want Wulff to show sharper teeth
Germany

Germans want Wulff to show sharper teeth

The majority of Germans want President Christian Wulff, who celebrated his 52nd birthday on Sunday, to weigh in on political issues more outspokenly, a new survey revealed.

Energy firms plan legal attack on nuke phaseout
Germany

Energy firms plan legal attack on nuke phaseout

Germany's leading energy companies are hiring top lawyers to mount a legal challenge against government plans to phase out nuclear power by 2022. The firms are hoping to secure massive compensation deals.

Bundeswehr convoy attacked by Taliban
Germany

Bundeswehr convoy attacked by Taliban

A Taliban suicide bomber attacked a German army convoy in northern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing three Afghan civilians. Two German soldiers received slight injuries.

Merkel repeats call for bank aid in debt crisis
Germany

Merkel repeats call for bank aid in debt crisis

Chancellor Angela Merkel called for "substantial" aid from private creditors to resolve Greek debt woes on Saturday, as the Eurogroup warned the crisis could spread like a firestorm through EU economies.

European aviation authorities find faults in German planes
Germany

European aviation authorities find faults in German planes

International flight safety authorities found 545 faults in German planes in just over a year, according to a report published on Sunday. Opposition parties say the government is cutting costs at the expense of safety.

Swede notches massive ‘dream’ lotto win
Sweden

Swede notches massive ‘dream’ lotto win

A lottery player from western Sweden is set to receive a payday of more than 105 million kronor ($16 million), Swedish lottery officials announced on Saturday.

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Sweden

Injured Swede in fatal attack in Spain ‘lucky’

An 18-year-old Swedish woman who survived a knife attack in which her friend was killed in Malaga, Spain Friday night is lucky to be alive, doctors have said.

Man gunned down in south Stockholm suburb
Sweden

Man gunned down in south Stockholm suburb

A 32-year-old man remains in custody after a fatal shooting Saturday night outside of Stockholm. The police have not ruled out the possibility of others being involved in the murder and continue to question the suspect.

Minivan rollover kills two in northern Sweden
Sweden

Minivan rollover kills two in northern Sweden

Two people were killed and eight people injured when a minivan ran off the road and flipped Saturday night in northern Sweden. The severity of injuries sustained by the eight is unclear.

Arrested Austrian was planning 9/11-style attack on Reichstag
Germany

Arrested Austrian was planning 9/11-style attack on Reichstag

An Austrian terror suspect arrested this week was plotting to crash a plane into the Reichstag building in Berlin, which houses the German parliament, a report said Saturday. Officials said a German with links to the suspect was also detained.