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Sweden

Clocks go back an hour for winter time

If anyone was still in denial, Saturday night will make winter time official when clocks are turned back an hour to compensate for the intruding darkness.

Patient deaths prompt Swedish healthcare audit
Sweden

Patient deaths prompt Swedish healthcare audit

Following a number of cases where patients have been denied the care they asked for, sometimes with lethal outcome, Sweden’s state health care will now be audited, according to a report in the Dagens Nyheter (DN) daily.

Ballack breaks nose after scoring for Leverkusen against Freiburg
Germany

Ballack breaks nose after scoring for Leverkusen against Freiburg

Former Bayern Munich and Chelsea star Michael Ballack could miss his side’s Bayer Leverkusen’s Champions League game against Valencia on Tuesday after suffering a broken nose on Friday after scoring the winning goal against Freiburg.

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Sweden

Neighbourly sex no bother for Swedes: study

Swedes find neighbours’ loud sex noises easier on the ear than loud music and construction noise, according to a new study by a major Swedish real estate agency, Fastighetsbyrån.

‘Occupy Frankfurt’ protestors highlight inequality
Germany

‘Occupy Frankfurt’ protestors highlight inequality

As up to 5,000 “Occupy Frankfurt“ protestors were expected in the German finance capital on Saturday, Spencer Kimball spoke to some of the people camped out there.

Photo exhibition shows tasty fashion
Germany

Photo exhibition shows tasty fashion

The line between food and fashion has been well and truly blurred in a new exhibition at Berlin's Museum for Communication which is displaying portraits of models wearing outfits made entirely of food.

Winter-time arrives on Sunday morning as clocks go back an hour
Germany

Winter-time arrives on Sunday morning as clocks go back an hour

The clocks go back an hour early on Sunday morning, as summer time ends, making the night 60 minutes longer.

Swede given licence to kill ‘feisty’ squirrel
Sweden

Swede given licence to kill ‘feisty’ squirrel

A Stockholm man has gained clearance from the local authorities to kill a squirrel which it is claimed has been terrorizing the leafy suburb of Enskede, according to a report in the Expressen daily.

Bad bank finds €56 bln after checking sums
Germany

Bad bank finds €56 bln after checking sums

German national debt has been slashed by nearly €56 billion at a stroke, after the books were checked at the ‘bad bank’ of the nationalised Hypo Real Estate (HRE).

Becker disputes wedding minister bill, says charge is over the line
Germany

Becker disputes wedding minister bill, says charge is over the line

German tennis legend Boris Becker appeared in a Swiss court Friday to dispute a 9,600 Swiss franc fee (€7,850) sought by the minister who presided at his wedding.

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Sweden

Halt deportations to Syria: Social Democrats

Four representatives from the Social Democrats have demanded an immediate cessation of all refugee deportations to Syria.