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Sweden

Zlatan sees red as Milan held by Napoli

Swedish star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was sent off on Sunday as AC Milan were held to a goalless draw by seventh placed Napoli.

‘White Rose’ founder declared a saint
Germany

‘White Rose’ founder declared a saint

The Russian-Orthodox Church canonised one of the founders of the anti-fascist group the "White Rose," Alexander Schmorell, over the weekend in Munich, nearly 70 years after his execution by the Nazis.

Socks provided key clue in neo-Nazi case
Germany

Socks provided key clue in neo-Nazi case

Police investigating the Zwickau-based neo-Nazi terror cell identified one of the group's alleged members, Beate Zschäpe, as the person who blew up the home she shared with two other suspects by analysing her socks, a new report said.

Swedes meet Ethiopian PM over jailed journalists
Sweden

Swedes meet Ethiopian PM over jailed journalists

A senior Swedish delegation has met in secret with Ethiopia's prime minister Meles Zenawi to discuss the case of two Swedish journalists jailed in the country for terror crimes, according to media reports.

Wulff under fire over car lease deal
Germany

Wulff under fire over car lease deal

German President Christian Wulff faced fresh allegations at the weekend over his conduct in office, with a new report claiming he leased a car from the VW Group for a special discount.

Bavarian school bars ‘impolite’ greetings
Germany

Bavarian school bars ‘impolite’ greetings

The head of a middle school in the southern German town of Passau has declared the forms of "hello" and "goodbye" commonly used among northerners unwillkommen in the classroom, claiming they sound disrespectful.

Air pollution worse than smoking mother: study
Sweden

Air pollution worse than smoking mother: study

Exhaust fumes and ground-level (tropospheric) ozone increase the risk for premature birth, according to a study by a team of researchers at Umeå University in northern Sweden.

Sleep like a ‘tramp’ at chic Stockholm store
Sweden

Sleep like a ‘tramp’ at chic Stockholm store

A duvet cover designed to look like cardboard boxes, on sale at luxury department store NK in Stockholm, has divided opinion with some arguing that the city's homeless are being exploited for profit.

Westerwelle hammers China, Russia over veto
Germany

Westerwelle hammers China, Russia over veto

Germany's foreign minister heaped criticism on Russia and China on Saturday over their veto of a United Nations Security Council resolution aimed at ending the violence in Syria, calling it a "veto against the Syrian people."

MEP suggests rebranding Greece
Germany

MEP suggests rebranding Greece

A politician with the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) said at the weekend debt-burdened Greece is in need of a new image – and proposed giving the country a new name internationally to help it start over.

‘Too cold’ for trains in northern Sweden
Sweden

‘Too cold’ for trains in northern Sweden

The plunging mercury has put a stop to rail services to the far north of Sweden on Sunday with rail operator SJ explaining that it was just too cold to guarantee safety.