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Switzerland

Swiss pastor, 66, gives birth to twins: report

A 66-year-old Swiss pastor has become the oldest known woman to have given birth in Switzerland after delivering a pair of twins, newspaper SonntagsBlick reported on Sunday.

Swedish town welcomes back deported family
Sweden

Swedish town welcomes back deported family

The Swedish town of Ånge in northern Sweden held a welcome home celebration on Saturday for the Danielian/Arustamjan family who have returned to Sweden almost three months after being deported to Armenia.

French firm denies Ikea spying link
Sweden

French firm denies Ikea spying link

A French security company tied to a legal complaint alleging that Swedish furniture giant Ikea illegally spied on staff and customers denied involvement on Saturday, blaming a renegade former employee.

Germans turn to crime to combat high petrol prices
Germany

Germans turn to crime to combat high petrol prices

The high price of petrol is leading more and more Germans to engage in illegal activities in order to keep their tanks full without going bankrupt, an article published in the Welt am Sonntag newspaper said.

Adult German language learners on the rise
Germany

Adult German language learners on the rise

Undeterred by tricky grammar and complicated constructions, a record number of adults are trying to learn German at the 150 Goethe Institutes worldwide, but this enthusiasm is not shared among European high school students.

No welcome mat for Hollande from Merkel
Germany

No welcome mat for Hollande from Merkel

French socialist presidential candidate Francois Hollande has no hope of a reception with German Chancellor Angela Merkel as he campaigns to oust incumbent President Nicolas Sarkozy, it was reported Sunday.

Westerwelle praises Russian election protests
Germany

Westerwelle praises Russian election protests

The mass demonstrations in Russia against leader Vladimir Putin are a sign that the country is opening up, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle told Sunday's Welt am Sonntag newspaper.

FDP politician wants Greeks to say ‘thank you’
Germany

FDP politician wants Greeks to say ‘thank you’

Greek opposition politicians are not grateful enough for German and European efforts to stabilize their economy, a leading German coalition partner politician said in an interview published Sunday.

Ibrahimovic marks Milan return with a hat-trick
Sweden

Ibrahimovic marks Milan return with a hat-trick

Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic signalled his return to action after a three match ban with a first-half hat-trick, helping defending champions Milan to an emphatic 4-0 win over Palermo on Saturday.

Bundesliga games produce many surprises
Germany

Bundesliga games produce many surprises

Weekend football produced some welcome - and unwelcome - surprises, as Bayern Munich lost against Leverkusen, and last-placed Freiburg beat fourth-placed Schalke.

Leo, 3, rescued after five hours in rock crevice
Sweden

Leo, 3, rescued after five hours in rock crevice

An outing to a nature spot near Kristianstad in southern Sweden turned into a nightmare for the Högberg family after 3-year-old son Leo fell into a crack in the rock, remaining stuck for five hours before an Irish climber could finally pull him free.

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Sweden

Estate agent tried to sell garbage room ‘flat’

A Swedish estate agent has received a warning after handling the sale of a room used for housing bikes, prams and rubbish after describing the property as a ‘studio flat’.