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Sweden

Body parts found at Hercules crash site

Rescue workers found human remains on Sweden’s highest peak where a Hercules military transport plane crashed on Thursday afternoon with five Norwegian crew members on board, all of whom are believed to have perished.

Body parts found at Hercules crash site
Norway

Body parts found at Hercules crash site

Rescue workers found human remains on Sweden’s highest peak where a Hercules military transport plane crashed on Thursday afternoon with five Norwegian crew members on board, all of whom are believed to have perished.

Hercules crash site in pictures
Norway

Hercules crash site in pictures

The Norwegian Armed Forces have released images from the search for survivors at the site where a Norwegian Hercules military transport plane with five people on board crashed into the top of Sweden's highest mountain, Kebnekaise, on Thursday.

Plane ‘smashed’ into Sweden’s tallest peak
Sweden

Plane ‘smashed’ into Sweden’s tallest peak

Search teams at the top of Sweden's highest mountain have found the site where a Norwegian Hercules plane crashed on Thursday with five people on board.

Sweden Democrats in ‘honour crime’ ad retreat
Sweden

Sweden Democrats in ‘honour crime’ ad retreat

The Sweden Democrats’ Women's Association (SD-kvinnor) has announced that it has edited a campaign film released last week that it claimed was intended to highlight honour-related violence.

Borg ‘unhappy’ over youth employment record
Sweden

Borg ‘unhappy’ over youth employment record

Swedish finance minister forecast on Saturday that youth unemployment will be the major issue in the 2014 election, expressing dissatisfaction over how government labour market programmes are working.

Liberals grit teeth ahead of May state election
Germany

Liberals grit teeth ahead of May state election

Angela Merkel’s junior ruling coalition partner, the Free Democratic Party, is putting its best foot forward despite facing almost certain wipe-out in May's election in Germany’s most populous state.

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Sweden

Art exhibit pulls drawing after Jewish protests

A Swedish educational association behind a Christian art exhibit in Stockholm has withdrawn a drawing after protests from a US-based Jewish group that it was anti-Semitic.

Nazi death camp guard Demjanjuk dies
Germany

Nazi death camp guard Demjanjuk dies

John Demjanjuk, a convicted Nazi death camp guard who has died at the age of 91, was one of thousands of Soviet prisoners of war recruited by the Germans as foot soldiers of the Holocaust.

Football fans defy match ban, end up in fight
Germany

Football fans defy match ban, end up in fight

German football fans determined to get around a ban dressed in their opponents’ team colours to sneak into a match on Friday – and then got involved in a mass brawl.

Malmö’s Turning Torso landmark put up for sale
Sweden

Malmö’s Turning Torso landmark put up for sale

Swedish housing cooperative HSB has announced that it plans to sell the Turning Torso skyscraper in Malmö, one of the city's most prominent landmark and a symbol of its recent process of regeneration.

Chocolate – the cash smugglers’ choice
Germany

Chocolate – the cash smugglers’ choice

Germany’s borders brought in around 10 percent more earnings for the federal government last year than the previous one, topping €123 billion, while the ingenuity of those trying to avoid customs continues to amuse.

Crash site found on Sweden’s tallest peak
Norway

Crash site found on Sweden’s tallest peak

Search teams at the top of Sweden's highest mountain have found the site where a Norwegian Hercules plane crashed on Thursday with five people on board.

Turkish PM cancels visit, protests due without him
Germany

Turkish PM cancels visit, protests due without him

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has cancelled his planned visit to Germany on Saturday where he was due to receive a prize for “tolerance and humanity” – and where tens of thousands of people were planning protests.

Search postponed for missing plane
Norway

Search postponed for missing plane

The search for a missing Hercules transport plane carrying five Norwegian military officers has been postponed for the night and will resume at 5am on Saturday, Swedish rescue services said.

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Switzerland

Foreign millionaires fled Zurich after tax change

The region of Zurich, the home of Swiss banking, has lost nearly half its foreign millionaires two years after scrapping special tax breaks, official figures published on Friday showed.

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Norway

Norway wealth fund loses $15 billion in 2011

Norway's sovereign wealth fund lost $15 billion last year as European stock prices fell over uncertain growth prospects amid the debt crisis, the country's central bank said on Friday.