Topless Kate pics published in Sweden
Sweden

Topless Kate pics published in Sweden

Swedish celebrity magazine Se och Hör published pictures of Prince William's wife Catherine sunbathing topless in a three-page spread that went on sale on newsstands Wednesday.

Qataris seek PSG sponsorship deal
France

Qataris seek PSG sponsorship deal

A Qatari investor is in advanced discussions with Paris Saint-Germain about a 100-million-euro ($130 million) per year sponsorship contract over several seasons, sources in France and Qatar told AFP on Wednesday.

ATM hackers turn to train ticket machines
Germany

ATM hackers turn to train ticket machines

Faced with improved ATM security, German credit card fraudsters have started manipulating train ticket machines to steal PIN numbers and bank details, the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) revealed this week.

Women get 12 years for Oslo axe murder
Norway

Women get 12 years for Oslo axe murder

Two women were sentenced on Wednesday by Oslo district court to 12 years each in jail for the axe murder last year of Hans Rickard Strømner.

Probe launched into GM corn safety
France

Probe launched into GM corn safety

The French government on Wednesday asked the country's health watchdog to carry out a probe, possibly leading to EU intervention, after a study said genetically modified corn caused cancer in rats.

Sweden issues Internet Explorer warning
Sweden

Sweden issues Internet Explorer warning

The Swedish government on Wednesday followed Germany in issuing a warning urging computer users to avoid the Internet Explorer browser due to security flaws that leave users vulnerable to hackers.

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France

Jewish shop firebombed in Paris suburb

A Jewish supermarket in a gritty northern Paris suburb was firebombed on Wednesday and one person slightly hurt, officials said.

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Switzerland

UBS accountant recalls rogue trade panic

The accountant who uncovered alleged "rogue trades" by UBS trader Kweku Adoboli told a London court on Wednesday of the panic which swept through the Swiss bank as the defendant's story unravelled.

Graffiti ‘florist’ fined despite flower fans
Germany

Graffiti ‘florist’ fined despite flower fans

A German man who covered his home town in graffiti flowers which became so popular they can now be found on T-shirts and badges, has been fined €12,000.

Sweden to boost foreign student scholarships
Sweden

Sweden to boost foreign student scholarships

In a bid to encourage diversity at Swedish universities, the government wants to double the resources available for scholarships to help students from developing countries study in Sweden.

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Switzerland

Switzerland blocks millions in Uzbek probe

Switzerland has blocked bank accounts containing several hundreds of millions of dollars in a money-laundering probe involving Uzbek nationals, the attorney general's office said Wednesday.