Mexico reclaims California in Absolut Vodka advert
Sweden

Mexico reclaims California in Absolut Vodka advert

A print and billboard campaign by Absolut Vodka in Mexico has caused tempers to flare in the United States.

German intelligence denies role in Libya affair
Germany

German intelligence denies role in Libya affair

Germany's BND intelligence agency has denied any involvement in the affair involving the clandestine training of Libyan security services by German police.

Bavarian orchestra cancels deafening musical work
Germany

Bavarian orchestra cancels deafening musical work

The symphony orchestra of Bavarian public broadcaster BR decided to drop a musical work from its programme after musicians complained it was too loud.

Churches warn of fitness craze becoming religion
Germany

Churches warn of fitness craze becoming religion

Germany Protestant and Catholic churches have warned against an exaggerated focus on health and fitness, saying those who don't have an ideal body type or perfect health shouldn't be stigmatized.

Electrocuted rat brings trains to a halt
Sweden

Electrocuted rat brings trains to a halt

Rail traffic at Stockholm Central Station ground to a halt on Saturday for reasons that were not immediately apparent, Expressen reports.

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Sweden

Tunisian family’s dismissal delayed

Sweden's Migration Board has decided to delay the planned dismissal of a family from Tunisia whose eighteen month old daughter has been granted the right to stay in Sweden on a permanent basis.

Sex text messages central in blackmail case
Sweden

Sex text messages central in blackmail case

A 40-year-old woman has appeared in court in Kalmar in southeastern Sweden for allegedly blackmailing a local sporting celebrity with whom she had a heated sexual relationship.

Bundesbank warns inflation could jump
Germany

Bundesbank warns inflation could jump

The German central bank warned on Saturday that inflation could be higher than it had predicted due to recent public-sector deals for wage hikes.

Postal workers strike in seven German states
Germany

Postal workers strike in seven German states

Mailboxes in seven German states will remain empty on Saturday as postal workers striking for job protection and shorter hours refuse to deliver their routes.

Germany’s ADAC calls on Mosley to step down
Germany

Germany’s ADAC calls on Mosley to step down

Max Mosley faced more pressure to resign as president of the International Motoring Federation (FIA) after Germany's national motoring body, ADAC, asked him to "reconsider" his position on Friday.

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Sweden

Police question mother of murdered children

Almost three weeks since the murder of her two young children in Arboga in central Sweden, police have finally been able to question the children's 23-year-old mother.