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Sweden

Ibrahimovic ‘should be fit for Russian match’

Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic should be fit to play against Russia in Wednesday's crucial Euro 2008 Group D match Sweden coach Lars Lagerbäck said on Sunday.

German bees hit the road to avoid genetically manipulated pollen
Germany

German bees hit the road to avoid genetically manipulated pollen

Bee-keepers in Germany are increasingly taking their buzzing charges on long commuter journeys to the pollen fields – in order to avoid genetically-manipulated (GM) corn which can contaminate honey.

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Sweden

Handcuffed lovers freed by police

Police in Linköping were given a delicate task on Saturday night as they were called in to help free a loving couple from their handcuffs.

Greens line up for leadership battle among new generation
Germany

Greens line up for leadership battle among new generation

Life in the Green party just got more interesting with the news that Volker Ratzmann will fight for the party leadership, coming up against popular Green MEP Cem Özdemir.

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Sweden

Debt payments eat up tax rebates

The first wave of this year's tax rebates are on their way out to Swedish taxpayers. This year the money will be spent paying off debts, a new survey shows.

‘Degenerate’ art stolen by Nazis on show in Rostock
Germany

‘Degenerate’ art stolen by Nazis on show in Rostock

An art exhibition has opened in Rostock showing hundreds of works stolen by the Nazis and condemned as ‘‘degenerate’’, which have not been seen since the 1950s.

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Sweden

New poll: Sweden Democrats on the rise

The far-right Sweden Democrats have enough support to claim seats in the parliament were a general election to be held today, a new poll indicates.

HIV positive men and pharmacist con €90k from German insurer
Germany

HIV positive men and pharmacist con €90k from German insurer

An investigation has been launched into a suspected fraud where two HIV positive men and a pharmacist are thought to have conned more than €90,000 from a health insurance company.

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Sweden

Stockholm girls come out on top

A survey by Traveler's Digest, a US travel magazine has made a list of the cities that are home to the world's most beautiful women. Stockholm came out on top.

German wins skyscraper run
Germany

German wins skyscraper run

A German athlete sprinted up 91 floors in 10 minutes and 53 seconds on Sunday to win the Taipei 101 race—a leg-burning effort that took him to the top of the world’s tallest skyscraper.

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Sweden

Princess admits to kissing a frog

Princess Victoria amused onlookers in Bohuslän in western Sweden on Friday by admitting to having kissed a frog to see if it would turn into a prince.

Germany champs for innovation, losers in development
Germany

Germany champs for innovation, losers in development

Regardless of what happens on the football pitch on Monday, as far as innovation is concerned, the Germans are European champions - but although they created the MP3 audio encoding format and the fax, it is often foreign groups that have profited from their development.