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Sweden

Sweden invokes Hitler in condemning Russian assault

Sweden has evoked the memory of Adolf Hitler in condemning Russia's attacks on Georgia over the breakaway region of South Ossetia, saying the protection of Russians there did not justify the assault.

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Sweden

Reggae artists arrested for drug use

Several artists appearing at the ongoing Uppsala Reggae Festival have been detained by police for testing on suspicion of drug offences.

Olympics: Stegemann saves Germany with sole goal
Germany

Olympics: Stegemann saves Germany with sole goal

Kirsten Stegemann produced a face-saving winning goal for world champions Germany as they struggled to beat underlings Nigeria 1-0 in a women's Olympic football match on Saturday.

Germans to lose leadership of Afghan police mission
Germany

Germans to lose leadership of Afghan police mission

Germany appears set to lose the leadership of the EU police mission (EUPOL) in Afghanistan once the current head of the mission, Brigadier-General Jürgen Scholz, steps down.

Entire football team struck by lightning
Germany

Entire football team struck by lightning

A bolt of lightning struck an entire football team that was practicing on a field Friday evening in Wald-Michelbach, Hesse, seriously injuring several players.

‘Rockefooler’ identified as Bavarian man
Germany

‘Rockefooler’ identified as Bavarian man

A con man who passed himself off as a member of the US Rockefeller dynasty until he was charged with abducting his daughter has been identified as Christian Gerhartsreiter of Bavaria.

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Germany

Germans freed after Somali kidnap ordeal

Two Germans kidnapped from their yacht at the end of June by pirates off Somalia's northern Puntland region have been freed, officials said Saturday.

Bildt urges Russian restraint in Georgia
Sweden

Bildt urges Russian restraint in Georgia

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has expressed deep concern over the developments in Georgia and the Caucasus. Bildt urged Russia to show constraint.

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Sweden

Couple marries on roof of Globe arena

Malin Alexandersson and Leif Lundgren celebrated 08-08-08 day by climbing on to the roof of the Stockholm Globe arena to tie the knot.

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Sweden

Fatty Baltic fish threaten sperm production

Toxic substances found in fatty fish caught in the Baltic Sea can cause seriously deteriorated sperm production, according to new research.