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Germany

Merkel pledges German bank rescue package

Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday that Germany would press ahead with a raft a measures to support the country's banking sector in order to send "an important signal" to the markets.

Merkel: state must restore faith in markets
Germany

Merkel: state must restore faith in markets

Only the state can restore trust to financial markets now, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday as she and other European leaders went into an emergency summit in Paris.

‘Battered and bruised’ women in Malmö protest
Sweden

‘Battered and bruised’ women in Malmö protest

Malmö's Gustaf Adolf square was the scene of an unusual and provocative demonstration on Saturday as 100 'bruised and battered' women sought to draw attention to the problem of violence against women.

Cannabis killers face murder charges for killing rich granny
Germany

Cannabis killers face murder charges for killing rich granny

Three men will face charges of murder in court on Monday, accused of killing a rich old lady in order to fund their dreams of setting up a cannabis plantation.

Löw kicks Kuranyi out of national team for going off in a huff
Germany

Löw kicks Kuranyi out of national team for going off in a huff

German striker Kevin Kuranyi was thrown out of the national team on Sunday after walking out of the stadium halfway through Saturday’s match against Russia which he was watching from the stands after missing out on selection.

Anglers discover arm washed up on Cologne riverbank
Germany

Anglers discover arm washed up on Cologne riverbank

Anglers found a left arm on the river bank in Cologne, police have confirmed.

Sweden held by Portugal in World Cup qualifier
Sweden

Sweden held by Portugal in World Cup qualifier

Sweden were held to a goalless draw by Portugal in their group 1 World Cup qualifier at Råsunda Stadium in Stockholm on Saturday.

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Sweden

Poll: Swedes back government handling of crisis

Swedish voters have given a resounding expression of support for the government and the Riksbank for their handling of the financial crisis so far, a new poll from Synovate published in Dagens Nyheter shows.

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Sweden

New arrest in Tobago double murder case

A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a Swedish couple on the southern Caribbean island of Tobago. Two men now remain in police custody on suspicion of the killings.

Reich-Ranicki rejects ‘rubbish’ television honour
Germany

Reich-Ranicki rejects ‘rubbish’ television honour

Germany’s most famous living literature critic Marcel Reich-Ranicki caused uproar at the German Television Prize award ceremony on Saturday night, refusing in front of rolling cameras to accept an honour for his life’s work.

Söderling aces his way to Stockholm Open final
Sweden

Söderling aces his way to Stockholm Open final

Swedish fourth seed Robin Söderling use home advantage and a total of 13 aces to force his way into the final of the Stockholm Open on Sunday. He faces Argentina's David Nalbandian.

Vitali Klitschko crowned boxing world champ in Berlin
Germany

Vitali Klitschko crowned boxing world champ in Berlin

Exactly 1,400 days after his last fight Vitali Klitschko beat champion Samuel Peter on Saturday in Berlin to regain the WBC heavyweight belt and seal the Klitschko brothers’ world domination of the division.