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Sweden

Elmander stakes claim for Sweden recall

Swedish striker Johan Elmander staked a claim for recall to the national team as he scored a sublime winner as Bolton grabbed a 3-1 win over hosts Middlesbrough at the Riverside on Saturday.

Ganz’s Hitler rages over Ronaldo, the BNP in You Tube mash-ups
Germany

Ganz’s Hitler rages over Ronaldo, the BNP in You Tube mash-ups

A scene from the Oscar-nominated film portraying Hitler’s last days, "The Downfall," has become a mash-up favourite on the internet, with obscene, ridiculous and some extremely funny alternative subtitles placed on a classic scene and posted on You Tube.

Merkel pressured by party on climate change measures
Germany

Merkel pressured by party on climate change measures

Top Christian Democrats in the Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony state governments are pressuring Chancellor Angela Merkel to help relax European carbon dioxide reduction goals.

Swedish artist’s Muhammad musical courts new controversy
Sweden

Swedish artist’s Muhammad musical courts new controversy

Swedish artist Lars Vilks is at the centre of a new controversy as his new musical Dogs premiered in Stockholm on Saturday.

More than ten million will buy Christmas presents online
Germany

More than ten million will buy Christmas presents online

More than 10 million Germans will do at least part of their Christmas present shopping over the internet, meanwhile another nearly eight million are considering following their lead.

Steinmeier strengthens calls for action against pirates
Germany

Steinmeier strengthens calls for action against pirates

The German government has reiterated its calls for action against the pirates operating along the coast of Somalia, with Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier saying this weekend, “We have to act urgently.”

Security van man turns himself in and reveals buried millions
Germany

Security van man turns himself in and reveals buried millions

A man who stole millions of euros from a security van he was in charge of and disappeared to Spain has turned himself in to police and led to the booty he had buried in a field near Neu-Ulm.

Storm warning: ‘Avoid driving if you can’
Sweden

Storm warning: ‘Avoid driving if you can’

Storms, snow falls and road chaos have been forecast for Sunday evening and Monday by meteorological agency SMHI. Motorists are advised to avoid driving if they can.

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Sweden

Army hushes up Afghanistan risks

The Swedish armed forces have hushed up the circumstances surrounding the November 8th firefight in Afghanistan involving Swedish troops. The Swedes were attacked with anti-tank weapons and were nearly killed, Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) reports.

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Sweden

Moderates: ‘Immigrants should sign Swedish contract’

Immigrants to Sweden should sign a contract to testify that they are familiar with Swedish laws, rules and values. If the contract is not met then their benefits should be reviewed, the Moderate party has proposed.

Islamic banking world waits for Germany to adapt laws
Germany

Islamic banking world waits for Germany to adapt laws

Despite a huge potential client base, Germany has proven reluctant to adapt its legal and tax systems to attract Islamic finance, which has enjoyed stellar success in Britain.