Baghdatis claims Stockholm Open crown
Sweden

Baghdatis claims Stockholm Open crown

Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus saw off Belgium's Olivier Rochus in two sets to claim the 2009 Stockholm Open on Sunday.

Swedish golfer Jonzon keeps tour card with do-or-die Spain win
Sweden

Swedish golfer Jonzon keeps tour card with do-or-die Spain win

An 18-foot birdie putt on the final hole at the Castellon Masters was enough to secure victory and a continued place on the European Tour for Sweden's Michael Jonzon.

Drug-dealing biker gang busted
Germany

Drug-dealing biker gang busted

The notorious German biker gang and organised criminal organisation the Bandidos was the target of a nationwide police operation which caught 15 suspected drug-dealers and smugglers.

Greens opt for gradual withdrawal from Afghanistan
Germany

Greens opt for gradual withdrawal from Afghanistan

After a passionate debate at their annual party conference in Rostock, the Green party decided against calling for an immediate military withdrawal from Afghanistan in favour of a step-by-step solution.

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Sweden

Man murdered in party knife attack

A 25-year old man has died from his injuries after being stabbed at a house party near Borås, western Sweden, on Saturday evening.

Press mauls new government plans
Germany

Press mauls new government plans

Trade unions, opposition leaders and the press savaged German Chancellor Angela Merkel's new-look government Sunday over what they called a fiscally reckless and socially unjust plan for the next term.

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Sweden

Swedish Match under fire in secret snus substance investigation

Tobacco company Swedish Match has been accused of adding a substance to moist snuff or 'snus' to purposely increase user dependency and, in turn, boosts sales of their products.

Bankruptcy auctions increase again
Germany

Bankruptcy auctions increase again

The number of forced property auctions rose significantly again this year, according to new figures published Sunday. Experts claim the economic crisis has reached the German real estate market.

Animal blood thrown at Bavarian mosque
Germany

Animal blood thrown at Bavarian mosque

Unknown vandals defaced a mosque with animal blood in the Bavarian town of Elsenfeld on Saturday. The blood was discovered by children on their way to Koran studies.

Injury forces Söderling out of Stockholm Open
Sweden

Injury forces Söderling out of Stockholm Open

Robin Söderling was forced to pull out of his semi-final match on Saturday due to an elbow injury, ending hopes of a first tournament victory for the home favourite.

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Sweden

Prison closures needed to keep authority afloat

An overhaul of Swedish prisons will see 14 institutions affected by closures and cutbacks as the appointed authority is forced to juggle figures in line with its budget for 2010.

Labour crunch likely to follow recession
Germany

Labour crunch likely to follow recession

German companies' order books are thin and people are working shorter hours, but some firms warn that qualified staff are hard to find as they recruit ahead of an anticipated rebound.

Man held over bomb threats in Skåne
Sweden

Man held over bomb threats in Skåne

A 34-year-old man is being held by police on suspicion of making bomb threats against a number of addresses in Skäne, southern Sweden, among them the homes of police personnel and a prosecutor.