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Sweden

Anti Swedish protests continue in Turkey

Diplomatic efforts are underway to mend a rift between Sweden and Turkey, caused by the Swedish parliament's decision to recognize the mass killing of Armenians and other ethnic groups in 1915 as genocide.

Addiction expert warns over ignorance of shisha smoke dangers
Germany

Addiction expert warns over ignorance of shisha smoke dangers

The German government's top addiction prevention official has warned that the increasingly popular trend of smoking tobacco in shisha water pipe is at least as damaging as cigarettes and that many young people underestimate the dangers.

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Sweden

Swedes’ generosity undented by recession

The economic downturn and rising unemployment figures have not dented Swedish support for charities according to new figures from the Swedish Fundraising Council (FRII) which show a sharp upturn in revenues.

Two dead in bus crash caused by coughing fit
Germany

Two dead in bus crash caused by coughing fit

Two people have been killed and 33 injured, some of them seriously, after their bus crashed and slid down an embankment, landing on its side near the motorway.

Police say opera singer hid death of missing fisherman husband
Germany

Police say opera singer hid death of missing fisherman husband

An opera singer is being held by police suspected of being involved in the death of her fisherman husband and masterminding a complicated cover-up plot worthy of a decent libretto.

Stockholm police issue melting ice alert
Sweden

Stockholm police issue melting ice alert

Two walkers fell through melting ice on Lake Mälaren in central Stockholm yesterday as warmer temperatures and underwater currents prompted police to issue a melting ice alert.

Poker heist suspect released without charge
Germany

Poker heist suspect released without charge

The man arrested on Friday evening on suspicion of being involved in the poker game heist in Berlin last week has been released after detectives discovered there was no way he could be connected to the robbery.

Toyota recall action seen torpedoing sales
Germany

Toyota recall action seen torpedoing sales

The recall of around 216,000 Toyota cars in Germany will cost the company around €13 million and is expected to reduce new sales in the country by around 20 percent.

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Sweden

Fourth murder plot suspect released

A fourth suspect in the plot to assassinate Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks for his caricature of the Prophet Muhammad has been released without charge by Irish police.

Hertha fans riot at loss, Bayern regains Liga lead
Germany

Hertha fans riot at loss, Bayern regains Liga lead

A dramatic game day in the Bundesliga was marred by violence on Saturday at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium when more than 100 Hertha fans rampaged across the pitch to their own side’s bench in fury at their side’s defeat to Nuremberg.

Malaysia slams Sweden over cartoons
Sweden

Malaysia slams Sweden over cartoons

The Malaysian foreign minister has asked Sweden to take action against newspapers which reprinted a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad with the body of a dog last week.