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Sweden

‘Sweden discriminates against Roma’

The Roma people are the most discriminated in Europe and Sweden is no exception, the Council of Europe commissioner for human rights argued on Saturday.

Bracing autumn weather set to continue
Sweden

Bracing autumn weather set to continue

Autumn has come early to many parts of Sweden, and according to meteorological office SMHI, it is set to stay with cool temperatures expected for the remained of September.

Growth forecast up to 3 percent with unemployment to shrink
Germany

Growth forecast up to 3 percent with unemployment to shrink

The German government will increase this year's growth forecast to 3 percent, up from the previous 1.4 percent, due a stronger than expected recovery, according to the Neue Osnabrucker Zeitung on Saturday.

SPD vows to fight Greens if challenged for Berlin mayorship
Germany

SPD vows to fight Greens if challenged for Berlin mayorship

The Social Democratic Party (SPD) has vowed to fight the Greens should they challenge Klaus Wowereit for the office of Berlin mayor in the election scheduled for next autumn.

Drive for Afghan police training mission wanes
Germany

Drive for Afghan police training mission wanes

The willingness of German states to send policemen to Afghanistan to train locals is dropping, with Brandenburg the first to refuse to send any more people, according to a report in Der Spiegel magazine on Saturday.

Activists stage biggest Stuttgart 21 protest yet
Germany

Activists stage biggest Stuttgart 21 protest yet

The weekly protest against the Stuttgart 21 railway redevelopment programme attracted up to 65,000 people on Friday evening, the biggest demonstration against the €4.1-billion project so far.

Rusty Germany manages 1:0 against Belgium
Germany

Rusty Germany manages 1:0 against Belgium

The German football team managed to squeeze a 1:0 victory over Belgium on Friday night with a goal in the 51st minute, after a performance which seemed creaky when compared with the stellar performance in the World Cup.

Warhol Brillo boxes confirmed as fakes
Sweden

Warhol Brillo boxes confirmed as fakes

It has been confirmed that the Brillo boxes exhibited at Stockholm's Moderna Museet were nothing but cheap copies of Andy Warhol's celebrated work, according to a final report into the art world scandal.

Boar pitch invasion at Hunter Park cancels football match
Germany

Boar pitch invasion at Hunter Park cancels football match

A German fifth division football match was called off on Friday after a pitch invasion by a group of wild boars left the surface in an unusable condition.

Poll: Alliance on track for absolute majority
Sweden

Poll: Alliance on track for absolute majority

The Alliance coalition are heading for an absolute majority of the votes in the upcoming general election, according to the latest poll by Demoskop, while the Social Democrats continued their decline.

Sweden impress in Hungary win
Sweden

Sweden impress in Hungary win

A brace of goals from Pontus Wernbloom were enough to secure Sweden a comfortable 2-0 win against Hungary in Stockholm on Friday in their Euro 2012 opening qualifier.