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Swedish woman killed in Florida murder-suicide

A Swedish woman killed by her husband in Florida in a murder-suicide on October 15th had told authorities one month earlier that his swinging lifestyle had led to physical and mental abuse.

Man killed after climbing on top of Berlin metro
Germany

Man killed after climbing on top of Berlin metro

A 19-year-old tourist was killed on Saturday after apparently climbing onto an underground train in Berlin.

Westerwelle mends differences with Merkel
Germany

Westerwelle mends differences with Merkel

Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle on Saturday re-emphasized his common ground with Chancellor Angela Merkel after criticizing her for compromising with French President Nicolas Sarkozy over the eurozone's fiscal rules.

Nuclear power protestors mobilize around Germany
Germany

Nuclear power protestors mobilize around Germany

Over a hundred anti-nuclear power demonstrations are expected to take place throughout Germany on Saturday, mostly directed at the transport of radioactive waste to the controversial storage site near Gorleben.

Sweden’s Hedblom leads at golf masters in Spain
Sweden

Sweden’s Hedblom leads at golf masters in Spain

Sweden's Peter Hedblom rose to the top of the leaderboard at Spain's Castelló Masters Costa Azahar on Friday after carding a second-round 64 for a nine under par total of 133.

China now Volvo’s third-largest market: reports
Sweden

China now Volvo’s third-largest market: reports

China has become the third-largest market for Volvo following its acquisition by Chinese automaker Geely, state media reported Saturday.

Federer claws into Stockholm Open semis
Sweden

Federer claws into Stockholm Open semis

Crowd-pleaser Roger Federer staged a heroic recovery from a set and a break down against compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka to reach the semifinals of the Stockholm Open as home favourite Robin Söderling crashed out.

North-South derby ends in damp squib for Bayern
Germany

North-South derby ends in damp squib for Bayern

Bayern Munich coach Louis van Gaal admitted he was disappointed with the Bundesliga champions goalless draw in Hamburg, but insisted his side 'gave everything they had'.

Major new museum opens in Cologne
Germany

Major new museum opens in Cologne

After 15 years of planning and construction, a major new museum complex opens its doors in the centre of Cologne this weekend. The city's head of culture promises that the €80 million project will be a visitor magnet.

Police warn against panic over Malmö shootings
Sweden

Police warn against panic over Malmö shootings

Malmö remained on alert on Friday evening after a man reported that he felt someone had shot in his direction following a spate of shootings targeting people of immigrant origin.

VW records strong profits
Germany

VW records strong profits

Volkswagen, the biggest European carmaker, reported Friday a strong operating profit of €4.8 billion for the first nine months of 2010 and said its full-year figure would show gains as well.