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Sweden

Plane crashes in southern Sweden

A small single-engine sport aircraft crashed on Sunday when it came in to land at Höganäs airport in southern Sweden, with the pilot miraculously escaping unhurt.

Swedish feminists elect leadership triumvirate
Sweden

Swedish feminists elect leadership triumvirate

Swedish political party the Feminist Initiative (Feministiskt initiativ - Fi) has elected two women and a man to succeed the outgoing founder and spokesperson Gudrun Schyman.

CDU suffers historic loss in Baden-Württemberg
Germany

CDU suffers historic loss in Baden-Württemberg

Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives suffered a historic loss in Baden-Württemberg on Sunday, ending nearly six decades in power. The Greens will lead a German state for the first time.

Banks lower ATM fees
Germany

Banks lower ATM fees

Several German banks have lowered their ATM charges for withdrawing money from rivals' accounts, following government intervention.

Schäuble advisors fret over euro rescue package
Germany

Schäuble advisors fret over euro rescue package

Top advisors to Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble are concerned about commitments Germany made to the euro rescue package in a Brussels summit this week.

Epilepsy killed Knut, says doctor
Germany

Epilepsy killed Knut, says doctor

A German neurologist has attributed Knut's sudden death last Saturday to the consequences of an epileptic seizure, while recriminations about the demise of Berlin's famous polar bear refused to abate.

Merkel braces for blows in vital state elections
Germany

Merkel braces for blows in vital state elections

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party risks losing power in its wealthy heartland for the first time in half a century in a crucial state election Sunday held in the shadow of the Japan nuclear crisis.

Train drivers edge closer to deal
Germany

Train drivers edge closer to deal

Some progress was made Saturday in the ongoing industrial dispute between Germany's train drivers and state-owned rail operator Deutsche Bahn. But the union announced strikes on private rail companies.

Swedes eat more meat
Sweden

Swedes eat more meat

As meat prices continue to fall, Swedes are taking the chance to eat more and more, new figures published the Board of Agriculture (Jordbruksverket) and Statistics Sweden (SCB) show.

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Sweden

Swedes turn off the lights for the environment

Sweden was one of a record 131 countries which turned off the lights for an hour on Saturday night to mark Earth Hour in a manifestation for the global environment.

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Sweden

Clocks go forward to welcome in the summer

The clocks went forward an hour at 2am, which became 3am summertime.

Germany close in on Euro 2012
Germany

Germany close in on Euro 2012

A Miroslav Klose double gave Germany a big push towards Euro 2012 qualification, as they trounced minnows Kazakhstan 4-0 at home on Saturday to keep their unbeaten record in Group A.