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Sweden

Swedish woman raped in Turkish resort: report

An 18-year-old Swedish woman was allegedly sexually assaulted in Turkey last weekend.

Former church leader criticizes German arms industry
Germany

Former church leader criticizes German arms industry

Margot Käßmann, former head of the German Protestant church, used her speech at an annual Christian convention on Thursday to question the morality of Germany's arms industry. President Christian Wulff was part of the audience.

WHO says deadly E. coli is new strain
Germany

WHO says deadly E. coli is new strain

The World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday that its genetic tests suggest that Germany's deadly E. coli strain is a new mutation of two different bacteria with killer genes.

NATO asks Sweden for more help in Libya
Sweden

NATO asks Sweden for more help in Libya

Sweden could be set to beef up its military presence in Libya following a request from NATO for more assistance.

Stockholm still Swedes’ favourite destination
Sweden

Stockholm still Swedes’ favourite destination

Stockholm and the Sweden's west coast are the two most popular destinations for Swedish tourists this summer, according to a new survey.

Eco thumbs up for Swedish beaches
Sweden

Eco thumbs up for Swedish beaches

Seventy two ports and beaches in Sweden have received the prestigious Blue Flag status this year.

Another German soldier killed in Afghanistan
Germany

Another German soldier killed in Afghanistan

A German soldier was killed in northern Afghanistan on Thursday, five days after two others were killed in the same region. This is the third such attack on the Bundeswehr in nine days.

Catholic doctors offer homeopathic ‘treatment’ for homosexuality
Germany

Catholic doctors offer homeopathic ‘treatment’ for homosexuality

German gay and lesbian groups are outraged at an item posted on the website of an association of Catholic doctors that offers psychotherapy and homeopathic treatment for homosexuality.

Söderling sent crashing out of French Open by Nadal
Sweden

Söderling sent crashing out of French Open by Nadal

Defending champion Rafael Nadal bludgeoned bitter Roland Garros rival Robin Söderling to defeat on Wednesday as the world number one reached the French Open semi-finals with a 6-4, 6-1, 7-6 (7/3) victory.

Merkel calls on ASEAN to pressure Burma
Germany

Merkel calls on ASEAN to pressure Burma

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday urged the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to openly discuss Burma's political and human rights problems before the country takes its turn as chair of the regional bloc.

E. coli fear grips Hamburg hospitals
Germany

E. coli fear grips Hamburg hospitals

Stephanie Lucka lives in fear - both her sons fell sick to a mysterious killer bacteria that has struck some 600 people in this north German city. One is still fighting for his life.

Teetotaling Swedes toast national sobriety day
Sweden

Teetotaling Swedes toast national sobriety day

For many, the start of a five day long break from work is a good reason to celebrate with a drink. However one group will be happy to do so without the need for alcohol.

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Sweden

Man convicted for ‘shooting’ police with a laser

A 21-year-old has been convicted of aviation sabotage after pointing a laser pen at the pilot of a pollice helicopter in Gothenburg last year.