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Sweden

Fourth suspected device found in Sköndal

Another suspected bomb was found Sunday morning on a street in Sköndal in southern Stockholm. This finding follows last week’s string of discoveries in the same area.

German eatery refused King and Silvia
Sweden

German eatery refused King and Silvia

Sweden’s King and Queen did not receive the royal treatment last week when they were turned away from a busy German restaurant. The owner admits she failed to recognize the noble duo, but said she still wouldn't have let them in.

Bank boss calls for EU finance minister
Germany

Bank boss calls for EU finance minister

The head of Germany's Commerzbank Martin Blessing has called for a unified European economic policy organized by a finance minister to stabilize the single currency. The only alternative is to abandon the euro, he said.

No major clashes at Hamburg’s Schanzenfest
Germany

No major clashes at Hamburg’s Schanzenfest

The expected large-scale street battles between police and left-wing radicals after Hamburg's Schanzenfest did not materialize on Saturday night, though the entrance to a bank was destroyed. The police had 2,100 officers on duty.

Three more vehicles burnt in Berlin
Germany

Three more vehicles burnt in Berlin

Three more vehicles were set on fire in the German capital on Saturday night, with police still unable to stop the spate of arson attacks. Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich has expressed growing concern.

Rösler promises tax cuts for 2013
Germany

Rösler promises tax cuts for 2013

Economics Minister Philipp Rösler has reiterated his commitment to tax cuts in 2013, despite the government's struggles to balance its budget.

Merkel to visit Balkans to ease tensions
Germany

Merkel to visit Balkans to ease tensions

Croatia and Serbia's European Union prospects will be on the agenda when German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits the region on Monday, when she will also press for a cooling of frictions between Belgrade and Kosovo.

Maud to advise Hillary on women’s business
Sweden

Maud to advise Hillary on women’s business

Sweden’s Centre Party leader, Maud Olofsson, due to retire from her post later this year, has been asked to sit on an advisory council for U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Bayern blast 5-0 past hapless Hamburg
Germany

Bayern blast 5-0 past hapless Hamburg

Dutch star Arjen Robben produced another eye-catching performance on Saturday as Bayern Munich hammered Hamburg 5-0 while champions Borussia Dortmund earned a 2-0 victory over Nuremberg.

Bear hunting season opens in Sweden
Sweden

Bear hunting season opens in Sweden

Bears in Sweden unwittingly live on the edge as the year’s autumn bear hunting season opens Sunday in both central and northern parts of the country.

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Sweden

Peeping tom camera found in girls’ showers

A tiny spy camera disguised as a towel rack was discovered in a women’s shower room in western Sweden. Officials say video from the hidden device was ”for sexual purposes.”

Sweden Democrats caution members on Norway comments
Sweden

Sweden Democrats caution members on Norway comments

After a battery of high-profile blog posts and tweets regarding the gruesome massacre in Norway, party brass from Swedens Democrats urge members to take a stance of silence.