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Sweden

Wounded Swedish teen dies from injuries

The 15-year-old boy who was shot in the head and chest in the Malmö suburb of Rosengård, in the south of Sweden, late on Saturday night, has died in hospital from his injuries.

Social Democrats continue to fall in polls
Sweden

Social Democrats continue to fall in polls

The support for Sweden's Social Democrats continue to fall and in the first survey of the year, conducted by pollsters Novus opinion, they only received 25.3 percent of votes, a decline by 1.2 percentage points since the last survey.

Many still without power after storm Dagmar
Sweden

Many still without power after storm Dagmar

During the first day of 2012 there were still some 1,000 households in Sweden left with no power as a result of the storm Dagmar, which pummeled Sweden over Christmas.

Man stabs dog to death after row with wife
Germany

Man stabs dog to death after row with wife

A 39-year-old man stabbed his own dog to death after a fight with his wife on New Year's Eve, police reported Sunday.

13.31 billion Deutsche Marks still missing
Germany

13.31 billion Deutsche Marks still missing

13.31 billion Deutsche Marks in cash remain unaccounted for on the tenth anniversary of the introduction of the euro, according to a newspaper report.

Fed bank boss wants deeper cuts
Germany

Fed bank boss wants deeper cuts

German Federal Bank President Jens Weidmann has called on the government to make bigger budget cuts than planned so far, because of the country's "special responsibility" to the euro.

Man kills himself with illegal firework
Germany

Man kills himself with illegal firework

A 27-year-old man apparently killed himself with a homemade firework early Sunday morning in the Swabian Alps region of south-western Germany.

Rowdy start to the new year in Sweden
Sweden

Rowdy start to the new year in Sweden

Police were kept busy during the last evening of 2011 with celebrations all over Sweden getting out of hand and resulting in brawling and firework accidents.

Holiday sales reach record high in Sweden
Sweden

Holiday sales reach record high in Sweden

In the dark days between Christmas and New Year, Swedes gather their families, celebrate the season and – buy package holidays to the sun. For 2012 the numbers of holidays sold is at a record high.

One million kick off 2012 at Brandenburg Gate
Germany

One million kick off 2012 at Brandenburg Gate

The official New Year's celebrations in the German capital drew over a million people on Saturday night. Overcrowding meant that the two-kilometre "party-mile" in front of the Brandenburg Gate was closed at 10 p.m.

Investors sue Porsche over failed VW merger
Germany

Investors sue Porsche over failed VW merger

A group of investment funds is suing Porsche for €2 billion ($2.6 billion) in damages after the German luxury sports car firm's merger with the Volkswagen group failed in 2008, the fund's lawyers said Saturday.