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Sweden

One injured in Stockholm street shooting

One man was found injured and has been brought to hospital after an incident police classify as attempted murder near a playground in the Stockholm suburb of Solna on Sunday afternoon.

Minister: Fine parents of truant children
Germany

Minister: Fine parents of truant children

Germany’s Labour Minister proposed on Sunday to introduce fines to punish parents whose children regularly missed school. In an interview, Ursula von der Leyen warned that truancy was a stepping stone to unemployment.

Assange thanks Ecuador, condemns the US
Sweden

Assange thanks Ecuador, condemns the US

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange thanked Ecuador for its support in a statement from Quito's embassy in London on Sunday and slammed the US, although made no mention of the sex offences allegations he faces in Sweden.

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Sweden

Parents held over genital mutilation

A man and a woman have been remanded into custody by Attunda district court in Sollentuna on suspicion of having subjected their daughter to female genital mutilation (FGM).

School trip ends in fatal bus crash
Germany

School trip ends in fatal bus crash

One person was killed and at least 20 injured when a bus carrying German school children crashed in eastern Belgium. Initial reports suggest the driver fell asleep at the wheel.

Assange in ‘fighting spirit’: lawyer
Sweden

Assange in ‘fighting spirit’: lawyer

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is in "fighting spirit", his lawyer said Sunday as the Australian national holed up in Ecuador's London embassy prepared to address the world's media.

No let-up on Greek austerity, says Germany
Germany

No let-up on Greek austerity, says Germany

German ministers told Greece this weekend that it must stick to the terms of its financial rescue deal. Finance Minster Wolfgang Schäuble warned that Germany would not agree to a new, more lenient austerity programme.

‘Engine fire’ forces Berlin-bound plane back
Germany

‘Engine fire’ forces Berlin-bound plane back

A US plane headed for Berlin had to turn back on Saturday when it was found to have a problem with one of its engines. American broadcaster CNN said witnesses saw flames coming out of the aircraft.

German spies ‘active on rebel side in Syria’
Germany

German spies ‘active on rebel side in Syria’

German spies are stationed off the coast of Syria to join in the fight against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a newspaper claimed on Sunday. Intelligence agents are apparently taking part in a mission to pass information to rebels.

Mother ‘kills sons before committing suicide’
Germany

Mother ‘kills sons before committing suicide’

Germany has been left reeling this weekend by the tragic murders of two young boys. Their 38-year-old mother is thought to have suffocated her sons before committing suicide.

SMHI: sub-zero north and tropical south
Sweden

SMHI: sub-zero north and tropical south

As the long school holidays come to a close Swedish weather agency SMHI has forecast that the country is set to be divided in two, with a wintry chill in the north and tropical climes in the south.

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Sweden

Two held after Malmö mass brawl

A brawl involving some 150 people broke out on Saturday night in Oxie in Malmö leaving three men in hospital and two men arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault.

Julian Assange to address world media
Sweden

Julian Assange to address world media

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is to face the world's media on Sunday to comment on the latest developments in his fight to evade extradition to Sweden to answer rape and sexual assault allegations.