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Sweden

Swedish unis to take in more nursing students

Sweden’s governing centre-right parties suggest expanding the number of education spots for healthcare jobs, but at the same time, Sweden’s minister for education Jan Björklund has threatened to cut back spots in counties which offer too few internships for students.

New challenge filed to stop euro rescue
Germany

New challenge filed to stop euro rescue

A prominent German eurosceptic Sunday filed a complaint against the European Central Bank's new bond-buying programme at the country's top court in a fresh bid to block the eurozone's rescue fund.

Health authorities warn of severe flu season
Germany

Health authorities warn of severe flu season

Health authorities expect a severe flu season to hit the country this winter, after the numbers in Australia show twice as many cases this year than there were in 2011.

Minister touts new health system watchdog
Sweden

Minister touts new health system watchdog

The budget has been set for a new public agency tasked with tracking errors in the Swedish healthcare system, with health minister Göran Hägglund saying the agency's 651 million kronor ($98.5 million) budget will help improve Swedes' trust in the health system.

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Sweden

Hunter, dog survive wild bear chase drama

A Swedish man in his twenties was planning a day in the woods to train his hunting dog, but was joined by some unexpected company, as a bear chased them up into a hunting tower where they were forced to remain through the night.

Police warn of neo-Nazi terror assassins
Germany

Police warn of neo-Nazi terror assassins

A secret report from Germany’s police warns of neo-Nazi attacks, even assassination attempts, on foreigners, prominent politicians and police officers.

Suspected gas leak was fermented herring
Sweden

Suspected gas leak was fermented herring

On Saturday, two fire trucks, two police cars and an emergency gas leak team all rushed towards the Stockholm neighbourhood Södermalm, having been alerted by concerned neighbours who smelled gas in the stairwell, but the unpleasant smell turned out to come from something less dangerous.

‘Euro crisis will worsen before improving’: Borg
Sweden

‘Euro crisis will worsen before improving’: Borg

The eurozone crisis will get worse before it gets better and Greece could exit the single currency bloc within a year, Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg said in an interview on Saturday.

Kurdish gathering turns violent in Mannheim
Germany

Kurdish gathering turns violent in Mannheim

Around 80 police officers were injured and 31 people arrested in Mannheim on Saturday after an international gathering of about 40,000 Kurds erupted in violence triggered when a teenager was stopped with a banned flag.

Merkel calls for a ‘Greece solution’
Germany

Merkel calls for a ‘Greece solution’

Chancellor Angela Merkel called for a solution to keep Greece from leaving the eurozone this autumn, Der Spiegel magazine said in a report to appear on Monday.

Bullied footballer:club abandoned me
Germany

Bullied footballer:club abandoned me

Bullied German footballer Kevin Pezzoni says he believes his ex-club FC Cologne used the threats of violence from fans to terminate his contract.