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Sweden

Elderly murder suspect found dead

A 78-year-old man suspected of murdering his 76-year-old wife in their apartment in Kristinehamn in August, was found dead on Saturday.

Juholt in cash spat with the Social Democrats
Sweden

Juholt in cash spat with the Social Democrats

The Social Democrats and former party leader Håkan Juholt are in dispute over unpaid lawyer bills incurred in connection with the apartment rent scandal that preceded his fall from grace, according to a report in the Expressen daily.

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Sweden

Sticky buns ‘devastating’ for Swedish wild boar

Swedish wildlife experts have warned that cinnamon buns used by hunters to tempt wild boar out of the woods could lead to a serious caries problem.

Okay to do drugs in Denmark: Swedish court
Sweden

Okay to do drugs in Denmark: Swedish court

A 19-year-old woman who was arrested in Sweden for being under the influence of drugs has been acquitted by a Swedish court after the woman claimed she had unknowingly ingested the drugs while in Denmark.

Beck’s resignation over health questioned
Germany

Beck’s resignation over health questioned

Kurt Beck says he doesn’t want to be the state premier of Rhineland Palatinate for health reasons – but some commentators question his reasons.

Wolves were aggressive prior to fatal attack
Sweden

Wolves were aggressive prior to fatal attack

The pack of wolves that killed a zookeeper at the Kolmården animal park earlier this year had displayed aggressive behaviour toward zookeepers in the past, according to a newly discovered report which contradicts the zoo’s initial assessment of the attack.

German wins ultra marathon in 26 hours
Germany

German wins ultra marathon in 26 hours

There was triumph and near-triumph in the world of endurance sports on Saturday as one German athlete won a gruelling 245.3 kilometre ultra-marathon and another just missed out in an Olympic triathlon.

Former Swiss prosecutor sets sights on Syria
Switzerland

Former Swiss prosecutor sets sights on Syria

Carla Del Ponte, who on Friday was appointed to join a UN investigation into rights abuses in Syria, is a straight-talking and abrasive prosecutor with a knack for bringing war criminals to justice.

German image in US still beer and brats
Germany

German image in US still beer and brats

German ex-pats living in the United States complain bitterly about Americans’ views of Germans as a bratwurst and beer-loving people dressed in dirndls and Lederhosen, a new survey said on Saturday.

Aldi to start selling more brand names
Germany

Aldi to start selling more brand names

Next week the well-known discount chain Aldi will start selling more brand name products by introducing Coca-Cola drinks to its shelves – to be followed by skin care products from Nivea.

Court rules Muslim girl must take swim class
Germany

Court rules Muslim girl must take swim class

A German court on Friday refused to allow a Muslim student to skip swimming lessons after she said she was uncomfortable being so close to bare-chested boys.