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Russians arrest imam shooting suspect

Russian security services have arrested a 35-year-old man suspected of the attempted murder of an imam in northern Sweden in February, according to a report in the Kvällsposten daily.

Britain insists Germany vetoed BAE deal
Germany

Britain insists Germany vetoed BAE deal

Britain's finance minister George Osborne insists Germany vetoed a merger bid by British arms maker BAE Systems and European aerospace giant EADS, British newspapers reported Saturday.

German seniors lose buying power
Germany

German seniors lose buying power

Senior citizens in Germany have seen a fifth of their buying power disappear since 2000, with the elderly in the former East Germany losing the most, new data shows.

Most Germans want ‘Made in Germany’
Germany

Most Germans want ‘Made in Germany’

German consumers stand in large numbers behind products “Made in Germany,” a new study shows.

German abstract painting sells for record price
Germany

German abstract painting sells for record price

An abstract oil painting by German artist Gerhard Richter and owned by musician Eric Clapton broke auction records Friday when it sold at Sotheby’s in London for more than €26 million.

Sweden Democrats launch party ‘clean out’
Sweden

Sweden Democrats launch party ‘clean out’

Sweden Democrat leader Jimmie Åkesson has announced that there is a need to "clean up" the party rank and file after a slew of controversial comments by members, stating that there is no place for racism in the party.

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Sweden

Man left with rotting leg after hospital ‘loses’ him

A 21-year-old Swedish man fears that he will be unable to walk unaided again after Linköping University Hospital lost track of him, leading to a delay in the treatment of a routine foot fracture.

Stash of Nazi daggers found in Hamburg
Germany

Stash of Nazi daggers found in Hamburg

Customs authorities at the Hamburg port have seized about 1,900 swords and daggers emblazoned with swastikas.

Zlatan winner saves Sweden’s blushes
Sweden

Zlatan winner saves Sweden’s blushes

A winner from Paris Saint Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic enabled Sweden to overcome the World Cup minnows of the Faroe Islands in Torshavn on Friday.

Mixing literature and film at Frankfurt Book Fair
Germany

Mixing literature and film at Frankfurt Book Fair

Oscar-nominated director Stephen Daldry, most of whose films have been based on well-known books, said at the Frankfurt Book Fair that he believes novelists now more readily embrace the adaptation of their works onto the big screen.

Sweden’s Borg advises Greece to quit euro
Sweden

Sweden’s Borg advises Greece to quit euro

Sweden's finance minister Anders Borg on Friday advised Greece that it would be better if they pulled out of the euro.

Germany hands Ireland crushing home defeat
Germany

Germany hands Ireland crushing home defeat

Ruthless Germany consigned the Republic of Ireland to their worst home defeat since 1931 in a 6-1 demolition at Lansdowne Road in Dublin on Friday night.