The week’s news from Sweden in ten clicks
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The week’s news from Sweden in ten clicks

From thingamabobs to headscarves, we've compiled a gallery of the week's most interesting and important news stories.

Dortmund down Bremen to stay top of Bundesliga
Germany

Dortmund down Bremen to stay top of Bundesliga

Last season's Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund strengthened their position as early Bundesliga leaders with a 1-0 win at home to Werder Bremen on Friday.

Syria behind chemical attack: French FM
France

Syria behind chemical attack: French FM

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Saturday that all indications show that Syria was behind a "chemical massacre" near Damascus that the opposition claims killed hundreds.

Gibraltar governor slams Spanish police reef dive
Spain

Gibraltar governor slams Spanish police reef dive

Britain's top representative in Gibraltar reacted angrily on Friday to news that Spanish police divers had filmed themselves inspecting a concrete reef in waters claimed by the tiny territory.

Italy rescues 200 more boat migrants
Italy

Italy rescues 200 more boat migrants

The Italian coast guard said Saturday it had rescued more than 200 migrants off Sicily, swelling the ranks of the thousands of boat people who have made the crossing thanks to calm summer waters.

Albanian police seize Italy-bound cannabis haul
Italy

Albanian police seize Italy-bound cannabis haul

Albanian police have seized more than a ton of cannabis destined for Italy and arrested a suspected smuggler, a spokeswoman said on Friday.

Sweden’s ‘most wanted’ heads for bankruptcy
Sweden

Sweden’s ‘most wanted’ heads for bankruptcy

The administrator in the case of Joachim Posener, who has spent over 15 years on the run following the looting of the firm Trustor in 1997, has given up the chase for assets and has filed a bankruptcy application with a Stockholm court.

North Korea protests over Swiss ski lift ban
Switzerland

North Korea protests over Swiss ski lift ban

North Korea expressed anger on Saturday after Switzerland earlier blocked a deal to supply key equipment for a ski resort which has been under construction as one of leader Kim Jong-Un's pet projects.

Government quiet on jobs agency scandal
Sweden

Government quiet on jobs agency scandal

Sweden's government has declined to comment on the growing scandal involving the head of the country's jobs agency who faces the sack following reports she racked up more than 300,000 kronor ($46,000) in mobile phone charges.

French firm to lay world’s deepest gas pipeline
France

French firm to lay world’s deepest gas pipeline

French firm Technip will lay the world's deepest gas pipeline for energy giant Shell in the US Gulf of Mexico, the oil services company said in a statement on Friday.

Wilkinson trumps Sexton in five-try Toulon romp
France

Wilkinson trumps Sexton in five-try Toulon romp

Jonny Wilkinson brilliantly outshone fellow British and Irish Lion fly-half Jonathan Sexton as European champions Toulon routed Racing-Metro 41-14 in the French Top 14 on Friday.

Billionaire backer slams ‘amateurish’ Hamburg
Germany

Billionaire backer slams ‘amateurish’ Hamburg

A billionaire who has invested in Hamburg has branded the Bundesliga club "amateurish on all levels" and called for ex-Bayern Munich coach Felix Magath to become the new president.

‘Hijab outcry’ woman in repeat attack
Sweden

‘Hijab outcry’ woman in repeat attack

The pregnant woman who was beaten last Friday in Farstavägen in southern Stockholm, reportedly because she wore a headscarf, has been attacked again, according to Stockholm police.