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Switzerland

Car rolls into ditch as driver snaps scenic pics

In a bizarre accident at the weekend, a 35-year-old motorist who stepped out of his estate car to photograph mountain scenery around Trübsbach in the canton of Saint Gallen ended up finding the vehicle in a drainage channel.

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Switzerland

Migros faces sales drop at border stores: CEO

The boss of Migros, Switzerland’s top retailer, says its stores near the European border will have to cut operating costs because of an expected drop in sales of five percent or more due to the strong Swiss franc.

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France

Charlie Hebdo cartoonist wins top comic award

A youngster's tale of life torn between France and the Middle East by a Charlie Hebdo contributor scooped the top award at one of the world's biggest comics festivals in France on Sunday.

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Germany

Greek FM calls for Berlin talks on debt deal

New Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said on Sunday he would like to hold talks "soon" in Berlin and Frankfurt to explain his austerity-hit country's position on the repayment of its debt.

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Sweden

Shot Malmö man faced multiple death threats

UPDATED: Police say a man shot dead in a kebab restaurant at one of Malmö’s largest shopping centres over the weekend had experienced death threats and been offered police protection.

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Germany

‘Stop bashing Germany,’ Schulz warns Greek PM

European Parliament head Martin Schulz on Sunday urged Greece's new anti-austerity prime minister to end his "shortsighted" anti-German rhetoric.

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France

Greek FM wants debt deal ‘by the end of May’

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis on Sunday said he wanted to reach a new agreement with international creditors on his country's debt burden "by the end of May".

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Spain

Sun, sea, sand… what about the shopping?

Spain draws 65 million tourists a year thanks largely to its beaches. Now it wants them spending on the high street.

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Sweden

Swedes buy huge Soviet tank for winter snow fun

You’ve got 100,000 Swedish kronor to blow on something extravagant. Do you buy a low-end sports car? Not if you live in southern Norrland you don’t. You buy a tank.

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Denmark

Danish boxer Mikkel Kessler ‘mentally’ retires

The Viking Warrior said that he has stepped into the ring for the last time, but leaves the door open for a possible rematch with one of the two men who handed him losses in his illustrious career.

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Sweden

Sweden braced for fresh barrage of thick snow

Large swathes of northern and eastern Sweden were preparing for a further dump of snow on Sunday, with the country’s national forecaster warning that some areas could see as much as 30cm.