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GERMANY

Holocaust denier deported, charged

MANNHEIM — A 65-year-old German man deported from Canada for denying the Holocaust was taken into investigative custody in Germany last week and faces charges of inciting racial hatred, a court spokesman said.

Ernst Zuendel declined comment when brought before a judge in Mannheim, where state prosecutors had issued a warrant for his arrest in 2003. For the last two years, Mr. Zuendel had fought deportation from Canada, where he had lived since 1958.

RUSSIA

Dostoevski kin sues lottery

ST. PETERSBURG — A great-grandson of Feodor Dostoevski is suing a Russian lottery for using the famed writer’s image on tickets without permission, calling it particularly appalling because of the author’s long addiction to gambling.

Dmitry Dostoevski, 59, filed a lawsuit against the nationwide sports lottery Chestnaya Igra — “Honest Game” in Russian — in a Moscow court, claiming $7,150 in moral damages.

The writer, who lived from 1821 to 1881 and is known for such works as “Crime and Punishment,” “The Brothers Karamazov” and “The Idiot,” battled an addiction to gambling for many years.

BRITAIN

‘Sudan’ food scare angers country

LONDON — Sudan’s ambassador wants to know why a cancer-causing dye that caused a food scare in Britain is named after his country, but no one seems to have an answer.

Britain took 428 sauces, soaps and frozen meals off the shelves last month — the biggest recall in British history — because a banned dye called Sudan 1 was found in a batch of chili powder used to make Worcestershire sauce.

That didn’t please the country of the same name.

Ambassador Hassan Abdin told Reuters his embassy had written to the Food Standards Agency asking for an explanation.

“Our concern is that this could do damage to the image of the country and to its name and exports. The name Sudan is rather unique as the name of the country,” he said.

BRITAIN

Nottingham boots Robin Hood

LONDON — The central England city of Nottingham rebranded its logo last week, ditching the image of a bowman representing the arrow-slinging outlaw Robin Hood — for a big purple letter ‘N’.

The makeover, to be funded by private and public money at a cost of $344,000, would signify that Nottingham was a “capital” for culture, entertainment, shopping and the countryside, according to the company behind the logo design.

Nottingham is best known for the 700-year-old legend of Robin Hood, the outlaw who stole from the rich and gave to the poor, while living in Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire.

From wire dispatches and staff reports

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