Stockholm museum in row over Nazi loot
Sweden

Stockholm museum in row over Nazi loot

A Stockholm art gallery is being accused of holding on to a painting looted by the Nazis despite demands from its original owners for it to be returned.

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Sweden

Boy suspected of brutal murder of 81-year-old man

A 16-year-old boy has been indicted for the December murder of an 81-year-old man in southern Sweden.

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Sweden

Dozens indicted over Vietnam child smuggling

A major child smuggling ring is suspected of bringing dozens of children from Vietnam to Sweden, prosecutors say.

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Sweden

Daimler finalizes sale of Berlin complex to SEB

German car maker Daimler said on Friday it had closed the sale of property on Berlin's Potsdamer Platz to the Swedish bank SEB for "almost €1.4 billion" ($2.1 billion).

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Sweden

Foreign ministry double agent fooled Soviet spies

A former high-ranking official at the Swedish foreign ministry has revealed how for 13 years he fed false information to the KGB and other communist security agencies.

Popcorn, Schlager and Reggae: what’s on in Sweden
Sweden

Popcorn, Schlager and Reggae: what’s on in Sweden

Something for the weekend:Discover the art of movie comedy at Stockholm's Popcorn festival, get an early taste of summer at Gothenburg's annual boat fair, or go see French band Justice play in Malmö.

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Sweden

63-year-old held over remote-control bank heist

A 63-year-old man has been remanded in custody by Uppsala District Court in connection with a hi-tech heist at the Knivsta branch of Swedbank, north of Stockholm, Dagens Nyheter reports.

HIV Brit gets 14 years
Sweden

HIV Brit gets 14 years

A British citizen with HIV has been sentenced to 14 years in jail by a Swedish court after having unprotected sex with 16 young girls, two of whom contracted the virus.

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Germany

Merkel wants to stop Left Party

Alarmed by the success of the Left Party in western German elections, Chancellor Angela Merkel has called a meeting with Kurt Beck, head of the centre-left SPD party, to talk about how to stop the left-wing party's growing popularity.

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Germany

Berlin in chaos with transit strike and power outages

Berlin's public transport system has come to a standstill because of a strike by mass transit workers. The result is a “chaotic situation,” according to a passenger organization IGEB.

Former PM maxes out on tax break he opposed
Sweden

Former PM maxes out on tax break he opposed

Former Prime Minister Göran Persson protested bitterly against the current government plans to give tax breaks for people using domestic services such as cleaning or gardening - but now it has been revealed that Persson is making maximum use of the tax break he opposed.

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Sweden

Ericsson slashes 1,000 jobs after profit fall

Beleaguered Swedish telecom infrastructure group Ericsson, hit hard by a slowdown in the telecom sector, announced on Friday a 17 percent fall in 2007 net profit and the shedding of 1,000 jobs in Sweden.

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Sweden

Stockholm to name street after Bergman

The city of Stockholm plans to rename a street after the late Swedish cinema legend Ingmar Bergman, who died last July at the age of 89.