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Germany

Steinmeier: Don’t let Holocaust memories fade

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned against allowing memories of the Holocaust to fade.

Sahlin pushes for more paternity leave
Sweden

Sahlin pushes for more paternity leave

Social Democrat leader Mona Sahlin has said she is ready to fight to ensure that dads spend more time with their kids, Expressen reports.

German clubs target UEFA Cup quarterfinals
Germany

German clubs target UEFA Cup quarterfinals

Bayern Munich will be among a trio of German teams targeting quarterfinal berths in UEFA Cup second round ties midweek, as the hopes of England's three contenders are in the balance.

Number of German residents with foreign roots rising
Germany

Number of German residents with foreign roots rising

The number of people with foreign roots living in Germany is increasing, the Federal Statistics Office said on Tuesday.

Jewish leader calls German railway boss a ‘Nazi’
Germany

Jewish leader calls German railway boss a ‘Nazi’

Germany's national railway operator Deutsche Bahn threatened on Tuesday to sue a Jewish community leader for calling its chief executive Hartmut Mehdorn a "Nazi" who would have enthusiastically taken part in the Holocaust.

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Sweden

Swedes happy to change cities for work

Seven out of ten Swedes are ready to move to another city for a job and more than half are willing moving out of the country.

New Swedish restaurants added to Guide Michelin
Sweden

New Swedish restaurants added to Guide Michelin

Three new Swedish restaurants have been honored with their own stars in the recently released Guide Michelin Cities of Europe 2008.

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Germany

Israel: Merkel allowed to give Knesset speech in German

Despite opposition from Israeli politicians, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be allowed to address the Israeli parliament in German.

Exploring Munich for Gastro Goodies
Germany

Exploring Munich for Gastro Goodies

Looking to pep up your Easter spread with fresh parsnips or prosciutto? Celeste Sunderland proves Bavarian cuisine isn’t limited to Weißwurst and Leberkäs by exploring Munich’s Viktualienmarkt.

Liberals call for compulsory citizenship classes
Sweden

Liberals call for compulsory citizenship classes

The Liberal Party (Folkpartiet) has said it wants to introduce a mandatory course for all immigrants seeking Swedish citizenship.

US and Germany to share data in terrorism fight
Germany

US and Germany to share data in terrorism fight

The United States and Germany are planning to increase cooperation in order to fight terrorism and crime. Officials from both countries met in Berlin on Tuesday to sign off on an official agreement to share data.

Storm ‘Kirsten’ set to hit Germany
Germany

Storm ‘Kirsten’ set to hit Germany

The windy storm that's been hammering Great Britain for the last two days is on its way to northwestern Germany. The country has barely had time to recover from low-pressure storm "Emma," which killed several people and caused significant property damage less than two weeks ago.

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Sweden

Court halts Iraqi’s deportation to Greece

A Migration Court in Malmö has stopped an Iraqi asylum seeker from being deported to Greece, angering the head of Sweden's Migration Board.

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Sweden

Sahlin: ‘Tell refugees where to live’

Social Democratic Party Leader Mona Sahlin doesn’t believe that refugees should decide for themselves where to live for the first one or two years they are in Sweden.

Sweden no longer has world’s highest tax burden
Sweden

Sweden no longer has world’s highest tax burden

Sweden has long had the reputation of having the highest taxes in the world.

Gridlocked Berlin faces protracted transit strike
Germany

Gridlocked Berlin faces protracted transit strike

Commuters in Berlin could be in for a few tough weeks, as Germany’s capital faces a protracted and increasingly ugly transit strike.

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Germany

Strike over for German textile workers

After days of warning strikes, the western German textile industry announced early Tuesday morning in Gladbeck that it has achieved a new wage contract with employers.

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Sweden

Procter & Gamble sacks worker over private blog

The Swedish branch of US manufacturing giant Procter & Gamble has sacked one of its workers following the publication in a newspaper of excerpts from his private blog.

Top Iran reformist attacked for German embassy meeting
Germany

Top Iran reformist attacked for German embassy meeting

The brother of Iran’s former reformist president Mohammad Khatami came under fire from hardliners on Tuesday for meeting the German ambassador on the eve of the latest UN sanctions against Tehran.

EADS profits down while shareholders get paid
Germany

EADS profits down while shareholders get paid

European aircraft manufacturer EADS has reported decreasing sales and profits for 2007. But shareholders will get additional dividends in return for their loyalty.

Breastfeeding women ‘may drink wine’
Sweden

Breastfeeding women ‘may drink wine’

Women who breastfeed will not do their children any harm by drinking a glass or two of wine once or twice a week, according to new recommendations from Sweden's National Food Administration (Livsmedelsverket).

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Sweden

Police uncover neo-Nazi arms cache

Police in Stockholm have confiscated a large number of weapons and explosives following a raid on a neo-Nazi organization.