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Demonstrators rally outside Chinese embassy in Stockholm

Some 50 protesters demonstrated outside China's embassy in Stockholm on Monday to denounce Beijing's crackdown on demonstrations against its controversial rule in Tibet.

Protesters attack Chinese consulate
Germany

Protesters attack Chinese consulate

Some two dozen protesters were briefly arrested after trying to storm the Chinese consulate in Munich on Monday while demonstrating against recent violence in Tibet.

Travel giant TUI to break up leisure and shipping units
Germany

Travel giant TUI to break up leisure and shipping units

Germany's TUI, the biggest European travel group, said on Monday that its supervisory board had decided to separate its Hapag Lloyd shipping unit from its travel and leisure activities.

Debt agency makes spacewalk seem like a cakewalk
Sweden

Debt agency makes spacewalk seem like a cakewalk

A simple drive around metropolitan Stockholm nearly two years ago continues to cause headaches for Sweden’s first astronaut, Christer Fuglesang.

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Convicted sex offender leaves second academic post

A professor previously convicted for sexual molestation has resigned from his position at Södra Älvsborg hospital in western Sweden.

German orangutans sell €3,200 in paintings to UK
Germany

German orangutans sell €3,200 in paintings to UK

A private London-based art collection has bought 22 works from orangutans at the Krefeld Zoo in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

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Thai suspect wanted for murder of Swede

Thai police are hunting a 31-year-old old man for the murder of a 26-year-old Swedish women stabbed to death on the resort island of Phuket on Saturday.

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Tough day for Stockholm stock exchange

Drops in Asian markets and the continued concern over credit markets sent the Stockholm and other European stock exchanges down sharply on Monday.

‘Day and night I think of Alicia’
Sweden

‘Day and night I think of Alicia’

A Swedish mother has offered $10,000 for information about the whereabouts of her 6-year-old daughter whom the woman believes was abducted by her estranged boyfriend.

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Swedish hybrid car research moves into high gear

The Swedish Energy Agency is teaming up with Swedish vehicle manufacturers and energy companies to accelerate the development of plug-in hybrid cars that can be charged directly from any wall socket.

Hitler’s Germania: A capital fit for a megalomaniac
Germany

Hitler’s Germania: A capital fit for a megalomaniac

Only steps away from Berlin’s Holocaust memorial and the site of Hitler’s bunker, a new exhibition explores the Nazi leader’s plans to turn the city into Germania – a capital full of architecture fit for a megalomaniac.

Turkish-German terrorist was under government watch
Germany

Turkish-German terrorist was under government watch

A Turkish-German man who allegedly killed four in a suicide attack in Afghanistan in early March had been under watch by the German domestic intelligence service for years because of connection with Islamists.

Nude photos torpedo local SPD candidate
Germany

Nude photos torpedo local SPD candidate

A scandal over nude internet photos of a would-be SPD candidate in a local German election has forced her give up on the race.

Österlen: The jewel of the south
Sweden

Österlen: The jewel of the south

With Easter fast approaching, Peter Vinthagen Simpson travels to Österlen in southern Sweden, where the annual Open Studio Week kicks off the holiday season this Good Friday.

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ABBA drummer found dead in pool of blood

Ola Brunkert, a session musician who recorded and toured with the Swedish pop group ABBA, has been found dead at his home in Spain after apparently falling from a window, police said Monday.

Berlin transit strike ends
Germany

Berlin transit strike ends

After a 12 day strike that forced Berliners to improvise their way around town, the metro and bus systems are back on track, but on a limited schedule.

Merkel visits Holocaust memorial on Israel trip
Germany

Merkel visits Holocaust memorial on Israel trip

On Monday German Chancellor Angela Merkel laid a wreath at Israel's Holocaust memorial on a highly symbolic visit marking the 60th anniversary of the founding of Jewish state after the Nazi genocide.

Dollar falls below six kronor mark
Sweden

Dollar falls below six kronor mark

The dollar temporarily fell below the six kronor in morning trading before returning to just above six kronor per dollar.

Siemens tanks amid surprise profit warning
Germany

Siemens tanks amid surprise profit warning

German industrial giant Siemens issued a surprise profit warning on Monday, saying second quarter earnings would be cut by some €900 million ($1.4 billion dollars) after a review of major projects.

Return of snow causes traffic delays
Sweden

Return of snow causes traffic delays

Winter made a belated return to western Sweden on Monday morning with snow causing major traffic problems.

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Germany

Euro hits record high against dollar as gas prices soar

The euro reached a record high against the dollar at $1.5907 early Monday morning - again.

US soldier killed by German police identified
Germany

US soldier killed by German police identified

The United States Army has announced that Jeremiah W. Carmack was the soldier killed last week by German police.

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Study: Doctors too generous with sick leave

Many doctors agree to sign sick notes for patients who wish to go on sick leave despite not always believing their claims to be justified, a new study has shown.

Long-lost WWII wreck found
Germany

Long-lost WWII wreck found

The wreck of a lost Australian cruiser sunk in a World War II naval battle more than 66 years ago has been found off the coast of Western Australia, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced Monday.

Rookie Friberg secures shock tour victory
Sweden

Rookie Friberg secures shock tour victory

Sweden's Louise Friberg fired a final round seven-under 65 as she rallied from a 10-shot deficit to capture the LPGA's MasterCard Classic in Mexico City on Sunday.