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Sweden

Stockholm at the weekend: Clubs, concerts and art

Weekend club, concert and art tips from Kalendarium (Click links for more information)

New evidence in Arboga murder case
Sweden

New evidence in Arboga murder case

German police may be near a breakthrough in their investigation of the murder of two children in Arboga after having secured evidence from the fingernails of the prime suspect in the case.

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Germany

German auto industry plays down biofuel fears

Germany's auto industry association on Thursday played down concerns that large numbers of cars would be incompatible with a new biofuel mix that the government wants to introduce to cut emissions.

Poll: Berliners love Berlin
Germany

Poll: Berliners love Berlin

Adding to recent hype about Berlin's hip atmosphere, an international study released on Thursday confirms what self-satisfied Berlin residents already know: they admire and enjoy their city.

Germany’s BayernLB bank takes massive subprime hit
Germany

Germany’s BayernLB bank takes massive subprime hit

Germany's second-biggest regional state bank reported on Thursday a massive hit from the global credit crunch and said it was putting together a €6-billion ($9.4-billion) rescue package.

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Sweden

Get out in Gothenburg

Where to go out in Gothenburg this weekend? Monthly Magazine has the answers (Click links for more information)

Merkel urges greater civilian role for NATO
Germany

Merkel urges greater civilian role for NATO

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday called on NATO to develop a stronger civilian component in order to better carry out the transatlantic alliance’s military mission.

What’s on in Germany: April 3 – 9
Germany

What’s on in Germany: April 3 – 9

This Week's Highlights: A motocross tournament in Berlin, Portishead in Cologne, and azaleas in Frankfurt.

German Formula One teams slam Mosley over Nazi sex scandal
Germany

German Formula One teams slam Mosley over Nazi sex scandal

German carmakers and Formula One team BMW and Mercedes on Thursday put pressure on FIA boss Max Mosley to resign over a Nazi-themed sex scandal.

Sweden to host conference on Iraq
Sweden

Sweden to host conference on Iraq

Sweden is planning to arrange a UN conference on the future of Iraq at the end of May.

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Sweden

Borg lowers Swedish economic growth forecast

Swedish finance minister Anders Borg said he expects GDP growth of 2.1 percent in 2008 and 1.8 percent in 2009, news agency Direkt reported.

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Sweden

What’s on in Sweden: April 4 – 10

What's on this week in Sweden: English theatre comedy in Stockholm, Swedish indie pop with The Perishers in Gothenburg, digital opera in Malmö.

HSV’s Jarolim handed ban for ‘genital squeeze’ foul
Germany

HSV’s Jarolim handed ban for ‘genital squeeze’ foul

Czech international David Jarolim has been slapped with a four-match ban by Bundesliga disciplinary chiefs after he was ruled to have squeezed an opponent's genitals.

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Sweden

Japanese icon to design H&M’s autumn collection

Swedish cheap'n chic clothing chain H&M said on Thursday the Japanese founder of the Comme des Garcons fashion house, Rei Kawakubo, would guest design its autumn collection.

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Sweden

Swedish girl dies from jellyfish sting

A Swedish girl died on Thursday morning in a swimming accident on the tourist island of Koh Lanta in Thailand.

Unknown Karl Marx letter sells for €52,000
Germany

Unknown Karl Marx letter sells for €52,000

A previously unknown letter from German socialist philosopher Karl Marx sold for €52,000 at an auction in Berlin on Wednesday evening.

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Germany

Steinbrück sees financial crisis dragging into 2009

German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück believes that repercussions of the global financial crisis from subprime lending will be felt well into next year, according to comments published on Thursday.

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Sweden

Jealous boyfriend gets 11 years for murder

A 22-year-old man from southern Sweden has been sentenced to eleven years in jail for the murder last year of his 18-year-old Danish girlfriend.

Germany tops global popularity poll
Germany

Germany tops global popularity poll

Not used to winning popularity contests, Germany has come out on top of a new survey of global attitudes to major nations by the BBC.

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Germany

Postal service in Baden-Württemberg hit by strikes

Letter carriers in the southwestern German state of Baden-Württemberg will put down their mailbags on Thursday as part of a limited strike to keep pressure on Deutsche Post.

Public Health Minister stalked by mentally ill man
Sweden

Public Health Minister stalked by mentally ill man

Police have increased security around Public Health Minister Maria Larsson after she was confronted in her home by a man who recently underwent court ordered psychiatric care.

Porsche challenges London pollution charge
Germany

Porsche challenges London pollution charge

Porsche has launched a court challenge in Britain against plans by London's mayor to impose hefty pollution charges on high-emissions vehicles entering the city centre.

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Sweden

Swedish authorities seize hazardous refrigerators

A truck loaded with around 50 refrigerators to be shipped to Nigeria has been stopped in a port on the island of Tjörn on Sweden’s west coast as part of an inspection by several authorities.

Reinfeldt offers suppport to Turkish counterpart
Sweden

Reinfeldt offers suppport to Turkish counterpart

Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt on Wednesday voiced support for Turkey's ruling party, saying a looming court hearing on whether the party should be banned could slow the Turkish bid for EU membership.

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Sweden

Sahlin fears for her party’s future

Social Democratic Party Leader Mona Sahlin is worried about her shrinking party.

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Sweden

Swedish soldiers accuse French of ‘torture’

Swedish public television on Wednesday aired a documentary accusing French soldiers of torturing a militia member in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2003 as Swedish soldiers looked on.