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Clubs and concerts in Stockholm

Seven weekend club and concert tips from Kalendarium (Click links for more information)

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Sweden

Stockholm art gallery guide

Five weekend art gallery tips from Kalendarium (Click links for more information)

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What’s on in Sweden: April 11 – 17

What's on this week in Sweden: Art celebration in Stockholm, Year Long Disaster in Gothenburg, top Abba cover band in Malmö.

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Sweden

H&M, Ikea among Europe’s strongest brands

Swedish clothing retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) tops a new list of Europe’s strongest brands.

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Gothenburg club and concert tips

What are the unmissable clubs and concerts in Gothenburg this weekend? Monthly Magazine knows (Click links for more information)

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Ex-con’s sex toys rub prison staff the wrong way

Going-away presents hand-carved by an inmate upon his release did not go over well with the female prison employees who received them.

Germany’s Roma protest eBay over football ‘Nazi slur’
Germany

Germany’s Roma protest eBay over football ‘Nazi slur’

Germany's Central Council of Sinti and Roma on Thursday demanded internet auction site eBay ban the sale of football paraphernalia printed with "Nazi propaganda" insulting the minority.

‘Incompatible’ DNA tests delay Arboga murder probe
Sweden

‘Incompatible’ DNA tests delay Arboga murder probe

Cross-border law enforcement challenges continue to plague the investigation of whether a 31-year-old German woman can be tied to the murder of two toddlers in the central Swedish town of Arboga.

Iraq conference: ‘Al-Qaeda will not be invited’
Sweden

Iraq conference: ‘Al-Qaeda will not be invited’

A United Nations conference on the international community's support for Iraq's development will take place in Sweden on May 29th, Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt said on Thursday.

Verdi opera with 35 naked seniors sells out
Germany

Verdi opera with 35 naked seniors sells out

The ruins of the World Trade Center and naked senior citizens wearing Mickey Mouse masks will share a stage Saturday, when a German theatre's sell-out reinterpretation of a Verdi opera opens.

Fan violence costs Nuremberg €50,000 fine
Germany

Fan violence costs Nuremberg €50,000 fine

Bundesliga strugglers Nuremberg have been handed a €50,000 fine by the German football federation (DFB) after incidents caused by the club's fans delayed a league match.

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Sweden

Reinfeldt heads to China for climate talks

Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt sets off on Thursday for China for talks with President Hu Jintao and Prime Minister Wen Jiabao on the environment and possibly human rights, the government said.

German neo-Nazis to rally around Stolberg stabbing
Germany

German neo-Nazis to rally around Stolberg stabbing

German neo-Nazis plan to rally Saturday in the western town of Stolberg near Aachen in the wake of the stabbing death of a 19-year-old German man by an immigrant.

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Germany

Dresdner bank to open Indian office in 2009

Dresdner Bank, a subsidiary of the German insurance group Allianz, will open its first Indian office next year, offering services from accounts to mortgages and consumer loans, the bank said Thursday.

Debating NATO: Sweden and Finland keep their distance
Sweden

Debating NATO: Sweden and Finland keep their distance

Sweden and Finland have become more willing to debate possible NATO membership, writes Tallinn-based journalist Justin Petrone. But opposition to the alliance remains strong.

What’s on in Germany: April 10-16
Germany

What’s on in Germany: April 10-16

This Week's Highlights: A British film festival in Berlin, an art fair in Cologne, and spring festivals in Munich and Stuttgart.

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Sweden

Government promises further tax cuts

The government has promised another round of tax reductions and has agreed to implement a third stage in lowering the income tax burden.

Germany targets 48 Olympic medals in Beijing
Germany

Germany targets 48 Olympic medals in Beijing

Germany's Olympic Committee (DOSB) said Thursday on it is expecting to return from Beijing with as many medals in the bag as in Athens four years ago.

Bavarian smoking ban called a healthy success
Germany

Bavarian smoking ban called a healthy success

Health officials in the German state of Bavaria expect the smoking ban there to prevent 1,000 heart attacks, Health Minister Otmar Bernhard announced Thursday.

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Germany

German tourist shot dead in Peru

A German tourist was gunned down by three assailants in downtown Lima as he tried to run away from them after he pulled money from a bank machine, police said Wednesday.

Poll: Swedes prefer paying high taxes
Sweden

Poll: Swedes prefer paying high taxes

It’s no secret that Swedes love their welfare state, but a new study shows they are more than willing to accept higher taxes to finance it.

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Germany

RWE reportedly ready to bid £11 billion for British Energy

RWE, the second biggest German energy group, is ready to offer almost £11 billion (€13.7 billion, $21.7 billion) for British Energy, the Financial Times reported on Thursday.

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Sweden

MAN not required to bid on remaining Scania shares

The Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority, Finansinspektionen (FI) said its investigation has concluded that the German truck manufacturer MAN AG is not obliged to launch a bid on Scania AB.

Berlin transit workers strike again
Germany

Berlin transit workers strike again

Berlin public transport (BVG) workers began a strike at 2:30 am Thursday morning, cutting off service for the city’s vital tram service.

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Germany

Neo-Nazi group seen stronger from ban

A trial against five members of banned German neo-Nazi group Sturm 34 begins in Wurzen on Thursday, but some far-right experts worry the ban has only made the group stronger.

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Sweden

Detention hearing for Dalarna kidnapping suspect

A detention hearing will be held on Thursday to decide whether a 42-year-old man suspected of kidnapping 10-year-old Engla Höglund is to be remanded in custody, deputy chief prosecutor Peter Säflund told TV4.

Long wait is over for Chopra at Masters
Sweden

Long wait is over for Chopra at Masters

Sweden's Daniel Chopra paid tribute to the Asian Tour on the eve of his Masters debut, saying it was where he learnt the game and toughened him up.

Steinmeier asks Iran to be ‘cooperative’
Germany

Steinmeier asks Iran to be ‘cooperative’

Germany’s Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Wednesday called on Iran to be “cooperative," after it vowed to carry on with its nuclear plan, refusing to give in to mounting international concerns and pressure.

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Sweden

Mid-life diabetes raises Alzheimer risk in men: study

Men who develop diabetes in middle age are at significantly increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease later in life, according to a long-term study published on Wednesday.