Take a break: Gothenburg’s Archipelago
Sweden

Take a break: Gothenburg’s Archipelago

Just a hop, skip and a jump from the city, Gothenburg's archipelago is a great place to get away from it all, writes Matt O'Leary.

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Sweden

Woman injured in parcel bomb blast

A woman has been taken to Karolinska Hospital with serious injuries after a parcel bomb exploded at her apartment on the Stockholm island of Lidingö on Thursday afternoon.

BND chief reprimanded over journalist spying scandal
Germany

BND chief reprimanded over journalist spying scandal

The intelligence committee of the German parliament issued a sharp reprimand on Thursday to Germany's BND intelligence service for spying on German journalists reporting on Afghanistan, but stopped short of demanding that its director resign.

Sweden to evaluate effects of prostitution law
Sweden

Sweden to evaluate effects of prostitution law

Paying for sex has been illegal in Sweden for nearly ten years, and now the government wants to evaluate the law's impact.

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Germany

Brandenburg teens get 8 years for killing homeless man

Two 16-year-old German boys were sentenced to eight years in juvenile detention on Thursday for killing a homeless man.

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Sweden

New Stockholm mayor named

Moderate Party Riksdag member Sten Nordin is the unanimous choice of his party’s City Hall nominating committee to take over as Stockholm’s new mayor.

Celebrating spring with flowers and wine in Werder
Germany

Celebrating spring with flowers and wine in Werder

Thankful Germany’s miserable spring weather finally seems to be improving, Tom Norton decides to explores two favourite Teutonic pastimes – nature and booze – ahead of the Werder Tree Blossom Festival.

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Sweden

Going out in Gothenburg – April 25 – 27

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

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Sweden

What’s on in Sweden: April 25 – May 1

What's on this week in Sweden: Surreal circus in Stockholm, Entombed in Gothenburg, Walpurgis celebrations in Malmö.

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Sweden

Stockholm art gallery guide: April 25 – May 1

This week’s art tips from Kalendarium (Click links for more information)

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Sweden

Stockholm clubs and concert tips: April 24 – 26

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

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Germany

German man jailed for abusing Cambodian girl

A German man was sentenced to two years in jail by a court in Phnom Penh on Thursday for molesting a 14-year-old Cambodian girl.

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Sweden

AstraZeneca says profits slid in first quarter

Anglo-Swedish pharmaceuticals giant AstraZeneca said on Thursday that first-quarter net profits fell 3.7 percent to $1.503 amid restructuring.

German MPs ratify EU Lisbon treaty
Germany

German MPs ratify EU Lisbon treaty

The German parliament voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to ratify the European Union's Treaty of Lisbon, a new legal framework for the EU that replaces the rejected European constitution.

Lecturer’s killer gets ten years
Sweden

Lecturer’s killer gets ten years

A 42-year-old man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for murdering Örebro University lecturer Fuat Deniz in December of last year.

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Sweden

Ambassador urges caution after Paris attack

Following the murder of a 19-year-old Swedish woman in Paris, Sweden’s Ambassador Gunnar Lund has urged young Swedes to be careful when visiting the French capital.

Business confidence tumbles as German slowdown looms
Germany

Business confidence tumbles as German slowdown looms

German business confidence posted a steeper-than-expected decline on Thursday, just as the government forecast a slowdown in Europe's biggest economy next year.

What’s On In Germany: April 24 – 30
Germany

What’s On In Germany: April 24 – 30

This Week's Highlights: Museum Nights in Frankfurt and Hamburg, a Dance Party in Dortmund, and Elvis in Berlin!

Sweden drops plan to ban sexist adverts
Sweden

Sweden drops plan to ban sexist adverts

The Swedish government has decided not to pursue a suggested ban on sexist advertising.

Germany may hike tax on dirty cars
Germany

Germany may hike tax on dirty cars

Drivers of cars with high carbon dioxide emissions are likely to see their annual licensing fees rise again under a new German Finance Ministry plan, according to a report on Thursday in Bild newspaper.

Report: BND spied on more German journalists
Germany

Report: BND spied on more German journalists

The scope of a scandal involving Germany’s BND intelligence service spying on German journalists reporting on Afghanistan is now believed to be much wider than initially thought.

BlackBerry maker to open research facility in Germany
Germany

BlackBerry maker to open research facility in Germany

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) announced Wednesday it will soon open its first research facility outside of Canada in Bochum, in the North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany.

Suspect in €3.6 million theft caught on German train
Germany

Suspect in €3.6 million theft caught on German train

More than a year as a fugitive ended during a routine ticket check on a German train for a man suspected of stealing €3.6 million, a police spokesman in Munich confirmed on Thursday.

Nurses strike gathers momentum
Sweden

Nurses strike gathers momentum

Sweden's ongoing nurses strike continued apace on Thursday morning as a further 900 nurses went off duty.

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Sweden

Two-year-old boy run over by train

A 2-year-old boy has died after being run over by a train in Teckomatorp in southern Sweden on Wednesday afternoon.

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Sweden

ABB sees first quarter profits soar

The Swiss-Swedish engineering giant ABB announced on Thursday an 87 percent rise in first quarter net earnings to $1 billion due to strong sales and efficiency gains.

Germany’s Merkel calls for action on food crisis
Germany

Germany’s Merkel calls for action on food crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on the international community to stave off a global food crisis by doing all it could to lower prices.