Liquidators seek interview with Ferrari crash Swede
Sweden

Liquidators seek interview with Ferrari crash Swede

Just three months after his release from a California prison, former Gizmondo director Stefan Eriksson is gearing up for a couple of difficult battles on both sides of the Atlantic.

Surfers organize to battle proposed breakwater
Sweden

Surfers organize to battle proposed breakwater

Surfers from around Sweden are planning to demonstrate on Sunday in frustration over negotiations on a proposed breakwater near one of Sweden’s best known surf spots.

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Sweden

Police officers threatened with dismissal for practical joke

Two police officers in northern Sweden are facing criminal charges after stealing a road sign as part of a practical joke, Expressen reports.

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Sweden

Arrest in Paris over murder of Swedish student

French police said Friday they have arrested a taxi driver in connection with the murder of a Swedish student whose charred body was found in a French forest at the weekend.

Two German teens treed by wild boars
Germany

Two German teens treed by wild boars

Two German teenagers spent more than an hour cowering in a tree after wild boars chased them through a forest in Frankfurt, police said on Friday.

Striking nurses make for striking debate
Sweden

Striking nurses make for striking debate

David Landes looks at press reaction to the Swedish nursing strike.

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Sweden

Community service for moped teens

Four of the five teenage boys charged with trespassing in connection with the incident that lead to the shooting of a 15-year-old boy in Rödeby have been sentenced to community service.

Deutsche Bank could buy Citibank in Germany
Germany

Deutsche Bank could buy Citibank in Germany

Deutsche Bank, the biggest German bank, said on Friday it would be interested in acquiring the German activities of Citigroup if the US banking giant wanted to sell them.

Lufthansa will exercise option for BMI: finance director
Germany

Lufthansa will exercise option for BMI: finance director

German airline Lufthansa has decided to exercise an option to take a majority stake in British carrier BMI, Lufthansa finance director Stephan Gemkow said on Friday.

Berlin divided over closure of historic Tempelhof
Germany

Berlin divided over closure of historic Tempelhof

Berliners this Sunday will head to the polls to have their say on the planned closure of the city’s historic Tempelhof airport. Naomi Kresge looks at the controversy dividing the city.

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Sweden

TeliaSonera beats profit expectations

Swedish-Finnish telecommunications operator TeliaSonera, currently being eyed as a possible acquisition target by France Telecom, reported on Friday strong first-quarter results, beating analysts' expectations.

Berlin to keep labour market shut to eastern Europeans
Germany

Berlin to keep labour market shut to eastern Europeans

Germany will delay opening the country's borders to cheap labour from eastern Europe until 2011, the newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported on Friday.

Luftwaffe pilot apologizes for bombing England in WWII
Germany

Luftwaffe pilot apologizes for bombing England in WWII

A former German Luftwaffe pilot said Friday he had returned to England to apologize for bombing a city during World War II.

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Sweden

Volvo posts strong earnings

Volvo, the world's number two heavy duty truck manufacturer, on Friday posted strong first-quarter profits boosted by heightened demand in all markets except North America.

Germany to hand over child murder suspect to Sweden
Germany

Germany to hand over child murder suspect to Sweden

A German woman suspected of killing two young children in Arboga in central Sweden is to be surrendered to Swedish authorities, prosecutors in Germany told news agency TT.

Germany to hand over Arboga murder suspect
Sweden

Germany to hand over Arboga murder suspect

A German woman suspected of killing two young children in Arboga in central Sweden is to be surrendered to Sweden, prosecutors in Germany told news agency TT.

Ericsson beats expectations
Sweden

Ericsson beats expectations

Swedish telecom infrastructure group Ericsson reported on Friday a dramatic fall in first-quarter net profits compared to the equivalent figure last year, but the result beat expectations and sent its share price soaring.

Bayern own goal gives Zenit advantage in UEFA semis
Germany

Bayern own goal gives Zenit advantage in UEFA semis

Bayern Munich defender Lucio headed into his own net to give Zenit St Petersburg a crucial away goal and leaving Thursday night's first-leg UEFA Cup semifinal a 1-1 draw.

Verdi workers vote on Deutsche Post strike
Germany

Verdi workers vote on Deutsche Post strike

Members of trade union Verdi began voting on Friday on whether to begin an unlimited strike at the Deutsche Post.

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Sweden

Ruling: school wrong to deny right-wing extremists

No one has the right to obstruct right-wing extremists from passing out literature at schools, Sweden’s Chancellor of Justice has ruled.

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Germany

Fresh raids planned on German tax dodgers: report

German tax investigators are planning new raids in two weeks on people suspected of dodging taxes by hiding their money in Liechtenstein, according to a report on Friday from the newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung.

Giant puzzle reveals Germany’s communist secrets
Germany

Giant puzzle reveals Germany’s communist secrets

It is painstaking work, almost a labour of love, but help is close for the nine people who have spent years sticking together millions of pieces of paper to decipher the workings of East Germany's once-feared Stasi secret police.

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Sweden

Opposition extends poll lead

The opposition parties have increased their opinion poll lead over the governing Alliance parties.

Harder stance on Iraqi refugee children
Sweden

Harder stance on Iraqi refugee children

In two new ground breaking decisions, Sweden’s Migration Board has taken a harder line when judging asylum cases involving children