Stockholm art gallery guide: May 2 – 8
Sweden

Stockholm art gallery guide: May 2 – 8

Weekend art exhibition tips from Kalendarium (Click links for more information)

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Sweden

Stockholm club and concert guide: May 1 – 8

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

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Sweden

Gothenburg club and concert tips – May 1 – 4

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

Schmidt stalker arrested
Germany

Schmidt stalker arrested

A 30-year-old woman has been arrested for pestering former chancellor Helmut Schmidt after she repeatedly called to his house professing her love for him.

May Day in Kreuzberg: music trumps riots
Germany

May Day in Kreuzberg: music trumps riots

Berlin’s Kreuzberg district has seen May Day riots for over 20 years, but Sarah Roberts reports on how the neighbourhood is hoping this year will be different.

Biggest Nazi archive opened to historians
Germany

Biggest Nazi archive opened to historians

More than 50 million Nazi and post-war documents recording the movements – and deaths – of millions of people around Europe have been opened to historians for the first time.

Female tiger seriously injured
Sweden

Female tiger seriously injured

A white tiger by the name of Sasha has been seriously injured by her mate Brahma at Eskilstuna Zoo.

Court permits balcony smoking
Sweden

Court permits balcony smoking

A district court in Falun in central Sweden has ruled that it is permitted to smoke on one’s balcony.

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Sweden

Sinking trust levels for Sahlin

A recent poll by Sifo suggests that the Swedish people’s confidence in Social Democrat leader Mona Sahlin has sunk by six percent since 2007.

Walpurgis Night revelries run the usual gamut
Sweden

Walpurgis Night revelries run the usual gamut

Most parts of Sweden experienced a typical Walpurgis Night (Valborgsmässafton) on Wednesday. The Swedes´annual celebration of spring is customarily filled with drunken and disorderly behavior, fights, underage binge drinking and various arrests.

Police gird for May 1 marches and protests
Germany

Police gird for May 1 marches and protests

Police and demonstrators are gathering in Hamburg and Nürnberg Thursday as preparations are made for marches planned by right-wing extremists – and the protests against them.

German Olympic uniform derided
Germany

German Olympic uniform derided

Germany’s official Olympic team outfits have been greeted with derision, after the orange jacket, white skirt/trouser combination was unveiled to a fanfare in Düsseldorf.

Hot air balloons take off for German championship
Germany

Hot air balloons take off for German championship

Hot air balloon pilots from around the world are in Frankenthal, in the Pfalz over the long weekend, competing for the German Hot Air Balloon Piloting Championships.

What’s On In Germany: May 1 – 7
Germany

What’s On In Germany: May 1 – 7

This Week's Highlights: Berlin's Open-Air Cinema, a Documentary Film Festival In Munich, and Afro-Cuban jazz in Stuttgart!

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Sweden

Drunk men may have caused fatal bus crash

Two men arrested in connection with Wednesday’s fatal bus crash may have been having a drunken dispute.

Von der Leyen: German men shouldn’t drink on Dad’s Day
Germany

Von der Leyen: German men shouldn’t drink on Dad’s Day

Family minister Ursula von der Leyen has risked the ire of German men by suggesting they celebrate Fathers’ Day on Thursday by playing with their children rather than drinking themselves stupid as is traditional.

Life in the not-so-fast lane
Sweden

Life in the not-so-fast lane

René Rice grips the handlebars and talks us through one of his favourite things about Sweden: bicycle culture.

Rürup says full employment possible in a decade
Germany

Rürup says full employment possible in a decade

Full employment in Germany could step from the shadows of May Day wishful thinking to reality within a decade, the government’s chief economics "wise man" Bert Rürup said on Thursday.

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Sweden

What’s on in Sweden: May 2 – 8

What's on this week in Sweden: Student carnival in Stockholm, Tom McRae in Gothenburg, top flight football in Malmö.