‘Class divisions widen in Sweden’
Sweden

‘Class divisions widen in Sweden’

Economic class divisions in Sweden are wider now than at any other time in the last twenty years, according to a new study.

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Sweden

SAS Cargo admits guilt in US price-fixing case

The cargo subsidiary of SAS, SAS Cargo, along with several other airline companies, has admitted to forming a price-fixing cartel in violation of US competition law, according to the US Department of Justice.

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Germany

Storms slam Bavaria

Storms in Bavaria on Thursday caused heavy motorway damage and sent one woman to the hospital after she was struck by lightning.

Pilots return for 60th Berlin Airlift anniversary
Germany

Pilots return for 60th Berlin Airlift anniversary

US, British and French veterans joined German leaders on Thursday to mark the 60th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift, a colossal operation to rescue the western sector of the city from a Soviet blockade.

Swedish triple jump champ on comeback trail
Sweden

Swedish triple jump champ on comeback trail

Sweden's Olympic triple jump champion Christian Olsson, who has been out injured for almost a year, will take part in next week's IAAF meeting in Madrid, the IAAF said on its website.

Acquittals in landmark human smuggling case
Sweden

Acquittals in landmark human smuggling case

Three women and one man who had been considered the ringleaders of a major human trafficking operation from Vietnam to Sweden were released today by the Halmstad District Court in western Sweden.

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Sweden

Stockholm art gallery guide: June 27 – July 3

Stockholm art gallery and exhibition tips from Kalendarium (Click links for more information).

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Sweden

Stockholm club and concert guide: June 26 – 29

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

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Sweden

Gothenburg club and concert tips – June 27 – 29

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

Kate Moss hair extension lost in Berlin for sale on eBay
Germany

Kate Moss hair extension lost in Berlin for sale on eBay

A blond lock of hair that British supermodel Kate Moss reputedly lost in Berlin is being auctioned on eBay to raise money for an anti-drug charity, the Berliner Zeitung reported on Thursday.

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Sweden

Union to picket petrol station over porn

A branch of the Syndicalist trade union has threatened strike action at a petrol station in northern Sweden if managers refuses to remove pornographic material from the shelves.

Untouched WWII bunker found on Danish coast
Germany

Untouched WWII bunker found on Danish coast

Danish archaeologists on Thursday reported finding a German bunker from World War II on the North Sea coast that has remained untouched for 63 years.

Record windfall from foreign tourists
Sweden

Record windfall from foreign tourists

Sweden's tourist industry is growing at a record pace with revenue from foreign tourists last year outstripping income from the country's main export industries, according to new figures.

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Germany

Siemens hopes to avoid outright job cuts

German engineering conglomerate Siemens will try to avoid forced redundancies as it seeks to eliminate tens of thousands of jobs, chief executive Peter Löscher said on Thursday.

Germany still shrinking despite more births
Germany

Germany still shrinking despite more births

Despite a slight uptick in the birth rate, Germany continues to lose population overall. In 2007, the population dropped by 0.1 percent.

Study: German business likes Munich best
Germany

Study: German business likes Munich best

As a location to do business, Munich tops the list among German businesspeople, according to a new survey. The local work force, infrastructure and quality of life put the Bavarian capital in first place.

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Sweden

‘Change property tax to green building tax’

A coalition of Swedish real estate and environmental organizations has suggested using property taxes as a way to promote investment in measures to conserve energy.

ZDF sees record TV ratings despite broadcast blackout
Germany

ZDF sees record TV ratings despite broadcast blackout

German public TV channel ZDF had its own victory on Wednesday night, breaking a ratings record with the Euro 2008 semifinal despite a major broadcast disruption due to bad weather.

No early release for triple murderer
Sweden

No early release for triple murderer

A Helsinki court has ruled that triple murderer Nikita Fouganthine, previously known as Juha Valjakkala, will not be released in July as previously planned, Finnish news agency FNB reports.

Tiefensee wants to thin out traffic sign jungle
Germany

Tiefensee wants to thin out traffic sign jungle

German Transport Minister Wolfgang Tiefensee has said he wants to cut down on the dizzying number of traffic signs on Germany's roads.

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Sweden

Officials place chatty bird under house arrest

Politicians in Lerum in western Sweden have ruled that Girli the parrot may only spend two hours each weekday in its outdoor cage and must remain indoors for the entire weekend.

Turks in Germany mourn loss
Germany

Turks in Germany mourn loss

Hope turned to sadness for Germany's huge Turkish minority on Wednesday as their team was denied a place in the finals of the Euro 2008 football championship by none other than their host country.

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Sweden

Opponents of tax break ‘guilty of hypocrisy’

Former government minister Ylva Johansson (SocDem) has successfully applied for tax deductions on domestic services, a policy to which her party is opposed, Svenska Dagbladet reports.