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Germany

Parents lose custody of daughter after attempted honour killing in Trier

A German court in Trier has revoked the custodial rights of the Iraqi parents of a girl whose brother attempted an honour killing this week.

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Sweden

Stockholm art gallery guide: July 18 – 23

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

Artist exchange links Berlin to Dubai
Germany

Artist exchange links Berlin to Dubai

Berlin and Dubai wouldn’t appear to have much in common at first glance. But a recent artists exchange is sign of increasing cultural ties between the two cities, writes Arsalan Mohammad.

What’s on in Germany: July 17-23
Germany

What’s on in Germany: July 17-23

German firm to build massive mosque in Algeria
Germany

German firm to build massive mosque in Algeria

A German firm has signed a spectacular contract to build the world's third-largest mosque in Algeria during Angela Merkel's first visit to the north African country this week.

Power outage halts main Swedish rail line
Sweden

Power outage halts main Swedish rail line

Trains operating on the main train route from Stockholm-Malmö were held up on Thursday due to damage to an overhead power line near Linköping. The disruption is expected to continue until 8pm.

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Sweden

Stockholm club and concert guide: July 17 – 20

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

World Footballgolf Championship kicks off in Uppsala
Sweden

World Footballgolf Championship kicks off in Uppsala

The World Championship in Footballgolf will kick off in Uppsala on July 17th. Swedish football legend Kurt "Kurre" Hamrin will inaugurate the tournament.

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Sweden

Electrolux profits recover in second quarter

Electrolux, the world's leading electric appliance maker, said on Thursday it had bounced back to profit in the second quarter after a first-quarter loss, but was hit by the economic slowdown in Europe and restructuring costs.

What’s on in Sweden: July 18 – 24
Sweden

What’s on in Sweden: July 18 – 24

What’s on in Sweden: July 18th – 24th. Ice Cube and international athletics in Stockholm, Mamma Mia! in Gothenburg, Solomon Burke and international dance & street festival in Malmö.

Study shows German cancer survival rates only average
Germany

Study shows German cancer survival rates only average

German cancer patients have a lower chance of survival than those in the United States and many other Western nations according to a new study published on Friday in British health journal Lancet Oncology.

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Sweden

Gothenburg club and concert tips: July 18 – 19

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

‘Ass man’ concludes his visit to Sweden
Sweden

‘Ass man’ concludes his visit to Sweden

A French traveler who has been walking across Sweden with his two donkeys for the last two weeks arrived in Stockholm on Wednesday.

Raikkonen hoping German F1 race won’t be a washout
Germany

Raikkonen hoping German F1 race won’t be a washout

Finland's defending Formula One world champion Kimi Raikkonen is hoping the weather forecasts are wrong this weekend and that Germany will be bathing in warm sunshine and not heavy rain.

Linna appointed new ‘Super Ombudsman’
Sweden

Linna appointed new ‘Super Ombudsman’

Katri Linna has been appointed as the new 'Super Omdudsman' and director-general of the new discrimination authority, the Minister for Integration and Gender Equality, Nyamko Sabuni, announced at a press conference on Thursday.

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Sweden

Poll: broad public support for dialogue with the far-right

The broad base of Swedish voters support a dialogue between the established parliamentary parties with the far-right Sweden Democrats if they were to gain enough votes to claim parliament seats at the next general election in 2010.

Dresdner Bank reportedly to be sold
Germany

Dresdner Bank reportedly to be sold

Dresdner Bank is about to be sold, possibly to the second-biggest German bank, Commerzbank, a newspaper reported on Thursday.

New iPhone sold out in Germany
Germany

New iPhone sold out in Germany

Just one week after the new Apple iPhone 3G hit the German market on July 11, customers are pressing their noses to empty display cases in T-Mobile stores. Delivery bottlenecks at Apple mean the company can't supply its German partner with enough phones to meet demand, German daily Die Welt reported Thursday.

Historic Renaissance buildings burn in Erfurt
Germany

Historic Renaissance buildings burn in Erfurt

Two historic Renaissance buildings in Erfurt's old city centre in the eastern German state of Thuringia burned early on Thursday morning, a police spokesperson said.

Swedbank report sparks stock market rally
Sweden

Swedbank report sparks stock market rally

A unexpectedly strong report from Swedbank helped lift the Stockholm stock exchange on Thursday morning.

Margot Honecker invited to Sandinista party in Nicaragua
Germany

Margot Honecker invited to Sandinista party in Nicaragua

Margot Honecker, the 81-year-old widow of former East German dictator Erich Honecker, has been invited to attend celebrations by the Nicaraguan leftists the Sandinistas this weekend.

Obama’s Berlin speech at Brandenburg Gate unlikely
Germany

Obama’s Berlin speech at Brandenburg Gate unlikely

US presidential candidate Barack Obama will not speak in Berlin next week in front of the city’s landmark Brandenburg gate, the Frankfurter Rundschau newspaper reported on Thursday.

Germans all tanked up on adrenalin in Soviet-era toys
Germany

Germans all tanked up on adrenalin in Soviet-era toys

Old T-55 Soviet tanks still rumble through the eastern German countryside in a cloud of dust and exhaust fumes. But they pose no threat to the world order as we know it, writes AFP's Arnaud Bouvier.

Swede set for second space adventure
Sweden

Swede set for second space adventure

Swedish astronaut Christer Fuglesang is set to make another trip into space next year, reports the Dagens Nyheter newspaper.

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Sweden

Explosion rocks local politician’s home

An explosive device has detonated outside the home local government commissioner Per Asklund of Laholm in western Sweden.

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Sweden

Study: good looks doesn’t equal higher profits

Having attractive employees doesn’t necessarily add to a company’s bottom line, according to a new study from Karlstad University in central Sweden.