Georgians in Russian Embassy protest
Sweden

Georgians in Russian Embassy protest

Members of the Swedish-Georgian Society gathered outside the Russian Embassy in Stockholm to voice their anger at Moscow's handling of the conflict in the Caucasus.

Berlin protestors demand Russian forces leave Georgia
Germany

Berlin protestors demand Russian forces leave Georgia

Hundreds of people demonstrated in central Berlin on Tuesday for Russia to pull out of Georgian territory, calling on European powers to do more to stop the fighting.

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Sweden

Sweden beat Canada to advance to Olympic quarters

Two goals from Lotta Schelin, one in each half, were enough to secure a 2-1 for Sweden in their final group match at the Beijing Olympics.

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Sweden

German suspect ‘lying about pregnancy’

More witnesses appeared in court on Tuesday to say they do not believe Arboga child murder suspect Christine Schürrer gave birth to a baby last September, as she has claimed.

Munich man jailed for life for killing rich aunt
Germany

Munich man jailed for life for killing rich aunt

A 33-year-old German man has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering his millionaire aunt for fear she would discover he was faking his law studies and cut him out of her will.

Germany planning major celebrations for Berlin Wall anniversary
Germany

Germany planning major celebrations for Berlin Wall anniversary

One day ahead of the anniversary of the construction of the Berlin Wall, the German government said it is planning massive celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Iron Curtain next year.

Freenet bosses to be tried for insider dealing
Germany

Freenet bosses to be tried for insider dealing

The two main figures at internet and mobile phone service provider Freenet could be jailed for up to five years, after Hamburg's district court agreed to try them for insider dealing.

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Sweden

Tetra-Pak billionaire Rausing sees drugs charges dropped

A London court has formally dropped drugs charges faced by Tetra-Pak heir Hans Kristian Rausing and his wife Eva. The pair were charged after Eva Rausing tried to smuggle in crack cocaine and heroin into a US embassy reception in London in April this year.

Grimm delivers Germany’s first Olympic gold for slalom canoe
Germany

Grimm delivers Germany’s first Olympic gold for slalom canoe

The German Olympic team collected its first gold medal of the Beijing Games on Tuesday when 21-year-old Alexander Grimm paddled his canoe to victory in the slalom.

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Sweden

IMF warns Swedish banks off Baltic investments

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned Swedish banks that the global credit crisis means increased risks for Swedish banks investing in the Baltic area.

Man sleeping in Düsseldorf station locker for 9 years faces jail
Germany

Man sleeping in Düsseldorf station locker for 9 years faces jail

A drug-addicted homeless man who slept for nine years in a luggage locker at Düsseldorf's main train station could face jail after Deutsche Bahn took him to court for repeated trespassing.

Apartment for sale with all mod cons and stepdad
Sweden

Apartment for sale with all mod cons and stepdad

An apartment currently up for sale in Stockholm comes fully equipped with the current tenant, who is refusing to budge.

Russia to pay a high price: Bildt
Sweden

Russia to pay a high price: Bildt

Russia's military attacks on Georgia will damage both Moscow's and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's image abroad, Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt said in an interview with Swedish Radio on Tuesday.

Police confirm German identity of fake Rockefeller
Germany

Police confirm German identity of fake Rockefeller

Police in Los Angeles have confirmed a man being held in Boston for kidnapping his seven-year-old daughter is a German citizen sought in connection with the 1985 disappearance of a California couple.

Swedish DJs rapped on knuckles by Desperate Housewives
Sweden

Swedish DJs rapped on knuckles by Desperate Housewives

Two Swedish DJs performing under the name of Desperate Houseguys have been reportedly stopped by Walt Disney Enterprises, who own the Desperate Housewives brand.

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Sweden

Swedes up beer intake during heatwave

Swedes have been keeping the heat in check by upping their beer intake.

Deutsche Bahn reportedly eyeing Italian railway project
Germany

Deutsche Bahn reportedly eyeing Italian railway project

Germany’s national railway operator Deutsche Bahn is reportedly planning to enter the Italian passenger train service market.

CD with 17,000 German bank accounts found
Germany

CD with 17,000 German bank accounts found

CDs containing information for around 17,000 German bank accounts have reportedly surfaced in what appears to be a massive privacy and fraud scandal.

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Sweden

Job ads vanish in shrinking Swedish labour market

Fears of an economic downturn continue to prevail in Sweden after the number of jobs advertised on the internet dropped for the fifth month in succession, according to figures from Monster Employment Index Sweden.

Germany’s Jung says Georgia must pursue NATO bid
Germany

Germany’s Jung says Georgia must pursue NATO bid

Georgia's candidacy as a potential NATO member must be pursued despite conflict between Georgian and Russian forces in South Ossetia, German Defence Minister Franz Josef Jung told the Rheinische Post on Tuesday.

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Sweden

Swedish woman in Copenhagen ferris wheel suicide: park

A Swedish woman in her 50s plunged to her death from atop a ferris wheel at Copenhagen's Tivoli amusement park on Monday in what appeared to be a suicide, a park official said.

Sweden summons Russian diplomat
Sweden

Sweden summons Russian diplomat

Sweden's foreign ministry on Monday summoned Russia's chargé d'affaires in Stockholm and demanded a ceasefire and the withdrawal of Russian troops from Georgia, the ministry said.