Lufthansa in talks for two more rivals
Germany

Lufthansa in talks for two more rivals

What airline isn’t Deutsche Lufthansa trying to buy?

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Sweden

Gothenburg club and concert tips: August 29 – 31

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

Pope condemns German frog sculpture as blasphemous
Germany

Pope condemns German frog sculpture as blasphemous

An Italian art museum has refused to remove a sculpture of a crucified frog that Pope Benedict has deemed blasphemous, news agency Reuters reported on Thursday.

Politicians, victims remember air show disaster
Germany

Politicians, victims remember air show disaster

More than 100 victims and victims’ relatives took part in a memorial service at Ramstein air base Thursday to commemorate a horrific crash during an air show 20 years ago.

Teachers upset over Prime Minister’s Pink Floyd tribute
Sweden

Teachers upset over Prime Minister’s Pink Floyd tribute

One of Sweden's largest teachers unions has expressed its dismay at Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt's decision to burst into song at the Polar Music Prize ceremony in Stockholm on Wednesday.

Police search for missing Scot
Sweden

Police search for missing Scot

Police outside of Uppsala continue their efforts to find a 44-year-old British man who has been missing in the area since late July.

Norwegians flock to Sweden’s liquor stores
Sweden

Norwegians flock to Sweden’s liquor stores

Norwegians are heading across the border to make their alcohol purchases in Sweden like never before.

Unemployment shrinks despite slowdown
Germany

Unemployment shrinks despite slowdown

The number of German unemployed eased more than expected in August, but some analysts said the good news would likely be temporary as Europe's biggest economy slows down.

What’s on in Germany: Aug.28-Sept.3
Germany

What’s on in Germany: Aug.28-Sept.3

What’s on in Sweden: August 29 – September 4
Sweden

What’s on in Sweden: August 29 – September 4

What’s on in Sweden: August 29th – September 4th. World class choir and Snoop Dogg in Stockholm; Aero Show in Gothenburg; pop festival and fashion bazaar in Malmö

More delays for Pirate Bay trial
Sweden

More delays for Pirate Bay trial

The pending trial of the the men behind the file sharing site The Pirate Bay has been pushed back yet again and may not start before next year.

German woman requests new trial in Swedish child murder case
Germany

German woman requests new trial in Swedish child murder case

Christine Schürrer, the German woman expected to be found guilty of murdering two toddlers in Arboga in March, is requesting a new trial because of media statements made by lay judges involved in the case.

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Sweden

German woman requests new trial

Christine Schürrer, the German woman expected to be found guilty of murdering two toddlers in Arboga in March, is requesting a new trial because of statements in the media made by lay judges involved in the case.

Afghanistan hurting military recruitment efforts
Germany

Afghanistan hurting military recruitment efforts

Fears over duty in Afghanistan are reportedly leading to a shortage of recruits for Germany’s army, which for years was excused from the world’s conflicts because it served as a Cold War buffer.

Bionade planning factory in Iowa
Germany

Bionade planning factory in Iowa

Bavarian natural soft drink manufacturer Bionade is planning to open a factory in Iowa within the next two years, after bringing their products to the United States for the first time this month.

Gang leader loses right to live in Sweden
Sweden

Gang leader loses right to live in Sweden

The leader of the criminal network Original Gangsters has had his residence permit revoked by the Swedish Migration Board.

Skyways closing Arlanda-based operations
Sweden

Skyways closing Arlanda-based operations

Swedish budget airline Skyways is planning to shutter its base of operations at Stockholm’s Arlanda airport.

Swedish sea monster ‘caught on film’
Sweden

Swedish sea monster ‘caught on film’

A group of filmmakers claim to have successfully captured Sweden’s legendary Great Lake Sea Monster (Storsjöodjuret), which is said to lurk in the waters of the Storsjön outside Östersund in northern Sweden.

Berlin consumer electronics show gets practical
Germany

Berlin consumer electronics show gets practical

The Ifa, Europe’s top consumer electronics show, is normally all about gadgets that make life more entertaining with the latest flat screen televisions, stereo equipment and the like. But this year the Internationale Funkausstellung, opening in Berlin on Friday, will for the first time see usually more down-to-earth appliances like fridges and washing machines fighting for attention.

Germany’s Merkel named world’s most powerful woman
Germany

Germany’s Merkel named world’s most powerful woman

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been named the world's most powerful woman by US business magazine Forbes in their most recent edition.

Munich river heads for Hollywood
Germany

Munich river heads for Hollywood

This autumn Munich water management experts and the Goethe Institute will present their successful Isar River restoration project to Los Angeles city officials in hopes that they'll be inspired to return the city's concrete riverbed to its former glory, writes The Local's Kristen Allen.

Left Party shift on election cooperation
Sweden

Left Party shift on election cooperation

The Left Party’s Lars Ohly wants to appoint a working group with the aim of creating a red-green governing policy ahead of Sweden’s 2010 parliamentary elections.

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Sweden

Liberal Party calls for Sweden to join Nato force

The Liberal Party (Folkpartiet) believes that Sweden ought to send more soldiers to Afghanistan, participate in Nato’s rapid reaction force, as well as join the military alliance's air patrols over the Baltic region.