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Sweden

Borg forecasts major interest rate cut

Sweden's Finance Minister Anders Borg has predicted that the Riksbank will cut its benchmark interest rate over the next year to a level much lower than that anticipated by analysts.

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Sweden

Ericsson reveals contract to set up international network for C&W

Swedish telecommunications equipment provider Ericsson said on Thursday that it had signed a contract to set up and operate an international mobile phone network for British group Cable&Wireless.

Deutsche Bank bags Postbank
Germany

Deutsche Bank bags Postbank

Deutsche Bank has managed to acquire a large stake in rival Postbank, German news agency DPA reported on Thursday, heralding a new wave of consolidation in Germany’s banking sector.

Almost one-fourth of Germans believe the US was behind 9/11
Germany

Almost one-fourth of Germans believe the US was behind 9/11

Seven years after September 11, 2001, a new poll has found that 23 percent of Germans believe the US government was involved in a conspiracy to perpetrate the terror attacks in America.

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Sweden

Gothenburg club and concert tips: September 12 – 13

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

Borg: Statistics error to cost state ‘millions’
Sweden

Borg: Statistics error to cost state ‘millions’

A calculating error by Statistics Sweden (SCB) will cost the government several hundred million kronor in 2009, the finance minister has said.

Media watchdog slams ads with naked women and Hitler
Germany

Media watchdog slams ads with naked women and Hitler

A meat company in Germany that advertised its wares with the image of a naked woman emblazoned across its delivery trucks, and other ads using gratuitous nudity came under fire Wednesday from an industry watchdog.

Germany willing to send 40 observers to Georgia
Germany

Germany willing to send 40 observers to Georgia

Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany is ready to contribute about 40 of the 200 EU observers to be deployed in Georgia under a new peace plan, in a statement released Thursday.

What’s on in Sweden: September 12 – 18
Sweden

What’s on in Sweden: September 12 – 18

What’s on in Sweden: September 12th - 18th. Johnny Logan and American Football in Stockholm; Ukulele orchestra and psychobilly legends in Gothenburg; Cinema Bizarre and dance fusion in Malmö.

Swedish wrestler appeals Olympic ban
Sweden

Swedish wrestler appeals Olympic ban

Swedish wrestler Ara Abrahamian has lodged an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after he was controversially stripped of an Olympic bronze medal.

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Sweden

Site unmasks hidden info on Swedish celebs

High profile Swedish politicians and prosecutors, famous artists and other celebrities with unlisted telephone numbers and addresses can all be found using a website designed to help people remember friends' birthdays – and there’s nothing the notables can do about it.

Volvo gives go-ahead for black liquor car fuel
Sweden

Volvo gives go-ahead for black liquor car fuel

A unique project set up to demonstrate the viability of DME as a new eco-friendly fuel was given the go-ahead by Volvo on Tuesday. If the BioDME scheme proves to be successful, DME could become a major fuel source in Sweden, writes Jennifer Heape.

Summer ends as temperatures set to plunge this weekend
Germany

Summer ends as temperatures set to plunge this weekend

Anyone able to get outside on Thursday should enjoy the last hurrah of summer in Germany, as temperatures are set to drop dramatically heading into the weekend.

Immigrant youth not more violent than German kids
Germany

Immigrant youth not more violent than German kids

Immigrant youth are not more violent than their German peers, according to a new study by the Universities of Münster and Bielefeld.

Lost McCain footage found in Sweden
Sweden

Lost McCain footage found in Sweden

Sweden’s national television broadcaster announced on Thursday the release of previously unpublished film footage of US Republican Party presidential candidate John McCain leaving North Vietnam following his release from a prisoner of war camp.

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Sweden

Police interview teen in pensioner death investigation

A 14-year-old boy is being questioned about the murder of a 70-year-old farmer outside of Eslöv in southern Sweden.

Sweden reflects on Anna Lindh’s death
Sweden

Sweden reflects on Anna Lindh’s death

On the fifth anniversary of the assassination of foreign minister Anna Lindh, Sweden is reflecting more on the legacy of her work in politics than the tragic circumstances surrounding her death.

What’s on in Germany: September 11 – 17
Germany

What’s on in Germany: September 11 – 17

This week's highlights: A Bollywood dance party in Munich, Coldplay in Cologne, and a Berlin dance club celebrates its 10 year anniversary with a dozen DJs.

Liechtenstein prince calls Germany ‘Fourth Reich’
Germany

Liechtenstein prince calls Germany ‘Fourth Reich’

The Prince of Liechtenstein, Hans-Adam II, has labelled Germany “the Fourth Reich” amid a dispute with Berlin over efforts to hinder tax evasion in the tiny Alpine statelet.

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Sweden

Court finds apartment fire caused by man’s dog

A 30-year-old man from Helsingborg in western Sweden has avoided conviction on arson charges after the court ruled that his cookie-loving dog was likely responsible for setting the fire that destroyed his apartment.

Deutsche Bank targets Postbank stake
Germany

Deutsche Bank targets Postbank stake

In another move towards the consolidation of Germany’s banking sector, Deutsche Bank has confirmed its is in advanced talks to take a stake in Postbank.

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Germany

Raptor dinosaur tracks found near Bückeburg

Scientists from Lower Saxony’s State Museum in Hannover have found extremely well preserved tracks of raptor dinosaurs made famous by the movie “Jurassic Park.”

Sweden victorious at home against Hungary
Sweden

Sweden victorious at home against Hungary

Sweden's top footballers came to life after a sluggish first half, notching two goals to secure a much needed 2-1 win against Hungary in its second World Cup qualifier.

Klose hat-trick snatches draw from Finland
Germany

Klose hat-trick snatches draw from Finland

Veteran striker Miroslav Klose got Germany out of jail with a hat-trick to seal a late 3-3 draw against Finland in Wednesday night's World Cup 2010 qualifier.

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Sweden

Swedish soldier injured while training in Norway

A Swedish soldier was injured during a training exercise in Norway on Wednesday after falling 10 metres from a line attached to a helicopter.