Going out in Gothenburg: September 19 – 20
Sweden

Going out in Gothenburg: September 19 – 20

The Local scales the heights of the Gothenburg club scene with the able assistance of Djungeltrumman's highly skilled sherpas of the night.

Malmö nightclub tips: September 19 – 20
Sweden

Malmö nightclub tips: September 19 – 20

Going out in Malmö has never been easier as The Local teams up with the knowledgeable nightlifers at Djungeltrumman to help point you in the right direction.

Opposition claims German intelligence aided US war in Iraq
Germany

Opposition claims German intelligence aided US war in Iraq

Germany's political opposition said on Thursday it believes officials from the country's BND intelligence agency provided crucial information and support to the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Social Forum: Financial turmoil highlights need for change
Sweden

Social Forum: Financial turmoil highlights need for change

As the world’s attention is taken up with how to address the current financial crisis, the AFP’s Delphine Touitou reports that activists gathered in Malmö for the Europe Social Forum see social change as key to avoiding future financial meltdowns.

Stockholm weekend club guide: September 19 – 20
Sweden

Stockholm weekend club guide: September 19 – 20

The Local helps fulfil all your Stockholm nightlife needs this weekend in cooperation with the ever-reliable entertainment gurus at Djungeltrumman.

American Football touches down in Sweden
Sweden

American Football touches down in Sweden

American Football fever has hit Sweden as fans excitedly anticipate the championship final battle between the Stockholm Mean Machines and Arlanda Jets.

Steinbrück looking for blood over KfW’s Lehman scandal
Germany

Steinbrück looking for blood over KfW’s Lehman scandal

German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück has called for KfW officials to pay the consequences for the state development bank's mistake transfer of €300 million ($427 million) to Lehman Brothers just as the US investment bank was collapsing.

Cologne braces for extreme right anti-Islam congress
Germany

Cologne braces for extreme right anti-Islam congress

Cologne is bracing for violence this weekend as far-right supporters from all over Europe gather for an "anti-Islamification congress" and rally defending the continent against an "immigrant invasion."

Survey sees more porn changing German sex
Germany

Survey sees more porn changing German sex

Germans are watching more pornography than ever before – a development that is dramatically altering the country’s attitudes towards sex, according to a new survey.

What’s on in Germany: September 18 – 24
Germany

What’s on in Germany: September 18 – 24

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Germany

US soldier in Germany jailed for seven months for Iraq slayings

A US soldier was sentenced in Germany on Thursday to seven months in prison for conspiracy to commit murder in connection with the deaths of four detainees in Iraq last year, an US Army spokeswoman said.

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Sweden

Sweden to help monitor peace in Georgia

Sweden announced on Thursday it plans to send personnel and equipment to Georgia as part of an EU civilian observation mission.

Tattoo removal on the rise in Germany
Germany

Tattoo removal on the rise in Germany

Tribal style lower-back tattoos known as Arschgeweih, or “ass antlers” in Germany, were popular in the 1990s. But now a herd of Germans are stampeding to get them removed as they and other tattoos go out of fashion.

New funding to help educated immigrants get jobs in Sweden
Sweden

New funding to help educated immigrants get jobs in Sweden

The Swedish government wants to devote 100 million kronor ($15 million) to provide additional training to people with academic degrees from other countries.

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Sweden

Prosecutor elects not to request Beltran’s detention

Prosecutors in the Tito Beltran rape trial have chosen not to formally request that the singer be remanded in custody pending a final verdict from the court of appeal.

What’s on in Sweden: September 19 – 25
Sweden

What’s on in Sweden: September 19 – 25

What's on in Sweden: September 19th - 25th. Stevie Wonder, Beer & Whisky festival and American Football in Stockholm; Japanese tattoo art and Masters golf in Gothenburg; Prince and Tibet tributes in Malmö; Puppet theatre in Lund.

Sweden’s Debt Office halts t-bill trading
Sweden

Sweden’s Debt Office halts t-bill trading

The Swedish National Debt Office (Riksgälden) announced on Thursday it was putting a temporary hold on its market commitment in treasury bills.

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Sweden

Swedish banks ‘well-equipped’ to weather financial crisis

Following the week’s turbulence in the financial markets, Sweden’s Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (FI) and the Riksbank met with members of the Riksdag’s finance committee to discuss the crisis.

T-shirts in Sweden contain toxic chemical
Sweden

T-shirts in Sweden contain toxic chemical

The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC) was revealed that t-shirts sold in Sweden contain nonylphenol ethoxylates, a chemical substance which can cause birth defects and cancer.

ECB joins US Fed to quell world markets
Germany

ECB joins US Fed to quell world markets

The European Central Bank and the world's top monetary authorities on Thursday announced a huge onslaught to boost the liquidity available to troubled global money markets.

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Sweden

‘More beer please’: Swedish towns struggle to find catchy mottos

Several Swedish towns have discovered that spending a lot of money on a snazzy town slogan may not always bring about the intended result.

Winter rail destinations: Sveg/Vemdalen
Sweden

Winter rail destinations: Sveg/Vemdalen

Located in the central heartland of Sweden, Sveg is the gateway to Vemdalen, Sweden's second-largest ski area, which boasts some of the most varied skiing facilities in the country.

Berlin to give Alexanderplatz an extra scrubbing
Germany

Berlin to give Alexanderplatz an extra scrubbing

Berlin’s Alexanderplatz will get a special scrubbing four times a year to rid the austere eastern square of ketchup stains, bratwurst grease and thousands of pieces of chewing gum.

Concern over magic mushroom use among Sweden’s youth
Sweden

Concern over magic mushroom use among Sweden’s youth

Police in Gällivare in northern Sweden have been informed that the liberty cap mushroom is being picked and used as a drug by the area’s young people.

Pimp charged €210,000 for beating his whores
Germany

Pimp charged €210,000 for beating his whores

A Bonn judge has ruled that a German pimp who abused and exploited two prostitutes must pay them €210,000 ($302,700) in damages and serve three years and 10 months in prison.

Tiefensee calls for expansion of urban bike traffic
Germany

Tiefensee calls for expansion of urban bike traffic

Transportation Minister Wolfgang Tiefensee on Thursday called for a dramatic expansion of bicycle use in Germany's cities as a means to combat climate change.

Researchers compile list of German Jews persecuted in WWII
Germany

Researchers compile list of German Jews persecuted in WWII

Researchers have for the first time compiled a detailed list of around 600,000 German Jews persecuted by the Nazis.

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Sweden

Sweden sees heart attack fatality drop by half

Deaths from heart attacks in Sweden have been cut in half in the last 13 years, according to a new report.

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Sweden

Man arrested following Karlstad killing

Police arrested a 34-year-old man on Wednesday night in connection with the murder of a man in shopping centre parking lot in Karlstad in central Sweden earlier in the evening.