Activist group petitions to save Tempelhof airport
Germany

Activist group petitions to save Tempelhof airport

Berlin residents failed to turn out and vote to save the city’s historic Tempelhof airport this April, but now an activist group has announced they are petitioning for a referendum to ensure that it will be preserved as an architectural monument, Berlin daily Der Tagesspiegel reported on Monday.

Worst day of trading since 9/11
Sweden

Worst day of trading since 9/11

Stockholm's stock exchange plunged on Monday at a rate not seen since the terrorist attacks of September 11th 2001.

Germany moves to shore up panicky financial markets
Germany

Germany moves to shore up panicky financial markets

The German government raced on Monday to reassure investors and individual savers that it will protect the Europe's biggest economy from falling victim to the global financial crisis.

Going out in Gothenburg: Saturday, Oct 11
Sweden

Going out in Gothenburg: Saturday, Oct 11

Highly-regarded entertainment site Djungeltrumman's shares its local knowledge of the Gothenburg club scene with some recommendations for Saturday night.

Going out in Gothenburg: Friday, Oct 10
Sweden

Going out in Gothenburg: Friday, Oct 10

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

Stockholm weekend going out guide: Saturday, Oct 11
Sweden

Stockholm weekend going out guide: Saturday, Oct 11

The Local teams up with Djungeltrumman to help point you in the right direction if you're planning a night out in Stockholm this Saturday.

Stockholm weekend going out guide: Friday, Oct 10
Sweden

Stockholm weekend going out guide: Friday, Oct 10

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

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Sweden

Engineer charged in Saab blackmail case

Formal charges were filed on Monday against a 48-year-old engineer who has been held since July on suspicions of industrial espionage against Saab Microwave Systems in Gothenburg.

Stockholm Open draws Johansson out of retirement
Sweden

Stockholm Open draws Johansson out of retirement

Swedish tennis player Joachim ‘Pim-Pim’ Johansson is coming out of retirement on Monday after receiving a wild card draw at the Stockholm Open.

DAX slumps to two-year low amid turmoil
Germany

DAX slumps to two-year low amid turmoil

Germany’s leading stock index the DAX slumped to its lowest point in more than two years on Monday despite the government’s decision to offer a blanket guarantee on all bank deposits over the weekend.

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Germany

‘Marriage terror’ spurs axe murder in Bavaria

A Bavarian woman murdered her husband with an axe early on Monday morning after what she called “twenty-five years of marriage terror,” Bavarian police reported on Monday.

Forest fire caused by spurned teen’s anguish
Sweden

Forest fire caused by spurned teen’s anguish

A Swedish teenager has been charged for starting a fire after dropping a burning letter of unrequited love near a wooded area in Gothenburg.

German awarded Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer virus work
Germany

German awarded Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer virus work

German researcher Harald zur Hausen has been awarded half of the 2008 Nobel Prize in medicine for his discovery of human papilloma virus (HPV), which causes cervical cancer, the Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Intitute announced in Stockholm on Monday.

Engla’s killer sentenced to life in prison
Sweden

Engla’s killer sentenced to life in prison

Anders Eklund has been sentenced to life in prison for the murders of Engla Juncosa Höglund and Pernilla Hellgren.

Three share Nobel Prize for Medicine
Sweden

Three share Nobel Prize for Medicine

The 2008 Nobel Prize for Medicine has been awarded to Harald zur Hausen, Francoise Barré-Sinoussi and Luc Montagnier.

Police search 140 German homes for illegal ebay goods
Germany

Police search 140 German homes for illegal ebay goods

German police searched more than 140 apartments for stolen electronic goods in a nationwide search for illegal ebay dealers, a police spokesperson told daily Berliner Morgenpost on Monday.

Sami youth shine light on suicide problems
Sweden

Sami youth shine light on suicide problems

Young people from Sweden’s indigenous Sami community are demanding that more be done to reduce the number of suicides within the community,

Sweden doubles savings guarantee
Sweden

Sweden doubles savings guarantee

Sweden's government has announced a doubling of the state’s bank deposit guarantee from 250,000 kronor ($35,000) to 500,000 kronor, effective immediately.

What happens to my money if my Swedish bank goes bust?
Sweden

What happens to my money if my Swedish bank goes bust?

Governments in other countries guarantee your savings if your bank collapses. Does this happen in Sweden, and if so how does the system work? Jenny, Gothenburg.

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Sweden

Stocks plummet in early trading

The Stockholm stock exchange opened with a sharp drop on Monday, while the government announced it was doubling the state’s bank deposit guarantee, reflecting the continued anxiety about the health of global financial markets.

Coalition agrees on domestic deployment of Bundeswehr
Germany

Coalition agrees on domestic deployment of Bundeswehr

Germany’s government coalition partners the Christian Democrats and the Social Democrats (SPD) have agreed on a plan to allow domestic deployment of the German military in an emergency.

Germany’s largest pumpkin weighs in at 604 kilos
Germany

Germany’s largest pumpkin weighs in at 604 kilos

The end may be nigh when it comes to global finance, but at least nature isn’t shrinking like your mutual funds are - Germany’s largest pumpkin weighed in at a whopping 604 kilogrammes (1,332 pounds) at a competition over the weekend.

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Sweden

Swedish sport ‘ignoring gender equality laws’

Athletics in Sweden fail to live up to demands set by the country’s laws on gender equality, according to an investigation by the Equal Opportunities Ombudsman (Jämställdhetsombudsmannen - JämO).

Riksbank throws banks another lifeline
Sweden

Riksbank throws banks another lifeline

The Riksbank announced on Monday that it was increasing the credit it is making available to Sweden’s banks from 60 billion kronor ($8.3 billion) to 100 billion kronor.

Europe scrambles to follow Germany’s financial rescue plan
Germany

Europe scrambles to follow Germany’s financial rescue plan

With Germany making a blanket guarantee to cover all of the country’s savings, other European countries are under increased pressure on Monday to bolster their financial defences in the face of a global financial crisis.