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Germany

Lufthansa cuts 2008 profit target

Germany's top airline Lufthansa cut its 2008 operating profit target to €1.1 billion ($1.4 billion) on Tuesday owing to "record" fuel costs, weaker demand and the global financial crisis.

Police investigate YouTube death threat
Sweden

Police investigate YouTube death threat

Gothenburg police have launched an investigation into a video posted on YouTube, in which a masked man threatens to execute a number of people at a shopping centre in the city later this week.

Hoffenheim lives Bundesliga fairytale
Germany

Hoffenheim lives Bundesliga fairytale

He is as loved by Hoffenheim fans as much as he is loathed by supporters of their Bundesliga rivals, but German entrepreneur Dietmar Hopp has realised his dream of putting his team top of the league.

Malmö nightclub tips: Friday, Oct 31
Sweden

Malmö nightclub tips: Friday, Oct 31

Discover the night-time jewels of the city in the south with the aid of recommendations from The Local in association with entertainment guide Djungeltrumman.

Options abound for watching US elections in Sweden
Sweden

Options abound for watching US elections in Sweden

With only a week to go before the US presidential election, Americans living in Sweden, political junkies and the merely curious are already making plans for how and where they plan to watch the historic vote.

How green is Berlin?
Germany

How green is Berlin?

Not very, according to a British consumer survey published last October ranking Berlin 32nd on the list of the world’s greenest cities, behind almost every major western city. How much should we trust the study? Ben Knight reassesses the situation for Exberliner Magazine.

Ebay reportedly slashing jobs in Berlin
Germany

Ebay reportedly slashing jobs in Berlin

The Internet auction site Ebay is relocating its marketing and technology departments from Dreilinden near Berlin to London and Zurich, the business magazine Wirtschaftswoche reported this week citing company insiders.

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Sweden

‘Time to toss out’ Swedish for Immigrants

A group of Moderate Party politicians wants to scrap Sweden’s current programme for teaching introductory Swedish to newly arrived immigrants in favour of courses more closely linked to the job market.

Dead soldier’s father says German troops ill-prepared
Germany

Dead soldier’s father says German troops ill-prepared

The father of a Bundeswehr soldier recently killed in Afghanistan has accused the German government and armed forces of sending troops into combat ill-prepared.

Swinging: A very Swedish pastime or the last taboo?
Sweden

Swinging: A very Swedish pastime or the last taboo?

Judging by the number of column inches devoted to the subject in recent months, one would be forgiven for thinking that partner-swapping had become the noughties equivalent of the Tupperware party. But is swinging really Sweden’s new favourite hobby?

Court orders neo-Nazi retailer to close
Germany

Court orders neo-Nazi retailer to close

A Magdeburg clothing store that carries the “Thor Steinar” brand favoured by German neo-Nazis must close its doors after a higher regional court rejected an appeal to an earlier eviction ruling on Tuesday.

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Sweden

Charges dent TeliaSonera profits

TeliaSonera has posted third quarter results that were lower than last year, but the Swedish-Finnish telecommunications operator's profits were higher than forecast.

Cops kybosh outdoor copulation
Germany

Cops kybosh outdoor copulation

The days might be getting shorter and colder in Germany, but that didn't stop two amorous couples from getting busy in public in recent unrelated incidents in Munich and Dresden.

Mourners seek lessons from Ibrahim murder
Sweden

Mourners seek lessons from Ibrahim murder

The day after his funeral, friends and family of Ahmed Ibrahim are still wondering why the 23-year-old was stabbed to death in a Stockholm suburb and why the case has drawn such limited attention.

Carnegie granted multi-billion kronor loan
Sweden

Carnegie granted multi-billion kronor loan

Sweden's central bank has agreed to extend a five billion kronor loan ($609 million) to the troubled Carnegie investment bank.

Swede makes up kidnapping after marriage dispute
Germany

Swede makes up kidnapping after marriage dispute

A 43-year-old Swedish man has landed himself in hot water with German police after he tried to smooth over the cracks of a marital tiff with a dramatic but entirely fabricated crime.

Marital woes prompt Swede to flee country and fabricate crime
Sweden

Marital woes prompt Swede to flee country and fabricate crime

A 43-year-old Swedish man has landed himself in hot water with German police after he tried to smooth over the cracks of a marital tiff with a dramatic but entirely fabricated crime.

Software giant SAP cuts 2008 revenue forecast
Germany

Software giant SAP cuts 2008 revenue forecast

The world leader in business software, German IT giant SAP, said Monday that it had dropped its 2008 financial targets because of the uncertain economic environment.

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Germany

Canada rejects ex-Nazi citizenship appeal

A man who lost his citizenship after he was found to be an ex-Nazi has lost his appeal to a Canadian court.

Germans still shopping despite financial crisis
Germany

Germans still shopping despite financial crisis

German consumers have shown a “comparatively cool-headed” reaction to ongoing financial turmoil, with a key confidence index compiled by the GfK institute remaining stable, it said Tuesday.

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Sweden

Six dogs die in Stockholm boating drama

A Swedish couple managed to survive a boating accident near Kapellskär north of Stockholm which claimed the lives of several of their dogs.

Deutsche Telekom suspends four workers in spying scandal
Germany

Deutsche Telekom suspends four workers in spying scandal

Europe's biggest telephone company Deutsche Telekom has suspended four employees almost a year after it became known that it spied on journalists, daily Handelsblatt reported on Tuesday.

Swedish breast cancer survival rate nears 90 percent
Sweden

Swedish breast cancer survival rate nears 90 percent

Nearly nine out of ten women in Sweden suffering from breast cancer are likely to beat the disease, according to a new report.

Support for euro rises in Sweden
Sweden

Support for euro rises in Sweden

Swedes are somewhat more positive toward the euro today than they were at the time of Sweden’s 2003 referendum on the European currency.

Germany ready to help stabilize Pakistan
Germany

Germany ready to help stabilize Pakistan

Germany stands ready to help Pakistan overcome its security and economic problems to help promote peace in the wider region, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier there on Tuesday.