Size matters: Man reports After Eights to consumer agency
Sweden

Size matters: Man reports After Eights to consumer agency

A dissatisfied lover of wafer thin mint chocolate treats has reported the makers of After Eights to the Swedish Consumer Agency on the grounds that the product has become smaller and slimmer over the years.

German Media Roundup: A new dawn in America
Germany

German Media Roundup: A new dawn in America

German newspaper editorials in The Local’s media roundup are heralding Barack Obama’s convincing election victory as a historic event with global implications.

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Sweden

Nine fishermen convicted of poaching

A Swedish court has found nine fishermen guilty of illegally fishing more than 100 tonnes of cod in the country's largest ever poaching case.

Going out in Gothenburg: Saturday, Nov 8
Sweden

Going out in Gothenburg: Saturday, Nov 8

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, Nov 7
Sweden

Going out in Gothenburg: Friday, Nov 7

The Local offers some tips for Friday night following consultation with Djungeltrumman, the people in the know.

Government remains divided over same-sex marriage
Sweden

Government remains divided over same-sex marriage

Sweden’s Christian Democrats have refused to bend on the question of gender neutral marriage, forcing the government to submit a diluted marriage bill to the Riksdag with hopes that a same-sex marriage amendment will be added.

Man arrested with 300 kilos of chewing drug Khat
Germany

Man arrested with 300 kilos of chewing drug Khat

Authorities have busted a man driving a refrigerated truck with some 300 kilogrammes of the Middle Eastern drug Khat near the German-Danish border, police reported on Wednesday.

Malmö nightclub tips: Saturday, Nov 8
Sweden

Malmö nightclub tips: Saturday, Nov 8

Stay in tune with what's happening in Malmö this Saturday with the aid of The Local and club pros Djungeltrumman.

Malmö nightclub tips: Friday, Nov 7
Sweden

Malmö nightclub tips: Friday, Nov 7

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.

Berlin sees ‘completely new’ US foreign policy
Germany

Berlin sees ‘completely new’ US foreign policy

Foreign policy experts on Wednesday expected US president-elect Barack Obama to revitalize transatlantic ties after the troubled Bush administration years – but not everything will be to Berlin's liking.

Licence to spy: Sony snoops on Bond fans
Sweden

Licence to spy: Sony snoops on Bond fans

Sony Pictures in Sweden has employed methods worthy of James Bond in an attempt to protect against the pirating of Quantum of Solace.

Baby born on Munich train gets lifelong ticket
Germany

Baby born on Munich train gets lifelong ticket

A baby born in a Munich S-Bahn commuter train will receive a lifelong free ticket to ride the city’s public transportation system, the rail operator announced on Wednesday.

Merkel launches economic stimulus package
Germany

Merkel launches economic stimulus package

Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet on Wednesday approved a stimulus package aimed at helping Europe's biggest economy and the world's top exporter avoid the worst effects of a sharp global slowdown.

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Sweden

Swedish teen on trial for snack attack

A 15-year-old Swedish boy is facing as much as six months in prison over a ripped bag of chips.

What do you think about Sweden’s alcohol policy?
Sweden

What do you think about Sweden’s alcohol policy?

Every week a panel of readers will be giving their views on the burning issues of the hour. This week: Sweden's tough stance on alcohol.

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Germany

EU questions Commerzbank bailout

The European Commission raised doubts on Wednesday that a massive capital infusion for German bank Commerzbank was in line with the terms of a bank bailout package it approved last week.

Police probe deadly autobahn bus fire
Germany

Police probe deadly autobahn bus fire

German police said Wednesday they were struggling to identify 20 charred corpses from the burnt-out shell of a tour bus apparently set on fire by a passenger smoking in the toilet.

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Sweden

Free trade fears cloud Sweden’s embrace of Obama

Amid the excitement in Sweden over Barack Obama’s victory, there remains real concern among members of the political and business establishment over how the US president-elect will approach the issue of free trade.

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Sweden

SAS records heavy third quarter losses

Scandinavian airline SAS faced mounting worries on Wednesday as the company posted heavy losses for the thirds quarter.

Cop reports quantum of bubbly at Bond premiere
Sweden

Cop reports quantum of bubbly at Bond premiere

A police officer in Karlskoga in central Sweden has filed an official complaint after reading in the newspaper that champagne was served at the local cinema to coincide with the premiere of the new James Bond movie.

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Sweden

Swedbank appoints new CEO

Swedbank has appointed Mikael Wolf as its new CEO as the bank attempts to recover from setbacks sustained in the financial turbulence of recent weeks.

German leaders congratulate Obama
Germany

German leaders congratulate Obama

German leaders on Wednesday congratulated Barack Obama on his historic election victory and said America could rely on Germany as the two countries tackled global challenges together.

Sweden welcomes Obama
Sweden

Sweden welcomes Obama

Swedish politicians welcomed the election of Barack Obama as president of the United States on Wednesday morning, following the Democratic candidate’s defeat of rival John McCain.

Berliners back Obama amid US election fever
Germany

Berliners back Obama amid US election fever

US election fever gripped the German capital into the early hours of Wednesday, as Berliners overwhelmingly welcomed the election of Barack Obama as the next president of the United States.

Panathinaikos blitz Bremen’s Champion League hopes
Germany

Panathinaikos blitz Bremen’s Champion League hopes

Greek side Panathinaikos picked up their first Champions League win on Tuesday and left Werder Bremen's dreams of progressing in tatters after they suffered a 3-0 home defeat on Tuesday night.