Creationists taking on evolution in Germany
Germany

Creationists taking on evolution in Germany

Many Evangelical Americans might consider Europe a godless place, but as David Wroe reports, questioning the theory of evolution and teaching Creationism is on the rise in Germany.

Burger King sets its sights on northern Sweden
Sweden

Burger King sets its sights on northern Sweden

A burger war is brewing in northern Sweden, pitting the country’s own Max hamburger restaurants against American fast food giants McDonald’s and Burger King.

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Sweden

New Bergman foundation aims to buy filmmaker’s home

A new foundation dedicated to the legacy of Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman is seeking financing to buy his home, a source close to the project said on Thursday amid reports the house would sell for more than $4 million.

Heidelberger printing to nix another 2,500 jobs
Germany

Heidelberger printing to nix another 2,500 jobs

Printing press producer Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG will lay off some 2,500 workers in Germany this year, the company announced on Thursday.

Railing on Germany’s Prince of the Rails
Germany

Railing on Germany’s Prince of the Rails

Forget late trains and spying on employees. Roger Boyes, the Berlin correspondent of British daily The Times, explains why Deutsche Bahn boss Hartmut Mehdorn should be run off the rails.

Swedish MP to Pope: Ditch fundamentalism
Sweden

Swedish MP to Pope: Ditch fundamentalism

Prominent feminist politician Birgitta Ohlsson is demanding that the Swedish government launch a formal protest with the Vatican over what she sees as the “religious fundamentalism” of Pope Benedict XVI.

High court rules against PETA Holocaust ad campaign
Germany

High court rules against PETA Holocaust ad campaign

Germany's high court on Thursday banned an advertising campaign by animal rights group PETA comparing animals in a slaughter house to Jews in Nazi concentration camps.

What’s on in Sweden: March 27 – April 2
Sweden

What’s on in Sweden: March 27 – April 2

What's on in Sweden: English pop quiz and Soha in Stockholm; Jazz festival in Gothenburg; Bob Dylan & Jenny Wilson in Malmö.

Club and concert tips: Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö
Sweden

Club and concert tips: Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö

Flash your hard-earned cash this weekend in Sweden's sweltering hot nightclubs: The Djungeltrumman club editor's tips.

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Sweden

Malmö club and concert tips: Saturday, March 28

The Djungeltrumman club editor's tips.

Cologne mayor investigated for recording archive meetings
Germany

Cologne mayor investigated for recording archive meetings

State prosecutors are investigating Cologne Mayor Fritz Schramma for allegedly making secret recordings of emergency task force meetings after the deadly collapse of the city’s historical archive, authorities announced on Thursday.

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Sweden

Malmö club and concert tips: Friday, March 27

The Djungeltrumman club editor's tips.

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Sweden

Gothenburg club and concert tips: Saturday, March 28

The Djungeltrumman club editor's tips.

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Sweden

Gothenburg club and concert tips: Friday, March 27

The Djungeltrumman club editor's tips.

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Sweden

Stockholm club and concert tips: Saturday, March 28

The Djungeltrumman club editor's tips.

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Sweden

Stockholm club and concert tips: Friday, March 27

The Djungeltrumman club editor's tips.

German chess federation joins anti-doping fight
Germany

German chess federation joins anti-doping fight

Doping scandals have rocked plenty of sports recently – but the cerebral world of chess? As absurd as it may seem, the German Chess Federation (DSV) decided to join the fight against perfomance-enhancing substances this week.

Sweden to end passenger rail monopoly in 2010
Sweden

Sweden to end passenger rail monopoly in 2010

The Swedish government said on Thursday it plans to end state rail company SJ’s monopoly on passenger traffic by October 2010 in a bid to increase competition on the country’s railways.

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Sweden

Swedish police smash Balkan drugs ring

Thirty-seven people have so far been held in custody as part of a crackdown on an international drugs ring with ties to the Balkan region, police in western Sweden revealed on Thursday.

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Sweden

Cop fined for outing child sex offender

A Swedish police officer who blew the whistle on a convicted paedophile’s plans to start a youth education centre has himself been fined for defamation.

Merkel calls for sweeping NATO renewal
Germany

Merkel calls for sweeping NATO renewal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday called for NATO’s mission to be fundamentally redefined one week ahead of the transatlantic alliance’s 60th anniversary celebrations.

What’s on in Germany: March 26 – April 1
Germany

What’s on in Germany: March 26 – April 1

Enjoying bourgeois buns in the home of functionalist architecture
Sweden

Enjoying bourgeois buns in the home of functionalist architecture

There's no better place in Stockholm to savour croissants and cappucino than Petite France, an award-winning cafe and bakery located on the ground floor of Sweden's most Utopian apartment block, writes Jeanne Rudbeck.

Police fear ‘phantom killer’ evidence could be contaminated
Germany

Police fear ‘phantom killer’ evidence could be contaminated

German police are investigating whether they have been working with contaminated evidence in the "Phantom from Heilbronn" murder case, media reports said on Thursday.

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Sweden

H&M sees profits buckle

Sweden's clothing retail giant H&M has seen its profits plunge by 12.4 percent in the first quarter to 2.577 billion kronor ($321 million).

Alcohol locks for drunk driving offenders by 2010: minister
Sweden

Alcohol locks for drunk driving offenders by 2010: minister

Motorists in Sweden convicted of drunken driving or suspected of being alcoholics may be forced to install alcohol locks on their vehicles starting in 2010.

Labour Agency faces shortfall amid worsening recession
Germany

Labour Agency faces shortfall amid worsening recession

Increasing unemployment could deplete the financial reserves of Germany's Federal Labour Agency more quickly than expected, according to a report in daily Süddeutsche Zeitung on Thursday.

German pair wins world figure skating title
Germany

German pair wins world figure skating title

German duo Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy won their second-straight pairs title at the 2009 World Figure Skating Championships in Los Angeles late on Wednesday.

Court rules <i>Zeitungzeugen</i> project can continue if limited
Germany

Court rules Zeitungzeugen project can continue if limited

A German court ruled Wednesday that a British publisher could continue to sell reprints of Nazi-era newspapers in Germany, but only for editions up until the start of World War II.

Terror Swede to finish jail time in Sweden
Sweden

Terror Swede to finish jail time in Sweden

A 21-year-old Swede convicted for terror offences in Bosnia will serve out the rest of his sentence in Sweden.

More glass found in Swedish chicken
Sweden

More glass found in Swedish chicken

Discoveries by Swedish consumers of pieces of glass in packages of frozen chicken continued on Wednesday, despite poultry producer Lantmännen Kronfågel decision to recall thousands of packages of chicken in recent days.