Långholmen FC and the teams to beat
Sweden

Långholmen FC and the teams to beat

With The Local's partnership football club Långholmen FC starting their league campaign this Wednesday, Keith Moore takes a look at who they will be facing in the 2009 Division 4 Central.

Stockholm hotels in royal demand
Sweden

Stockholm hotels in royal demand

Stockholm's hotel rooms are already in short supply for the weekend in June 2010 when Crown Princess Victoria weds Daniel Westling. Travel firms are betting on a summer tourism boom for the capital.

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Sweden

Hay fever vaccines increase in popularity

Sales of hay fever medicines and vaccinations continue to rise in Sweden despite a levelling off in the number of allergies.

Economics advisor says hundreds of thousands of jobs will be lost
Germany

Economics advisor says hundreds of thousands of jobs will be lost

The German government’s newest economics advisor says a number of failing banks should be allowed to collapse, and predicted that hundreds of thousands of jobs would be lost in Germany.

Shoppers face new food package sizes
Germany

Shoppers face new food package sizes

Rushing back into the supermarkets on Tuesday, Germans will find that comparing prices of food in supermarket has become more complicated, with this weekend’s scrapping of the standard size rules.

Toad migration season keeps fence volunteers busy
Germany

Toad migration season keeps fence volunteers busy

The toad migration season has begun, and an army of volunteers are dutifully manning the toad fences along hundreds of German roads where the creatures would otherwise come to a sticky end.

Top bishop connects atheism to genocide
Germany

Top bishop connects atheism to genocide

One of Germany’s most senior Catholic bishops has caused outrage by attacking atheism and implying a connection between non belief in God and the worst crimes of Nazism and communism.

Swedish church unveils Lego Jesus for Easter
Sweden

Swedish church unveils Lego Jesus for Easter

While most Christians mark Easter with prayers and song, one Swedish church opened its mass on Sunday by unveiling a life-size Lego statue of Jesus Christ, its pastor told AFP.

Left party leader rushed to hospital
Sweden

Left party leader rushed to hospital

Lars Ohly, the leader of the Swedish Left party, was rushed to hospital on Friday night. After experiencing stomach pains Ohly underwent an emergency operation.

Eighth death in care home mystery illness
Germany

Eighth death in care home mystery illness

An old people’s care home has recorded an eighth death in connection with a mysterious illness hitting residents.

German-Afghan politician assassinated in Kandahar
Germany

German-Afghan politician assassinated in Kandahar

A German-Afghan woman who spent years in exile here before returning to Afghanistan to enter politics and fight for women’s rights has been assassinated in the southern city of Kandahar.

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Sweden

10-year-old uncovers large drugs stash in Borås

A ten-year-old boy uncovered a stash of illicit drugs while out playing over the Easter weekend in the southern Swedish town of Borås.