Berlin’s CBGB faces curtain call
Germany

Berlin’s CBGB faces curtain call

Berlin’s seminal punk venue SO36 might be celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, but it’s also on the verge of being shut down. Michael Dumiak looks at efforts to save Germany’s very own CBGB.

Germany misses out on Kindle e-book device
Germany

Germany misses out on Kindle e-book device

Amazon will not offer their “Kindle” electronic book device in Germany in the near future despite rumours of a release in June, magazine Wirtschaftswoche reported this week.

Bavarian official backs new Mein Kampf edition
Germany

Bavarian official backs new Mein Kampf edition

Bavaria’s science minister wants to publish a new scholarly edition of Adolf Hitler’s book “Mein Kampf” ahead of 2015, when the state’s exclusive rights to the work expire, daily Handelsblatt reported on Monday.

Sandra Bullock applying for German passport
Germany

Sandra Bullock applying for German passport

Hollywood actress Sandra Bullock said Monday that she was trying to get German citizenship during a press conference for the premiere of her new film “The Proposal” in Munich.

https://www.thelocal.com/wp-content/themes/thelocal/assets/images/1x1-transparent.png
Sweden

Federer sees off Söderling at Wimbledon

Switzerland's Roger Federer has once again put paid to the ambitions of Robin Söderling, again defeating the Swede in straight sets just weeks after the French Open final.

Porsche slams brakes on VW merger offer
Germany

Porsche slams brakes on VW merger offer

Porsche, the heavily indebted maker of German luxury sports cars, rejected on Monday a merger offer by Volkswagen, Europe's biggest car maker.

Around Sweden in 56 and a half days
Sweden

Around Sweden in 56 and a half days

Desperately seeking Sweden: Christine Demsteader ponders a few literary journeys as she prepares for an epic trip around the country she has come to call home. She invites The Local’s readers to join her en route.

American follows outdated GPS into oncoming traffic
Germany

American follows outdated GPS into oncoming traffic

An American tourist caused an accident near Karlsfeld over the weekend, banging up some €45,000 in damages when he followed an outdated navigation system prompt in the wrong direction, daily TZ reported on Monday.

https://www.thelocal.com/wp-content/themes/thelocal/assets/images/1x1-transparent.png
Sweden

Privatisation leads to profitability: report

Sweden's former state-owned enterprises have become more profitable and effective when privatised, according to a report from the Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications (Näringsdepartementet).

Buttering the bread of Berlin’s fashion scene
Germany

Buttering the bread of Berlin’s fashion scene

Exberliner Magazine talks to Karl-Heinz Müller, the man behind this week's Bread & Butter fashion show taking place at Berlin's iconic former airport Tempelhof.

https://www.thelocal.com/wp-content/themes/thelocal/assets/images/1x1-transparent.png
Sweden

Increased support for government among businesses: report

Support for the government's trade and industry policy has grown among Swedish companies, according to a new survey from the Swedish Federation of Business Owner (Företagarna).

‘Dr. Death’ plans to plastinate King of Pop
Germany

‘Dr. Death’ plans to plastinate King of Pop

Controversial Body Worlds creator Gunther von Hagens plans to preserve the late Michael Jackson’s body in a dancing pose for display using his plastination process, a spokesperson told The Local on Monday.

Liberals call for low wage apprenticeships
Sweden

Liberals call for low wage apprenticeships

Speaking at a seminar in Visby on Monday, Liberal Party (Folkpartiet) leader Jan Björklund proposed an apprenticeship system for young people as a way to counteract youth unemployment in Sweden.

Sweden set to sizzle into July
Sweden

Sweden set to sizzle into July

Sweden has well and truly shaken off the miserable weather that blighted the first weeks of June with the current warm spell set to stretch into the first days of July.

Germany faces England in ‘classic’ U21 football final
Germany

Germany faces England in ‘classic’ U21 football final

Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has said the England camp is "buzzing" ahead of their European Under-21 Championship final against Germany in Malmo, Sweden, on Monday.

Setting a common agenda in Berlin and Washington
Germany

Setting a common agenda in Berlin and Washington

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s warm reception at the White House on Friday should put to rest lingering doubts about her rapport with US President Barack Obama and its impact on the transatlantic agenda, writes Dr. Jackson Janes, executive director of the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

Increase state bank ownership: Left Party
Sweden

Increase state bank ownership: Left Party

The Left Party (Vänsterpartiet) wants to limit the size of banks, as well as increase state ownership of financial institutions.

Three of four hate crimes racist: report
Sweden

Three of four hate crimes racist: report

Three of four reported hate crimes are xenophobic or racially motivated, according to a new report from the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention (Brottsförebyggande rådet).

Dresden dwellers want UNESCO title back
Germany

Dresden dwellers want UNESCO title back

The majority of Dresden residents advocate a renewed effort to get their city back on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list after losing the title last week, a survey by daily Sächsische Zeitung found on Monday.

https://www.thelocal.com/wp-content/themes/thelocal/assets/images/1x1-transparent.png
Sweden

Pirate Bay trial sparks legal ethics debate

Sweden needs to adopt stricter ethical guidelines for judges clear following accusations of judicial bias in the Pirate Bay trial, according to legal professionals.

Hot and sticky weather expected
Germany

Hot and sticky weather expected

Most of Germany can expect hot and humid summer temperatures early this week, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported from their headquarters in Offenbach on Monday.

Jordan jails man for stabbing elderly German tourist
Germany

Jordan jails man for stabbing elderly German tourist

A military tribunal on Sunday sentenced a Jordanian man to 15 years in prison for stabbing and wounding a 63-year-old German tourist in Amman last year, a judicial official said.

https://www.thelocal.com/wp-content/themes/thelocal/assets/images/1x1-transparent.png
Sweden

Smoke bomb attack in Stockholm subway

Commuters on the Stockholm subway are not expected to experience any delays in their Monday morning commute despite a smoke bomb attack at Fittja station south of the city.

Caesarean delivery can alter DNA: study
Sweden

Caesarean delivery can alter DNA: study

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet believe they have discovered the DNA mutations that explain why children delivered by planned Caesarean are at a higher risk for immunological diseases such as asthma, cancer and diabetes.