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Sweden

Nakkna, Tjärhovsgatan 3

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Swedish doc could be charged for ‘fatal’ UK op

A Swedish plastic surgeon may face a criminal investigation in the UK after the wife of a famous footballer died last week from complications attributed to a bungled 2002 liposuction treatment.

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Sweden

10 Swedish Designers, Götgatan 25

Dresden hopes to honour murdered ‘veiled martyr’
Germany

Dresden hopes to honour murdered ‘veiled martyr’

The German city of Dresden is mulling ways to honour a pregnant Egyptian woman stabbed to death in a courtroom in the city, a killing which has sparked anger in the Muslim world, a spokesman said Tuesday.

Germans stop working for the taxman
Germany

Germans stop working for the taxman

If sitting down at your desk in Germany this morning felt somehow different, it’s perhaps because you’re no longer working for the taxman.

Luftwaffe hunts for new bombing range
Germany

Luftwaffe hunts for new bombing range

Military officials are scrambling to find another place for the Luftwaffe to get hands-on training on home terrain after a series of lawsuits forced them away from the proposed “Bombodrom” on the border of Brandenburg and Mecklenberg Western-Pomerania.

Cunning cabbie puts kybosh on botched bike theft
Sweden

Cunning cabbie puts kybosh on botched bike theft

Two would-be bicycle thieves in Örebro in central Sweden inadvertently unmasked themselves on Tuesday night when they called a taxi to help them get their booty home.

Audi aims to become king of the autobahn at 100
Germany

Audi aims to become king of the autobahn at 100

German carmaker, which turns 100 on Thursday, has visions of becoming the world's leading luxury car producer despite friction between its parent company Volkswagen and VW shareholder Porsche.

Tamils protest Sri Lankan choice for Berlin diplomatic post
Germany

Tamils protest Sri Lankan choice for Berlin diplomatic post

Hundreds of Tamil activists protested the Sri Lankan government’s new choice for deputy ambassador to Germany in Frankfurt on Monday, alleging that Major General Jagath Dias is a war criminal.

The super nanny state
Germany

The super nanny state

Roger Boyes, the Berlin correspondent of British daily The Times, expresses concern about the titillating yet terrifying prospect of a “super nanny” state in Germany.

Ten year sentence for Gamla Stan shooting
Sweden

Ten year sentence for Gamla Stan shooting

The 41-year-old man who in April tried to kill a couple in Sweden’s historic Gamla Stan district has been sentenced to ten years in prison for attempted murder.

‘Businessman’ took millions from faulty cash machines
Sweden

‘Businessman’ took millions from faulty cash machines

Charges have been filed against a 54-year-old man who managed to withdraw nearly 3 million kronor ($380,000) from various cash machines in Landskrona in southern Sweden.

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Investor sees profits bounce back

Despite strong second-quarter profits at Investor, the CEO of the Swedish holding company said Tuesday he doesn’t expect the global economy to rebound quickly.

Students bring home swine flu from Mallorca
Germany

Students bring home swine flu from Mallorca

Seven students from the state of Hesse have brought home an unwelcome souvenir from their graduation vacation to the Spanish island of Mallorca – swine flu.

Abusive dad ‘beat us for 20 years’: mother
Sweden

Abusive dad ‘beat us for 20 years’: mother

Charges against a father of four from Uppsala in eastern Sweden suspected of abusing his family and holding his children captive for years won’t likely be filed until next week, prosecutors said on Tuesday.

Princess Victoria brings birthday fever to Swedish island
Sweden

Princess Victoria brings birthday fever to Swedish island

Thousands of well-wishers are expected to flock to Borgholm on the Swedish island of Öland to join in Crown Princess Victoria's 32nd birthday celebrations on Tuesday.

Hot-air balloon makes shocking landing
Germany

Hot-air balloon makes shocking landing

A hot air balloon landing caused a four-hour power outage when it became entangled with a power line while landing on Monday night near Kevelear in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Tokio Hotel drummer beaten with beer bottles in bar fight
Germany

Tokio Hotel drummer beaten with beer bottles in bar fight

Gustav Schäfer, the drummer for German teenie pop band Tokio Hotel, was briefly admitted to the hospital over the weekend after getting in a bar fight in his hometown Magdeburg, according to daily Bild.

Record number of Swedish home listings
Sweden

Record number of Swedish home listings

A record number of homes are up for sale in Sweden, with one of the country's largest real estate websites featuring more listings than during the turbulent days of autumn 2008.

Hamburg opens high-security bio lab
Germany

Hamburg opens high-security bio lab

Germany’s most modern laboratory for research involving extremely dangerous biological agents opened in Hamburg on Tuesday.

Autobahn plagued by chronic traffic jams
Germany

Autobahn plagued by chronic traffic jams

The German autobahn may have a global reputation for speed, but new numbers show the famous highways are anything but the fastest in the world.

Sweden seeks EU-South Korea trade deal by 2010
Sweden

Sweden seeks EU-South Korea trade deal by 2010

Sweden’s Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said Monday that the European Union and South Korea could conclude a free-trade agreement (FTA) by year’s end.

Swine flu to infect over 400,000 Swedes: agency
Sweden

Swine flu to infect over 400,000 Swedes: agency

More than 400,000 Swedes may be infected by the swine flu this autumn even if vaccination programmes get off to a quick start, according to a new forecast by the country’s health authorities.