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Magenta, Regeringsgatan 61

Magenta is the newest addition to the group of Stureplan clubs, opening in September 2008. The club is situated right next to White Room, which makes for a perfect arrangement. Since White Room doesn’t typically fill up until after 01:00, partygoers can head to Magenta first, around 23:00.

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Utecompagniet, Stureplan 6

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Ambassadeur, Kungsgatan 18

Swine flu spurs kissing ban at Wacken heavy metal festival
Germany

Swine flu spurs kissing ban at Wacken heavy metal festival

As the Wacken Open Air heavy metal music festival kicked off on Thursday health officials announced a ban on kissing and sharing drinks between concert-goers to prevent a potential outbreak of swine flu.

German press hails return of ‘Ferrari’s angel’
Germany

German press hails return of ‘Ferrari’s angel’

Michael Schumacher's stunning decision to dust off his racing helmet and come out of retirement to help Ferrari in their hour of need had the German media in raptures on Thursday.

No suspect in 9-year-old Corinna’s murder
Germany

No suspect in 9-year-old Corinna’s murder

As prosecutors prepare to try the murder of eight-year-old Michelle from Leipzig, Saxony has once again been shocked by the sexual assault and murder of a young girl.

First dates in Sweden: sabotaged by social welfare
Sweden

First dates in Sweden: sabotaged by social welfare

While Sweden's social welfare system is cherished by many, The Local's Scarlet St. Clair learns the hard way about the system's unintended consequences for single women.

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Sweden

Finnish ship hijacked in Swedish waters

A Finnish ship was hijacked off the Swedish island of Öland in the early hours of last Friday.

The best of Stockholm Pride
Sweden

The best of Stockholm Pride

It’s the largest gay pride event in northern Europe, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors from across Sweden, Europe and the world. Part party, part political demonstration, Pride has truly become a highlight of Stockholm's summer calendar.

‘Stolen’ car found in neighbour’s garage two years later
Germany

‘Stolen’ car found in neighbour’s garage two years later

After a calamitous mix-up with a local mechanic, an 82-year-old woman's car, missing for two years and presumed stolen, turned up on Wednesday afternoon in her neighbour's garage.

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Sweden

Profits shoot up for AstraZeneca

Swedish-Anglo pharmaceuticals giant AstraZeneca reported a 23.4 percent hike in interim net profits on Thursday despite the global recession.

Steinmeier unveils his campaign war team
Germany

Steinmeier unveils his campaign war team

Hoping to shake off the recent scandal over Health Minister Ulla Schmidt’s stolen limousine, Social Democrat (SPD) candidate for chancellor Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Thursday unveiled his election team, in which women outnumber men.

‘Swedish spy threat at Cold War levels’: report
Sweden

‘Swedish spy threat at Cold War levels’: report

The threat of espionage faced by Sweden from foreign security services remains widespread, according to a new report from Swedish Military Intelligence and Security Service (MUST).

Unemployment creeps higher in July
Germany

Unemployment creeps higher in July

German unemployment in July rose slightly as the country's worst recession since World War II took its toll on the jobs market, government data showed on Thursday.

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Sweden

Norwegian employers prefer Swedes: survey

Norwegian employers specifically request Swedes when they are looking to employ new staff, according to a slew of Norwegian recruitment agencies.

Southern German industry hardest hit by global recession
Germany

Southern German industry hardest hit by global recession

Southern Germans are suffering more from the economic crisis than their fellow citizens in the North and East, according to daily Passauer Neue Presse on Thursday.

What’s on in Germany: July 30 – August 5
Germany

What’s on in Germany: July 30 – August 5

This Week's Highlights: Restaurants set out their best dishes for "Taste of Berlin," Museum Ludwig kicks off a rooftop movie series and hot air balloons float over Leipzig.

Beer sales fizzle to lowest level on record
Germany

Beer sales fizzle to lowest level on record

Beer sales for the first six months of 2009 have dropped to their lowest level since the Federal Statistics Office (Destatis) started keeping track of the sales in 1991, the Wiesbaden office reported Thursday.

Gotland official called in over favouritism claims
Sweden

Gotland official called in over favouritism claims

The county governor of the Baltic island of Gotland, Marianne Samuelsson, has been summoned by the government to explain comments claiming that prominent business people should be given favourable treatment.

Pirate Bay purchase ‘on schedule’: buyer
Sweden

Pirate Bay purchase ‘on schedule’: buyer

The board of Global Gaming Factory X (GGF) have confirmed that the purchase of Swedish file-sharing website The Pirate Bay will be completed as planned on August 27th.

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Sweden

Sex change ops under review in Sweden

The Swedish Board for Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) has launched a review of the healthcare alternatives available to transsexuals seeking to change gender.

Youth suffer from allergies after special embassy meal
Germany

Youth suffer from allergies after special embassy meal

Several young people with food allergies become ill on Wednesday following a luncheon at the Swedish embassy in Berlin.

Stasi had file on Michael Jackson
Germany

Stasi had file on Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson was in the files of the feared East German secret police, the Stasi, because of a concert he gave right next to the Berlin Wall in 1988, daily Bild reported on Thursday.

Flat-rate brothel allowed to reopen after raid
Germany

Flat-rate brothel allowed to reopen after raid

One of the two so-called flat-rate bordellos closed down this week after police raids has been allowed to reopen in Heidelberg, a spokesperson said on Thursday.

Uppsala man bloodied in biting bus driver beating
Sweden

Uppsala man bloodied in biting bus driver beating

A disagreement between two bus drivers and a motorist in Uppsala in central Sweden resulted in the motorist seeking hospital treatment after one of the bus drivers bit him in the face.

Missing girl found dead in Eilenburg
Germany

Missing girl found dead in Eilenburg

A missing nine-year-old girl from the Saxony city of Eilenburg was found dead on Wednesday, police reported.

Allergic youth ill after Swedish embassy lunch
Sweden

Allergic youth ill after Swedish embassy lunch

Several young people with food allergies become ill on Wednesday following a luncheon at the Swedish embassy in Berlin.

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Sweden

Courts give green light to Ericsson’s bid for Nortel

A bid by Swedish telecom giant Ericsson to buy part of Canada’s Nortel for $1.13 billion has been approved by Canadian and US courts.

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Sweden

Spy Bar, Birger Jarlsgatan 20

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Sweden

Hell’s Kitchen, Sturegatan 4

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Sweden

Hotellet, Linnégatan 18

One of the most stylish cocktail lounges in Stockholm is Hotellet, a restaurant that turns into an exclusive and cozy bar in the evenings. The interior design is sleek and elegant, while the burning fireplace makes people feel warm and at ease.