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Sweden

Nuclear plant rapped over safety

Safety procedures at a nuclear power plant in eastern Sweden have been criticised by inspectors, according to reports.

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Germany

The man who would be chancellor: Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who launched his campaign Monday to unseat German Chancellor Angela Merkel, has won respect as foreign minister but has struggled to galvanise his party for battle.

Steinmeier defends jobs-for-all election plan
Germany

Steinmeier defends jobs-for-all election plan

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s embattled challenger unveiled his election manifesto Monday with an ambitious pledge of full employment in a decade amid Germany’s worst post-war recession.

Hidden disabled girl to be institutionalised
Germany

Hidden disabled girl to be institutionalised

Lübbenow authorities said Monday they are planning to institutionalise a 13-year-old girl discovered last week after being hidden by her parents for years, never attending school or seeing a doctor.

Film makers tackle ISP over pirated movie files
Sweden

Film makers tackle ISP over pirated movie files

Four film companies have filed a motion in a Swedish court to force TeliaSonera to release details about the operators of the Swetorrents file sharing website.

Canada extradites German arms dealer
Germany

Canada extradites German arms dealer

A 75-year-old German-Canadian arms dealer landed in Munich on Monday to face tax evasion and bribery charges related to a slush-fund scandal that disgraced former Chancellor Helmut Kohl in 1999.

‘Jesus Freaks’ worship while rocking out at Freakstock
Germany

‘Jesus Freaks’ worship while rocking out at Freakstock

While 75,000 heavy metal fans threw up the devil’s horns to cheer on the bands at Wacken Open Air, 4,000 self-proclaimed “Jesus Freaks” rocked out at Freakstock in Borgentreich for five days until Sunday.

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Sweden

Rats run riot in student kitchen

After a dozen dead rats were found in their kitchen, two students living in an apartment building owned by Swedish student housing foundation SSSB have asked for compensation equal to a month's rent, but SSSB is refusing.

250,000 Swedes out of work: agency
Sweden

250,000 Swedes out of work: agency

More than a quarter of a million Swedes are now officially registered as unemployed, according to fresh figures from with the country’s National Employment Agency (Arbetsförmedlingen).

Germans love Volkswagen best
Germany

Germans love Volkswagen best

Volkswagen is Germany’s best-loved company in a new poll dominated by carmakers, analyst PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) announced on Monday.

Karlheinz Schreiber: the man with the suitcase full of cash
Germany

Karlheinz Schreiber: the man with the suitcase full of cash

He has brought shame to politicians on both sides of the Atlantic and now German-Canadian businessman Karlheinz Schreiber is back in Germany to face charges of tax-evasion, fraud and corruption.

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Sweden

Teen convicted for murder of 86-year-old

A 19-year-old Swedish man was sentenced to nine years in prison on Monday for having beaten an 86-year-old man so severely that he died several weeks later.

August in Sweden: drinking shots, sinking ships and stinking fish
Sweden

August in Sweden: drinking shots, sinking ships and stinking fish

The Year in Sweden - August: Journalist Kim Loughran sketches a month by month account of the country he has called home ever since his accidental migration in 1966.

Metro mulls cutting 17,000 jobs
Germany

Metro mulls cutting 17,000 jobs

German retailing giant Metro said on Monday it was now considering cutting 17,000 jobs as part of its major restructuring programme – potentially eliminating thousands more positions than previously announced.

Saab sales in Sweden near rock bottom
Sweden

Saab sales in Sweden near rock bottom

Car dealers in Sweden are continuing to suffer from the economic downturn, with new registrations in July down 13.9 percent on figures for the corresponding period last year, according to new figures from interest group Bil Sweden.

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Sweden

Krabat, Stora Nygatan 21

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Sweden

Nawa Mode & Accessoarer, Södra Benickebrinken 4

Book details JFK affair with Pan Am Swede
Sweden

Book details JFK affair with Pan Am Swede

Former US president John F. Kennedy had an affair with a Swedish flight attendant, according to a new book based on interviews with current and former Secret Service agents.

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Sweden

Oleana, Järntorget 83

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Sweden

Kilgren, Västerlånggatan 45

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BluVelvet, Västerlånggatan 32

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KUS, Västerlånggatan 35

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Iris Hantverk, Västerlånggatan, 24

Boris Becker expecting baby number four
Germany

Boris Becker expecting baby number four

German tennis legend Boris Becker is expecting his fourth child with wife of seven weeks, Lilly Kerssenberg, daily Bild confirmed on Monday.

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Sweden

Inaya, Västerlånggatan 20

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Sweden

Kungens Lilla Piga, Stora Gråmunkegränd 3

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Sweden

Earth N’ More, Stora Nygatan 14

Making it in Germany: an American getting out the vote
Germany

Making it in Germany: an American getting out the vote

Absentee voter registration can be a common expatriate experience. Susan Dzieduszycka-Suinat, President and CEO of the US Overseas Vote Foundation, has had a leading role in providing online voter registration information to Americans abroad.

Limited S-Bahn service returns to Berlin centre
Germany

Limited S-Bahn service returns to Berlin centre

Frustrated Berlin commuters will welcome a bit of relief on Monday as limited S-Bahn service returns some two weeks after grinding to a halt due to a safety scandal.

US wanted to bring Pol Pot to Sweden: report
Sweden

US wanted to bring Pol Pot to Sweden: report

Recently declassified documents reveal that Sweden was among the countries the United States looked to for help in an effort to bring Pol Pot, the late leader of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge movement, to trial.

Man confesses to 9-year-old Corinna’s murder
Germany

Man confesses to 9-year-old Corinna’s murder

A 39-year-old man has confessed to the rape and murder of 9-year-old Corinna in the Saxon town of Eilenburg, police reported late on Sunday.

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Sweden

Saab’s Gripen looks to land major Brazilian air force order

Swedish aircraft maker Saab AB is weeks away from learning whether its Gripen NG fighter jet will be chosen by Brazil over models from France and the United States in a much-anticipated deal worth billions.

Sharp hike in Swedish money laundering cases
Sweden

Sharp hike in Swedish money laundering cases

The number of money laundering cases reported in Sweden more than doubled last year, a new report shows.