‘I fell for her beautiful blue eyes’
Sweden

‘I fell for her beautiful blue eyes’

Princess Madeleine and fiancé Jonas Bergström revealed on Tuesday that their decision to wed came in June when the future duke went down on one knee during a holiday on the Italian island of Capri.

Germany can create four million new jobs
Germany

Germany can create four million new jobs

Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the Social Democratic Party’s chancellor candidate, announced last week a plan to create full employment in Germany by 2020. Rejecting criticism he’s being unrealistic, he argues his political opponents offer no alternative.

Consumer prices fall for first time in 22 years
Germany

Consumer prices fall for first time in 22 years

Inflation in Germany dropped 0.5 percent last month compared to the same period in 2008 – the first such decline in 22 years – raising the spectre of deflation amidst the worst economic downturn since World War II.

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Sweden

Man gored to death by bull in southern Sweden

A man has died after being attacked by a bull on Tuesday afternoon on a farm outside Båstad in southern Sweden.

Making music class child’s play
Germany

Making music class child’s play

Looking for a way to expose her young daughter to both music and English, Rhea Wessel discovers singing children’s songs can be a challenging yet rewarding pastime.

Bad economy takes toll on children’s pocket money
Germany

Bad economy takes toll on children’s pocket money

The global economic crisis is having a negative impact on German children, who have seen their allowances shrink this year, according to a new study published on Tuesday.

Cultural learnings of Sweden from wandering Bostonian
Sweden

Cultural learnings of Sweden from wandering Bostonian

Elizabeth Dacey-Fondelius, the self-styled 'Boston Blatte', says when she first came to Sweden almost 16 years ago as a tourist, she didn’t expect to stay. Then she met a man.

‘Spotify earns us more than iTunes’: Sony BMG
Sweden

‘Spotify earns us more than iTunes’: Sony BMG

Swedish digital streaming music service Spotify is proving to be the saviour of the music industry after years of falling sales. Music company Sony BMG Sweden confirms that revenues from Spotify now outstrip iTunes.

US crayfish invaders spreading plague in German rivers
Germany

US crayfish invaders spreading plague in German rivers

An immigrant population of crayfish from the United States has invaded the waters of the northern German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, threatening the local population with a crustacean plague.

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Sweden

Boutique Majliz, Hantverkargatan 37

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Sweden

Inne Boende, Hantverkargatan 71

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Sweden

Leksaksborgen, Hantverkargatan 37

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Sweden

Signhild, Hantverkargatan 36

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Sweden

Get A Style Sthlm, Hantverkargatan 79

CDU touts internet crime watch
Germany

CDU touts internet crime watch

Leading conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) want to institute stronger control over internet use and conduct police surveillance to prevent crime, daily Rheinische Post reported on Tuesday.

Greenpeace launches cod-fishing protest
Sweden

Greenpeace launches cod-fishing protest

Activists for environmental group Greenpeace have started dropping boulders into EU-protected cod fishing grounds off Sweden to impede bottom-trawling, a spokesperson confirmed on Monday.

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Sweden

Sweden summons Iran ambassador over trials

Sweden's foreign minister Carl Bildt has summoned Iran's ambassador to protest against the mass trials of election demonstrators and warned that further steps will be taken if necessary.

90-year-old jailed for Nazi war crimes
Germany

90-year-old jailed for Nazi war crimes

A court jailed a 90-year-old former German army commander for life Tuesday for ordering a massacre of civilians in an Italian village in 1944 in one of Germany's last major Nazi war crimes trials.

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Sweden

Consumer prices keep dropping in Sweden

Sweden's inflation rate continued to fall in July as consumer prices dropped for the fourth straight month, according to new figures from Statistics Sweden.

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Sweden

Mamas & Tapas, Schleegatan 3

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Sweden

Mio & Co., Hantverkargatan 80

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Sweden

La Dame Noir, Scheelegatan 3

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Sweden

Lina’s Bar, Hantverkargatan 84

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Ät Gott, St Göransgatan 74

Busty poster kicks off campaign controversy
Germany

Busty poster kicks off campaign controversy

The campaign for Germany's general election in September only officially began on Sunday, but one Berlin politician has already created a stir with chesty imagery of herself – and Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Madeleine’s engagement ‘a surprise’: royal watcher
Sweden

Madeleine’s engagement ‘a surprise’: royal watcher

The timing of Princess Madeleine's engagement to boyfriend Jonas Bergström has come as a surprise to most Swedes, a royal expert tells The Local.

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Sweden

Swedish police officer disciplined for ‘negro’ email

A police inspector in Landskrona in southern Sweden has been reported to the National Swedish Police Disciplinary Board (Rikspolisstyrelsens Personalansvarsnämnd) for describing a suspect as a "negro in a green military jacket".

Schumacher cancels Formula One comeback
Germany

Schumacher cancels Formula One comeback

German racing legend Michael Schumacher on Tuesday said he was cancelling his plans to return to Formula One due to complications from injuries caused by a motorcycle accident.

OSCE observers to monitor German election
Germany

OSCE observers to monitor German election

The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe said this week it will send observers to monitor the German general election next month, the first time such a mission has been sent to Germany.

Swedish prison numbers at 15-year high
Sweden

Swedish prison numbers at 15-year high

The Swedish prison population has reached record levels, according to a budget proposition presented to the government by the Prison and Probation Service (Kriminalvården).

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Sweden

Swedish police search for kidnapped Madeleine

Stockholm police were called out to a local beach on Monday after a tip off that the kidnapped British girl Madeleine McCann had been spotted there.

Man dies of lightning strike at garden show
Germany

Man dies of lightning strike at garden show

A visitor to the Federal Horticultural Exhibition (BUGA) in Schwerin died on Monday after he was struck by lightning during a sudden thunder storm, police reported on Tuesday.

Near-miss sparks new air traffic control surveillance
Germany

Near-miss sparks new air traffic control surveillance

Germany's DFS air traffic authority is planning to record internal discussions between their control tower employees after an embarrassing near-collision in Frankfurt last month, daily Frankfurter Rundschau reported on Tuesday.

Princess Madeleine announces engagement
Sweden

Princess Madeleine announces engagement

Princess Madeleine, Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf's youngest child, is to wed her long-time boyfriend Jonas Bergström, the Royal Court has announced.