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Sweden

Unemployment levelling off: job agency

There are signs that Sweden has left the worst of the recession behind, according to the country’s national employment agency, which forecasts a leveling off of unemployment during 2010.

Police hunt for double murder suspect
Sweden

Police hunt for double murder suspect

Police in southern Sweden have put out a warrant for the arrest of a 35-year old man for the murder of two men found in the trunk of a burning car near Halmstad on Sweden's west coast earlier this month.

Eurowings to slash fleet and workforce
Germany

Eurowings to slash fleet and workforce

Lufthansa subsidiary Eurowings plans to halve its fleet and reduce its workforce by a significant number from the summer onwards, the company's managers said Tuesday.

Sobibor survivor testifies at Demjanjuk trial
Germany

Sobibor survivor testifies at Demjanjuk trial

One of the last survivors of the Nazi death camp Sobibor said Tuesday he still has nightmares about his experiences there, as he testified in the trial of alleged guard John Demjanjuk.

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Sweden

Swedish translation system gets EU funding

A research group led by the University of Gothenburg in the west of Sweden, has been granted 25 million kronor ($3.5 million) in EU funding to develop an online multilingual translation system covering most European languages.

Alpine association threatens to scupper Munich Olympic bid
Germany

Alpine association threatens to scupper Munich Olympic bid

The German Alpine Association (DAV) is threatening to boycott the joint bid by Munich and Garmisch-Partenkirchen for the 2018 Winter Olympics unless the concept becomes more environmentally friendly.

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Sweden

Girl fined for Sweden Democrat egg attack

A 17-year old girl was convicted on Tuesday for an egg attack on the leader of the far-right Sweden Democrat party, Jimmie Åkesson, during a rally by the party in Linköping in central Sweden last May.

FDP dismisses donation accusations
Germany

FDP dismisses donation accusations

The Free Democratic Party (FDP) has dismissed a call made by the Left party for a ban on donations to political parties by private companies, following accusations that the FDP was bribable.

Pop starlet gets deported from the United States
Germany

Pop starlet gets deported from the United States

Indira Weis, 2001 winner of the German casting show Popstars and former member of pop group Bro'Sis, was arrested in Miami on Saturday after being accused of trying to work in the United States without a visa.

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Germany

Investor sentiment continues to slide

German investor sentiment fell for the fourth month running as Europe's biggest economy braced for a "burdensome and long" recovery, the ZEW economic research institute said on Tuesday.

Stieg Larsson book ‘pure slander’: partner
Sweden

Stieg Larsson book ‘pure slander’: partner

Eva Gabrielsson, long-time partner of best-selling author Stieg Larsson, has slammed a new book claiming he was a mediocre journalist who lacked objectivity.

‘Works-council-infested’ named as ‘non-word’ of 2009
Germany

‘Works-council-infested’ named as ‘non-word’ of 2009

This 'non-word' of 2009 has been named ‘works-council-infested’ or betriebsratsverseucht - succeeding last year’s non-word, ‘needy banks’, or notleidende Banken.

Airbus head pessimistic for 2010 amid fears for orders
Germany

Airbus head pessimistic for 2010 amid fears for orders

The head of plane maker Airbus said he expected 2010 to be a very difficult year, with currency fluctuations knocking €1 billion off company results.

Borg seeks US-inspired European bank tax
Sweden

Borg seeks US-inspired European bank tax

Swedish Finance Minster Anders Borg on Tuesday called for a European bank tax similar to a new US scheme, in an attempt to rectify shabby public finances and create a cushion to protect against future financial crises.

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Sweden

Swedish paedophile jailed in Cambodia

A 62-year-old Swedish man has sentence to more than six years in prison by a Phnom Penh court for having sex with three boys.

Berlin councils join forces to freeze fascists out of public buildings
Germany

Berlin councils join forces to freeze fascists out of public buildings

Berlin’s local councils have developed a joint strategy to ban far-right, racist and anti-Semitic meetings from being held in public buildings.

Germans cut back on smoking, but spend more as prices increase
Germany

Germans cut back on smoking, but spend more as prices increase

Although new figures show that Germans are smoking less, they are spending more on tobacco products, according to the Federal Statistics Office (Destatis) on Tuesday.

First German Muslim bank prepares to open
Germany

First German Muslim bank prepares to open

Germany’s first Muslim bank is opening in Mannheim, with plans to set up ten branches across the country offering banking services according to the ethical rules of the Koran.

Söderling down and out Down Under
Sweden

Söderling down and out Down Under

Sweden’s Robin Söderling crashed out of the Australian Open in the first round on Tuesday, becoming the highest ranked man to fall.

Sweden to tackle ‘ticking bomb’ of Islamic violence
Sweden

Sweden to tackle ‘ticking bomb’ of Islamic violence

Sweden needs to do more to help young “violence-affirming Islamists” turn their backs on extremist organizations, minister for integration Nyamko Sabuni said on Tuesday.

Millions in Swedish aid headed to quake-hit Haiti
Sweden

Millions in Swedish aid headed to quake-hit Haiti

Sweden plans to donate 180 million kronor ($25.6 million) in financial aid to help Haiti recover from last week’s devastating earthquake, the foreign ministry said on Monday.

Cities tighten their belts after tax cuts
Germany

Cities tighten their belts after tax cuts

German cities complain they are bearing the brunt of deep tax cuts by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government and nowhere is feeling the pain more sharply than the rust-belt town of Wuppertal.