What’s On in Sweden: Jan. 29th – Feb. 4th
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What’s On in Sweden: Jan. 29th – Feb. 4th

What’s on in Sweden:> Antiques and Reggae in Stockholm, The International Film Festival in Gothenburg, and Ian Brown swaggers into Malmö.

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How to get yourself promoted in Sweden

You're want to move up the career ladder, but you feel that all the good jobs are going to Swedes. What can you do to secure that well-earned promotion, asks Nic Townsend.

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How to quit your job in style

You've found your dream job and are heading on to pastures new. But how can you ensure you leave your current job on a high, asks Nic Townsend.

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How to handle the egalitarian Swedish office

Swedish workplaces are famously non-hierarchical. How should those of us from more hierarchical cultures do to adapt, asks Nic Townsend.

Diplomats reportedly arrested in Iran
Germany

Diplomats reportedly arrested in Iran

Iran arrests Germans for anti-government riots: state TV

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Jews flee Malmö as anti-Semitism grows

Threats and harassment are becoming increasingly commonplace for Jewish residents in Malmö in southern Sweden, leading many Jews to leave the city out of fear for their safety.

Sweden sets pace as countries race to tackle music piracy
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Sweden sets pace as countries race to tackle music piracy

Countries all over the world are following the lead of Sweden, France and South Korea as the battle against illegal music downloads intensifies.

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Ex-police chief arrested for rape

A former high-ranking police official has been arrested in central Sweden on suspicion of raping a woman and attempting to rape several children.

Women still rare in German boardrooms
Germany

Women still rare in German boardrooms

Women are dramatically under-represented in the boardrooms of major corporations in Germany and need state-imposed quotas to achieve parity, a study published Wednesday said.

Snowstorms hit traffic and preschool kids
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Snowstorms hit traffic and preschool kids

Rescue workers have been kept fully occupied on Wednesday as snowstorms hit all parts of Sweden bar the extreme south east.

Peres demands justice for living Nazi criminals
Germany

Peres demands justice for living Nazi criminals

Israeli President Shimon Peres Wednesday issued an emotional plea to the world to bring the remaining perpetrators of the Holocaust to justice, in a deeply personal speech in the German parliament.

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Sweden bullish about prospects for growth

The Swedish government released a more optimistic forecast for the economy on Wednesday, announcing it expects the country’s GDP to climb by 3.0 percent in 2010.

Win tickets to the Gothenburg International Film Festival
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Win tickets to the Gothenburg International Film Festival

The Local has eight pairs of tickets to give away to the Gothenburg International Film Festival.

Brüderle raises 2010 growth forecast
Germany

Brüderle raises 2010 growth forecast

Economy Minister Rainer Brüderle on Wednesday said Germany will grow more than expected this year, raising the government's growth forecast to 1.4 percent from a previous estimate of 1.2 percent.

Sweden reacts with joy and caution to Saab sale
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Sweden reacts with joy and caution to Saab sale

Unbridled enthusiasm and cautious optimism, along with a dash of outright scepticism, marked the editorial pages of Swedish newspapers on Wednesday in reaction to news of Saab Automobile’s sale to Spyker Cars.

Spyker chief to preserve Saab’s ‘Swedishness’
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Spyker chief to preserve Saab’s ‘Swedishness’

Shortly after the announcement that his company was purchasing Saab Automobile, Spyker Cars CEO Victor Muller vowed to keep the "iconic" Saab brand afloat amid the current car industry crisis.

German ‘prince’ hopes to become governor of California
Germany

German ‘prince’ hopes to become governor of California

German-born California socialite Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt, also known as the ninth husband of Hungarian-American actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, has announced his candidacy to become the governor of California.

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Foreign docs’ poor Swedish leading to errors

A doctor’s insufficient Swedish skills are being blamed for delaying the removal of a patient’s malignant melanoma by nearly two months, prompting concern among health officials about the number of doctors who don’t speak the language well enough.

Oettinger ridiculed online for atrocious English
Germany

Oettinger ridiculed online for atrocious English

Günther Oettinger, Germany’s designated EU commissioner, is facing growing ridicule for his atrocious English thanks to a popular video on the internet.

Homeschooling German family granted US asylum
Germany

Homeschooling German family granted US asylum

A US court has granted asylum to an evangelical Christian family who fled Germany because they were not allowed to homeschool their children.

‘Auschwitz wasn’t on another planet’
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‘Auschwitz wasn’t on another planet’

On the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Stockholm-based Israeli journalist David Stavrou reflects on the importance of memory and self-examination, in Sweden and beyond, if we are to avoid recurrences of a catastrophe that was entirely man-made.

US ‘accepts’ German troop increase
Germany

US ‘accepts’ German troop increase

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle defended the government’s new Afghanistan plan on Wednesday, saying that the US was happy with Germany’s contribution.

FDP loses popular support in poll
Germany

FDP loses popular support in poll

A new poll on Wednesday showed public support for the pro-business Free Democrats, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s junior coalition partners, had dropped by a third just four months after national elections.

Surgery may keep Rolfes out of World Cup finals
Germany

Surgery may keep Rolfes out of World Cup finals

Bayer Leverkusen's Germany midfielder Simon Rolfes may miss the World Cup finals after finding out he requires knee surgery, national coach Joachim Löw said late on Tuesday.

Swedbank to ditch bonuses for 2009
Sweden

Swedbank to ditch bonuses for 2009

Swedbank has decided to scrap its 2009 bonus payments, bowing to criticism that Swedish banks had not done enough to trim variable compensation despite lower earnings.

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Elin visits Tiger in effort to ‘keep family together’

In hopes of sparing her children from seeing their parents divorce, Elin Nordegren last week paid a visit to a sex addiction clinic where husband Tiger Woods is seeking treatment, according to celebrity website reports.