Don’t mess with Bavaria
Germany

Don’t mess with Bavaria

Loud, proud and fiercely independent, Bavaria is Germany’s Texas. But are laptops starting to beat out lederhosen? Lois Jones takes the former kingdom’s temperature.

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Sweden

Newspaper cleared of defaming ex-Lindh murder suspect

Southern Swedish newspaper Sydsvenskan has been cleared of libel charges after being sued by the initial suspect in the murder of Swedish foreign minister Anna Lindh in 2002.

UK coroner calls German doctor ‘incompetent’ for lethal overdose
Germany

UK coroner calls German doctor ‘incompetent’ for lethal overdose

A UK corner on Thursday said a German stand-in doctor was grossly negligent for killing a British man with a mistaken overdose.

February in Sweden: No sex please, we’re cold
Sweden

February in Sweden: No sex please, we’re cold

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

Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt: ‘I’ll give up Hollywood and mingle with the people’
Germany

Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt: ‘I’ll give up Hollywood and mingle with the people’

Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt, flamboyant German-born LA socialite and husband to actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, last week announced his intention to replace Arnold Schwarzenegger as governor of California. The Local caught up with His Royal Highness.

Swedish crime writer denies plagiarism allegations
Sweden

Swedish crime writer denies plagiarism allegations

The Swedish publisher of Liza Marklund and US author James Patterson's crime novel Postcard Killers has denied that the book was inspired by Klas Östergren's The Last Cigarette.

Deutsche Bahn closes deal on British train network
Germany

Deutsche Bahn closes deal on British train network

Germany's state-owned railway company Deutsche Bahn said Thursday it had won a contract to operate a regional train network in the northeast of Britain.

What’s on in Germany: February 4 – 10
Germany

What’s on in Germany: February 4 – 10

This Week's Highlights: Milow plays Berlin, George Seurat comes to Frankfurt, and Finnish writers and DJs present an evening of clubbing Helsinki-style in Munich.

Swedish daily slashes workforce
Sweden

Swedish daily slashes workforce

Dagens Nyheter (DN), the Swedish daily newspaper, has announced that it is slashing 100 jobs after a year of continued losses, according to a report in Dagens Media.

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Sweden

Metro finishes 2009 with a flourish

Metro International, the Swedish publisher of free newspapers, reported a strong last quarter in 2009 but recorded a loss for the full year.

FDP proposes national road salt stockpile as shortage looms
Germany

FDP proposes national road salt stockpile as shortage looms

After more than five weeks of snowy weather, German municipalities are precariously close to running out of road salt, spurring the Free Democrats on Thursday to propose building a national salt reserve for extreme winters.

Justice Minister reluctant to store data
Sweden

Justice Minister reluctant to store data

The European Court of Justice has told Sweden that it must implement a 2006 measure requiring telecom operators to store information about their customers’ phone calls and emails.

The Best of Berlin in February
Germany

The Best of Berlin in February

Retro lounging - business class!

Denmark to return famous Flensburg lion monument
Germany

Denmark to return famous Flensburg lion monument

After almost 150 years, the northern city of Flensburg is regaining one of its most famous monuments – a bronze lion commemorating a Danish victory over German forces.

Bayern Munich extends contracts of rising stars
Germany

Bayern Munich extends contracts of rising stars

Rising Bayern Munich stars Thomas Müller and Holger Badstuber, two of the Bundesliga's brightest prospects, have extended their contracts until 2014, it was announced Thursday.

Swedish rock mums roll up for riff camp
Sweden

Swedish rock mums roll up for riff camp

If you are a "madame" aged "18 to eternity" and have long harboured dreams of stardom, a new music camp at cities across Sweden may help you hone your rock star poise and hot licks.

Tax dodger scandal could mean €400 million for treasury
Germany

Tax dodger scandal could mean €400 million for treasury

The scope of a newly uncovered tax evasion scandal reached a new dimension on Thursday, as German officials said far more money was likely squirreled away in Swiss accounts than previously thought.

Delays as Arlanda Express train derails
Sweden

Delays as Arlanda Express train derails

The wintry weather continued to cause extensive problems in the Stockholm region on Thursday as an Arlanda Express airport train derailed north of the city.

New round of public worker strikes hit air and commuter traffic
Germany

New round of public worker strikes hit air and commuter traffic

Temporary strikes by public workers continued into a second day on Thursday, delaying flights and crippling public transportation across the country just as the morning rush began.

Deutsche Bank rebounds with strong 2009 profits
Germany

Deutsche Bank rebounds with strong 2009 profits

Germany's biggest lender, Deutsche Bank, bounced back last year with a robust net profit of €5 billion following a loss of €3.9 billion in 2008.

‘Swedes no longer sickest in EU’: report
Sweden

‘Swedes no longer sickest in EU’: report

The established picture of the Swedes being the population with the highest incidence of sick leave in the world has been shaken. Sweden is now close to the European average, according to a report by Sveriges Radio (SR).

Three dead in US military helicopter crash
Germany

Three dead in US military helicopter crash

Three soldiers were killed when a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed northeast of Mannheim, Germany on Wednesday evening, the US Army confirmed on Thursday.

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Sweden

Russian nuclear waste dumped off Sweden

The Russian military is suspected of having dumped chemical weapons and radioactive waste off the Swedish island of Gotland in the beginning of the 1990s, according to Sveriges Television (SVT).

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Sweden

Swedish pensioner murdered in Egypt

A 62-year-old Swede has been found dead in her apartment in the tourist resort of Hurghada in Egypt, according to the Expressen newspaper.