Ljungberg signs with Scotland’s Celtic
Sweden

Ljungberg signs with Scotland’s Celtic

Former Arsenal and West Ham star Freddie Ljungberg has signed for Celtic, the Scottish Premier League (SPL) leaders announced here on Thursday.

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Sweden

Suspected war criminal to remain in jail

A man suspected of committing war crimes in the former Yugoslavia must remain in custody pending his possible extradition, a Swedish court ruled Thursday.

Berlin ‘very worried’ after Khodorkovsky sentence
Germany

Berlin ‘very worried’ after Khodorkovsky sentence

The German government said it was "very worried" after a Moscow court sentenced Russia's former richest man Mikhail Khodorkovsky on Thursday to 14 years in jail in his second fraud trial.

Fourth terror suspect remanded in Stockholm
Sweden

Fourth terror suspect remanded in Stockholm

The 37-year-old Swede arrested in connection with a terror plot against a Danish newspaper was remanded in custody by a Stockholm court on Thursday on suspicion of preparing terror crimes.

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Sweden

Swede suspects once arrested in Pakistan

Two of the Swedish citizens arrested following a foiled terror plot against a Danish newspaper have previously been arrested in Pakistan.

Swede jailed for Auschwitz sign theft
Sweden

Swede jailed for Auschwitz sign theft

A Polish court on Thursday sentenced a Swedish neo-Nazi leader who admitted to masterminding the theft of the Auschwitz death camp entrance sign, to 32 months behind bars in his homeland.

Exports seen topping €1 trillion next year
Germany

Exports seen topping €1 trillion next year

German exports are tipped to reach a record high in 2011, with the country's main trade association forecasting sales abroad should crash through the €1 trillion barrier for the first time.

Dalai Lama to preach in Swedish church
Sweden

Dalai Lama to preach in Swedish church

Tibetan Buddhism's highest leader, the Dalai Lama, is set to visit Sweden in April and has been booked in to take part in a service in Lund Cathedral in southern Sweden, according to a report in the Church of Sweden newspaper Kyrkans Tidning.

Swedish terror suspects remanded in custody
Sweden

Swedish terror suspects remanded in custody

Three terror suspects were remanded in custody by a Danish court Thursday in connection with a foiled plot to massacre staff at a Danish newspaper that published caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed.

Youth fire brigade volunteers spark Nazi salute scandal
Germany

Youth fire brigade volunteers spark Nazi salute scandal

Youth fire volunteers in North Rhine-Westphalia are caught in a neo-Nazi scandal after they were photographed giving a Hitler salute, media reported Thursday.

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Sweden

What’s On in Sweden – event details

What’s On in Sweden
Sweden

What’s On in Sweden

Check out The Local's new guide to the main attractions and events in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö - in association with DoToday.

Lufthansa plane stuck six hours on JFK tarmac
Germany

Lufthansa plane stuck six hours on JFK tarmac

Passengers on a Lufthansa flight suffered the after-effects of a powerful blizzard paralyzing New York City this week, when their plane was forced to sit on the tarmac at JFK airport for more than six hours after landing.

Swedish electricity prices hit all time high
Sweden

Swedish electricity prices hit all time high

The spot price for electricity in Sweden averaged 0.83 kronor ($0.12) per kWh in December, a record high since the deregulation of the electricity market in 1996, according to figures released by electricity supplier Telge Energi.

37-year-old loses hand to firecracker
Germany

37-year-old loses hand to firecracker

A man from Saxony-Anhalt has become the first major casualty of the New Year’s pyrotechnic orgy by blowing off his left hand with a firecracker, police announced Thursday.

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Sweden

Swedish terror suspects appear in Danish court

Three suspects arrested in connection with a foiled "Mumbai-style" plot to massacre staff at a newspaper that published caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, faced a Danish court on Thursday.

Missing man wanders out of the wild
Germany

Missing man wanders out of the wild

A 55-year-old man missing since August has wandered out of the forest in Thuringia and presented himself to police. After four months of living wild, he apparently got too cold.

Swedish farmer gored to death by raging bull
Sweden

Swedish farmer gored to death by raging bull

A 47-year-old farmer was on Wednesday gored to death by a bull.

Jobless benefit bill to be slashed in 2011
Germany

Jobless benefit bill to be slashed in 2011

The number of people receiving jobless benefits can be dramatically slashed next year, saving taxpayers nearly €1 billion, according to German officials.

Terrorism threat remains high, CSU warns
Germany

Terrorism threat remains high, CSU warns

The threat of terrorist attacks in German cities remains acute six weeks after authorities warned of an imminent danger, and tight security measures must remain in place, the Christian Social Union party has said.

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Sweden

Woman imprisoned after beating violent husband

A 50-year-old Swedish woman has been sentenced to six months imprisonment after using a knife to defend herself from attack by her abusive husband.

‘Sweden has huge tourism potential’: report
Sweden

‘Sweden has huge tourism potential’: report

Sweden's official tourism organ VisitSweden has mapped the country's potential as a tourist destination and found that 43 million people would like to pay a visit.

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Germany

The Local’s 2010 quiz

A new president, World Cup, a Eurovision victory and a crisis for the eurozone. It has been a momentous year in Germany, but were you paying attention? Find out in The Local's bumper quiz.

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Sweden

Swedish papers leap to defence of ‘open society’

After the arrests of five people on suspicion of planning a "Mumbai-style" attack on the Danish daily Jyllands-Posten, the Swedish papers on Thursday argued that threats to the open society can not be met by draconian measures.