The long history of gold trading
Norway

The long history of gold trading

Throughout history, gold has been highly valued for coinage, jewellery and the arts. Gold is considered a unique store of value and the symbol of power, strength and wealth. Since April 2001 it has more than quintupled in value, writes Nicolas Shamtanis, Dealing Room Manager at easy-forex.com.

The long history of gold trading
Germany

The long history of gold trading

Throughout history, gold has been highly valued for coinage, jewellery and the arts. Gold is considered a unique store of value and the symbol of power, strength and wealth. Since April 2001 it has more than quintupled in value, writes Nicolas Shamtanis, Dealing Room Manager at easy-forex.com.

The long history of gold trading
Sweden

The long history of gold trading

Throughout history, gold has been highly valued for coinage, jewellery and the arts. Gold is considered a unique store of value and the symbol of power, strength and wealth. Since April 2001 it has more than quintupled in value, writes Nicolas Shamtanis, Dealing Room Manager at easy-forex.com.

The history of gold trading
France

The history of gold trading

Throughout history, gold has been highly valued for coinage, jewellery and the arts. Gold is considered a unique store of value and the symbol of power, strength and wealth. Since April 2001 it has more than quintupled in value, writes Nicolas Shamtanis, Dealing Room Manager at easy-forex.com.

The history of gold trading
Switzerland

The history of gold trading

Throughout history, gold has been highly valued for coinage, jewellery and the arts. Gold is considered a unique store of value and the symbol of power, strength and wealth. Since April 2001 it has more than quintupled in value, writes Nicolas Shamtanis, Dealing Room Manager at easy-forex.com.

Sweden acts to curb corporate tax-avoidance
Sweden

Sweden acts to curb corporate tax-avoidance

Finance minister Anders Borg announced plans on Monday to close loopholes in the Swedish tax code following criticism that healthcare companies are using complicated schemes to avoid paying taxes in Sweden.

Immigrant kids ‘doing just fine’: study
Sweden

Immigrant kids ‘doing just fine’: study

Children born in Sweden of immigrants parents, enjoy as good mental health as children with Swedish-born parents, a new study shows.

Global warming could bring 50-degree days
Germany

Global warming could bring 50-degree days

A scientist at the University of Kiel has warned of summer temperatures reaching nearly 50 degrees Celsius in Germany if global warming continues.

Zurich offers rare glimpse of modernist masterpieces
Switzerland

Zurich offers rare glimpse of modernist masterpieces

The private collection of the Nahmad family, one of the most important art dealers in the world, is on view for the first time at the Zurich Kuntshaus.

Deutsche Bank halts Kirch court case after raids on execs
Germany

Deutsche Bank halts Kirch court case after raids on execs

The epic court case between Deutsche Bank and Kirch Media was interrupted on Monday after the bank claimed the judge was biased – after the offices of Deutsche’s top executives were raided by prosecutors.

More women than men stuck on temp contracts
Sweden

More women than men stuck on temp contracts

Young female professionals in Sweden find it harder to secure permanent contracts than their male counterparts with almost 25 percent working under temporary contracts, according to a report from the white collar union TCO.

‘Xenophobia doesn’t announce its arrival with the blast of a horn’
Sweden

‘Xenophobia doesn’t announce its arrival with the blast of a horn’

Contributor Ruben Brunsveld reflects on what reactions to a recent article about a Muslim man being thrown from a train in Sweden may say about shifting definitions of xenophobic behaviour.

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France

Prostitution probe proves scandal too far for DSK

Isolated in his luxury Paris flat, abandoned by his closest allies, former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn's last faint hope of playing a role in French politics has been torpedoed by a new scandal.

Stockholm drops controversial care firm
Sweden

Stockholm drops controversial care firm

The city of Stockholm said Monday that it would scrap its contract with Carema Care while the government launched an inquiry in the wake of growing concerns about the health care company's management of several elderly care homes.

Boxing champ’s father jailed for shooting her
Germany

Boxing champ’s father jailed for shooting her

A former double world champion boxer saw her adoptive father jailed for six years in Berlin on Monday – for shooting her four times and probably ending her professional career in the ring.

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France

Elite police mistake granny’s home for criminal hideout, twice

France’s elite police stormed into the flat of an 85-year-old retiree in the southern city of Marseille twice over the past fortnight, in search of a dangerous suspect.

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Sweden

School head on rape claim: ‘boys will be boys’

A high school in Täby in northern Stockholm has been reported to the Equality Ombudsman over allegations that the principal played down rape allegations as "stuff that boys do".

Embattled Coop vows meat cheat clampdown
Switzerland

Embattled Coop vows meat cheat clampdown

The head of supermarket giant Coop has admitted customer trust in the brand has diminished after reports revealed that some of its stores repackaged and sold meat that had passed its sell-by date.

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Norway

Court won’t let Breivik talk to victims’ families

Anders Behring Breivik, who confessed to the massacre of 77 people in Norway in July, tried in vain to make a show of his first public court appearance Monday, but was blocked from addressing the families of his victims.

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Norway

Bergen hit by weekend earthquake

Residents of the old German trading town of Bergen have called their local newspapers to report a five-second-long earthquake that one said felt “disgusting”.

French job centre staff go on strike
France

French job centre staff go on strike

Job centre employees are staging a walkout on Monday to protest working conditions and staff shortages as growing numbers of French people join queues in front of job centres.

Men sue Swedish police for sexual discrimination
Sweden

Men sue Swedish police for sexual discrimination

The National Police Board (Rikspolistyrelsen) has been sued by a rights group for alleged discrimination, arguing that women have been favoured ahead of men in the recruitment process.

‘Were security officials, politicians and society blind in the right eye?’
Germany

‘Were security officials, politicians and society blind in the right eye?’

A shocked Germany is asking how a neo-Nazi gang could carry out a campaign of terror for more than a decade. The Local’s media roundup looks at the reaction on Monday.

German children not as fat as Italians
Germany

German children not as fat as Italians

Germany may have the most overweight adults in Europe, but that may be changing: The nation's children are not as fat as the Italians, according to researchers preparing a report on the heath of European youths.

Chainsaw burglar terrifies wrong resident
Norway

Chainsaw burglar terrifies wrong resident

The unmistakeable buzz of a chainsaw slicing its way through his front door marked a nightmarish start to the new week for a man in Ås, southeast Norway, early on Monday.

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Sweden

Convicted killer seeks to adopt teen girl

A Swedish man serving a life prison sentence for murdering a homosexual man has filed a petition to adopt an 18-year-old girl as his daughter.

Neo-Nazi terrorism sparks calls for NPD ban
Germany

Neo-Nazi terrorism sparks calls for NPD ban

As more details of an extreme-right terror cell continued to emerge on Monday, German politicians promised a full investigation into a series of murders and renewed calls to ban the neo-Nazi National Democratic Party (NPD).

Is France the next victim?
France

Is France the next victim?

President Nicolas Sarkozy is not ready to admit it, but France has begun to fear that it will be next in the markets' firing line as the debt crisis spreads from Greece and Italy.

Europe debt ‘domino effect’ nearing Norway
Norway

Europe debt ‘domino effect’ nearing Norway

A warning message from the prime minister and the largest bank in the country closing its doors to new business customers are the first signs Europe’s sovereign debt crisis has reached Norway’s rocky crags.

Swiss energy firm shuns Russian nuclear fuel
Switzerland

Swiss energy firm shuns Russian nuclear fuel

Switzerland's energy group Axpo said on Saturday it was stopping taking uranium fuel from Russia's Majak reprocessing plant because it lacked information about conditions there.

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France

French communist mayor ‘weds’ gay couple

A French communist mayor on Saturday married two gay men in a symbolic wedding as French law does not recognise same-sex marriage.

Ambulance call death trial opens in Stockholm
Sweden

Ambulance call death trial opens in Stockholm

A 52-year-old nurse on trial in Stockholm for causing the death of 23-year-old Emil Lindell by not sending an ambulance in response to his calls for help told the court on Monday he was "completely innocent".

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Norway

Four-star Wales down Norway

Wales won three games in a row for the first time since 2008 with a 4-1 friendly victory over Norway in Cardiff on Saturday.

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Norway

Trio face trial in Oslo for cartoonist attack plot

Three men believed to have ties to Al-Qaeda and suspected of plotting an attack on the Danish newspaper that printed controversial Prophet Muhammad cartoons will go on trial in Norway on Tuesday.

Q-cells solar firm loses finance head as results continue to slide
Germany

Q-cells solar firm loses finance head as results continue to slide

Germany’s biggest solar panel company Q-cells lost its finance chief as it announced even worse results than had been expected on Monday, confirming the collapse of its business after a boom year in 2010.

Credit Suisse released 130 US client files: report
Switzerland

Credit Suisse released 130 US client files: report

Switzerland's second-biggest bank Credit Suisse has sent 130 files on US clients to the Swiss tax authorities, who might forward them to their US counterparts, a Swiss weekly reported on Sunday.

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France

Kidnappers free 3 French hostages in Yemen

Al-Qaeda militants have freed three French aid workers they kidnapped in Yemen more than five months ago, the French presidency and local officials said on Monday.

Man caught smuggling snakes on a plane
Sweden

Man caught smuggling snakes on a plane

A 28-year-old man has been sentenced to community service after customs inspectors atStockholm Arlanda Airport found almost 50 reptiles, including 41 scorpions and five vipers, in his baggage.

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Sweden

Sweden Democrats lose Malmö seat

The Sweden Democrats have lost a seat on Malmö municipal council following a decision by one of their councillors to sit as an independent, refusing to accede to the party's wishes for him to resign.

Allotments grow on urban gardening generation
Germany

Allotments grow on urban gardening generation

More than 150 years after the idea first took root, allotments are becoming hip with a new gardening generation in Germany.

Merkel says Europe facing ‘hardest’ hour
Germany

Merkel says Europe facing ‘hardest’ hour

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told a party congress of her conservatives on Monday that Europe was in perhaps its worst period since World War II but the crisis could offer a chance to make it stronger.