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Sweden

Suspected gang rape in city park

A 24-year-old woman walking home through central Örnsköldsvik, in northern Sweden, was dragged into a city park by several men and raped in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Moderates plan to combat child poverty
Sweden

Moderates plan to combat child poverty

Raising employment rates and offering high-quality daycare for all, not directed subsidies, are the keys to lowering child poverty levels in Sweden, according to the governing Moderate Party.

Princess Estelle skirts Swedish naming laws
Sweden

Princess Estelle skirts Swedish naming laws

Princess Estelle's surname, or rather lack of one, has become a matter for the Parliamentary Ombudsman (Justitieombudsmannen, JO) to look into.

Mass grave from Thirty Years’ War opened
Germany

Mass grave from Thirty Years’ War opened

Archaeologists have started unearthing human remains from a mass grave near the German town of Lützen, a find that dates back to the Thirty Years' War.

Time change creates ‘social jet lag’
Germany

Time change creates ‘social jet lag’

The clocks move forward in Germany this Sunday – making for more sunshine later in the day. Yet one scholar argues that the summer time change is an unjustified form of early birds having their way – at the expense of late risers.

Youth unemployment set to sink to record low
Germany

Youth unemployment set to sink to record low

German youth unemployment figures are expected to fall to their lowest levels since the country's reunification in the coming months, according to a Saturday news report.

Sweden readies for daylight savings time
Sweden

Sweden readies for daylight savings time

Don't forget to set clocks forward one hour on Saturday night. Once again, the time has come to change to daylight savings time.

Last day for 11,000 Schlecker employees
Germany

Last day for 11,000 Schlecker employees

Some 2,200 stores run by bankrupt drugstore chain Schlecker are shutting their doors for good on Saturday – leaving about 11,000 workers in limbo. Nearly all of the employees are women.

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Sweden

Liberalisation fastest in Sweden: report

Sweden has had a quicker liberalisation than any other advanced economy in the world, in terms of privatisation and deregulation, according to conservative American think tank The Heritage Foundation.

Tenant booted for peeing in common garden
Germany

Tenant booted for peeing in common garden

A judge has ordered a Cologne man to move out of his flat after he was accused of ignoring warnings not to urinate in a shared garden at his apartment block.

German shipwreck victim identified
Germany

German shipwreck victim identified

The body of a victim recovered from the semi-submerged cruise liner Costa Concordia a month ago was officially identified Friday as German tourist Margarethe Neth, Italian officials said.