Find the key to personal success in Germany this month
Germany

Find the key to personal success in Germany this month

Most of us would probably like to become more successful. We dream of making our money work for us by investing it well, or of starting a successful global company. But even if the will is there, it’s often hard to know where to start.

Ban hails Switzerland’s ten years in UN
Switzerland

Ban hails Switzerland’s ten years in UN

UN chief Ban Ki-moon hailed Switzerland as a champion of human rights as he visited Bern on Tuesday to celebrate the country's ten-year anniversary of its membership in the world body.

Painter creates clash of circumstance
Germany

Painter creates clash of circumstance

Berlin Art Week started on Tuesday, cementing the capital’s place in the international art scene. A Swedish artist is showing portraits including a sweatshop worker in a designer T-shirt. Johan Andersson spoke to The Local.

New business supremo riles Norwegian leftists
Norway

New business supremo riles Norwegian leftists

The new head of the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO), Kristin Skogen Lund,has already drawn the ire of the Socialist Left party over claims that Norway needs more rich people.

‘Racist’ ads removed for Swedish kids’ film
Sweden

‘Racist’ ads removed for Swedish kids’ film

Advertisement posters for a new children’s film have been pulled down over concerns that one of the pictured characters has stereotypical "racist" undertones.

Court: Transsexuals have right to breasts
Germany

Court: Transsexuals have right to breasts

Male-to-female transsexuals have a legal right to breast enlargement operations when hormone therapy fails to give them a feminine shape, a German federal court ruled Tuesday.

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Sweden

Backlash over income-based ‘TV tax’ plan

Sweden's plan to replace licence fees with an income-based tax to fund public broadcasters has drawn criticism from public radio and television officials.

School: German children cannot learn Turkish
Germany

School: German children cannot learn Turkish

A six-year-old German girl who said she wanted to learn Turkish with her school friends has been told the classes were “only for foreigners”, a newspaper reported on Tuesday.

‘Moving to Sweden doesn’t mean winning the romance lottery’
Sweden

‘Moving to Sweden doesn’t mean winning the romance lottery’

Finding the love of your life can be tough and being unable to shake the "outsider" label after moving abroad doesn't make it any easier, explains contributor Elisabeth Carlsson.

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Sweden

Man freed in axe attack victim murder trial

The man charged with the suspected murder of a 51-year-old man in April was acquitted Tuesday due to lack of evidence, despite the court declaring that it was “highly likely” that he was the killer.

Naked monk in woods ‘had eaten bad berries’
Germany

Naked monk in woods ‘had eaten bad berries’

A Bavarian hiker who called the police after coming across a naked man staggering around in the woods, might have saved his life – it turns out he was a monk who had eaten poisonous berries.