Sweden unimpressed by Baltic pipeline proposal
Sweden

Sweden unimpressed by Baltic pipeline proposal

Sweden is refusing to consider an application from Russian-led consortium Nord Stream for permission to construct a gas pipeline on the Baltic seabed.

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Sweden

Man jailed for sexually exploiting young girls

A 38-year-old man from Malmö has been sentenced by Gothenburg District Court to two and a half years in jail for sexual exploitation of minors.

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Sweden

Swedish company takes prestigious innovation prize

The Lidköping-based Flexenclosure swept away all competitors to win a much-desired Mobile Innovation Global Award at the Mobile World Congress underway this week in Barcelona.

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Sweden

85-year-old on trial for distributing illegal porn

An 85-year-old porn shop owner and his business partner are to be tried for breaking Swedish rules governing explicit film content.

Tito Beltran found guilty of rape
Sweden

Tito Beltran found guilty of rape

Opera star Tito Beltran has been sentenced to two years in jail by Ystad District Court for the rape of an 18-year-old nanny in 1999.

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Sweden

Sweden won’t gag athletes in Beijing

Sweden's Olympic Committee (SOC) said Tuesday it would allow its athletes competing at the Beijing Games to express themselves freely as long as they respect International Olympic Committee regulations.

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Mother suspects daughter was victim of honour killing

The mother of the 16-year-old Malmö girl who died a week ago Sunday after falling from a balcony says her daughter was the victim of an honour killing.

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Germany

Scientologists face closer scrutiny

Scientologists in Germany will face closer scrutiny after a decision in a higher constitutional court of North Rhine-Westphalia. The court found that Scientology is engaged in activities that are subversive to freedom and democracy and thus should be subject to further surveillance.

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Sweden

Review roundup: ‘I’m Not There’ tops the rankings

Review roundup offers a quick glance at whether the Swedish papers have panned or praised the latest movie releases.

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Germany

Unemployed man starved himself to death

A 58-year-old man in the northern German town of Uslar starved himself to death after he stopped receiving unemployment benefits and suffered from isolation. Two hunters found the former sales representative’s mummified corpse in a tree house. The man had kept a dairy outlining his slow death.

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Germany

Smoking ban discontinued in Rhineland-Palatinate

Smokers can now light up in small bars in the western German state of Rhineland-Palatinate after a court partially overturned the state’s smoking ban.

Movie review: The King of Ping Pong
Sweden

Movie review: The King of Ping Pong

The King of Ping Pong (Ping-pongkingen)

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Germany

CSU head questions Turkey’s EU entry after Erdogan’s speech

Turkey’s suitability for membership in the EU has been seriously questioned by Erwin Huber, chairman of the CSU, the Christian Social Union of Bavaria, following Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s warning against assimilation and loss of Turkish identity. The CSU operates only in Bavaria and is in alliance with the CDU. Generally, the CSU is the more socially conservative of the two.

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Sweden

Swedes make their mark with touch screen phones

Like the idea of touch screen, but put off by fiddly interfaces? Jonathan Ward looks at Neonode, a Swedish company that may have the answer to some of your problems.

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Sweden

Losses for mobile operator Tele 2

Mobile operator Tele 2 posted pre-tax losses of 25 million kronor ($3.86 million) for the fourth quarter of 2007.

Left Party leader rejects common election platform
Sweden

Left Party leader rejects common election platform

Left Party leader Lars Ohly has indicated he is not interested in a common red-green election platform.

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Sweden

Stressed out Swedish students tired of studying

Close to half the students in Sweden’s system of higher education have been near or have seriously considered quitting school.