Knut gets his own stamp
Germany

Knut gets his own stamp

Berlin's beloved polar bear cub will be featured on a commemorative stamp in Germany.

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Sweden

Woman reports group rape

Police in Härnösand in northern Sweden are investigating reports of a group rape alleged to have taken place in the town on Saturday night.

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Germany

Munich man sentenced to clean graffiti off New Zealand glacier

A German tourist from Munich has been arrested in New Zealand for spraying graffiti on a glacier and nearby boulders. His punishment? Scrub it off the UNESCO World Heritage site.

Unionen supports Greens’ benefits proposal
Sweden

Unionen supports Greens’ benefits proposal

The Green Party has received support from unexpected quarters as trade union confederation Unionen gives the party's unemployment insurance (A-kassa) proposal the thumbs up.

Gang chases injured man to hospital
Sweden

Gang chases injured man to hospital

There were chaotic scenes at Östra Hospital in Gothenburg on Tuesday afternoon as a group of men chased down a man who had earlier received gunshot wounds at a restaurant in the city.

Bending the rules: Sweden in transition
Sweden

Bending the rules: Sweden in transition

Nima Sanandaji speaks to one of the co-authors of a book examining the increasing propensity of Swedes to skirt around the edges of the country's tax and social welfare systems.

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Sweden

‘I was demoted for defending Israel’

A Swedish Migration Board employee with 20 years' experience is charging that he was demoted due to his pro-Israel political views.

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Sweden

Swedish girls to be vaccinated against cervical cancer

The National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) wants to add a vaccine preventing the human papillomavirus (HPV) to Sweden’s general pediatric vaccination program in order to reduce future cases of cervical cancer.

Sweden rejects child prostitution damages claim
Sweden

Sweden rejects child prostitution damages claim

Sweden has said it will not award damages to two women claiming to have been exploited in a major prostitution scandal in the 1970s.

Baptists commit cardinal sin of investing
Sweden

Baptists commit cardinal sin of investing

A rocky day on the stock market last January cost an association of Baptist parishes in northern Sweden two million kronor ($317,000) worth of collections funds in a matter of hours.

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Germany

Siemens to cut 3,800 jobs worldwide

Siemens is cutting thousands of jobs as part of a major restructuring effort. Up to 2,000 layoffs will be in Germany alone.

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Sweden

100 Swedes in Liechtenstein tax probe

Sweden's tax authorities are claiming to have acquired information about some 100 Swedes with bank accounts in Liechtenstein.

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Sweden

Peter Forsberg returns to Colorado

Peter Forsberg, who led Colorado to Stanley Cup titles in 1996 and 2001, is returning to the Avalanche for the remainder of the 2007-08 National Hockey League season.

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Sweden

Sweden welcomes sovereign wealth funds but demands transparency

Sweden welcomes investment from sovereign wealth funds, but will demand transparency from any potential investors, the country's financial markets minister said in an interview published on Tuesday.